Oracle OpenWorld Shanghai 2013 was held July 22nd – 25th at the International Expo Center in Shanghai, China. The conference drew over 19,000 attendees from 44 countries. In addition, 580 CxOs attended the Executive Edge program, and 430+ partners attended the Oracle Partner Network Exchange. The conference included (more...)
Over the past few months, we’ve taken a microscope to the role of the CFO. The changing economic environment is creating new demands and opportunities for CFOs around the world. At Oracle, we are committed to helping CFOs navigate and succeed, and recently partnered with Accenture on a global research (more...)
Recently, one of the upstart, cloud-based EPM vendors announced a migration program for Hyperion EPM Application customers. This was surprising to see since a number of EPM vendors have tried these programs in the past and they are rarely successful. The reason is that while on the surface software (more...)
Big Data, the cloud and mobile computing are reshaping the office of the CFO.
Today’s fiercely competitive global economy demands more from finance organizations than ever before. In addition to fast and accurate planning and forecasting, finance is being challenged with managing growing data volumes, evolving regulations and compliance (more...)
As we look at the enterprise performance management (EPM) market, it’s clear that the fundamentals of EPM haven’t changed in the last 5 – 10 years. EPM is still about linking strategies to plans and execution, monitoring financial and operational results against goals, and applying analytics to understand key trends, (more...)
I recently had the opportunity to run some roundtable discussions on best practices in profitability and cost management with financial executives attending the CFO CPM Conference in Philadelphia and CFO Rising East Conference in Orlando. The attendees represented companies in different industries ranging from manufacturing, to transportation, real estate, insurance, (more...)