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July 16, 2019

By John Stretch,  MD at Stretch Business Training

A British retailer recently announced plans to close over a hundred stores. Could part of the problem be an FP&A group whose ideas are outdated?  The...

July 25, 2018

By Michael Coveney, Analytics Thought Leader and Author

A few days ago I was looking through some blogs on LinkedIn when I came across a comment that suggested the purpose of budgeting was to set stretch targets. A number of people...

June 25, 2018

By Michael Coveney, Analytics Thought Leader and Author

Corporate Performance Management (CPM) is all about taking decisions on the operation of both the business model and any associated strategy improvement initiatives.  This...

March 28, 2018

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are metrics that represent how various drivers of the business are performing. These drivers are often both financial and operational in...

February 8, 2018

By Gary Cokins, Founder and CEO: Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC

I like to think of the various EPM/CPM methods as an analogy of musical instruments in an orchestra. An orchestra’s conductor seeks balance and guides the symphony composer’s...

December 28, 2017

By Michael Coveney, Analytics Thought Leader and Author

There are many software products that claim to support CPM, but often they only support some aspects, for example financial planning and reporting. One of the issues is that...

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