Entries by Sam Florio

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Three Ways Spreadsheets Are Holding You Back

  Traditional spreadsheet practice for Planning, Forecasting and Reporting is falling by the wayside. Microsoft Excel is powerful, but for the exponential data your organization has it’s power is just not enough. Strengthen your organization by understanding the ways that tiresome, stressful spreadsheet use can actually hold your company back.   Spreadsheets are very susceptible […]

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Traditional Forecasting: From Pitfalls to Improvements

  Steve Player’s white paper “Managing Through Change: The Power of Rolling Forecasts” highlights a lot of important factors to note about traditional budgeting and forecasting rules and modernizing them to fit your business and generate cash. Traditional forecasting rules definitely improve your business processes, but improvements can always be made. There are many general approaches […]

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Top 5 Bad Excuses for Resisting Legal Project Management

Clients are constantly calling for better efficiency and cost-effective delivery of legal services. So why would any legal firm turn down an offer for legal project management, “a rapidly-maturing discipline that is the proximate consequence of the enormous pressures in-house legal leaders now face to trim budgets, choke back rampant costs and long-entrenched inefficiencies, and, particularly, keep […]

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Shifting Gears: Moving from Reactive to Proactive Enterprise Planning

“If you can’t put a halt to revenue and profit surprises, the earnest planning, process development, and resource & planning technology investments that go into your major corporate initiatives could be wasted. Those outcomes can be especially painful given the unpredictable economy. Effective use of your time and resources is essential in growing your business.” […]

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From Spreadsheets to Business Intelligence Solutions: Becoming a Profitable Organization

Sometimes it can feel like you are swimming in a sea of spreadsheets. This wouldn’t be too much of a problem, if spreadsheets didn’t cause so many of their own. Using Excel spreadsheets limits the ability to perform high-value, forward-looking analysis. They are prone to data errors. Errors in data will cause many more days […]