OneStream Gains Top Rankings in BARC Planning Survey

In recent years, OneStream has been gaining recognition in the CPM market as one of the leading financial consolidation and reporting solutions for global enterprises.  However, most OneStream customers also use the platform for planning,...

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Account Reconciliations: Keeping up With Changing Times… and Balances

While spending most of my career in the CPM space, I am a relative newbie, for lack of better term. Roughly ten years is nothing compared to my peers that have spent their whole careers, and nearly my whole life, developing and implementing...

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Is the Death of CPM True or Greatly Exaggerated?

Back in 1897, American humorist Samuel Clemens (a.k.a. Mark Twain) was in London on a speaking tour.  While he was there, someone started a rumor that he was gravely ill, followed by a rumor that he had died.  In fact, one American newspaper...

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Cash Flow Reporting – The Power of a Flow Dimension

There was a time when all cash flow reports were done apart from the trial balance in a tool like Excel.  The reasons were, among others, that most consolidation systems could not calculate currency translation and intercompany eliminations...

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OneStream XF 4.3 Speeds Planning, Financial Close and Reporting

While many of our customers were busy closing the year-end books, and finalizing budgets over the past few months, OneStream’s Engineering team was busy developing and putting the finishing touches on the OneStream XF 4.3 release.

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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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Finance Chiefs Agree You Should Stop Using Excel But What Should You Use Instead?

First computers, then internet, then cell phones. Now Facebook, Instagram, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality.

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5 Tips for Surviving Annual Budgeting Season

Well, it’s the middle of 4th quarter, and many organizations are knee-deep in budgeting for 2018. How’s the budgeting process going in your organization? Is it running smoothly? Or are you held back by the limitations of spreadsheets and email or...

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Agile Solutions Drive Agile Planning

Global volatility and uncertainty is keeping the modern finance function on its toes. Recent FSN research (The Future of Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting) finds that 73% of businesses are resorting to “continuous planning” just to get some...

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Three Reasons Why Your FP&A is Failing and How to Fix it

You might not know it yet, but your financial planning & analysis processes are failing. They’re bloated. They take too much time. Worst of all, they’re incapable of looking forward and performing effective data analysis to affect future...

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