Managing Financial Performance: Closing the Gap Between Strategy and Execution

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Best-practice performance management requires processes to run seamlessly across enterprise performance management applications. This permits the sharing of data, enabling business managers to collaborate and make better and quicker decisions that give the organization the agility it needs in today’s increased uncertainty. This paper sets out how one enterprise performance management (EPM) solution delivers.

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