Lisa Minneci, Author at Revelwood Knowledge Center – Page 5 of 6
Lisa Minneci, Author at Revelwood Knowledge Center – Page 5 of 6

More and more organizations are embracing rolling forecasts; as they do so, they are looking for the steps to success with rolling forecasts.  For many of those organizations, working with rolling forecasts is not an either or: they are not simply throwing out the budgeting process in favor of rolling forecasting.  Instead, they are using both traditional budgeting and the more agile rolling forecasting. When we work with our clients to move to a model that relies on rolling forecasting, … Read More


Every job has an upside and a downside.  For Jeremy, a budget manager in the commercial property and casualty insurance industry, the upside of his role is to manage corporate expenses, revenue forecasting, reporting and analysis for a leading company.  The downside was that Jeremy—and the 70 other people involved in the financial planning process—were bogged down using Excel budget templates to collect and consolidate the budget data.  The unwieldy process was time-consuming, error-prone and difficult to manage. Jeremy knew … Read More


Starting a new job can be exciting, but also stressful.  But how would you like to step into Dina Bank’s shoes?  Her first task as the director of financial systems for a full-service media and marketing communications agency was to oversee the implementation of a new budgeting, planning and reporting system.  The overall goal was to make it easier to understand staff costing, client profitability and profitability by business unit. The media company had selected IBM Cognos TM1 as the … Read More


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


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