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Budgeting: Beyond Spreadsheets
Financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting can be an endless and arid process for business professionals. Spreadsheet-based planning can prove to be

budgeting processes  Beyond Spreadsheets Financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting can be an endless and arid process for business professionals. Spreadsheet-based planning can prove to be confusing and unorganized, which only costs the company more time and money. IBM's Cognos software can help not only reduce the time spent on planning processes, but also build complex business models and perform ‘what if’ scenarios, enhancing strategic decision making.

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Product Development and Portfolio Management

The Product Development and Portfolio Management Knowledge Base covers the execution processes of new product development projects and programs, including phase-gate processes. It also addresses Product Portfolio Management (PPM), including the evaluation processes of new and existing products and product portfolios to provide the most valuable, balanced, and well aligned portfolio of products.  

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Financial Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting in the New Economy


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budgeting processes  Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting in the New Economy Although we're starting to see recovery from the recent economic crisis, market volatility is still a major factor influencing businesses to improve their financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting processes. The keys to effective financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting are embodied by a best-in-class approach that carefully considers all factors, adaptive planning, and collaboration. Get the details in this report. Read More

Durst Speeds Up Processes with Infor Distribution SX.e


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Unified Business Performance Management: How to Streamline Budgeting, Reporting, Analysis, and Forecasting


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Spreadsheets: An Inadequate Solution for Budgeting, Forecasting and Reporting


Mid-size organizations have been conducting their budgeting and forecasting through a readily-available, inexpensive, and easy-to-use application—the spreadsheet. But spreadsheets fail to support complex planning processes, which involve multiple people, require real-time access to data, and demand comprehensive security. Discover how the Adaptive Planning budgeting and planning application can help you meet these needs.

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Debunking the Paperless Office Myth


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budgeting processes  the Paperless Office Myth In spite of the evidence that paper-based office processes are slower, more expensive, and far worse for the environment than digital processes, US workers are now generating over twice the volume of paper they were in 1975. But striving for a paperless office isn’t impossible. Learn about three factors that contribute to paper reliance, and how to address these challenges in your company’s paperless initiative. Read More

It’s About Process (or The Ability to Be Responsive)


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budgeting processes  About Process (or The Ability to Be Responsive) TEC is divided in evaluation centers like Customer Relationship Management (CRM),Supply Chain Management (SCM), Business Process Management (BPM). BPM systems provide managers with a monitoring capacity to understand and adapt processes for improving business performance. Source: Technology Evaluation Centers Resources Related to It's About Process (or Ability to be Responsive) : Business Process Management (BPM) (Wikipedia) Workflow (Wikipedia) It's Read More

Japanese Decision-making Processes Can Influence Enterprise Content Management Functionality


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budgeting processes  Decision-making Processes Can Influence Enterprise Content Management Functionality Traditional Japanese Decision-making, or Ringi The decision-making process in North American companies operates within a centralized system, and generally takes a top-down approach. In Japanese companies, however, the approach to making decisions is the opposite: it is bottom-up. This traditional and formal decision-making process, which is even now employed in Japanese governmental offices as well as companies, is Read More

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Working Together More Efficiently: Mapping Out the Company’s Business Processes


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The Budgeting Secret Healthcare Managers Can't Afford to Miss


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budgeting processes  Budgeting Secret Healthcare Managers Can't Afford to Miss As Financial Manager for a growing provider of home healthcare services, Joanne has been asked by her CEO to be prepared for budget cutbacks. After speaking with managers in other departments and piecing together what the issues in HR management are in the company, Joanne realizes that the her company needs to upgrade its HR/payroll system in order to be able to manage the necessary cuts and steer the company in the right direction. Find out Read More

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