Full Cycle Corporate Performance Management in Power BI

Power On Apps built by Centida.  Driver-based Revenue Planning With driver-based Revenue Planning, users can login to Power BI, enter and modify metrics that drives their business. When users save their modifications with ‘Save Changes’, all metrics in the model is recalculated on the fly, and all Power BI visuals are updated instantly. The slicers[…]

CPM Comparison Matrix

The business landscape is changing more frequently, and so does the need for corporate performance management. Major software vendors have realized this, and built a brand-new suite of products that helps corporations track and plan important corporate information. FSN released a white paper, concluding that decision makers that utilize operational data, are more likely to[…]

Visual Planning – Why and How?

Power BI – Visual Planning* Innovates and Disrupts Traditional Corporate Planning Processes! There is a new way to do Corporate Planning. Businesses are currently wasting time and resources on intricate budget processes. No more. With Power BI and Visual Planning, users take advantage of an easy to use and app-like interface, powerful predictive analytics, and[…]

Actual vs Budget Analysis in Power BI

In January 2017, Microsoft had a blog post about which visuals were better for displaying Actual versus Budget or Forecast variances.  If you liked that post you will love what Power BI – Visual Planning can do for you: Update your Forecast or Budget numbers on the fly right in PowerBI!   How is the[…]

Time to move beyond accounting data

On the same day we launched Visual Planning for Power BI, FSN – “The Modern Finance Forum”, launched a survey that concluded that organizations not tied only to Financial Data, but included more non-financial/operation/forecasting data are performing better. Not shocking really. Power BI is here to help finance and operations make better decisions. “Organizations that[…]

Consolidation and Inter-Company Reconciliation with Excel or Power Planner

If you want to move away form your current over-priced, outdated CPM solutions, Power BI and Power Pivot is here to help. Additionally if you add Power Planner to the mix, you can enable the Corporate Performance Management data in a completely different light: Powered by: Step 1: Create a data model: (No Worries, it’s[…]

Corporate Performance Management(CPM) + Business Intelligence(BI) = True

History For many years the CPM Team (Finance) and BI Team(Operations) has had a tug of war over what data is the best measurement for sales, cost of goods and expenditures. By nature, Finance and Operations are focused on measuring different metrics, but does the data sources have to be different? The answer has been[…]