Author: Tony Levy

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5 takeaways in 5 minutes: The CFP&AS Magic Quadrant

Global research and advisory firm Gartner recently released its 2018 Cloud Financial Planning and Analysis Solutions (CFP&AS) Magic Quadrant. As indicated by its authors, Christopher Iervolino and John E. Van Decker, “This Magic Quadrant is not designed to be the sole tool to use when creating a vendor shortlist

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Skills for FP&A

Finance grads: This is not your father’s workplace

The emergence and application of machine learning, artificial intelligence, and advanced analytics in finance represents a tremendous opportunity to impact business outcomes. For recent college graduates in the field of corporate finance, these new tools help equip them to join

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Big data brings big security concerns

How finance can avoid a data scandal

The internet has given us many things: email, social platforms, Netflix, blockchain, WebMD, horrible hashtags—just to name a few. As the Internet uncovers new data sources and evolving technology applies it in innovative ways, businesses now, more than ever, have

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What corporate finance and Amazon Go have in common

Amazon recently made headlines for the long awaited and highly anticipated public opening of its first-ever cashier-less convenience store, Amazon Go. By pairing tracking capabilities of innovative technology with the Amazon Go app, the newly unveiled store in Seattle allows

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Finance fuses with innovation at this year’s Hub

This year is my first time attending Hub 2018—Anaplan’s annual connected planning conference—and, truthfully, I couldn’t be more excited about taking it all in. Customers and industry partners from around the world will gather in Las Vegas to share best

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Anaplan for Finance

For finance, relying less on Excel is just the beginning

A provocative article published by The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) explored reasons why top finance executives are looking beyond Excel® for planning, analysis, and reporting. (And if you’re interested in just why this article on Excel became so hotly debated,

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For the annual budget, evolution is imminent

Financial professionals recently gathered at the annual Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) Treasury and Finance Conference in San Diego. The three-day conference featured sponsors and guest speakers from diverse backgrounds and industries, and attracted more than 6,000 attendees. The conference

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