BP&F applications News
August 10, 2016
Randstad Holding bought Monster Worldwide to complement its staffing services, while Workday purchased Platfora to expand its capabilities for big data analytics.
November 25, 2015
Workday highlighted its upcoming budgeting and forecasting software at its Workday Rising conference, where vendors selling similar tools -- some partners -- had exhibits.
January 30, 2015
Longtime user says Budget Maestro is much easier to use than Microsoft Excel for BP&F but needs better formatting for printed reports.
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Budgeting, planning and forecasting is a process that companies want to be sure to get right. For some, that means updating their software and possibly investing in a cloud option. In this three-part handbook, learn about the upgrades companies are making, what to consider before a change is made and the processes that should be in place no matter what.
First up, reporter Dan Ring profiles one company, Intel Security, that has made the move to cloud budgeting, planning and forecasting software. Ring also gets insight from analysts on why larger companies -- which have lagged behind smaller companies in this area -- are switching to the cloud and the challenges they face when doing so. Second, freelancer Linda Rosencrance talks to users and experts about knowing when to quit Excel and adopt financial planning software. Third, consultant Barry Wilderman gives advice on best practices when using any type of budgeting, planning and forecasting software. Continue Reading
Users and consultants say the presence of any of these seven indicators probably means your Excel-based budgeting, planning and forecasting are ready for heavy-duty specialty tools. Continue Reading
Budgeting, planning and forecasting (BP&F) is a three-step process for determining and detailing an organization's financial goals for both the long- and short-term. Continue Reading
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Moving financials to the cloud allowed The Warranty Group to use Salesforce to improve its customer experience and process payments and invoices faster. Continue Reading
Many companies are finding that their financial processes can be streamlined through the use of business budgeting software. Here's a look at why, and how the cloud factors in. Continue Reading
Hames Corp. CFO Max Rule challenges the status quo with Centage budgeting and forecasting software and video software for self-checkout. Continue Reading
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Powered by HANA, SAP IBP can help companies gain faster sales and operations planning. Here's what CIOs need to know to implement IBP successfully. Continue Reading
It may seem obvious to some that the human resources and finance departments at a business of any size will need to cooperate. Yet these departments are sometimes limited to quick interactions that go something like this: "Can I spend money on X?" and "Don't spend too much." For companies that aim to forge a closer bond between finance and HR, there are plenty of insights that can be uncovered by creating more cross-department cooperation.
One organization, ServiceSource International, is bringing finance and HR together through use of the workforce planning tool Anaplan. In the first article in this handbook, reporter Dan Ring uncovers how the tool is helping the two groups grow individually and together. Then Executive Editor David Essex shares stories from a panel of HR managers on how they're using analytics to evaluate workforce investments and decisions. To close, HR consultants Jeremy Ames and Michael Moon offer tips on how to get HR and finance to work together and some benefits that come from them doing so.Continue Reading
A marvel in its heyday, Microsoft Excel is the tool that many people use for planning, forecasting and analytics -- but shouldn't. Why more are replacing Excel. Continue Reading
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Rob Livingstone shares budget manager training tips to make sure new BP&F software is successfully onboarded. Continue Reading
Rob Livingstone explains how to decide whether or not to get ERP data in order before implementing new budgeting, planning and forecasting software. Continue Reading
When implementing an Oracle Hyperion project, a company must be aware of technical, management and roadmap issues. Continue Reading