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  • How Augusta Sportswear Teamed Up With Host Analytics for Better Business Insights

    How Augusta Sportswear Teamed Up With Host Analytics for Better Business Insights

    Celebrating its 40th year in business, Augusta Sportswear today sells more than 800 styles of activewear for teams, coaches, and athletes of all ages. Selling through a massive...

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  • Will You Be Trick-or-Treating or Copying-and-Pasting This Halloween?

    Will You Be Trick-or-Treating or Copying-and-Pasting This Halloween?

    It’s mid October.  At most companies, planning season is in full swing.  Finance is hip deep in budgets.  And, for many companies, that means you’re hip deep in Excel spreadsheets,...

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  • Swissport Gains Transformational Insights to Optimize Finance and Operations

    Swissport Gains Transformational Insights to Optimize Finance and Operations

    Swissport is the world's largest provider of ground and cargo handling services in the aviation industry, moving more than 4 million tons of cargo a year in 48 countries. But as Kim...

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  • Acciona Energy Powers Insights Into Its Wind And Solar Power Business

    Acciona Energy Powers Insights Into Its Wind And Solar Power Business

    Generating renewable energy from wind and solar plants is a volatile and complex business. Price fluctuations, changing demand, and competition from non-renewable energy providers are...

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  • Delighting FP&A Customers with Enhanced Breakback and More Powerful Analytics

    Delighting FP&A Customers with Enhanced Breakback and More Powerful Analytics

    Financial planning and analysis (FP&A) professionals are being asked to play a more strategic role in their organizations. Unfortunately, the haphazard growth of business...

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  • Users Score CPM Vendors in Gartner Critical Capabilities Reports

    Users Score CPM Vendors in Gartner Critical Capabilities Reports

    What trusted sources do Finance and IT executives rely on for vendor product evaluations? The answer is typically through their peers; and analysts that specialize in their market...

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  • New Executive Powerhouse at Host Analytics

    New Executive Powerhouse at Host Analytics

      Host Analytics is growing and expanding, but our vision stays the same: to give finance professionals what they need to drive peak performance at their organizations. Our focus on...

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  • Planning Season is Coming – Time to Move Planning to the Cloud?

    Planning Season is Coming – Time to Move Planning to the Cloud?

    Well, summer is coming to an end soon – vacations are winding down, kids will be going back to school, and many of you in Finance will be starting the planning and budgeting process...

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  • What is Driver-Based Planning?

    What is Driver-Based Planning?

    Driver-based planning is an approach to planning and management that is focused on identifying an organization's key business and value drivers and then creating business plans and...

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  • 4 Key Things to Look for When Evaluating Cloud-Based EPM Solutions

    4 Key Things to Look for When Evaluating Cloud-Based EPM Solutions

    Making the commitment to reduce reliance on Excel, or legacy applications, and moving to packaged enterprise performance management (EPM) solutions for processes such as budgeting,...

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  • How to Transform Budgeting for 2018 With Continuous Planning - Webinar Recap

    How to Transform Budgeting for 2018 With Continuous Planning - Webinar Recap

    As the final days of summer tick away, many organizations are beginning to think about their planning and budgeting for the 2018 fiscal year. What's your approach? Is your...

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  • Top 3 Reasons EPM Is Moving to the Cloud

    Top 3 Reasons EPM Is Moving to the Cloud

    The concept of enterprise performance management (EPM) has been around for over 15 years.  But in recent years, adoption of EPM software has been accelerating as the availability of...

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  • What Is Financial Reporting vs. Management Reporting?

    What Is Financial Reporting vs. Management Reporting?

    Both financial reporting and management reporting play an important role in pubic as well as privately held companies.   Need a refresher on the major differences?  Here’s a quick...

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  • Continuous Planning – Transform Your Approach to Budgeting for 2018

    Continuous Planning – Transform Your Approach to Budgeting for 2018

    It’s that time of year.  Come September, many organizations will begin the budgeting and planning process for 2018.  What’s your approach going to be?  Will your organization be...

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  • 6 Ways Consolidation Functionality Can Transform Planning

    6 Ways Consolidation Functionality Can Transform Planning

    For many organizations, the budgeting and planning process is the initial driver for adopting packaged enterprise performance management (EPM) applications.  Purpose-built EPM...

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  • Transforming the Last Mile of Finance

    Transforming the Last Mile of Finance

    The last mile of Finance.  What is it, and what’s so hard about it?  Like running a marathon, the last mile of Finance may be the most difficult to complete.  Let’s look at what this...

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  • Moving Financial Consolidation and Reporting to the Cloud – Webinar Recap

    Moving Financial Consolidation and Reporting to the Cloud – Webinar Recap

      Ho-hum, another quarter-end close has passed.  This process might seem routine, but how well is your monthly/quarterly close and reporting cycle working?  Is your close process...

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  • What Are the Best Practices in Finance Transformation?

    What Are the Best Practices in Finance Transformation?

    Finance transformation – the industry has been talking about this for a number of years.  But what does it take to evolve Finance into an agile and transformed function? ...

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  • What Is Financial Reporting?

    What Is Financial Reporting?

    Financial reporting is the disclosure of financial results and related information to management and external stakeholders (e.g., investors, customers, regulators) about how a company...

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  • How CFOs Can Lose Less Sleep Over Financial Reporting

    How CFOs Can Lose Less Sleep Over Financial Reporting

    It’s that time of year.  Another quarter has ended, and it’s time for Finance to close the books, analyze the results, and do quarterly financial reporting for management and external...

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