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Financial Reporting, Planning, and Budgeting As Necessary Pieces of EPM Part Two: Challenges and User Recommendations
Although CPM (aka EPM) starts with strong financial management, it will eventually extend beyond financial planning to almost all areas of corporate activity

financial objectives of a firm  User Recommendations Challenges Naturally, financial reporting and forecasting analytic solutions will have weaknesses. For one, they are still limited to only the data within general ledgers. Optimizing financial management processes is only a first step on the road to their better alignment with other organizational business processes. Hence, various enterprise business intelligence (BI) solutions enable organizations to track, understand, and manage enterprise-wide performance, and they leverage the

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