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ODTUG Kscope14 – Day 3

By on June 26th, 2014

Day 3 at Kscope14 was a big one for TopDown. Four of our six speakers presented to crowds ranging from 50+ to 100+ over the course of the day. The sessions complemented each other with each drilling deeper into the information imparted from the previous one.

ODTUG Kscope14 – Day 2

By on June 25th, 2014

Another great day and interesting and informative sessions at Kscope14. Below you’ll find some highlights of the day.
Oracle Hyperion

Executive Briefing: Enterprise Performance Management Strategy and Vision” provided a lot of insight into the Hyperion release. First it looks to like it’ll be a game changer…

Time Travel with Essbase

By on January 26th, 2012

I was reading the biography of Albert Einstein—the most fascinating pieces are on how he developed some of his greatest theories by observing his natural surroundings.  In one experiment, performed in his head rather than in a lab, he challenged Isaac Newton’s concept of space and time, in what eventually would become the Special theory…

Understanding Your Forecast

By on November 18th, 2011

Rolling forecasts usually place a heavy focus on variance analysis. Analyzing forecast variances and overall accuracy is a key for identifying opportunities to review, streamline and improve your process. Variances also provide insight into the cause-and-effect relationships that impact the organization. You can use this information to understand what that difference means to the business…

Advanced Methods in Rolling Forecasts

By on November 10th, 2011

In previous posts, we covered transitioning from traditional budgeting and forecasting to rolling forecasts and implementing rolling forecasts. Now it’s time to turn our attention to what to do once you have this new approach in place. And to do this, I’ll spend the next two posts discussing advanced methods in rolling forecasts. Making Rolling…

Implementing Rolling Forecasts

By on November 2nd, 2011

In the previous post we covered the “what and why” of rolling forecasts as well as how to transform traditional budgeting and forecasting into this innovative approach. The next step is to look at how to make the transition come to life. And the first step is implementation. Initial Considerations The key to any successful implementation…

Rolling Forecasts in Four Parts

By on October 26th, 2011

This is a four-part blog series on rolling forecasts: Part I Transition Traditional Forecasting to Rolling Forecasts Part II – Implementing Rolling Forecasts Part III  – Advanced Methods in Rolling Forecasts Part IV – Understanding Your Forecast Transition Traditional Forecasting to Rolling Forecasts For planning and forecasting never has the old adage “You can’t manage what…

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