The Future of Finance Blog

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

  • 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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  • What’s the Difference Between EPM and CPM?

    What’s the Difference Between EPM and CPM?

    The concept of managing performance in organizations has had a variety of labels applied to it. The most popular variations are enterprise performance management (EPM) and corporate...

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  • What’s All the Buzz About Continuous Planning?

    What’s All the Buzz About Continuous Planning?

    There’s been an increasing amount of buzz in the market around the concept of “continuous planning.”  While the concept has been around for a while, why is this getting so much...

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  • Is Zero-Based Budgeting Back in Vogue?

    Is Zero-Based Budgeting Back in Vogue?

    Over the past few years, the zero-based budgeting (ZBB) approach has gained renewed interest and is being adopted by a growing number of organizations.  Why the renewed interest? ...

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  • The First 90 Days:  How to Succeed as a New CFO

    The First 90 Days:  How to Succeed as a New CFO

    The first 90 days is a critical time for any CFO taking on a new role.  While a new CFO wants to hit the ground running, there are many challenges to take on during the transition...

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  • From the Field to the Bleachers, Red Sox Turn to Host Analytics

    From the Field to the Bleachers, Red Sox Turn to Host Analytics

    Few U.S. professional sports teams are so well-known that they fill stadiums wherever they go. The Boston Red Sox are that kind of team. Founded in 1901, the eight-time champions of...

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  • How Are Accountants Feeling About the Economy in 2017?

    How Are Accountants Feeling About the Economy in 2017?

    Accountants tend to be a fairly conservative group of professionals, especially when it comes to economic growth prospects.  So how are they feeling about the global economy in 2017? ...

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  • Are You Ready for New Revenue Recognition Disclosure Requirements?

    Are You Ready for New Revenue Recognition Disclosure Requirements?

    The FASB’s new revenue recognition guidelines are rapidly approaching at the end of 2017.  The new guidelines will clearly have an impact on the revenue recognition accounting process...

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  • How to Reduce the Pain of Board Reporting

    How to Reduce the Pain of Board Reporting

    Timely and accurate board reporting is a critical need in any organization. However, many Finance departments struggle in pulling together the variety of data required – reports,...

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  • Insights from Accenture on Finance Transformation

    Insights from Accenture on Finance Transformation

    How can the financial planning and analysis (FP&A) function provide more value to the organization?  Get the answer to this question, and insights on finance transformation from...

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  • Stop Abusing Excel for Workforce and CAPEX Planning

    Stop Abusing Excel for Workforce and CAPEX Planning

    Two of the critical planning processes that feed into the operating expense planning process are workforce planning and capital expense (CAPEX) planning.  For many organizations,...

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  • 5 Reasons to Attend Host  Analytics World 2017

    5 Reasons to Attend Host  Analytics World 2017

    In less than 30 days, Host Analytics World kicks off in Nashville on May 16, 2017.  In addition to inspiring keynote speakers, the conference will include more than 60 sessions,...

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  • Are CFOs Finally Becoming Strategic Partners?

    Are CFOs Finally Becoming Strategic Partners?

    It seems like we’ve been talking for years about the transformation of the CFO and Finance from back-office scorekeepers to strategic business partners.  But how are we doing on this...

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  • What’s New in FP&A in 2017?

    What’s New in FP&A in 2017?

    The Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) function of Finance is clearly becoming a critical piece in many organizations.  And with the fast-changing and uncertain environment most...

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  • Transform Finance with Cloud-Based EPM Solutions

    Transform Finance with Cloud-Based EPM Solutions

    As the pace of change in business accelerates and Finance departments are asked to do more with less, many are left wondering, “How do we become more efficient and agile?  What are...

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  • How to Align Financial and Operational Planning

    How to Align Financial and Operational Planning

    When it comes to financial budgeting and planning, the days of top-down budgeting, driven by Finance seem to be waning.   Taking its place is a more integrated approach where...

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  • Welch Allyn Turns to Host Analytics for Insights Ahead of Merger

    Welch Allyn Turns to Host Analytics for Insights Ahead of Merger

    Welch Allyn is a leading global manufacturer of medical diagnostic equipment with a wide range of connected solutions.  After 100 years of independence, in 2015, the company agreed to...

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  • Can Audits Help Improve Business Performance?

    Can Audits Help Improve Business Performance?

    Internal and external audits can be painful for many organizations.  Lots of time and effort goes into preparing information for the auditors, and the goal is typically just to get a...

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