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By: PwC     Published Date: Oct 03, 2019
We’re in one of the longest-running positive M&A cycles in recent history. Even as global economic headwinds develop, corporate and private equity investors continue to experience unparalleled access to capital for potential deals. This suggests that the current wave of US industry consolidations and aggressive private equity investing will continue into the foreseeable future, even as deal volume has slowed from recent peaks. At the same time, with increasing valuations for companies, expectations on sellers are more rigorous, even punishing on surprises. Proactive preparation has become mandatory; processes are more accelerated and data-driven, quality of earnings analysis and sell-side due diligence have become table stakes. Sellers have to respond appropriately and with confidence as experienced buyers move toward a close. Selling your company takes robust planning and discipline. Whether you are divesting the business completely or bringing in a private equity investor to fuel additional growth, the process you develop and follow will play a critical role in creating value for your shareholders and family. Everyone has a lot more data than even five years ago to value your business, including benchmarks and operational data sources. The one piece of information the market doesn’t have is your story: what you’ve done and what the business can do next, setting up a clear and credible case for terms you can justify. The glue that holds it together is that you are clear about buyers’ expectations, understand your company’s value and can evaluate and explain the prospects for your business. Above all, you need to have worked through what you want to accomplish for yourself and your stakeholders with a prospective transaction. To a large extent, this will determine the right exit strategy for you. Many entrepreneurs today are motivated by more outcomes than retirement or a simple wealth event. You may want to consider taking a “second bite at the apple.” This typically involves structuring an exit that divests a controlling stake but creates a continued role to grow the return on the remaining stake. Whatever path you may be considering, we hope this guide serves as a useful starting point for the conversations you will have with your stakeholders, trusted employees and family, as well as your advisers as you realize the value you’ve worked hard to create.
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By: Anaplan     Published Date: Mar 05, 2015
Many sales organizations continue to operate as they have for years: At headquarters, executives work with sales leaders to set revenue targets for the year. Sales teams receive top-down goals, which cascade across product lines, channels and other business dimensions. The end result is an account-level target, which is assigned to a sales rep. Because most companies do not have an easy way to complete this process—nor do they use a common system of record—they must resort to the quickest and easiest mechanism at hand: spreadsheets, a nonscalable, single-dimensional solution that does not handle complete data sets. This approach also poses challenges across key sales management functions, including planning, execution and optimization.
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consolidation, planning, survey, performance, sales, audience, finance, strategic exercise, compliance, software soliutions, knowledge management
    
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By: Anaplan     Published Date: Mar 05, 2015
Financial consolidation systems are the ‘engine room’ of the corporate finance department, enabling companies of all sizes to comply with regulatory reporting requirements, company law and global accounting standards as well satisfy management’s need for periodic management reporting. But all is not well with standalone consolidations applications that were developed in the 1990’s and which are still commonplace in some of the world’s largest multinationals. According to one recent report, 47 percent of companies have made substantial investments in the last year in their financial close, filing, and reporting. Yet, despite the considerable sums of money invested in the process, management teams across the globe remain dissatisfied with the quality and timeliness of management information.
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By: Anaplan     Published Date: Mar 05, 2015
For most large organizations, sales planning is a siloed process. Organizations typically need to analyze multiple years’ worth of data to prepare for planning. There is an even split between organizations that lead the planning process from the top down and those that lead it from the bottom up. Most sales organizations complete the planning process before the beginning of the fiscal year.
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consolidation, planning, survey, performance, sales, audience, finance, strategic exercise, compliance, software soliutions, knowledge management
    
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By: Anaplan     Published Date: Mar 05, 2015
FP&A is a crucial component of the CFO’s job, but it is often frustratingly ineffective. As a result, many organisations use the data produced by finance only for compliance; their strategic decision making remains uninfluenced by it. However, the emergence of sophisticated software solutions has created new opportunities for CFOs to turn FP&A into the strategic exercise it ought to be.
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By: Host Analytics     Published Date: Mar 01, 2018
While Oracle Hyperion remains a market leader in EPM software, that role comes with a hefty price tag and poses some hidden risks that have companies that use it re-evaluating their planning, budgeting, and consolidation needs. Whether used individually or together as an EPM suite, Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) and Hyperion Planning burden finance departments with a high cost of ownership, from server costs and consultants to dealing with the complex integration between products and the different interfaces. As Oracle Hyperion users start to evaluate the cloud, they need to be aware of how benefits of the cloud-based EPM solution compare to on-premises software. We’ve compiled this information to a) help you better understand the full costs and potential risks associated with Oracle Hyperion and b) offer guidance as you evaluate cloud-based options.
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By: Riverbed     Published Date: May 18, 2012
Data center consolidation and migration projects are fraught with risk. By using Network Behavior Analysis (NBA) systems to get a handle on dependency information, usage information, change impact information, and post-change problem identification, IT organizations can significantly reduce risk by automating and improving the planning process and minimizing disruption during implementation. Download this informative Riverbed white paper to learn more.
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data center consolidation, migration, it infrastructure, network behavior analysis, nba analysis, it management, knowledge management, platforms, storage, data management
    
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By: CA Technologies EMEA     Published Date: May 25, 2018
Project portfolio management (PPM) software suites have evolved significantly in just the last few years. No longer simply straightforward task–consolidation tools, they have become powerful enterprise solutions capable of everything from investment planning and management to collaboration and workflow automation across concurrent initiatives.
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power, data, organization, project, portfolio, management
    
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By: HP Data Center     Published Date: Mar 25, 2009
When Alcatel bought out Lucent at the end of 2006, the two companies had already begun planning data center consolidations of their own, but the merger changed all that. As it turns out, the merged company created a plan to consolidate 25 data centers and 125 server rooms down to six data centers and just a few server rooms. This change has presented challenges, especially in terms of arranging downtime and dealing with employees' attachment to their servers and applications, but the company is on pace to meet it’s goal of reducing IT operational cost by 25% over three years.
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alcatel-lucent, hp data center, it infrastructure, data center transformation, merger, downtime, server application, change management, it operational costs, server infrastructure, consolidation planning, clone, server decommission, hp hardware, networking, it management, enterprise applications, infrastructure, application integration, packaging and interconnects
    
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By: HPE Intel     Published Date: Mar 09, 2016
State agency and higher education CIOs are under intense pressure to modernize their legacy IT systems. Whether that requires moving from one infrastructure to another, or moving to or from the cloud, the chief challenge remains: How to migrate data and applications without disrupting critical operations, ensure improved performance and avoid pricing and other traps that often accompany virtualizing in the cloud. Learn what’s made the difference in overcoming the impediments to workload migrations from IT leaders who’ve lived through big data and application moves. Topics include: Preparing workloads for cloud on-boarding – and off-boarding Tools for simplifying the consolidation and migration of apps and supporting services Forecasting workloads, and planning for associated testing, training, and other costs
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By: SAP     Published Date: Apr 13, 2011
In today's heightened competitive and regulatory environment, an organization's fortunes can rise or fall based on the effectiveness of its financial systems, particularly those that drive its performance management. Organizations today are looking to optimize these systems, at the core of which are financial consolidation and planning.
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unified planning, bpm partners, performance management application, procurement, deployment, data quality, risk and compliance, lob, financial application, business process automation, business process management, financial management
    
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By: SAP     Published Date: Apr 13, 2011
To manage performance efficiently, midsize companies need a unified planning, budgeting, and consolidation solution. The SAP® BusinessObjectsT Edge Planning and Consolidation application streamlines the planning process and produces management reports that instill confidence and reduce business risk.
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management report, business risk, business planning, business activity monitoring, business intelligence, risk management, financial management, expense management
    
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By: SAP     Published Date: Nov 22, 2011
Become acquainted with the script logic functionality available in SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation 7.x, version for SAP NetWeaver. Review use cases for script logic, its architecture, various ways to execute it, and a few basic key words. Designed for individuals who will be end users of SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation or who require a product overview. The goal is to work with the SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Web interfaces.
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sap, businessobject, planning, business, technology, excel, word, powerpoint, project management, finance, best practices, business analytics, business intelligence, business management, analytical applications, financial management, expense management
    
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By: Kingston     Published Date: Feb 15, 2011
Learn how to balance the positive and negative effects of memory utilization in virtual infrastructures to better handle system workload and priority--while improving server utilization
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virtualization, memory overcommitment, memory performance, memory reclamation, vmware, memory utilization, consolidation ratios, server memory, server utilization, memory ballooning, vmkernal swapping, capacity planning, vmware esx 4.0, active directory, bandwidth management, convergence, distributed computing, ethernet networking, fibre channel, gigabit networking
    
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