Data Management
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Cryptic Data: Challenges and Rewards in Finding and Using It

Robert Kugel - February 24, 2016

Using information technology to make data useful is as old as the Information Age. The difference today is that the volume and variety of  available data has…

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Evolving to the Next Generation of ERP Systems

Robert Kugel - November 30, 2015

The enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is a pillar of nearly every company’s record-keeping and management of business processes. It is essential to the smooth functioning of…

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Oracle Must Pivot to Business Applications

Robert Kugel - November 11, 2015

Whatever Oracle’s cloud strategy had been the past, this year’s OpenWorld conference and trade show made it clear that the company is now all in. In his…

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Host Analytics Modeling Cloud Simplifies Planning and Reporting

Robert Kugel - August 20, 2015

Our benchmark research on next-generation business planning finds that a large majority of companies rely on spreadsheets to manage planning processes. For example, four out of five use…

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Optimization Analytics Comes to the Mass Market

Robert Kugel - August 14, 2015

Optimization is the application of algorithms to sets of data to guide executives and managers in making the best decisions. It’s a trending topic because using optimization…

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The Strategic Tax Department Is a Priority for Longview

Robert Kugel - July 31, 2015

Longview’s recent Dialog user group meeting highlighted the company’s continued commitment to providing much needed automation tools for improving tax department performance – tools that enable the tax…

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New Revenue Recognition Rules Require Software

Robert Kugel - June 3, 2015

For most of the past decade businesses that decided not to pay attention to proposed changes in revenue recognition rules have saved themselves time and frustration as the…

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Order-to-Cash Cycle for Revenue Recognition

Robert Kugel - May 28, 2015

Revenue recognition standards for companies that use contracts are in the process of changing, as I covered in an earlier perspective. As part of managing their transition…

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Adaptive Insights Highlights Importance of Strategic Finance

Robert Kugel - May 1, 2015

Adaptive Insights held its annual user group meeting recently. A theme sounded in several keynote sessions was the importance of finance departments playing a more strategic role in…

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SaaS Buyers and Customers Beware: Data Issues Are Cloudy

Robert Kugel - April 29, 2015

There’s a long history of companies not paying close enough attention to the contractual elements of acquiring software. Today, this extends into the world of cloud computing.…