11 07, 2019

Planning in Excel: How to Make it Better

2019-07-11T17:38:32+02:00July 11th, 2019|Categories: Thought Leadership|Tags: , , , , |

For most finance professionals, Excel has long been the gold standard for budgeting, planning, and forecasting. It is a great tool with numerous features that offer a lot of functionality. But in the global marketplace that is facing rapid changes due to digital transformation, is Excel alone still enough? In a 2018 survey, 80% of organizations reported they are still ...

27 03, 2019

A Smarter Approach to Sales Planning

2019-05-28T12:13:14+02:00March 27th, 2019|Categories: Thought Leadership|Tags: , , , |

Best-in-class CRM tools are a must for any company that wants to maintain its competitive edge. Yet despite all of their fancy features and functions, most leading systems fall short when it comes to planning. So what’s a sales professional to do – resort to spreadsheets despite all of the known risks and shortcomings? Fortunately, today there are better options: ...

31 01, 2018

5 Critical Steps to Streamline HR Planning in 2018 (Part 3)

2019-05-28T12:58:26+02:00January 31st, 2018|Categories: Jedox Software|Tags: , |

This blog series examines the five essential steps in strategic planning and workforce management, explains the technologies that can support those steps, and offers case histories that show how the adoption of planning technology can streamline workforce management with considerable benefits to the organization [....]

14 09, 2016

If You Build It, Will They Come? (Pt. 8)

2019-05-28T13:06:40+02:00September 14th, 2016|Categories: Thought Leadership|Tags: , , |

In an earlier post, we noted the high failure rates of many IT implementations. While we listed a number of the factors, one that deserves further elaboration is user adoption. Far too often a new software solution is implemented and no one uses it. An AMR Research study showed that nearly 50 percent of companies faced serious challenges with business software changes and user adoption, while a survey of Fortune 500 executives cited “resistance” as the primary reason that changes failed in their organizations. It doesn’t matter how elegantly a new software solution fits into the IT infrastructure if business users don’t want to work with it. [...]

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