How to Implement Continuous Planning in a Fast-Changing World

Sponsored by insightsoftware/Longview/Tidemark 

  • Learn how to  overcome barriers and what to look for in a continuous planning solution.
  • See a brief demo of relevant features.
  • Speaker(s): Tim Caudill, Director, Tidemark; Craig Schiff, CEO, BPM Partners
  • Originally Broadcast: August 2020
  • Duration: 60 minutes
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Executive Summary:

In a recent study by BPM Partners, 54% of respondents identified more frequent forecasting as an area of increased importance as a result of the current global economic conditions. So what’s stopping organizations from planning at a pace that best suits their business? Join us as we review common barriers to initiating a continuous planning process, how to overcome them, and what to look for in a continuous planning solution.

How the Pandemic Presents a Transformation Opportunity for Finance

Sponsored by CCH Tagetik 

  • See the key requirements for a performance management system to help you manage through the current challenging economy, and how it lines up with the goals of Finance transformation projects.
  • See a demo of product features that support these goals.
  • Speaker(s): Dominic Sharp, Senior Solutions Specialist, CCH Tagetik; Craig Schiff, CEO, BPM Partners
  • Originally Broadcast: July 2020
  • Duration: 60 minutes
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Executive Summary:

The recent global crisis has presented CFOs with a transformation opportunity. The must-have technology capabilities suddenly needed to manage through the crisis actually fit into the bigger roadmap and can accelerate your finance transformation. Insights from the 2020 BPM Pulse Survey will show the close relationship between Finance’s current need to deliver strategic planning, cash flow planning, scenario modeling, profitability analysis and business workflow and collaboration with the journey to modernize.

Bring Financial Consolidation to the Next Level

Sponsored by Board 

  • Learn how to reduce your close-cycle time, gain complete financial control, ensure full auditability, and drive more informed decisions.
  • See a demo of product features that support these goals.
  • Speaker(s): Pat Calitri, Solutions Architect, Board; Craig Schiff, CEO, BPM Partners
  • Originally Broadcast: June 2020
  • Duration: 60 minutes
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Executive Summary:

The speakers will discuss the evolution of financial consolidation and provide a look at how unifying financial consolidation with performance management capabilities allows for total financial control. Discover how modern Financial Consolidation software addresses the challenges that multi-entity global organizations face today with intercompany reconciliations, consolidation adjustments, and group reporting.

Corporate Financial Planning in Uncertain Times

Sponsored by Prophix 

  • Learn how performance management can help you navigate through challenging times.
  • See which specific product features are even more important to have when there is significant uncertainty.
  • Speaker(s): Wayne Slater, Director, Product Marketing, Prophix; Craig Schiff, CEO, BPM Partners
  • Originally Broadcast: April 2020
  • Duration: 60 minutes
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Executive Summary:

During these challenging times having a good performance management system in place becomes even more critical. These systems can provide the right data to enable you to quickly make the best decisions to support your business, your employees, and the communities that depend on you. Leveraging data from the 2008 financial crisis this webcast will help you understand the specific capabilities of a performance management system that can enable you to more easily respond to changing market conditions.

The Case for Finance Modernization

Sponsored by Wolters Kluwer/CCH Tagetik 

  • Learn what finance modernization is really about, the reasons behind it, the steps required to achieve it, and the resulting benefits.
  • See examples of real-world customer finance modernization projects.
  • Speaker(s): Leslie Cant, Director, Product Marketing, Wolters Kluwer; Craig Schiff, CEO, BPM Partners; Rob Honens, Principal, Customer Experience, Wolters Kluwer
  • Originally Broadcast: February 2020
  • Duration: 60 minutes
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Executive Summary:

This webinar explores the strategic demands on the office of finance, the opportunities to increase automation, and real-life stories from your peers that have embraced and benefited from modernization. Topics  include: Making Real-Time Data-Driven Decisions, How to Reshape Budgeting and Planning to Foster Agile Decision Making, and Modernizing Consolidation & Reporting and Driving Operational Excellence.

The FP&A Roadmap – How to Advance Your Planning and Forecasting

Sponsored by OneStream Software 

  • Learn which stages of FP&A companies are in today, where they are going, and how companies can move from one phase to the next.
  • See a product demo that illustrates advanced forecasting capabilities with predictive analytics.
  • Speaker(s): Scott Stern, Director Product Marketing, OneStream Software; Craig Schiff, CEO, BPM Partners; Roy Googin, Senior Director, Solution Consulting, OneStream Software
  • Originally Broadcast: January 2020
  • Duration: 60 minutes
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Executive Summary:

Forward-thinking companies are continually looking for ways to advance their Planning and Forecasting processes and provide the insights needed to innovate, stay ahead of the competition and make timely business decisions. This is no longer just a vision, but an achievable goal. Join us and learn how to take your FP&A process to the next level.

Key Considerations When Evaluating Consolidation Software

Sponsored by Longview 

  • Hear an analyst outline  key capabilities to look for in consolidation software, while a product expert provides examples, and a customer shares their own experiences with the evaluation process.
  • Speaker(s): Lori Vilece, Financial Reporting Manager, Tupperware; Craig Schiff, CEO, BPM Partners; Guy Menard, VP of Close Product Management, Longview
  • Originally Broadcast: December 2019
  • Duration: 60 minutes
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Executive Summary:

Evaluating software is becoming increasingly difficult for buyers. This is particularly true when evaluating Consolidation software. Many vendors claim to offer robust functionality in this area, but only a few actually deliver. Let us help you cut through the noise and be confident in your investment choice.

How Finance Leaders Can Stay Ahead of Key Market Trends

Sponsored by Vena Solutions

  • Explore key FP&A trends of 2019 and where performance management is headed in 2020.
  • Speaker(s): Craig Schiff, CEO, BPM Partners; Rishi Grover, Chief Solutions Architect, Vena Solutions
  • Originally Broadcast: November 2019
  • Duration: 60 minutes
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Executive Summary:

Join CEO of BPM Partners Craig Schiff and Chief Solutions Architect at Vena, Rishi Grover, for an engaging conversation that runs the gamut when it comes to the office of finance. Based on survey data from 360 companies across all industries, Schiff and Grover will explore key market trends from 2019 and where the industry is headed in 2020.

Excel, Financial Performance Management, and Emerging Technology

Sponsored by Vena Solutions

  • Hear a discussion on the evolving role of Excel and the impact of new technologies such as AI on performance management
  • Speaker(s): Craig Schiff, CEO, BPM Partners; Rishi Grover, Chief Solutions Architect, Vena Solutions
  • Originally Broadcast: October 2019
  • Duration: 60 minutes
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Executive Summary:

Since the late 1970s, businesses have relied on spreadsheets for a significant portion of their data analysis. But now, 40 years later, questions have started to crop up. What other options are out there? Which industry trends will help financial performance management, and which ones are just fads? Are spreadsheets still the most effective tool for organizations that require massive amounts of data processed in record time?

7 Myths and Misconceptions of Consolidation Software

Sponsored by Longview 

  • Hear an analyst outline seven myths/realities of consolidation software, while a product expert fleshes out the details
  • Speaker(s): Craig Schiff, CEO, BPM Partners; Guy Menard, VP of Close Product Management, Longview
  • Originally Broadcast: December 2018
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Temporarily Unavailable

Executive Summary:

Gather practical advice on what to look for and what questions to ask when evaluating consolidation solutions. Hear how next-generation consolidation solutions are enabling organizations to automate their process, reduce the time to close and give you confidence that your data is accurate.