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What's in a Good, Better, BEST Practice?

Posted by David Den Boer on Tue, Feb 03, 2015 @ 12:02 PM

Winston Churchill’s friend once said of him, “Winston is a man of simple tastes, he is always prepared to put up with the best of everything.” The desire for the best is something everyone covets, but this aspiration becomes problematic when “best” cannot readily be defined. So how would you know if you received the best?

Topics: Best Practices, Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), Training, Performance

Get the Most Out of Your BPC Training with Column5’s EPM Academy

Posted by Adam Hess on Tue, Dec 02, 2014 @ 13:12 PM

As the world’s leading-edge consulting firm, Column5 Consulting is helping our customers leverage SAP’s Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) suite, including SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC), through cutting edge and world-class training with Column5’s EPM Academy

With any size implementation of BPC, having relevant and engaging training ensures that you get the most out of your staff and technology.  Here at Column5’s EPM Academy, our goal is to guarantee that all users – no matter their role – are confident and comfortable with their knowledge and skills with BPC.

Topics: Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), Training, BPC (Business Planning & Consolidation)

EVDREs Do Not Play Nicely with EPM 10

Posted by Jamison Chochrek on Tue, Nov 04, 2014 @ 10:11 AM

For those of you working EPM 10 and contemplating using EVDREs, this blog should be of help to you and ideally save you time!

Topics: Best Practices, Training, Implementation

EPM Hierarchical Planning, Forecasting and Reporting

Posted by Jamison Chochrek on Tue, Nov 12, 2013 @ 09:11 AM

Column5's EPM Academy sets the industry standard in quality curriculum, with course content developed by top field experts on SAP products and delivered in a variety of formats.Software knowledge and skills are only as valuable as what's retained and applied in the real world. Column5's "360 Training Experience" ensures that your staff will not only develop good habits and acquire confidence while mastering the software—they'll build organizational enthusiasm for EPM that lasts long after implementation.

Topics: Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), Training, Data, Forecasting

Within BPC Automatically Display Related Members

Posted by Michael Sheard on Wed, Nov 06, 2013 @ 09:11 AM

Column5 is the leading edge of Enterprise Performance Management and strives to provide technical tools which enable personal growth to benefit you and your organization. This blog will provide users high level functional help using dimension properties to automatically display related members

Topics: Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), Training

Adding Value through the BPC Consolidation Process – Part II

Posted by Mike Sullivan on Thu, Oct 10, 2013 @ 08:10 AM

In part one of this post we explored some of the areas where SAP Business Planning and Consolidation has added significant value to the Consolidation process through the use of Business Process Flows. The Business Process Flow not only aided in guiding a user through the steps in a process but served as a mechanism to allow once time consuming centralized tasks to be pushed upstream and distributed across the user base.  This post will dive into some key model considerations that need to be addressed in order to achieve this value.

Topics: Training, Value, BPC (Business Planning & Consolidation)

Are You Mature Enough for EPM - Part I

Posted by Peter Bull on Wed, Oct 02, 2013 @ 09:10 AM

The ultimate goal in any competitive pursuit is to achieve peak performance—and in the enterprise performance management world, that means reaching "column five" in the EPM Maturity Model.

Topics: Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), Training, EPM ROI, Value

Searching the Web for SAP EPM and BPC Answers - Part II

Posted by Charles Dagaev on Mon, Sep 23, 2013 @ 07:09 AM

In the first part of this blog, I discussed how to obtain some helpful and resourceful information around the SAP EPM space on the web.  My main emphasis focused around several SAP websites including the SAP Service Market Place, SAP’s Help Center and the EPM Forum.  Though I know most sequels don’t do as well as the original, I would like to now share with you some very supportive sites that revolve around the database layer of BPC.

Topics: Training, Microsoft

Useful Tips of Advanced Functionality in EPM10 Dynamic Formatting

Posted by Michael Sheard on Wed, Sep 18, 2013 @ 07:09 AM

 

Column5 is the leading edge of Enterprise Performance Management and strives to provide technical tools which enable personal growth to benefit you and your organization. This blog will provide users who are familiar with dynamic formatting tips and how to use the full functionality to refine formatting.

Topics: Excel, Training, Performance

Transitioning From EPM Client to Consultant?

Posted by Keith Roberts on Wed, Aug 28, 2013 @ 12:08 PM

Six years ago, after being in an EPM client role for a few years, I decided to transition to a EPM10 & BPC consultant role. There are pro’s and con’s to every professional choice.  If you are thinking about making the switch into a consultant role, this may help your decision process. This is not a comprehensive list just a personal perspective. For many this may seem like a lateral move, but it was much more of an upgrade.

Topics: Training, Performance

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