Our workplace world is definitely changing. Not only are we taking work home, but we are working during odd hours in some very strange places. I had the pleasure of interviewing Jacques Vigeant, Product Strategy Manager for Oracle Business Intelligence and Enterprise Performance Management, on a Podcast, and he enlightened (more...)
There is a perfect storm going on in the world of Higher Education right now. Over the last few years, the cost of higher education has been outpacing the consumer price index. To learn more about this important and disturbing phenomenon, I had the pleasure of interviewing Ida Quamina, Principal (more...)
To learn more about how Oracle customers perform Business Analytics processes (which includes Enterprise Performance Management, Business Intelligence and more), we launched the Oracle Business Analytics Customer Value Index (CVI) program in 2011, through which we collect valuable business process information from our customers, and share the results with them. (more...)
I had the pleasure of interviewing Jacques Vigeant, Product Strategy Director for Oracle Scorecard and Strategy Management for Oracle Corporation, about the use of embedded actions in scorecards and their effect on organizations. Most discussions about scorecards typically focus on traffic lights or maps, grids of numbers or objective definitions, (more...)
Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing Mr. Trey Robbins, Managing Director for Technolab, a Platinum Oracle Partner, for a Podcast. Trey and I discussed the implementation of Oracle Scorecard and Strategy Management (OSSM) at Technolab, and the important results they have achieved.
Trey told our listeners that Techolab wanted (more...)
Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing Bart Stoehr, Senior Director and Product Manager for Oracle Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management and Cynthia Thomas Moehlman, Director for MarketSphere Consulting and Oracle Partner, about the need for profitability and cost management in the healthcare field.
Cynthia started the conversation by (more...)
Recently, Oracle published a very interesting podcast on shared service costs and whether shared services were adding or destroying company value. The information provided was extremely enlightening.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Bart Stoehr, Senior Product Management Director for Oracle Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management (HPCM), and Tom Gargas, (more...)
Organizations undertake numerous projects and initiatives to generate revenue, improve productivity and increase profits in the hope that they will have the desired effect. But in large and multi-national companies, how can they sensibly and efficiently decide which projects to undertake, how to assign resources, and how to fund them?
Aligning organizational plans (long term and short term) with financial plans and forecasts while enabling the various Lines of Business (LOBs) to lead the projects might sound like it would be next to impossible, but with proper project financial planning tools, it can work really well!
Whether you have (more...)