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Solver, Inc.'s Logo How to Use CPM in the Budget Planning Process

This blog post will help you navigate budgeting and planning with corporate performance management solutions.   The right CPM solution will save you time and money. A key benefit of a CPM software is the ability to automate your processes. The first step is to figure out how to improve your organization’s budget planning process. …

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Solver, Inc.'s Logo How to Get the Most out of Power BI

It’s a known fact in the industry that 80% of powerful dashboards is not actually building the dashboard, but rather collecting and organizing the data sitting behind it. This article discusses how you can combine the strengths of leading business intelligence and corporate performance management solutions to create easy-to-use dashboards and operational reports. Here are …

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Solver, Inc.'s Logo Top Benefits of Budgeting with Budget Templates Part 2

The Benefits of Budgeting with Budget Templates Part 2 This article focuses on part two of the importance of budget templates series.   In the first part of the Top Benefits of Budgeting with Budget Templates series, we mentioned that budgeting is a topic that is not very common in many organizations. Yes, it can …

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Solver, Inc.'s Logo Top Benefits of Budgeting with Budget Templates

Budgeting is a topic that isn’t very popular in many companies, and it can be a time-consuming project for many employees.  A tip is to not make complicated templates as the goal is an estimate for the coming year.  If employees can’t have small variances, then they will make choices that only impact their results …

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Solver, Inc.'s Logo Data Warehouse Benefits

Having a direct view of your company’s performance enables strategic decisions.  Having access to a clear view of your company’s performance to start with can be an immense struggle for many companies.  As the grand picture of a company’s performance includes various data types, accurately gathering and uploading data into a single location can be …

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Solver, Inc.'s Logo How to Maximize Your Workflow

Automating assignments translates into a feature known as “workflows.”  Workflows unite the work of separate departments or users into one universal process. We will cover all topics about how workflows can save time in your budgeting process, specifically when it comes to common ones such as month-end close reports. Assignment workflows mold the foundation of …

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Solver, Inc.'s Logo Top Cloud Benefits

Choosing the right implementation strategy for a specific new application you are considering can be intimidating. Many companies today are adopting a “cloud first” strategy when deploying new applications, but what makes sense for your organization? Asking yourself questions will help set a strategy for investing in future applications and your company’s evolution in the era …

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Solver, Inc.'s Logo How to Innovate Your Reporting & Analysis Part 1

Imagine how difficult reading a book with the chapters out of order would be.  Setting up your business intelligence (BI) solution with folders sometimes referred to as “storyboards,” can help you avoid that and can organize reports and dashboards into a structured analysis. Putting time and thought into the order and content in your analysis …

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Solver, Inc.'s Logo Best-in-Class Reporting & Analysis Solutions

This article focuses on the most efficient reporting and analysis tools as described in the e-book “Enabling World-Class Decisions” Reporting and analysis have evolved into a flourishing democratic practice.  A research study was mentioned in Chapter 1 of Enabling World-Class Decisions in which organizations that enable employees with data experience a staggering difference in performance …

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Solver, Inc.'s Logo The Importance of Forecasting

The Importance of Forecasting This article touches on forecasting and how it differs from budgeting. Here are five reasons why forecasting is a good practice for all companies: A forecast is usually a much faster process and involves fewer employees. Forecasts, in general, are entered at the general ledger account level, while detailed templates, such …

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