READ MORE Financial and Operational Performance Management: Myths, Legends, Facts April 26, 2017 Articles, Business With a solid understanding of how FPA (Financial Planning and Analytics) works from our... READ MORE Introduction to Real-Life FOPM: Changing your Organisational Outlook February 27, 2017 Articles, Business We’ve discussed the implications, processes, and benefits of implementing a Financial and Operational Performance... READ MORE Real-Life FPM: The Cost vs. Benefit Checklist December 14, 2016 Articles, Business, Infographics We know that manual or incorrectly calibrated financial processes eat your time, and we... READ MORE Real-Life FPM: The Financial Performance Management Roll-Out December 7, 2016 Business, Infographics How is the financial performance management implementation done? Knowing exactly what the implementation of FPM... READ MORE Real-Life FPM: Your Staff, Automation, and Efficiency September 21, 2016 Uncategorized Accidents happen. 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READ MORE What Performance Management Should Deliver April 5, 2016 Business, Guest Blog Many organisations get stuck with old habits. Habits that include manual, tedious, dependent processes.... READ MORE A Broad Look at Performance Management March 14, 2016 Business We live in a world where performance is a key measurement to daily living.... READ MORE The Problems with Current Budgeting and Forecasting Cycles February 28, 2016 Business The stress of budgeting and forecasting cycles is always felt greatly by finance professionals,... READ MORE The Truth behind Workplace Automation February 24, 2016 Business While certain types of automation – such as Google’s driverless cars and Knightscope’s robotic... READ MORE Commentary: Strategic CPM as a Driver for Organizational Performance Management October 21, 2015 Commentary, News Although the majority of live corporate performance management (CPM) implementations today primarily address the... 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