Financial Performance Management – Revelwood Knowledge Center
Financial Performance Management – Revelwood Knowledge Center

Seems simple enough, right? Not by a long shot. One of the two big C’s you must be prepared to facilitate is Change (Communication is the second one). I love change. I’m not talking about change simply for the sake of change. We all know there is enough of that. I’m referring to the change that comes about once you recognize that something is missing from your processes. When you realize there is a better, more efficient way to achieve your goals, step up and make the change happen. Be a Change Agent. Read More


IBM Planning Analytics Tips & Tricks Series This is a guest post from Revelwood’s Shane Bethea. Did you know that there is a new way to edit object settings in IBM Planning Analytics Workspace (PAW)? The Settings editor is new for PAW and gives the system administrator a clear, easy to use interface to modify attributes, security, and properties for objects such as cubes, dimensions, processes, and chores (where applicable). In the background, the Settings editor is still modifying entries … Read More


IBM Planning Analytics Tips & Tricks Series This is a guest post from Revelwood’s Shane Bethea. Did you know that you can quickly and easily create a new time dimension in the Planning Analytics Workspace (PAW) Dimension editor? The following steps will automatically create a time dimension with a standard hierarchy and pre-populated set of attributes in a matter of seconds. To create your time dimension using the PAW Dimension editor, simply right click Dimensions in the left hand navigation … Read More


FP&A Done Right Series “That’s the way we’ve always done it.” “I don’t know, we just send it to them every month.” AHHHHHH! Stop it!  When I get that response; it is like fingernails on a chalk board to me. It sends shivers up and down my spine. FP&A needs to add value at every step of the process. Focus on the up- and down-stream impacts of everything you do and make sure you understand the intent behind what you … Read More


IBM Planning Analytics Tips & Tricks Series This is a guest post from Revelwood’s Nina Gordy Did you know there are several benefits to using hierarchies in IBM Planning Analytics? Hierarchies are one of the additional features available in Planning Analytics. The main benefit of hierarchies is that they enable users to see alternative data rollups in the same view. There are several reasons to take advantage of this new approach to interacting with your data. Hierarchies can improve query … Read More


IBM Planning Analytics Tips & Tricks Series Did you know that you can trace the details of a calculation in an IBM Planning Analytics Workspace exploration? The following screen shot shows a simple revenue calculation that uses input values for Units and Unit Price. You can right click on the revenue value and select the option of “trace cell” to see the details of the calculation. The trace will show me the calculated result, the formula, and the values for … Read More


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