Lisa Minneci, Author at Revelwood Knowledge Center – Page 5 of 5
Lisa Minneci, Author at Revelwood Knowledge Center – Page 5 of 5

There’s a reason the term ‘Excel hell’ is well known – many, many financial analysts and companies find themselves beholden to hundreds of spreadsheets for their budgeting and financial planning processes.  Carrie Ludwiczak, a senior financial analyst with a consumer loan company decided it was time to stop the time-consuming process of relying on Excel for budgeting. And it wasn’t just about saving time and reducing errors.  Carrie knew what her team wanted to provide to the company – comparative … Read More

We’re pleased to share that yesterday the Revelwood BPM Suite (now called Lightspeed) was named Best FP&A Technology Tool at the Financial Forecasting & Planning Innovation Conference! The BPM Suite is an out-of-the box implementation accelerator for mid-market and enterprise financial planning, reporting and analytics. It is the first and only fully developed application accelerator for planning, reporting and analytics on the IBM Cognos TM1 and IBM Cognos Express Xcelerator platforms. The judging panel that selected the BPM Suite over competing products … Read More

Mark Enslin, business analytics accreditation program manager for IBM, sat down with us to talk about the IBM Software Practice Accelerator and how Revelwood became the first IBM Business Partner to earn IBM Cognos TM1 Gold Accreditation Q: Can you give us some quick background on the Software Practice Accelerator? Mark:  The program was launched in early 2013 and is designed to help our Business Partners deepen and broaden their IBM Software implementation skills.  The program includes training, mentoring, coaching … Read More

The Oakland Athletics general manager, Billy Beane, proved the ROI of analytics and shared it in the wildly popular book and movie, Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game.  Nucleus Research has proved that analytics delivers for business as well; the firm found that analytics pays back $10.66 for every dollar spent. In a research note on the findings, Nucleus cites two significant reasons for the high ROI of analytics: It is easy to integrate data sources with analytics … Read More

Recently I had the opportunity to hear my CEO, Ken Wolf, speak at the New Jersey Chapter of Financial Executive Internationals on the much debated topic of rolling forecasts. A former accountant, self-proclaimed rolling forecast advocate, and CEO of a performance management software company, I knew this topic was quite familiar to him. As the members of FEI gathered at their Morristown, NJ headquarters for the April peer-to-peer breakfast forum, I had a feeling that this morning’s session was going … Read More

Mike Briscoe’s colleagues at a real estate investment trust consider him an IBM Cognos TM1 “wizard,” and go to him for anything related to reports. In fact, there isn’t a TM1 report that Mike can’t create. “With less time spent gathering information we’re able to look for trends and analyze data very easily and quickly, positively impacting the performance of our business,” says Mike, vice president of information management. Mike’s company hand-picked him to lead the charge on transitioning the … Read More


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