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2014 Wisdom of Crowds Business Intelligence Market Study

Dresner Advisory Services’ Wisdom of Crowds study is the world’s most comprehensive Business Intelligence (BI) report. Download the report today to get the clearest perspective on today’s BI trends, solutions, and vendors, according more than 1,200 users globally.

Decision-Making at the Speed of Business: The New Business Performance Management Manifesto

Today's rapid, ever-changing business world requires leaders to make fast, informed decisions. This New Performance Management Manifesto explains why legacy Business Performance Management (BPM) solutions no longer meet modern businesses’ needs, and details four components of new BPM solutions that are vital to long-term success.

BPM Partners Performance Management Research Study: Spotlight on Cloud and Mobile for 2014

BPM Partners details the steady, worldwide market shift to cloud-based business solutions, and explains why business executives is the group is most interested in mobile access to analytics.

Nucleus Research Technology Value Matrix – Corporate Performance Management

In this paper, leading research analyst firm Nucleus Research evaluates the usability and functionality that end users have received from CPM vendors and ranks them in their Corporate Performance Management Value Matrix.

Fast-Tracking the Financial Close – Ventana Research

It’s generally accepted that companies should be able to close their books within a week of the period end. Yet in a recent study, only 50% companies reported a financial close process that takes 6 days or less. This article offers a detailed plan to fast-tracking the financial close while also reducing business risk.

Nucleus Research ROI Case Study – Large Public Manufacturer

Learn how a large public medical devices manufacturer was able to improve visibility, increase trust in financial forecasts and analysis, provide greater auditability, and increase finance and non-finance employee productivity with Adaptive Insights. See the direct and indirect benefits in this paper.

BPM Partners – Vendor Profile and Customer Satisfaction Ratings from 2013 Pulse Survey

BPM Partners, a leading research firm focused on Corporate Performance Management, evaluates the main CPM players and ranks them based on criteria such as overall satisfaction, ease of use, and functionality.

Nucleus Research ROI Case Study – Adaptive Insights & DocuSign

Learn how Adaptive Insights helps DocuSign manage their global growth in this ROI study by independent firm Nucleus Research. DocuSign uses Adaptive to analyze bookings, forecast revenue, evaluate resources, and more – and they’ve already reduced time spent planning by 60%. See all the benefits DocuSign has realized with Adaptive in this paper.

Nucleus Research Guidebook – Adaptive Insights

This independent paper by Nucleus Research provides an overview of the benefits our customers have realized with Adaptive Insights. Learn how Adaptive can help you reduce costs, increase productivity, improve collaboration, and drive stronger manager involvement, with acceleration in planning and consolidation cycle times by 50-70%.

Cloud for Finance Value and Performance: Consolidation, Analytics and Planning

This new paper looks at what makes Finance successful in today’s fast-changing markets. It includes the most important challenges faced by Finance, and how leading Finance executives rely increasingly on cloud-based solutions—especially solutions addressing core consolidation, reporting, analysis and planning.

TDWI Best Practices: Data Visualization and Discovery for Better Business Decisions

Tools and practices for data visualization, data discovery and visual analysis are enabling “nontechnical” users to make effective use of data and reduce their time to insight.

Financial Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting in the New Economy

Key performance criteria to distintuish Best-in-Class companies, with best practice identification and actionable recommendations

The TCO Advantages of SaaS-Based Budgeting, Forecasting & Reporting

An Analysis of the Four-Year Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for SaaS and On-Premise Performance Management Solutions

Six Rules for Effective Forecasting

This article demythologizes the forecasting process to help executives become sophisticated and participative consumers of forecasts, rather than passive absorbers. It outlines six simple, common sense rules that smart managers should observe as they embark on a voyage of discovery with professional forecasters.

Budgeting: Seeing the Future

Excerpted from Manager's Toolkit: The 13 Skills Managers Need to Succeed. Budgeting can cause stress and conflict, eating up lots of hours. But a good budget can be the difference between financial success and insolvency.

Dynamic Forecasting: A Planning Innovation for Fast-Changing Times

This article takes the concept of rolling forecasting—itself a relatively new approach—one big step further, and dives into the details & benefits of dynamic forecasting.

What-If Analysis and Activity-Based Budgeting

This article introduces the powerful new extension of the activity-based budgeting model that enables a company to link its strategic plan and sales and production forecast to the specific demands for capacity required for implementation.