The Future of Finance Blog

Learn more about enterprise performance management and how it's helping finance teams do more with less

  • It’s a Wrap:  Host Analytics World 2017

    It’s a Wrap:  Host Analytics World 2017

    While planning for Host Analytics World 2017 was a huge task, I must say we had a blast welcoming and hosting more than 700 EPM rockstars in the iconic home of country music,...

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  • 5 Critical Steps in Successful Finance Transformation From Accenture [Webinar Recap]

    5 Critical Steps in Successful Finance Transformation From Accenture [Webinar Recap]

    Predicting the future with perfect clarity is impossible. Who saw Brexit coming? How about the end of brand loyalty or the rise of Snapchat? Accounting for change when everything is...

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  • What Is Financial Consolidation? [Definition]

    What Is Financial Consolidation? [Definition]

    In the accounting world, financial consolidation is the process of combining financial data from several subsidiaries or business entities within an organization, and rolling it up to...

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  • A View From the Top:  Improving Performance in Finance

    A View From the Top:  Improving Performance in Finance

    One of the final sessions at Host Analytics World 2017 in Nashville was a panel discussion focused on how to improve the performance of the Finance organization.  Moderated by Andre...

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  • LT Apparel Accelerates Reporting and Planning with Host Analytics

    LT Apparel Accelerates Reporting and Planning with Host Analytics

    LT Apparel may not be a household name, but its clothing lines are present in many households.  Think about children’s clothing brands such as Healthtex, French Toast, Adidas,...

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  • Fun Friday:  Tic & Tie Go AWOL at Host Analytics World

    Fun Friday:  Tic & Tie Go AWOL at Host Analytics World

    One of the more amusing aspects of attending Host Analytics World the past few years has been the presence of our company mascots Tic & Tie.  For those who haven’t seen or met the...

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  • The Evolution of the FP&A Function [Webinar Recap]

    The Evolution of the FP&A Function [Webinar Recap]

    In recent years, the FP&A function has clearly become the “cool” group within the Finance department.  FP&A is forward-looking and has become a key business partner.  Organizations...

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  • Host Analytics World 2017: A Fireside Chat With Customers

    Host Analytics World 2017: A Fireside Chat With Customers

    Whether you're a new or expert user of the Host Analytics Enterprise Performance Platform, there's always something to be learned when customers get together.  Such was the case during...

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  • Getting Ready for the Revenue Recognition and Lease Accounting Changes

    Getting Ready for the Revenue Recognition and Lease Accounting Changes

    Is your organization prepared to implement the upcoming changes to Revenue Recognition guidelines?  How about the new Lease Accounting standards coming in 2018?  Many Finance...

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  • Finance Transformation -  How to Get Started Using a Maturity Model [Webinar Preview]

    Finance Transformation -  How to Get Started Using a Maturity Model [Webinar Preview]

    Many Finance organizations today want to transform their departments or enterprises.  But transformation means different things to different people. It can mean using a new...

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  • 4 Steps to Successfully Implementing Rolling Forecasts [Webinar Recap]

    4 Steps to Successfully Implementing Rolling Forecasts [Webinar Recap]

    Does this scenario sound familiar?  It’s the final month of Q2, and the Finance department will soon be looking at mid-year financial results and comparing them to the original...

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  • Host Analytics World 2017: Daymond John's 5 Shark Points for Success

    Host Analytics World 2017: Daymond John's 5 Shark Points for Success

      Most of us know Daymond John as one of the sharks of Shark Tank, the unscripted ABC primetime drama wherein entrepreneurs pitch for funding from titans of business. John, founder of...

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  • Nucleus Research Names Host Analytics a Leader in CPM

    Nucleus Research Names Host Analytics a Leader in CPM

    What are the most important factors to consider when evaluating corporate performance management (CPM) solutions?  Which vendors are delivering the most value to customers in these...

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  • What is a Rolling Forecast?

    What is a Rolling Forecast?

    Rolling forecasts are becoming a popular add-on or alternative to the traditional approach of annual budgeting in organizations.  The idea is that instead of managing the business...

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  • Webinar Recap: How to Align Finance and Operations

    Webinar Recap: How to Align Finance and Operations

    In today’s fast-changing and highly competitive global marketplace, companies can’t afford to have Finance and Operations running off different playbooks. To win market share and...

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  • 3 Ways the CFO and Finance Can Partner with the CMO

    3 Ways the CFO and Finance Can Partner with the CMO

    Today’s CFO - and by association everyone who works on the Finance team - plays a more strategic role within the organization than ever before.   For example: A Recent Dun &...

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  • How to Align Enterprise Performance Management with Risk Management

    How to Align Enterprise Performance Management with Risk Management

    Achieving financial goals and objectives and maximizing performance are the primary focus for most organizations.  However, in today’s business environment, stakeholders are...

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  • Host Analytics World 2017: Ray Wang on Disrupting Digital Business

    Host Analytics World 2017: Ray Wang on Disrupting Digital Business

    Transformational innovation disrupts markets. And in the last 10 years, no device has proven so disruptive as Apple's iPhone. "The iPhone disrupted 27 business models," said Ray Wang...

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  • Host Analytics World 2017 Keynote: EPM Past, Present and Future

    Host Analytics World 2017 Keynote: EPM Past, Present and Future

    As a city and a culture, Nashville pays homage to history. From the Johnny Cash Museum to the Grand Ole Opry to the world's only replica of the Greek Parthenon, the city takes pride in...

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  • Host Analytics Spring17 Supports More Complex EPM Requirements

    Host Analytics Spring17 Supports More Complex EPM Requirements

    It’s been a long wait, but Spring has finally arrived!  Along with that comes Host Analytics World and the Spring feature release of our cloud enterprise performance management (EPM)...

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