• Financial and Operational Performance Management Myths and Legends
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    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...
  • The Progression of Analytics: Financial and Operational Performance Management
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    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...
  • Cortell Financial Performance Management Cost vs Benefit
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    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...
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    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...
  • Employee Cost OPtimisation
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    Real-Life FPM: Your Staff, Automation, and Efficiency
    September 21, 2016
    Uncategorized
    Accidents happen. If you’re working with a manual financial reporting system, with little to...
  • Employee Cost OPtimisation
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    Real-Life FPM: Examining The Raw Materials of an FPM solution
    August 23, 2016
    Business
    Manual processes, the changeover to automated FPM, and where the upgrade starts.   Manual processes in...
  • Cortell FPM in Real-Life Header - analytics with hand
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    Introduction to Real-Life FPM: Growing Your Organisation
    August 19, 2016
    Articles, Business
    With a plethora of blogs available on financial performance management and reporting, or FPM,...
  • financial planning and analytics
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    Automation of Financial Planning and Analytics: Why Process and Data Quality is Key
    June 24, 2016
    Articles, Business
    The benefit of FP&A software solutions: Modern Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) software solutions offer...
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    Important Considerations for the Most Beneficial Deployment of Specialist Financial Reporting Software
    May 12, 2016
    Business
    The reporting process as defined by the International Financial Reporting Standards regime is certainly...
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    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....
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    A Broad Look at Performance Management
    March 14, 2016
    Business
    We live in a world where performance is a key measurement to daily living....
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    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,...
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    The Truth behind Workplace Automation
    February 24, 2016
    Business
    While certain types of automation – such as Google’s driverless cars and Knightscope’s robotic...
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    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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    IBM Cognos TM1 version 10.2
    October 12, 2015
    Cognos TM1, IBM Products
    Scorecarding, Microsoft Excel compatibility, Mobile, Cloud, all new to IBM Cognos TM1 V10.2!
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    IBM® Cognos® Analysis for Microsoft Excel (Café)
    October 2, 2015
    Cognos Analysis for Microsoft Excel, IBM Products
    IBM® Cognos® Analysis for Microsoft Excel brings the benefits of modern enterprise performance management...
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    Half of CFOs Lack Real-time Data for Key Decisions
    September 28, 2015
    Links, News
    Nearly half (46%) of CFOs rely on “gut feel” and instinct to make business...
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    IBM Video: What is IBM Business Intelligence?
    September 18, 2015
    Video
    An easy-to-understand introduction to business intelligence (BI) - what it is, how it has...
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    Commentary: Budget Iterations
    September 11, 2015
    Commentary, News
    Mary C. Driscoll on CFO.com discusses their Metric of the Month: Budget Iterations. In an...
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    Commentary - Can Strategic Planning Pay Off?
    September 4, 2015
    Commentary, News
    McKinsey & Co. have an article from their McKinsey Quarterly archives on their website...
  • Van Zyl Brink - Senior Consultant and Project Manager at Cortell
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    Interview: Senior Consultant and Project Manager Van Zyl Brink
    August 27, 2015
    About Cortell, Staff Spotlight
    Van Zyl Brink is a senior consultant and project manager focusing mainly in the...
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    Key Technology Trends for Management Accountants
    August 13, 2015
    Commentary, News
    sfmagazine.com have an article on the Key Technology Trends for Management Accountants. They write: The list...
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    Guest Blog: Business Analytics: Opposition or Proposition?
    July 31, 2015
    Guest Blog, News
    Today have another guest blog post from Gary Cokins. You can read more about...
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    IBM Cloud solutions for Financial and Operational Performance Management
    July 6, 2015
    News, Video
    See how IBM Cloud solutions can help you accelerate critical business decisions with real...
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    Video: IBM Cognos Express - Automate planning, budgeting and forecasting
    June 30, 2015
    Cognos Express, IBM Products, News
  • Greg Bogiages - Director at Cortell
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    Influence: Streamline, Enhance, Budget
    June 22, 2015
    News
    Greg Bogiages, Director at Cortell, has written an article for Accountancy SA. Greg writes: Budgeting and...
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    Video: IBM's Accelerated External Reporting Solution
    April 14, 2015
    Links, News
    This video captures how the IBM tax and statutory reporting team have utilized the...
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    Video: Business Analytics for midmarket finance
    March 20, 2015
    Cognos Express, IBM Products
    Say goodbye to spreadsheets and hello to sharing real-time financial insights via the web,...
  • Sanet Orton - Operations Manager at Cortell
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    Interview: Operations Manager Sanet Orton
    February 6, 2015
    About Cortell, Staff Spotlight
    For Sanet Orton, Operations Manager at Cortell, the single reason that clients continue to...
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    Guest Blog: Memo to Millennials: Raise Your Voices (And Master Analytics)
    January 6, 2015
    Guest Blog, News
    My writings often express frustration and discouragement with the slow adoption rate by organizations...
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    Guest Blog: Six Key Components of Analytics-Based Performance Management
    November 6, 2014
    Guest Blog, News
    As companies face a thinning margin for decision error, the ability to use business...
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    Take the Guesswork Out Of Profitability!
    October 16, 2014
    Links, News
    The need for supply chain performance analytics is one that is well understood, and...
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    Scenario Planning & Budgeting – What If?
    October 16, 2014
    News
    Businesses seldom perform as planned. The South African and international business environments are rapidly...
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    Guest Blog: Exceptional EPM/CPM Systems are an Exception
    October 3, 2014
    Guest Blog, News
    Many organizations overrate the quality of their enterprise and corporate performance management (EPM/CPM) methods...
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    The Business Intelligence Roadmap (Part 1)
    August 26, 2014
    Links, News
    Joe Stangarone at mrc-productivity.com has written an article on 5 essential foundational questions to...
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    Speed Up Your Budgeting Process with Specialist Budgeting Tools
    July 24, 2014
    About Cortell, News
    You’re aware of the importance of planning, budgeting and forecasting to your organisation. You...
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    Big Data Fatigue?
    July 7, 2014
    Links
    A good perspective on "Big Data", what this means for companies, and why many...
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    Why business intelligence will help your company make smarter, faster decisions
    June 23, 2014
    Links, News
    Today’s CEOs crave tools that will empower them to tap into better insights they...
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    Creating an Analytic Culture with IBM Business Analytics
    June 5, 2014
    News, Video
    See how you can integrate analytics into each stage of your business processes.
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    Business Analytics for Midmarket Finance
    May 15, 2014
    News, Video
    Say goodbye to spreadsheets and hello to sharing real-time financial insights via the web,...
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    Automation key to budgeting, forecasting
    May 5, 2014
    News
    Automating budgeting and forecasting processes through the use of technology significantly reduces the risk...
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    Video: IBM Cognos Express Workspaces
    April 9, 2014
    Links, Video
    Equip everyone in your company with the tools to outperform -- including reports, analysis,...
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    Standardisation, toolset enable accurate mine budget forecasting
    March 28, 2014
    Links, News
    Using a forecasting toolset can help improve mining companies’ budget planning, enabling them to...
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    Performance management transforms SMEs
    March 28, 2014
    Links, News
    Performance management (PM) can be an essential tool for small businesses as they make...
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    The power of analytics – bringing you closer to your customers
    March 28, 2014
    Links, News
    Within any industry, understanding the needs of your customer is of the utmost importance,...
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    Three words that sum up analytics.
    March 18, 2014
    Uncategorized
    Mike Cavaretta has seen firsthand the impact that analytics can have on the bottom...
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    Performance management key for business
    February 26, 2014
    Links, News
    Mid-sized businesses are faced with the same challenges and priorities as their large enterprise...
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    Expert Opinion: How to define Big Data
    February 18, 2014
    News, Video
    The capabilities offer clients new ways to make sense of their data and use...
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    Mining house rolls out IBM Cognos solution
    February 12, 2014
    Links, News
    One of the world’s largest mining houses and producers of major commodities faced a...
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    PM vital in financial services sector
    December 2, 2013
    Links, News
    Streamlining operations, enhancing efficiencies and monitoring performance across various business units, divisions and branches...
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    Gain value from ERP solutions with analytics
    December 2, 2013
    Links, News
    Many organisations spend millions on their enterprise resource planning (ERP) and transactional processing systems...
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    Video: Business Analytics for Driving Competitive Advantage
    October 15, 2013
    News, Video
    Denihan Hospitality Group provides upscale, boutique hotels in several US markets in what has...
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    National Airline Cuts Budgeting Time in Half
    September 17, 2013
    Links, News
    One of the largest commercial carriers of passengers and cargo in Africa experience the...
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    Video: IBM Cognos Disclosure Management
    September 17, 2013
    News, Video
    Enterprise Disclosure Management - how to meet all of your collaborative, narrative reporting requirements...
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    Video: IBM Cognos Express
    September 17, 2013
    News, Video
    Demos, trials and more at www.ibm.com/cognos/express
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    IBM Cognos TM1 version 10.2
    May 15, 2013
    News, Video
    Scorecarding, Microsoft Excel compatibility, Mobile, Cloud, all new to IBM Cognos TM1 V10.2!