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"Live" with SAP BPC for Planning and Consolidation? Now Really Exploit Your Investment!
Hear how BPC users are leveraging the Column5 Extended Support, eLearning and Application Review services to improve the effectiveness of their BPC planning and consolidation processes post go-live.

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SAP BPC v10 New Reporting & Analysis Features Including Business Intelligence-Part 2
Join Column5 for the part 2 of a live demonstration of the new and exciting reporting features of BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation) using the new Web Interface as well as the EPM Add-in for Office (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint). Additional Topics include: Integration with SAP Business Intelligence Solutions and Connectivity to Profitability and Cost Management (PCM) using the EPM Add-in for Excel. 

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SAP BPC v10 New Reporting & Analysis Features Including Business Intelligence-Part 1
Join Column5 for a live demonstration of the new and exciting reporting features of BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation) using the new Web Interface as well as the EPM Add-in and Automated Variance Analysis (Microsoft version). The EPM Add-in will cover Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Additional Topics include: Integration with SAP Business Intelligence Solutions and Connectivity to Profitability and Cost Management (PCM) using the EPM Add-in for Excel. 

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Best Practices for Implementing BPC on HANA
SAP will be discussing the exciting benefits of the leading-edge, in-memory computing technology on the SAP HANA platform. We will discuss considerations around upgrading and implementating BPC v10 on HANA.

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BPC v10.1 Roadmap & Demonstration
During this joint Column5 and SAP Webcast, we will discuss the upgrade path/process to SAP Planning and Consolidation version 10.1. We will demonstrate new features, tips and tricks along with implementation considerations.

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Consolidation & Fast Close at the World’s Largest Corporations – What the Close Cycle Rankings Can Tell Us
Join Column5 to review several key findings from EPM International’s research into the external financial reporting timetables of the 1,000 largest companies in the world. Column5’s David JH Jones, Managing Director of the UK & EMEA, will explore what these rankings tell us, why these rankings matter and why the speed of close should be a key metric for CFO’s and Corporate Controllers.

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Latest Update! SAP BPC v10 Microsoft Roadmap
Learn more about the SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC), version for the Microsoft Platform roadmap in this joint webcast with SAP and Column5. Pras Chatterjee will talk about some of the latest innovation in the platform and upcoming roadmap items such as:

  • Web client
  • Consolidation functionality
  • Mobile direction
  • And more!

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Optimized Budgeting, Planning & Reporting for the Healthcare Industry
This session will feature a case study on Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center detailing their current use of the BPC solution as implemented with Column5. SAP will provide a brief update on developments in the Healthcare Industry and how SAP Analytics solutions address these unique requirements.

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Enhance SAP BPC and EPM User Success with e-Learning
What’s your biggest challenge in making sure SAP BPC is implemented effectively by your end users? Why don’t your BPC users remember how to exploit your solution fully? Do you struggle to educate new staff quickly and easily on BPC wherever they are in the world? There is no doubt that successful SAP BPC implementations are built on effective change management supported by quality training. Most organisations focus effort during their implementation project on class room training for end users and administrators. But, post go-live they struggle to sustain learning and knowledge acquisition and this holds back BPC benefits realisation. We have a unique answer to this all too common problem, already used by many BPC users globally and not even available from SAP themselves: Column5 eLearning from the EPM Academy. Join us to learn more about how to leverage learning to sustain knowledge and improve exploitation of your SAP BPC investment. See what other end users experience in the EPM Academy and why it makes BPC knowledge stick!

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Planning Features of SAP BPC v10.1
Join Column5 for an in-depth look at the new/enhanced planning features of SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC) version 10.1 for the NetWeaver platform.  We will be covering the following topics:

  • Full integration of planning into BW data models and tools
  • Rich set of HANA-optimized planning functions
  • Specific functionality to coordinate Business Process Flows and Work Status Management
  • Enhanced EPM Add-in options and the HTML 5 Web interface
  • And more!

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Assessing Your Budgeting & Forecasting Maturity
This session will illustrate the transformational power of Enterprise Performance Management and discuss key initiatives and considerations when assessing the potential value of an EPM solution. Best practices and tools used to establishing an EPM process improvement initiative at your company will also be delivered and discussed. We will also highlight budgeting and forecasting conditions that may cause audit or compliance concerns, and how these can be resolved through an effective EPM solution.

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SAP BPC New Reporting & Analysis Features Including Business Intelligence-Part 2
Join Column5 for a live demonstration of the new and exciting reporting features of BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation) using the new Web Interface as well as the EPM Add-in for Office (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).  Additional Topics include:  Integration with SAP Business Intelligence Solutions and Connectivity to Profitability and Cost Management (PCM) using the EPM Add-in for Excel.

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EPM Roadmap & New Features of BPC v10.1
During this joint Column5 and SAP Webcast, we will discuss the upgrade path/process to SAP Planning and Consolidation version 10.1. We will demonstrate new features, tips and tricks along with implementation considerations.

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Top 10 Tips & Tricks for Solving BPC NetWeaver Issues
Sometimes finding an answer to your BPC question can be like hunting for a needle in a haystack – time consuming and often frustrating. Column5’s Technical Services team has compiled this popular list of the Top 10 BPC fixes & performance enhancers from our many years of experience working with BPC, and the SAP product and support teams. In this session, you will discover free, readily available resources that will help you find solutions and answers to your BPC problems and questions. You will be surprised to learn how these resources, including online guides, tools and searchable forums, can improve your product’s performance and lower your cost of ownership. Column5 will deliver these resources (and more surprises!) during this session and will also demonstrate them live for a fully interactive and highly valuable user experience.

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Considerations for Integrating SAP BPC with SAP GRC
The SAP GRC suite of applications is popular among organizations wishing to streamline internal control processes and centralize compliance reporting. While many of the tools in the SAP GRC suite come with a pre-defined set of starter rules, these rules are primarily focused on the SAP ERP system and do not apply to SAP BPC. In this joint webcast with High Water Advisors, we will discuss the primary considerations for extending SAP GRC applications such as SAP Access Control and SAP Process Control to include BPC. For organizations running SAP BPC, this session will provide invaluable tips and insight into leveraging the power of SAP GRC to enhance compliance and increase process efficiencies.

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New Features of SAP BPC v10.1
Learn more about SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC) version 10.1 in this joint webcast with SAP and Column5.  Pras Chatterjee from SAP will discuss key features and functionality including:

  • NEW Unified model with tighter integration with SAP Business Warehouse to maximize investment
  • NEW HTML5 Web Client for smoother navigation and mobile readiness
  • Enhanced Scalability & Performance for faster decision making leveraging SAP HANA

Pras will also tell us how customers evaluating the BPC Unified Model, coming from a BPC 7.X/10.0 environment will be pleased to take advantage of the following new features available to them such as:

  • Deeper BW Integration
  • Planning Sessions
  • Calculated Key Figures / Inverse Formulas
  • And much more!

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Introduction to SAP BPC: Planning & Forecasting NetWeaver
Join Column5 for a basic introduction of SAP BPC Planning and Forecasting for NetWeaver including a live product demonstration and extended question and answer segment.

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SAP BPC New Reporting & Analysis Features Including Business Intelligence
Join Column5 for a live demonstration of the new and exciting reporting features of BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation) using the new Web Interface as well as the EPM Add-in and Automated Variance Analysis (Microsoft version). The EPM Add-in will cover Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Additional Topics include: Integration with SAP Business Intelligence Solutions and Connectivity to Profitability and Cost Management (PCM) using the EPM Add-in for Excel.

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Introduction to SAP BPC: Consolidations NetWeaver
Join Column5 for a basic introduction of SAP BPC Consolidations for NetWeaver including a live product demonstration and extended question and answer segment.

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Enterprise Reporting Strategies for BPC Including EPM Unwired for iPad, Mobility Solutions and SAP Business Intelligence
Join SAP and Column5 for a look at BPC Reporting options including the new SAP EPM Unwired mobile app for iPad and integration with SAP BI solutions.  We will highlight a customer business case for BPC Reporting including Dashboards and BI as well as their plans for Mobility. See a demo of how key features of SAP EPM Unwired for iPad such as viewing, analyzing and inputting planning and consolidation data on a mobile device can translate into increased ROI from SAP EPM and BI solutions.

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Introduction to SAP BPC: Planning & Forecasting Microsoft
Join Column5 for a basic introduction of SAP BPC Planning & Forecasting for Microsoft including a live product demonstration and extended question and answer segment.

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Updated - Best Practices Integrating BI EPM Technically
The value of EPM can be greatly enhanced by implementing BI components alongside BPC. The components need special configurations to be integrated and effective. This session covers those touch points and considerations needed to be successful.

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Updated - Implementing BPC v10 on HANA
SAP discusses the exciting benefits of the leading-edge, in-memory computing technology on the SAP HANA platform. With special guest speaker Tom Chelednik, Director Customer Solutions Adaptation, SAP. We discuss considerations around upgrading and implementing BPC v10 on HANA.

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Introduction to SAP BPC: Consolidations Microsoft
Join Column5 for a basic introduction of SAP BPC Consolidations for Microsoft including a live product demonstration and extended question and answer segment.
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Updated - SAP BPC New Reporting & Analysis Features
Join Column5 for a live demonstration of the new and exciting reporting features of BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation) using the new Web Interface as well as the EPM Add-in and Automated Variance Analysis (Microsoft version). The EPM Add-in will cover Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Additional Topics include: Integration with SAP Business Intelligence Solutions and Connectivity to Profitability and Cost Management (PCM) using the EPM Add-in for Excel

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Updated BPC v10 Roadmap & Demonstration
During this joint Column5 and SAP Webcast, we will discuss the upgrade path/process to SAP Planning and Consolidation version 10.0. We will demonstrate new features, tips and tricks along with implementation considerations.
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Northern Arizona University Getting an Advanced Degree in Budgeting
Join Northern Arizona University, Column5 and SAP for an informative session detailing the story of how NAU deployed SAP BPC, what the drivers for and benefits of an integrated solution have done for their complex budgeting environment and why they chose SAP and Column5 as their partners. This session will also include a live demonstration of Column5’s Higher Education Starter Kit.
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What You Need To Know About A BPC 10.0 Upgrade - A Special Webcast with ASUG
Considering an upgrade to SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (“BPC”) version 10.0? Relevant for both Microsoft and Netweaver versions of BPC, this webcast will dive deep into the topics that must be at the forefront of your mind when planning and executing the upgrade.
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Top 10 Tips & Tricks for Solving BPC Microsoft Issues
In this session, you will discover free, readily available resources that will help you find solutions and answers to your BPC problems and questions. You will be surprised to learn how these resources, including online guides, tools and searchable forums, can improve your product’s performance and lower your cost of ownership. Column5 will deliver these resources (and more surprises!) during this session and will also demonstrate them live for a fully interactive and highly valuable user experience.
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Optimized Budgeting, Planning & Reporting for the Healthcare Industry
This session will feature a case study on Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center detailing their current use of the BPC solution as implemented with Column5. SAP will provide a brief update on developments in the Healthcare Industry and how SAP Analytics solutions address these unique requirements.
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Latest Top 10 Tips & Tricks for Solving BPC NetWeaver Issues
Column5’s Technical Services team has compiled this popular list of the Top 10 BPC fixes & performance enhancers from our many years of experience working with BPC, and the SAP product and support teams. In this session, you will discover free, readily available resources that will help you find solutions and answers to your BPC problems and questions.
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Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting for Professional Services
This session will feature a case study by Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, who has implemented SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC) with Column5.  We will also provide an overview of BPC along with Best Practices and design options when configuring BPC in Professional Services organizations.
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BPC Projects - Secrets to Success

Based on a recent survey of nearly 100 BPC customers, come learn what traits successful projects have in common. Lower the cost of ownership, increase your user satisfaction, and find out ways to get more value out of your BPC/EPM, BI and HANA investments.

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Top 10 Tips & Tricks for Solving BPC Microsoft Issues
Sometimes finding an answer to your BPC question can be like hunting for a needle in a haystack – time consuming and often frustrating. Column5’s Technical Services team has compiled this popular list of the Top 10 BPC fixes & performance enhancers from our many years of experience working with BPC, and the SAP product and support teams. In this session, you will discover free, readily available resources that will help you find solutions and answers to your BPC problems and questions. You will be surprised to learn how these resources, including online guides, tools and searchable forums, can improve your product’s performance and lower your cost of ownership. Column5 will deliver these resources (and more surprises!) during this session and will also demonstrate them live for a fully interactive and highly valuable user experience.

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Top 10 Tips & Tricks for Solving BPC Netweaver Issues
Sometimes finding an answer to your BPC question can be like hunting for a needle in a haystack – time consuming and often frustrating. Column5’s Technical Services team has compiled this popular list of the Top 10 BPC fixes & performance enhancers from our many years of experience working with BPC, and the SAP product and support teams. In this session, you will discover free, readily available resources that will help you find solutions and answers to your BPC problems and questions. You will be surprised to learn how these resources, including online guides, tools and searchable forums, can improve your product’s performance and lower your cost of ownership. Column5 will deliver these resources (and more surprises!) during this session and will also demonstrate them live for a fully interactive and highly valuable user experience.

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Column5 Takes BPC User Questions - Roundtable Webcast
Are you in the middle of planning 2013? If so, this process has undoubtedly uncovered a number of questions about the product and process for you and your teams – Column5 is here to help! Send us your questions and during this special, user-driven webcast, Column5 experts will provide the timely answers you need to get the most out of your solutions.

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Disclosure Management Streamlining and Automating the Last Mile of External Reporting
During the webinar, you will see a demonstration of SAP Disclosure Management and understand the process of automating your disclosures such as Annual Reports and Statutory Financial Statement, Analyst Presentations, Regulatory Disclosures, Internal Reporting, Board Packs and XBRL filings in Global Jurisdictions.

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Pepco Holdings Case Study: Streamlining Budgeting and Planning with Planning and Consolidation (BPC)
Pepco Holdings, a large energy delivery company, needed to improve a cumbersome budgeting process for Operations & Maintenance and Construction. They chose SAP Planning & Consolidation (BPC) to replace a series of manual systems and processes, resulting in the ability to do effective iterative planning and analysis. Learn how Pepco Holdings was able to streamline their budgeting and planning process. 

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Key Features of Planning and Consolidation (BPC) Version 7.5 Microsoft
Learn about the SAP Planning and Consolidation (BPC) latest version 7.5 for Microsoft from Column5 and SAP. Hear about best practices of upgrading from prior versions of BPC (4.x and 5.x). 

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Advanced Reporting Using BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation (BPC)
Jennifer Harlan, Director of Training Solutions, will teach tips & tricks for EVDRE Reporting in SAP Planning & Consolidation (BPC). 

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Improve Your Sales and Operations Planning With BPC
In this session, SAP and Column5 Consulting will review the needs and priorities for S&OP as part of an integrated EPM strategy for organizations, demonstratew the SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation (BPC) application for S&OP Planning, and highlight the strategic value of increased profits, reduced waste, and increased customer service levels. 

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Sales & Operational Planning Integrated with BPC
Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) is an important planning process for many companies, perhaps especially for manufacturers and Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry participants. Column5 is pleased to announce we are collaborating with SAP to build a solution accelerator on Planning and Consolidation (BPC) to provide this functionality. This presentation discusses BPC for S&OP solutions and the value it can bring to users.

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Overview of Strategy Management (SSM)
Steve Stone, Director of Performance Solutions will discuss how to leverage Strategy Management solution to automate the communication and prioritization of key initiatives across your organization. Learn best practices to execute enterprise strategy management within your organization concentrating on definition, rollout, monitoring, managing, and feedback loops to collaborate and refine strategy. 

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Professional Services Webcast
This session will provide an overview of how SAP Business Planning and Consolidation can be utilized in the Professional Services Industry. We will walk through an Application and scenario that is configured to address many of the challenges that are specific to the Professional Services Industry, while discussing Best Practices and design options when configuring the solution. 

The session will include a customer case study focusing on CH2M Hill. CH2M Hill will share the benefits of using SAP Business Planning and Consolidation within their dynamic, industry leading organization. 

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Using SAP Planning and Consolidation in a midsize organization
Learn how Fluidmaster,a mid-market international manufacturer/distributor of plumbing supplies leverages SAP Planning and Consolidation to automate planning and forecasting requirements. On the webcast, hear from their VP Finance and Controller on why they selected SAP BPC to help automate their planning, forecasting, and management reporting processes. Hear about how Fluidmaster has achieved the following benefits: reduced budget cycles, streamlined monthly reporting and improved visibility into customer and product profitability.

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SAP Disclosure Management
This session will provide a demonstration of SAP Disclosure Management solution in conjunction with SAP Planning and Consolidation, version 10. Disclosure Management is a solution that facilitates an auditable, compliant workflow that reduces the time, risk and cost associated with the production and approval of both financial and non-financial regulatory statements, disclosures, corresponding XBRL submissions, and other associated output formats. 

We will conduct a live demonstration of the Disclosure Management solution that will include integration with Planning and Consolidation v10, for a complete end-to-end financial close. 

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Increase Profitability across the Retail Value Chain
In the intense arena of retail competition, safeguarding your profitability through innovation and differentiation is a major priority. The bottom line is under extreme pressure as prices erode and costs fluctuate. Find out how retailers use SAP PCM (Profitability & Cost Management) to make better bottom line decisions using operational P&Ls (Supplier, SKU, Warehouse, Channel, Store, Customer). Watch a short demonstration of how PCM is creating value in the retail industry. 

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How Column 5's EPM Academy Can Help Ensure the Success of Your EPM Solution
How well trained is your organization? Are you getting the most out of your EPM solution? Are you ready for EPM 10?

Column5's EPM Academy has developed an approach to training that really works. During this webcast, we will explore best practice training scenarios with regard to:

  • Ramping up for EPM 10
  • Training your people where and when it best suits your organization
  • Delivering courses and training strategies that are specific and comprehensive
  • Learning methods to that enable flexible and agile training offerings that can suit any situation, anywhere in the world

Find out more about how Column5's EPM Academy can help your organization feel confident and comfortable with your EPM tools, shorten your roll out period, and lower your overall cost of implementation and maintenance.

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SAP Planning and Consolidation v10 - Planning/Forecasting - featuring S&OP
Join Column5 for a live demonstration of the new features of SAP Planning and Consolidation version 10 on the NetWeaver and Microsoft platform. During this session, we will also be featuring how Planning and Consolidation can be configured for Sales & Operational Planning and discussing other integration features of the EPM 10 Platform.

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SAP Planning and Consolidation - Planning/Forecasting – featuring Retail
Join Column5 for a live demonstration of the new features of SAP Planning and Consolidation version 10 on the Microsoft and NetWeaver platform. During this session, we will also be featuring how Planning and Consolidation can be configured with a focus on Retail. We will also be discussing other integration features of the EPM 10 Platform. 

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New Features of SAP Profitability & Cost Management - EPM10 (Part 1)
Join Column5 for a demonstration of the new features of SAP Profitability & Cost Management - EPM 10. We will discuss the benefits of leveraging Profitibability and Cost Management with Business Planning and Consolidation. 

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New Features of SAP Profitability & Cost Management - EPM10 (Part 2)
Join Column5 for a demonstration of the new features of SAP Profitability & Cost Management - EPM 10. We will discuss the benefits of leveraging Profitibability and Cost Management with Business Planning and Consolidation. 

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Enterprise reporting using both SAP Planning and Consolidation (BPC) and Business Intelligence 4.0
Join Column5 for an overview of a comprehensive, Enterprise-wide Reporting Strategy that includes the EPM10 add-in along with the dynamic solutions that are available in the Business Intelligence 4.0 Solution Set.

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New Features of SAP Financial Information Management - EPM10
Join Column5 for a demonstration of the new features of SAP Financial Information Management. During this session, we will be featuring how to integrate data across EPM applications (& third party data stores) by Business Users with minimal assistance of IT by leveraging existing enterprise integration framework with data services. 

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SAP Planning and Consolidation (BPC) v10 – Overview of new features/enhancements
During this session we will review the exciting new features of Planning and Consoldiation version 10 and discuss the value that can be achieved by upgrading. 

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End to End Financial Reporting

During this session we will review the Reporting options that are available using the EPM10 Add-in for Excel, Word and PowerPoint. We will also showcase solutions from the Business Intelligence 4.0 suite. 

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SAP Planning and Consolidation v10 - Consolidation
Join Column5 for a demonstration of SAP Planning and Consolidation version 10. During this session, we will be focusing on the Consolidation Process including integration with SAP Disclosure Management which completes the "Last Mile of Finance" by enabling a holistic regulatory disclosure process. 

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Adopting a Rolling Forecast (Continued from SAPInsider Financials)
Catch up with Steve Player from The Beyond Budgeting Round Table who will be discussing the benefits of adopting a rolling forecast. Part I will take place at the SAPInsider Financials event in the Column5 EPM Education Center. Steve will recap his part I presentation and share more best practices, recommendations and business benefits to this important budgeting change. 

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New Features of SAP Strategy Management- EPM10
Join Column5 for a demonstration of the new features of SAP Strategy Management that have been updated with the release of EPM10. SAP Strategy Management is part of SAP solutions for performance management – a comprehensive set of solutions that help your company capitalize on the value of your existing data assets. With Column5's best practices using SAP Strategy Management, organizations can realize goals and stay ahead of the competition by managing your initiatives, goals, and metrics. 

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Upgrading and Implementing SAP Planning and Consolidation v10 / Updated Roadmap from SAP
During this joint Column5 and SAP Webcast, we will discuss the upgrade path/process from SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation 7.5 to the GA version 10.0. We will demonstrate new features along with implementation considerations.

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Making a Case for EPM: Column5 Business Case Builder
In an effort to help businesses cut through the hype and sales pitches to understand the transformational power of EPM initiatives, Column5 has created a unique assessment tool. Housed in the "Column5 Business Analytics Toolkit," this app is available via a free download from the Apple AppStore for iPad users. This session will discuss the structure of the business case builder, key themes and considerations when assessing the potential value of an EPM initiative, and best practice approaches to properly establishing an EPM process improvement initiative at your company.

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Making a Case for EPM: Column5 Business Case Builder
In an effort to help businesses cut through the hype and sales pitches to understand the transformational power of EPM initiatives, Column5 has created a unique assessment tool. Housed in the "Column5 Business Analytics Toolkit," this app is available via a free download from the Apple AppStore for iPad users. This session will discuss the structure of the business case builder, key themes and considerations when assessing the potential value of an EPM initiative, and best practice approaches to properly establishing an EPM process improvement initiative at your company.

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Integrating SharePoint with SAP Enterprise Performance Management
The BPC user experience can be enhanced when using SharePoint to increase the functionality. Attend this session to learn how SharePoint's visualization, workflow, and document organization can be used to provide a consistent and highly functional user interface in your environment. 

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SAP Business Intelligence Solutions with EPM 10
Join Column5 for an overview of a comprehensive, Enterprise-wide Reporting Strategy that includes the dynamic Business Intelleigence 4.0 solutions along with the EPM10 suite. 

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EPM10 Integrated Solutions
During this session we will discuss how SAP's Enterprise Performance Management Solutions can work together to provide increased value to your Organization. 

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