John O'Rourke

John O’Rourke is Vice President of Product Marketing at OneStream Software. With a background in accounting and finance, John has over 30 years of experience in the software industry, including 20 years of experience in product marketing at Hyperion Solutions, Oracle and Host Analytics. He has worked with many customers and partners on financial reporting and planning initiatives and has spoken and written on many topics in corporate performance management. John has also held positions in strategic marketing and product marketing at Dun & Bradstreet Software, Kenan Systems and Decisyon.
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Don’t Let Your Financial Close and Reporting be Like Groundhog Day

Whenever Groundhog Day (Feb. 2nd) comes around it reminds me of that 1993 movie of the same name.  Do you remember it?  Just for quick refresher, Bill Murray plays an arrogant weatherman covering Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney, PA who finds...

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How a SmartCPM™ Platform Enables Finance Transformation

Finance Transformation has been the mantra for CFOs and financial executives for many years.  The goal is to transform Finance from focusing most of its time on back-office processing and scorekeeping – to value-added analysis, forecasting and...

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Why Now’s the Time to Convert from Oracle Hyperion Applications

Many organizations have relied on Oracle’s Hyperion EPM applications for years to support their financial consolidation, reporting, planning and analysis processes. While these applications have provided business value, their fragmented...

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AFL Replaces Hyperion – Unifies Consolidation, Planning and Account Recs With OneStream XF Cloud

When your existing financial consolidation system is becoming unstable, and too costly to manage and upgrade – that’s a good reason to consider an alternative solution.  This was the case at AFL, who replaced Hyperion Financial Management (HFM)...

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CPM On-Premise or Cloud: Have it Your Way

Cloud computing is clearly becoming the preferred deployment approach for most corporate applications.  While Sales, Marketing and HR departments jumped in first, Finance departments have been a little slower than others in adopting cloud-based...

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Lease Accounting Under IFRS16/ASC 842 Made Easy

The implementation deadline for the new IFRS 16/ASC 842 lease accounting standards is rapidly approaching.  The new standards will require organizations to report and disclose all lease obligations for buildings, office space, motor vehicles and...

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Intercompany Reconciliations Done Right - Part 1

Intercompany eliminations are a key step in the creation of consolidated financial statements.  The objective is to ensure the consolidated financial statements present an accurate picture of revenues, expenses, assets, liabilities and equity –...

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Account Reconciliations Made Easier with OneStream

Account Reconciliations are an important part of the financial close and reporting process; however, they are often treated as an afterthought by Finance departments.  Perhaps this is due to the pressure organizations face to speed up the...

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Extending Performance Management Beyond Finance

Performance management processes and systems are supposed to help organizations achieve their financial goals by linking strategies to plans and execution across the enterprise. However, most performance management systems are only deployed...

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Victaulic Overhauls Financial Consolidation & Reporting with OneStream XF

How do you address the following situation? You work in a global company that has outgrown its financial consolidation and reporting software. The system has been bastardized to address increasingly complex currency and intercompany requirements....

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