CPM Admins, Make Some Noise

'Master of band-aids'. If you consider that a glorious title then you could consider a career in system administration.

Is a Single Tool Still the Future of Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Software?

Today's EPM tools are cumbersome, costly and complicated As compared to just ten years ago, Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) has gotten even more complicated. Today, we have fewer vendors but numerous function specific tools are required...


Financial Aggregation vs. Straight Aggregation

Many vendors claim to handle complex consolidations, but there are several significantdifferences between the underlying engine that is needed to run financial aggregation and the engine used to run straight aggregation or simple consolidations....


Your Support Dollars at Work

Are You Receiving the Best Value for Your Support Dollars?

Support for your software does not have to be so complicated. We all understand technology needs support from the experts from time to time but nobody wants to be transferred around the...


Account Reconciliation - Reconcile What You Report with the OneStream XF MarketPlace Solution

Let’s talk about the disconnect of deploying separate products for account reconciliations and financial reporting. If you have two separate trial balance or transactional loads and mapping processes in two separate systems, who can tell you if...


If your phone upgrades within an hour, why can't your CPM solution?

Imagine you have a brand new iPhone 6S that can support a Fingerprint reader, Apple pay and the improved Siri as it runs on the latest processor technology. Unfortunately, you just can't use all of these new features because some of your apps are...


Where do I begin?

If you are considering a OneStream Software implementation you are likely thinking of having multiple cubes and functions running in the platform. You may want Cash Flow Forecasting, with Actuals, and maybe a Rolling Forecast, and a Budget with...


Not all cloud is created equal

Cloud solutions should be ‘made to measure’


You better back up, because I feel good!

As I walk around our state-of-the-art new facility in downtown Rochester Michigan I can only think of the Bad News Bears movie, not the remake, but the original with Walter Matthau. One of my favorite scenes is when one of the Bears is up to bat as...


Why ‘Data-Blending’ is a Key Planning Performance Enabler

Although the average finance function does not have to contend with so called “Big Data” (terabytes, petabytes, and even zettabytes of data) it is required to battle daily against the unrelenting demand for additional information brought about by...

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