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Increase the Value of Your CPM Suite Using Gartner's Pace-Layering Toolkit

Published: 08 February 2013

ID: G00236157

Analyst(s): John Van Decker

Summary

Many organizations do not understand how corporate performance management suites can be leveraged outside of finance and how to get value from existing CPM investment. CPM strategists should use our Toolkit to help firms gain higher levels of opportunity in CPM, often with software they already own.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Analysis

  • Document the Current Environment Using the Pace-Layering Toolkit
  • Leverage Your Existing Software Investment to Extend Value in CPM
    • Initiative 1: Leverage the Existing CPM Budgeting Tool for Strategic Planning
    • Initiative 2: Leverage the CPM Budgeting Tool for Dynamic Financial Forecasting
    • Initiative 3: Extend CPM Budgeting and Planning Capability to Better Link With Operational Areas
    • Initiative 4: Implement a Close Management or Reconciliations Management Solution to Integrate With CPM and ERP
    • Initiative 5: Implement a Disclosure Management Solution for External and Internal Reporting
    • Initiative 6: Implement a Strategy Management Solution Integrated Within the CPM Suite
    • Initiative 7: Implement a CPM-Based Profitability Modeling and Optimization (PM&O) Solution With Planning
    • Initiative 8: Implement a Tax Provisioning Solution as Part of the CPM Suite
    • Initiative 9: Integrate CPM With Financial Analytics and BI Reporting
  • Understand the Level of Effort to Achieve Higher Levels of Value, and Improve Your CPM Implementation

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