Strategy Execution

Seven Key Dimensions of CPM Business Model

by Michael Coveney, co-author of "Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting in Uncertain Times"

The central CPM business model requires multi-dimensional technology. Whether this is an OLAP or ROLAP database is irrelevant, however, the members that make up each dimension will need to be assigned ‘attributes’ that will allow them to be reported and analyzed in ways other than their physical structure / hierarchy within the model. 
The CPM business model will typically consist of 7   key dimensions that are described in this article.

Seven Essential Tips for Strategic Finance

by Michael J. Huthwaite, Founder and CEO of FinanceSeer LLC 

Over the past 15 years, I have had the amazing opportunity to work with numerous Corporate Finance teams from around the world in an effort to help them get the most out of their strategic modeling practices. Over this time, I have uncovered a common pattern of reoccurring misconceptions and pitfalls that I believe routinely inhibit companies from maximizing their strategic modeling capabilities. 

In hopes of eliminating these common mistakes, I want to share with you a presentation that I often give to individuals looking to enhance their way of thinking about the very important area of Strategic Finance...

Top 5 FP&A Trends and Challenges

By Larysa Melnychuk, Managing Director at FP&A Trends group

The past 5 years have seen significant transformations in the FP&A world.

I have been fortunate enough to have travelled extensively and seen these changes.  I observed many restructures, system implementations, analytical insights and innovations, redundancies, frustrations, deadlines… In other words- I saw a lot of changes in the FP&A World first-hand: both successful and painful. I met a lot of FP&A professionals – hard working, exciting, inspiring and often burned out.

At the beginning of this year, I want to share my list of the Top 5 FP&A Trends to watch in 2106.

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