10 types of data that can change your business

2019-04-05T10:02:31-04:00 April 8th, 2019|

10 types of data that can change your business Here is a list of the types of data that can change your game and how each adds value: Sales, demographic and weather data enables more precise decisions about who to market and sell. With website, transaction and buying pattern data, you can better understand [...]

It’s Time to Plan your IBM TM1 Upgrade to IBM Planning Analytics

2019-04-05T09:31:19-04:00 April 5th, 2019|

Specifically, TM1 10.2.0 will be out of support by September 2018 and TM1 10.2.2 will be out of support by September 2019. Now is the perfect time to focus on a Health Check and upgrade of your IBM and planning solution. The good news is that IBM has taken TM1 to the next level with new enhancements and a whole new self-service web interface and renamed it Planning Analytics.

Why CFOs should care about advanced analytics and cognitive computing?

2019-04-05T09:36:59-04:00 April 5th, 2019|

Historically, the emphasis has been on leveraging trusted information to understand and communicate the state of the business (hindsight), and helping to anticipate where the business is going (foresight). That’s no longer enough. In light of today’s multi-faceted challenges, CFOs must help uncover hidden opportunities and risks. Over 80% of Finance teams expect to use [...]

How does Microsoft SQL 2008 end-of-life affect Clarity?

2019-04-01T07:46:17-04:00 March 31st, 2019|

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 will be officially off support, and reach end-of-life, on July 9, 2019. Most Clarity applications run on this version of SQL Server, or the older SQL Server 2005. Clarity will continue to work, but losing support means these additional risks will increase over time, not to mention compatibility with later [...]

Update your forecasts when you want to

2019-03-31T10:31:23-04:00 December 17th, 2018|

Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to update your forecasts on a quarterly basis rather than annually?  Budgeting, planning and forecasting has typically been an annual process because of the time, effort and money involved.  Collecting data from multiple sources, consolidating it, checking it, refining it, checking the numbers again can definitely take weeks [...]

Clarity Support

2018-11-28T10:10:22-04:00 December 4th, 2018|

Clear Insight has you covered for Clarity support, we have the experience; the professionals and the support systems to provide both emergency break fix and longer term strategic servicing and support for your Clarity system.  Clear Insight has an excellent relationship at the executive levels in Certent and has the support and backing of Certent [...]

3 Reasons Rolling Forecasts Can Drive Real ROI

2018-11-28T08:56:59-04:00 December 3rd, 2018|

Today's business environment is moving at a lightning pace. Many businesses increasingly struggle to keep up. With the advent of big data, organizations are seeing a constant stream of information come their way. They're under pressure to respond quickly to market demands. Plus, these organizations want to become more agile decision makers. With so [...]

Alternatives To Excel That Are Better For Budgeting And Planning

2018-11-28T09:46:36-04:00 November 30th, 2018|

Excel has its uses, but budgeting and planning should not be one of them. Moving beyond Excel When it comes to budgeting and planning, the software you choose is crucial. You want your business’ operations to run smoothly, so you need software that can facilitate the flow of information and analyze it in real [...]

Mainstreaming Predictive Analytics For The Masses

2018-05-09T07:02:50-04:00 April 3rd, 2017|

Whether your business makes medical supplies, or you run a multi-national accounting firm, predictive analytics is necessary. In order for every business, marketing professional and layperson to be able to use predictive analytics, it needs to readily available. However, before we explore why mainstreaming predictive analytics for the masses is important, we first must [...]