Host Analytics CEO David Kellogg shared some of his experiences with corporate budgeting and planning and collaborating with finance as a business partner during his presentation to Argyle's CFO membership at the 2017 Chief Financial Officer Leadership Forum in New York on November 14.
Enterprise risk management (ERM) and enterprise performance management (EPM) are often discussed as separate topics. But when you think about ERM in the broader, operational context, the linkages between the two become more evident.
John O’Rourke, Vice President of Product Marketing at Host Analytics, discussed alignment, agility and financial and operational planning during a Thought Leadership Spotlight with Argyle's CFO membership at the 2015 Chief Financial Officer Leadership Forum in Chicago on Nov. 18.
"We don’t think it’s good that sales ops is on a different tool, different building and they've got all the interesting bookings capacity or that marketing operations has all these tremendous leading indicators ... We're trying to reunite that."
"We understand the ultimate goal of finance is to kind of be a business partner. That if you ask most finance people what their vision is, what they’re trying to accomplish they’ll say it’s table stakes to do transactions. Compliance, that’s table stakes. That’s not a, we have to do it, but it’s not really what it’s all about. The real purpose, what we’re trying to accomplish is something higher and in fact, we’d like to be a business partner to the CEO.
"[EPM] buys you speed. You can drive accountability across the organization and it gives you much faster insights, much faster intelligence on demand into how any part of the organization is performing."