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  • Script writing rules for Oracle Hyperion Financial Management

    Accountants hate having to play with scripts. In this tip, TopDown Consulting explains how to build script rules so that accountants don't have to. 

  • Spend management software guide

    Spend management is an essential tool for tracking expenses and reducing financial waste. In this guide, learn the basics of spend management and discover some of the ways it can help companies rein in spending. 

  • financial modeling

    Financial modeling is the construction of spreadsheet models that illustrate a company's likely financial results in quantitative terms. Financial models can simulate the effect of specific variables so that the company can plan a course of action sh... 

  • rolling forecast

    A rolling forecast is a business projection that adapts for the passage of time. If a forecast period is a year long, for example, when the first month, passes it is dropped from the forecast and the month following the final month in the forecast pe... 

  • SEC Form 10-K

    SEC Form 10-K is the United States Securities and Exchange Commission’s form for the annual performance filings of public companies. According to SEC regulations, all publicly-traded companies must submit a 10-K for each fiscal year, due within 75 da... 

  • Oracle Hyperion

    Oracle Hyperion is a division of software megavendor Oracle that produces corporate performance management (CPM) and business intelligence systems. 

  • Adaptive Planning (AP)

    Adaptive Planning is a cloud-based corporate performance management software (CPM) vendor headquartered in Mountain View, California. 

  • budgeting, planning and forecasting (BP&F)

    Budgeting, planning and forecasting (BP&F) is a three-step process for determining and detailing an organization's financial goals for both the long- and short-term. 

  • spreadsheet controls

    Spreadsheet controls are a set of steps that an organization's accounting personnel can take to ensure accuracy and integrity of financial records and bookkeeping procedures. 

  • human resources analytics (talent analytics)

    Human resources analytics, also called talent analytics, is the application of sophisticated data mining and business analytics (BA) techniques to human resources (HR) data. 

  • financial analytics

    Financial analytics is the creation of ad hoc analysis to answer specific business questions and forecast possible future financial scenarios. 

  • cost-benefit analysis software

    Cost-benefit analysis software is a computer program or suite that assists personnel in the complex task of determining whether or not a proposed plan or project will pay off. 

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