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Pension and Asset Management coming to Alta Via

With our new Pension and Asset Management practice, Alta Via is bringing its managerial cost accounting expertise into the pension industry, providing funds with the tools they need to understand their costs and the cause and effect relationships behind them, guiding them on the path to increased operational efficiency.

Pension funds, in the US, often referred to as retirement systems,…

Is your Management Accounting function ready for SAP S/4HANA?

Part 0: What is S/4HANA? S/4Hana represents a tremendous leap forward in performance and functionality in the ERP space. From a Controlling standpoint, little has been written about the business considerations an organization should take into account when considering the move from R/3 to S/4HANA. This article (s) is not intended to be a survey course on the entirety of S/4HANA. Rather, we will concentrate on the relevant advances & challenges in S/4HANA as they relate to the Managerial Accounting function.

Organizational Agility, the key to survival in a competitive world

Over the Memorial Day weekend, I was surfing the web and happened upon a fantastic research paper written by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).  The article is titled: Organisational Agility: How business can survive and thrive in turbulent times. In 2009, The EIU conducted a survey of 349 executives around the world on the benefits, challenges, and risks associated…

Adaptive Leadership at Work

Recently the Chicago Tribune published a very interesting article about the corporate culture at Kraft Heinz which is Headquartered in Chicago and Pittsburgh and as stated in the article, “[Kraft Heinz] is one of the most ambitious and polarizing companies in the American food industry. Kraft Heinz is backed by Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway and Brazilian private equity company 3G Capital which…

Jeff Klabish at ERP Corp

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Are users having problems keeping up with your Agile software deployments? Part 2 of 2

In my last blog, I discussed how important it is to integrate Organizational Change Management into the Agile software development process.  I also discussed how important it is to establish an Organizational Change Management Command Center to coordinate and monitor the Agile software development process and all the change initiatives happening in your organization. …

Too Much Data – Moving Away from The Almighty Spreadsheet

A customer success story by Natasja Askøe

Are users having problems keeping up with your Agile software deployments? Part 1 of 2

Since 2001, Agile based Scrum IT development has become extremely popular in the software development world.  When managed correctly, the Agile software development approach saves significant time and effort.  Unfortunately, in the process of embracing Agile software development, many organizations have overlooked the importance of incorporating organizational change management into the Agile approach. 

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Kill Your Blindspots in 2017 - Excerpt from the Uncertain Times

JP Morgan’s announced at the beginning of 2016 that it was going to replace all of their Bloomberg terminals; the contract value of which is tens of millions each year. This is another unfortunate example of how great companies can still get blindsided by market conditions or competitive moves. Like Montgomery Ward, Sears, JC Penny, and a host of other technology companies, Bloomberg rested on its…

Cost Shop Floor to Top Floor

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Customer Success Story by Danie Jacobs

Having been in the in the business of manufacturing for the past 30 years, I always faced the challenge of getting effective business analytics…

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