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

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


Nucleus Research’s “CPM Technology Value Matrix 2017” named IBM a leader in Corporate Performance Management (CPM) solutions and found that “recent changes to its CPM products focus both on personal functionality and usability, empowering a greater diversity of individual users with more tools.”   Based on its assessment of 17 vendors offering CPM products, the research firm determined that there are two types of CPM products: “those that are tightly integrated with Excel and those that try to reimagine CPM … Read More


Impulse purchases account for a large amount of revenue that retailers can’t afford to miss out on. In fact, impulse buying accounts for nearly 80% of purchases. Impulse buying is when a shopper purchases something that was not originally on their shopping list – whether it’s adding chips to their grocery cart or buying shoes on sale that go really well with the dress they just purchased. When retailers drive impulse purchasing, they increase both basket size and sales. Impulse … Read More


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