Brian Combs, Author at Revelwood Knowledge Center – Page 2 of 3
Brian Combs, Author at Revelwood Knowledge Center – Page 2 of 3

“We need to add this functionality…and this dimension…and that dimension…and sometimes we get asked for this so let’s add something else to capture that…and this one is really important…we can add all of that, right?” I have been involved in several conversations very similar to this one. My answer is always, “Yes, but just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.” Unfortunately, anything I say after “yes” is frequently tuned out at first. Sometimes I wish I could simply say, … Read More


Last week Revelwood was named Adaptive Insights Partner Rising Star of the Year at Adaptive’s Annual Partner Rally, which took place in Pleasanton, California. When presenting the award, Adaptive cited Revelwood’s determination, passion, thought leadership and overall knowledge and success in the space. This is a tremendous honor for us as we officially began our partnership with Adaptive Insights last fall. Since then, we have been included in a number of Adaptive events. As part of these events, I’ve had … Read More


Music has been a large part of my life for many years now. I have played drums and percussion in multiple bands, orchestras and jazz ensembles, and I have sung in several choirs and barber shop quartets. The one constant through all of them has been a talented conductor or director at the helm. A band doesn’t simply get together and decide to play a famous concerto. The conductor chooses a piece that speaks to him or her, works with … Read More


FP&A Done Right Blog Series – Finance Fridays Are you preparing to move from Excel to a new planning and reporting solution? Perhaps you are changing to a new solution or simply upgrading the current one you have. Are you planning to implement your current process in the new system or are you going to take this opportunity to make changes and updates? I can help with that last one! Avoid the dreaded “lift and shift.” It will always be … Read More


Revelwood’s Customer Care offering is now complete! I am excited to announce that the third prong in our suite of Customer Care services, the Performance Tune-Up, is ready to go. Our Performance Tune-Up, along with the other two services, System Administration as a Service and Help Desk, will make sure your TM1 or IBM Planning Analytics system doesn’t fail when you need it most. It’s all about providing you with the peace of mind that Revelwood has your back when you … Read More


I am an “FP&A guy.” I love this stuff. I love every part of it – from the last-minute changes to the long range planning sessions and everything in between. Throughout my career, I’ve had the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of global FP&A and want to share some of my insights and tips and tricks with you all. It has certainly not always gone as planned and I have had my share of missteps. At times, I … Read More


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