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Gary Cokins

Gary Cokins

Founder and CEO - Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC

United States | Professional Services - Information, Technology

Who Remembers Saying “This is where we came in”?

Posted over 4 years ago, 2 comments
I suspect only a small number of those reading this will recognize the phrase in this blog’s title, “This is where we came in.” What does it refer to? What does it have to do with enterprise performance management?
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Performance Management via Word of Mouse

Posted over 4 years ago, 0 comments
The way that organizations learn today is much different than twenty years ago. Back then, for example, managers learned by thumbing through business and trade magazines. Maybe they picked up an idea in from the Wall Street Journal. Occasionally they would go to seminars or read a book about a topic. Maybe they would read an academic article or attend a university lecture.
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Request to Complete Howard Dresner’s BI Market Survey

Posted over 4 years ago, 0 comments
Unlike my regular blogs that share my feelings about enterprise performance management, this one is a brief appeal for those organizations using business intelligence (BI) software to complete a survey for Howard Dresner. Howard, previously an IT analyst with the Gartner Group, is an internationally recognized subject matter expert in business intelligence and enterprise performance management methodologies.
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2010 – Old Decade, New Decade

Posted over 4 years ago, 1 comment
Let’s look back at the last ten years of applying enterprise performance management methodologies, and then speculate about their next ten years.
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From Bean Counter to Bean Analyzer

Posted over 4 years ago, 0 comments
I recently attended a conference in New York City hosted by CFO Conferences titled Leveraging Analytics to Turn Data into Insight. I believe it was an eye opener for many of the accountants attending. Why? Accountants take pride in their number crunching skills and their ability to analyze financial income statements, balance sheets, and budget variances. But the conference speakers highlighted the type of analytics that focused on non-financial data rather than the accounting reports that in reality translate operational activities into the language of money – currency such as dollars or Euros. A key takeaway was the CFO function should expand its role beyond toiling with compliance and regulatory reporting – counting the beans – to analyzing what best actions grow the beans.
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