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market forecasting  Evaluate and Select A Mid-Market Budgeting, Forecasting, and Reporting Solution Business performance management (BPM) applications, particularly budgeting, forecasting, and reporting (BFR) solutions, bring high value to a mid-size company. But embarking upon a BPM initiative can seem daunting. There are many factors to consider, including potential benefits, expected costs, etc. Read this step-by-step guide that helps these companies navigate through these factors and move forward with a BPM solution. Read More

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market forecasting  offerings for the SMB market in the area of human resources information systems (HRIS) . The products covered in this guide address the management of a company''s workforce, including hiring, payroll, benefits, training, health and safety, and more. While HRIS are also commonly referred to as human resource management systems (HRMS) or as human capital management (HCM) , for the purpose of this guide, we will refer to the systems that support HR functionality as HRIS throughout. All these systems''in one Read More

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market forecasting  based Budgets and Forecasting Line managers and finance staff are frustrated by the inability of spreadsheet-based planning systems to deliver useful budgets and rolling forecasts. A major problem is the disconnect between the operational elements of business and financial plans. What''s missing is driver-based planning, a best-practice methodology where financial plans incorporate assumptions about business activities modeled to drive financial data. Read More

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