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Frank Buytendijk

Frank Buytendijk

Vice President and Fellow, Enterprise Performance Management at Oracle

United States | Finance

The Curious Case of Financial Consolidation

Posted over 10 years ago, 1 comment
One of the goals of a data warehouse is to provide a single source of the truth, as the basis of management information across the organization. Data is collected from various transactional systems, is integrated and aggregated, and made available...
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Academy of Management 2009

Posted over 10 years ago, 0 comments
More than 8,000 attendees (mostly academics), 35,000 papers submitted, and 1,600 papers accepted. Amongst which a paper on ‘scenario-based strategy maps’ written by Pietro Micheli of Cranfield U, Toby Hatch of Oracle and myself.
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Can A Process Be Ethical?

Posted over 10 years ago, 6 comments
Ethics is the philosophical discipline that studies morality. Morality is about what is fundamentally right and wrong, towards yourself as well as to others. I wonder how often 'what is right and what is wrong' is being asked in organizations....
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Does Database Matter?

Posted almost 11 years ago, 0 comments
"Infrastructure is everything below the level I care about". For developers that would consist of the network and the hardware, for the CEO of the company, probably all of IT would fit under that definition. And given the fact that...
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Connecting the Dots

Posted almost 11 years ago, 0 comments
Recently I attended a presentation by a member of the board of a large insurance company. He discussed the “lean” implementation the company has gone through. Lean is a methodology aimed at continuous improvement, and it originally comes from the manufacturing world. Obviously it can also be used for administrative processes.
One of the key elements of Lean is to define the customer value that the organization needs to deliver, and then to eliminate everything that doesn’t contribute to that goal. The problem with that could be that you stop innovating. Customers usually don’t ask for innovation, they just want to do business hassle-free. The insurance company took a great approach. They company didn’t simply ask customers, it didn’t just analyze data, the company observed customers closely.
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