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Today, technological advancements in multi-dimensional databases, web-based visualization, and cloud technology have become top of mind for finance leaders. These technology features are automating and transforming the way finance anticipates performance gaps, drills down into root causes, collaborates on courses of action, and enables effective decision-making. But how did these technologies evolve? And how can you leverage them to transform your finance department?

Join us for a webinar featuring guest speaker Paul Hamerman from Forrester Research. Learn about the evolution of planning, reporting, and analysis from spreadsheets and legacy systems to modern cloud EPM platforms. In this webinar, you will learn:

  • How to integrate planning, reporting, and analysis across the enterprise
  • The business trends that are driving EPM software adoption and investment
  • Forrester’s insights on cloud, advanced analytics, collaboration, integration, and other technology trends driving the future of EPM
About the speakers

Paul Hammerman

As an analyst on the Applications Development & Delivery team at Forrester, Paul focuses on human resources management and financial applications, as well as trends and directions in the overall market for enterprise applications. His work includes analyzing market trends in technology adoption, business process best practices, software market sizing and segmentation, competitive analysis, application deployment models (e.g., SaaS), and next-generation technologies.

Previous Work Experience
Paul came to Forrester through its 2003 acquisition of Giga Information Group. He has been an industry analyst for 12 years and has 30 years of overall experience in research and advisory services, management consulting, and systems integration. Prior to joining Forrester, Paul was a management consulting practice director with The Hunter Group, specializing in financial and human resources systems. He also held consulting management positions with Coopers & Lybrand and Ernst & Young, and he has served as a guest lecturer at Virginia Commonwealth University in its Executive Masters in Information Systems program for the past five years. Paul is frequently quoted in major media publications on industry trends in applications software and is a frequent speaker on webcasts and at industry events.

Paul earned a B.A. in economics from Connecticut College and an M.B.A. from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He is a certified public accountant (CPA) and a certified management accountant.

Tony Levy

Tony is the Global Head of Finance Solutions with Anaplan. He has a passion for helping clients drive business performance through the strategic application of corporate performance management software. He has more than 20 years of experience with enterprise solutions within the Global 2000 in operations and finance.

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