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Sales and Operation Planning: Integrate with Finance and Improve Revenue
Sales and operations planning (S&OP) is the key integrated process that the supply chain organization (specifically the vice president of supply chain) can use

planning and finance  Revenue Sales and operations planning (S&OP) is the key integrated process that the supply chain organization (specifically the vice president of supply chain) can use to achieve visibility across the entire organization and the value chain. This white paper highlights the results of over 220 companies participating in a survey on S&OP initiatives, and compares the views of the supply chain and finance organizations. Read More
Finance and Banking
Some of the major challenges faced by the finance and banking industry today include global economic conditions, new technology trends for financial services

planning and finance  and Banking Some of the major challenges faced by the finance and banking industry today include global economic conditions, new technology trends for financial services, and innovative business processes and services. The finance and banking industry represents a vital economic sector for every country. This industry is generally a reliable thermometer of regional and global economic conditions, due to the fact that it manages a major part of all financial transactions. Read More
Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting Software Evaluation and Selection Guide
Enterprise planning@budgeting, forecasting, and reporting@is a crucial component of financial management that contributes to companies’ success. However

planning and finance  that squandering time on planning and forecasting mechanics by teams of accountants and financial planners may yield reams of data, but little mission-critical information.] Origins of Planning Challenges In recent years, companies have devoted considerable resources to implementing enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. Yet most planning is still performed using spreadsheets, electronic mail, and countless staff hours, an approach cheap in software terms, but ever-so-costly in the long term, Read More
The Renewed Finance Function: Extending Performance Management Beyond Finance
The role of the finance team has changed recently, due to increased oversight from regulators, more active investors, and company-specific changes in business

planning and finance  president of corporate financial planning and analysis. We used to be part of a conglomerate. Now we''re a pure play semiconductor test company, and as a result, we''ve got investors who are familiar with the industry and are more focused. He says, These new investors have probably raised the bar a notch, and the rest of the share- holders get more keen insight into Verigy and are likely to drive the bar higher, too. Investor Demand for Better Performance Not only do investors want more information, Read More
Planning and Forecasting: Use Continuous Planning and Rolling Forecasts to Support Adaptive Management
Change may be the only constant in business. But why do so many companies lock themselves into a rigid system of annual plans, budgets, and targets that make

planning and finance  and Forecasting: Use Continuous Planning and Rolling Forecasts to Support Adaptive Management Planning and Forecasting: Use Continuous Planning and Rolling Forecasts to Support Adaptive Management If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Budgeting, planning and forecasting software from Cognos can free the office of finance from the burden of spreadsheet-based processes. Cognos solutions offer specific strengths to meet the Read More
Master Requirement Planning and Master Production Scheduling Software: Hard Facts Part Two: Materials Requirement Planning and Master Production Scheduling
Most of the manufacturing software vendors have planning and scheduling software which assume either infinite production capacity for calculating quantities of

planning and finance  Requirement Planning and Master Production Scheduling Software: Hard Facts Part Two: Materials Requirement Planning and Master Production Scheduling Master Requirement Planning and Master Production Scheduling Software: Hard Facts Part Two: Materials Requirement Planning and Master Production Scheduling Featured Author - Ashfaque Ahmed - October 12, 2004 Introduction Any manufacturing activity is riddled with a lot of constraints, and even though the so-called best enterprise software companies in Read More
Choosing, Planning, and Scheduling Solutions for Metals
The complexity of the metal manufacturing process often poses problems when it comes to planning and scheduling production. The sector’s many different

planning and finance  when it comes to planning and scheduling production. The sector’s many different processes often cause bottlenecks that slow down production—not only within plants, but throughout entire supply chains. With an industry-specific production planning and scheduling system, manufacturers can improve productivity, reduce lead times, and increase revenues. Read More
Three Steps to Strategic Planning Excellence in Wholesale Distribution Companies
A strategic planning process is critical for distribution companies. Not unlike personal financial planning, distribution executives have to select the best

planning and finance  Distribution Companies A strategic planning process is critical for distribution companies. Not unlike personal financial planning, distribution executives have to select the best investments needed now to create profitable growth in the future. If you fail to make the right commitments at the right time, you will miss opportunities and increase your risk. This paper outlines a set of core analytics customized for wholesaler distributors. Read More
Strategic Planning Applications for Better Decision Making
Successful strategic planning relies on your ability to develop and evaluate alternative strategies to identify the most viable approach. But when the outcomes

planning and finance  Decision Making Successful strategic planning relies on your ability to develop and evaluate alternative strategies to identify the most viable approach. But when the outcomes are dependent on complex systems that are difficult to predict, you might conclude that the unknowns are insurmountable. Avoid making decisions based on intuition—develop models using computer simulation for clearer pictures of the outcomes of your strategies. Read More
Sales and Operations Planning: A Journey That’s Worth the Effort
In the consumer goods (CG) industry, there has been a notable focus on sales and operations planning (S&OP). This renewed interest is noteworthy because of the

planning and finance  on sales and operations planning (S&OP). This renewed interest is noteworthy because of the impressive benefits that have been attributed to S&OP. Research indicates that S&OP process improvements are a primary starting point for companies seeking to be more demand-driven. This white paper looks at the results of a survey of S&OP in the CG industry. Read More
The Evolution of Enterprise Resource Planning Includes Service Industries
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors have extended their functionality to service vertical markets in the service industry. As a result, ERP for services

planning and finance  nineties, the enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors that originally targeted the needs of manufacturing organizations have slowly extended their functionality to service the needs of non-manufacturing industries as well. By 2000, when many of the major ERP implementations for the manufacturing industry had tapered off, tier one ERP vendors such as SAP and Oracle had refocused efforts to market their integrated solutions in the greener pastures of service-oriented vertical markets, including health Read More
Aligning Risk and Finance in Banks: From Theory to Practice
After the financial crisis, banks are changing the way that they look at risk and finance integration, and these types of projects have been prioritized again

planning and finance  Risk and Finance in Banks: From Theory to Practice After the financial crisis, banks are changing the way that they look at risk and finance integration, and these types of projects have been prioritized again. However, the path to successful risk and finance integration is not simple, and banks face a number of technology and organizational challenges. To understand these problems better and banks'' aims for risk and finance integration, read this report on a survey by Chartis Research that Read More
Outsourcing Supply Chain Planning Processes
Supply chain planning tools deliver potentially tremendous savings when well implemented, and wreak havoc when they fail. A company considering an outsourcing

planning and finance  This is why advanced planning and scheduling tools have become strategically important. Forecasting, scheduling, and planning tools linked to transactional data in enterprise requirements planning (ERP) systems can have dramatic impacts on customer service levels, inventory costs, production costs, throughput, and administrative costs. When the solution is well designed and well implemented, the impossible becomes possible. Finished goods inventory turns can rise while service levels improve, throughput Read More
A Dynamic Answer to Enterprise Resource Planning for Services
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors do battle to win business and Epicor is leveraging Microsoft''s technology to deliver a mid-market solution to

planning and finance  of 2007, Epicor is planning on delivering new capabilities in resource management, multisite, and collaboration in order to better meet the demands of mid-market services organizations with multiple locations. Epicor has overhauled its resource management module for the upper mid-market services industry including enhancements that streamline its ease of use, develop a resource workbench for capacity and resource planning, and offer off-line capabilities in Excel . Similarly, Epicor is aggressively Read More
Finance and Accounting Software Buyer''s Checklist
And the smb finance and accounting checklist can help you with both.

planning and finance  and Accounting Software Buyer''s Checklist If you''re interested in a new finance and accounting software package for your company, how can you make sure you get the right one? One way is to know which questions to ask, and what angles to consider. And the SMB Finance and Accounting Checklist can help you with both. Here you''ll find a list of things to think about—and ask about—before you commit to any new finance and accounting software. Like, how big is your budget? What kind of reporting tools Read More

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