BI

Are You Freaking Out Your Business Users?

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Why is it that some people quickly embrace their BI system and others find it an exercise in frustration? If you are in the user group that finds BI intuitive and extremely powerful, you are fortunate. For the rest of us, it’s an exercise in frustration. Why? [...]

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KPI

Confused by KPIs? You Are Not Alone.

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KPIs are a vital part of any Performance Management or Strategy Execution system. Yet how many times have you struggled to understand or to explain what is meant by “KPI”? What is so difficult to understand about those 3 little words? [...]

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corporate performance management

Mixed-Up Mess: CPM and EPM

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Have you ever struggled to understand or explain the labels CPM and EPM? What do they mean? Are they synonymous or is there enough difference that anyone should even care? CPM and EPM have become synonymous. For the sake of simplicity, we will use the Gartner label of [...]

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Supporting SMCR with Technology- Ten Observations

Many financial services organizations are struggling to interpret and implement the Senior Manager and Certification Regime (SMCR). Technology can play a critical role in both administering the regime and monitoring compliance. As a leading [...]

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The Five Abilities that Get a CIO Invited to the Head Table

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Technology spending is becoming more complex. There is also a trend in business units, making decisions on identifying the technology they need and choosing the vendors they want. Where does this leave the CIO and the IT organization? [...]

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CPM corporate performance management

Are You in Excel Hell or CPM Heaven?

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Have you invested in expensive reporting systems yet your business users are still doing a considerable amount of “cut, copy and paste?” of information in order to create your Corporater Performance Management reports? Well, I have two words for you [...]

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strategy execution

Eureka! I Found the Missing Link to Strategy Execution

It sounded like a low risk idea at the time: “Let’s forget about strategy for a while and escape to San Miguel, Mexico for a week of art lessons”. Little did I know that it would lead to a complete career change! It was in the middle of the 2nd art lesson [...]

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Business Intelligence Brief - Is there really a B in BI

Is there REALLY a “B” in BI? Or was it all False Advertising?

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Business Intelligence is all the rage. But in dark corners, people are whispering that it has not lived up to its promise. Sure, the graphical tools are snazzy. And the analysts who use it rave about its ability to manipulate information to find answers [...]

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strategy management

Part II | Dashboard vs Business Dashboard – Going beyond report based dashboards

This is my second blog around a new term that Corporater uses: Business Dashboard. What characterizes a dashboard: Dashboards are nothing more than HTML reports where [...]

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strategy management

Part I | Dashboard vs Business Dashboard – What is the difference?

I am going to start a series that focus on a new term that Corporater uses: Business Dashboard. What is the difference between a Dashboard that most of us know - and the Corporater Business Dashboard? Well [...]

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