Financial Performance Management

16 Sep 2016

Ironside Uncovers TM1 SSL Certificate Expiration Issue

By | September 16th, 2016|Categories: Financial Performance Management, IBM, Press Releases, Proven Practices|Tags: , , , , , , |

Ironside recently reported a new issue to IBM that is now confirmed as having an impact on all TM1 sites regardless of version. The Ironside Managed Services team uncovered the issue while troubleshooting a client's environment. "In our efforts to secure an environment for one of our larger insurance clients, it was noticed that the [...]

3 May 2016

Ironside Webinar Series: Rolling Forecast Essentials

By | May 3rd, 2016|Categories: Advisory, Financial Performance Management, Webinars|Tags: , , , , |

On April 26th, Ironside hosted a webinar on Rolling Forecast Essentials. Members of our Financial Performance Management team, Mark Flyamer, Senior Consultant and Rich Canale, Solution Architect, discussed the foundation needed to start implementing rolling forecasts work at your organization. Rich and Mark discussed design techniques to help you expedite rolling forecast models and minimize the hours needed to get a working solution all while preserving the accuracy and integrity of your financial data. […]

26 Apr 2016

Rolling Forecasts Fast: 4 Easy Steps for Finance Teams

By | April 26th, 2016|Tags: , , |

[Recording Available] Ironside Webinar Series Rolling Forecasts Fast: 4 Easy Steps for Finance Teams Finance teams are busy. In fact, they’re usually so busy they sometimes miss opportunities to take tasks off their plates. Rolling forecasting is one of those opportunities. Turns out if you know the right approach, accurate rolling forecasts can be easy [...]

28 Mar 2016

Rolling Forecast Automation: Financial Analytics Maximized

By | March 28th, 2016|Categories: Advisory, Financial Performance Management, Strategy & Innovation|Tags: , , , , |

Financial analytics and performance monitoring are vital components in an organization’s success. The ability to review and quickly react to industry and market changes is a critical competitive advantage that requires agile analytics to get right. The rolling forecast is a continuous planning process that provides your organization with just such an analytical vehicle.  Extending beyond [...]

25 Mar 2016

Rolling Forecasting Starter Kit: 3 Essential Facts

By | March 25th, 2016|Categories: Advisory, Financial Performance Management, Proven Practices|Tags: , , , |

Many organizations have adopted monthly or quarterly rolling forecasting as a primary tool for understanding their operational and financial performance.   The rolling forecast is a process that includes the continuous evaluation of past results with future expectations across a set number of time periods to analyze trends and help the organization understand its current position. [...]

6 Aug 2015

Book Recommendations from Ironside Thought Leaders

By | August 6th, 2015|Categories: Advisory, Proven Practices, Team Members|Tags: , , , , , |

Last month, we gave you a few summer reading suggestions from our experts, and they were so well-received we decided to bring you three more book recommendations from some more Ironside luminaries. These book recommendations will take you into the final stretch of the season feeling enriched with new insights into organizational growth, analytics strategy, and [...]

5 Nov 2014

Ironside Achieves IBM Gold Practice Accreditation: Most Decorated IBM Partner World-Wide

By | November 5th, 2014|Categories: Awards & Recognition, Press Releases, Strategy & Innovation|Tags: , , , |

Ironside, has become the first IBM Business Partner to achieve IBM Gold Software Accreditation in the three major pillars of IBM business analytics software: Business Intelligence (Cognos), Financial Performance Management (TM1), and Predictive Analytics (SPSS). […]

6 Oct 2014

Driver-Based Compensation Planning in IBM Cognos TM1

By | October 6th, 2014|Categories: Financial Performance Management, Performance, Sales Performance Management|Tags: , , , , , |

Employee compensation accounts for most of the expense base for service-oriented companies. The true ‘driver’ for this expense revolves around workforce planning. Creating a projection that matches the size of the workforce to the demands of the business can be a difficult exercise. Like most complex tasks, breaking it down into manageable components makes it easier to implement. This is the core principle behind driver-based compensation planning. […]

6 Oct 2014

Debugging TM1

By | October 6th, 2014|Categories: Financial Performance Management, Performance, Proven Practices|Tags: , , , , |

There is a plethora of content available on utilizing the various TM1 functions, but what happens when these functions do not work as expected? What do you do when a rule does not return the expected value, a TI process does not load the values you had hoped for, or a cube’s performance is below acceptable levels? This article will cover some techniques for debugging TM1 that you can use to resolve issues with rules, TI processes, and cube performance. […]

17 Jun 2014

Ironside Webinar Series: Comparing TM1 Performance Modeler vs. Architect – Part 2

By | June 17th, 2014|Categories: Financial Performance Management, Strategy & Innovation, Webinars|Tags: , , , , , |

As a follow-up to the TM1 Performance Modeler Webinar that we hosted on April 15th, Ironside presented an advanced version for more experienced users on June 10th . This webinar focused on some of the additional advanced new features in TM1 Performance Modeler. These exciting new features require more business knowledge than technical ability and can [...]

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