Industry Articles Archives – Revelwood Knowledge Center
Industry Articles Archives – Revelwood Knowledge Center

This is a guest blog post from Rob Hull, founder, Adaptive Insights Scramble like hell to pull together a budget. Execute against that budget regardless of changes in the business. Repeat the budget scramble in 12 months. If your corporate planning process still looks like this, then you’re likely stuck in static planning. By that I mean a planning, reporting, and analytics process that’s siloed, largely manual, almost always built around spreadsheets, and constrained by limited insights into the operations … Read More


BPM Partners, a privately held advisory services firm with an exclusive focus on business performance management, recently released “Predictions for Performance Management in 2019.” Among those predictions are two that stand out to us. Prediction: Many More Companies will be Upgrading from Legacy Systems BPM Partners writes, “We have seen a recent surge of companies looking to replace their legacy on-premise performance management systems with a more modern version and this will continue to grow.” This is something we are … Read More


Two of our partners – Adaptive Insights and IBM — are featured as Leaders in Gartner’s “Magic Quadrant for Cloud Financial Planning and Analysis Solutions.” This report was previously called the “Magic Quadrant for Cloud Strategic Corporate Performance Management Solutions.” The report includes some overall market trends, which include: An accelerated shift from mature on-premises offerings to cloud solutions Finance leaders are turning to SaaS solutions to reduce application support costs, increase application flexibility and shorten time to value The … Read More


Each year BPM Partners releases its Business Performance Management (BPM) vendor landscape report. According to the firm, the purpose of the report is to “provide a point-in-time snapshot of all the core players, their status in the market, and the focus of their offerings.” This year’s report found “cloud momentum picked up with the vast majority of vendors seeing their cloud version account for the bulk of their sales.” The report also states that the “focus on the customer has … Read More


CFOs in companies of all sizes are assessing how, when and where they should automate their finance functions and processes. One of our partners, Adaptive Insights, recently surveyed 160 CFOs across the globe for its most recent CFO Indicator Report, Full Steam Ahead: Finance on Board with Automation. Among other things, the survey found that 40% of them consider the biggest driver behind automation is the demand for faster, higher quality insights from executives and operational stakeholders. The report explains … Read More


Microsoft Excel is the tool CFOs and finance professionals love to hate. The problem is often a result of trying to use Excel  for complex financial planning and analysis. Excel is simply the wrong tool for that job. In fact, a BARC survey found that specialized planning solutions offer users the following over Excel: 57% improved integration of planning with reporting and analysis 57% increased transparency of planning 53% better quality of planning results 51% more precise/detailed planning 43% increased … Read More


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