CPM Whack-a-Mole

There is a game that used to be popular in arcades called “Whack-a-mole”. The game was pretty simple in concept, you have an enormous (soft) hammer, and there are 7 or 8 moles (small rodents) that popped up one at a time and you had to hit them. As you hit one, another popped up. So you never actually solved your fake rodent problem - as soon as you solved the one, another popped up.

The Rise of Financial Analytics in Enterprise Strategy

With the rise of analytics, in many organizations Finance is expanding its role, providing increasing value in other functional areas and looking for ways to deliver greater value as a business function. Nowadays Finance has become the enabler of analytics and decision support. The reasons are simple: as the economy evolves, Finance data is rapidly being deployed outside its traditional scope. Finance also has an ability to apply analytics above and beyond traditional delivery channels.

Fixing Finance with CPM

A recent article in CFO magazine (Fixing Finance: Work in Progress, March 27, 2014) discusses the great improvement in productivity and cost savings that finance departments have made over the past 15 years. Despite this great improvement 81% of the finance executives surveyed said they were “seriously committed” to more efficiency and effectiveness.