Big Vendors, Big Risk: Are you about to waste $750k and 8 months?

Big Vendors, Big Risk: Are you about to waste $750k and 8 months? So, a finance team puts in $750k and is 8 months into the implementation with a big vendor. The team meets with the vendor’s project manager to discuss the status and asks the vendor about promised functionality. The vendor replies; “That might [...]

A3 Solutions is Passionate about Budget and Forecasting Performance

A3 Solutions is Passionate about Budget and Forecasting Performance Our Product is Our Passion Our Customers are Our Calling Bucking the trend of “churn and burn startups”, A3 Solutions will soon be celebrating our 25th year in business. As we are not venture funded, we do not have the distractions of outside investors demanding [...]

A3 Solutions, YOUR Spreadsheets and OLAP…a Unified Consolidation Made in Heaven

A3 Solutions, YOUR Spreadsheets and OLAP…a Unified Consolidation Made in Heaven Ah, but there is a solution. Brace yourself...it’s a nasty looking acronym, a little wild, mysterious, and esoteric. But hang in here with me. It’s worth a minute of understanding. O-L-A-P... OLAP, aka Online Analytical Processing. It’s the power behind the scenes [...]

CPM, BPM, EPM … S.O.S!

CPM, BPM, EPM ... S.O.S! Ouch! I just read more closely the Wikipedia article on Corporate Performance Management linked in my last post. Actually, there is no wiki-entry for CPM. CPM searches are redirected to Business Performance Management, aka BPM, and the piece is painful to read, poorly written! Even Wikipedia discredits its own [...]

Don Quixote, ROI, and Corporate Performance Management

Don Quixote, ROI, and Corporate Performance Management What do CPM, ROI, and Don Quixote have in common? Well, their meanings have been diluted, and the powerful ideas they stand for have been undermined and distorted. In addition, I am a passionate fan of all three, so for the foreseeable future, I commit these blog [...]