Carlson Thought Leadership in Finance & Technology

Venture Capital: Accelerating Growth and Financial Performance of Portfolio Companies

July 22, 2014 / by Ethan Carlson

Shikhar Gosh, a senior lecturer at Harvard University, reported in late 2012 that up to 75% of venture-backed companies never return cash to their investors. While most venture capital firms accept significant risks in return for the potential of even more significant payouts, there are ways to effectively mitigate those risks. Carlson Management Consulting offers an innovative and cost-effective Accelerated Growth package that delivers the prospect of a much greater success rate. It also enables VC firms to offer additional value to their[...]

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Transforming Manufacturing Finance with Adaptive Insights

July 17, 2014 / by Kevin O'Brien
According to a recent article by Bill Greiner in Forbes Magazine, manufacturing in the United States has been growing faster than GDP for the past three years, the first time this has happened in 50 years. As American manufacturing makes a resurgence, the industry has the opportunity and resources to invest in technologies and processes that will further sustain competitiveness and profitability.

As a Platinum Partner of Adaptive Insights and having implemented their Cloud-based Corporate Performance Management solution in multi-plant manufacturing[...]

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University Budgeting, Forecasting and Planning with Adaptive Insights

July 10, 2014 / by Dave Phillips

Institutions of higher education have long experienced the challenges and complexities of budgeting, forecasting, and planning.  The many revenue and expense lines including enrollment, financial aid, endowments and grants make effective financial planning and analysis a daunting task.  Universities may have to track unrestricted, temporary and permanent funds that will require alternate reporting to provide multiple views of their financial statements.  Larger universities may have multiple campuses, scores of departments, and hundreds of business[...]

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Kevin O'Brien Joins Carlson Management Consulting to Lead Central Region CPM Team

July 1, 2014 / by Dave Phillips
Kevin O'Brien, Vice-President CMC

Woburn, MA and Waterbury, VT - July 1, 2014 - Carlson Management Consulting (CMC), a leading Cloud solutions and services provider with a growing list of clients nationwide, has announced that Kevin O'Brien has joined CMC to further drive growth of its corporate performance management solutions and services line of business. Kevin comes to CMC from Revolution Group where he was the Adaptive Insights Practice Manager.

"We are very excited to welcome Kevin to the Carlson Management Consulting team," states Ethan[...]

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Bentley University Selects Carlson Management Consulting for Budgeting and Forecasting System Implementation

June 19, 2014 / by Dave Phillips

Woburn, MA and Waterbury, VT - June 19, 2014 - Carlson Management Consulting (CMC), a leading Cloud solutions and services provider with a growing list of clients nationwide, has been selected by Bentley University to implement Adaptive Insights' corporate performance management solution and assist with enhancing the university's reporting and strategic planning capabilities.

"We are very excited to be working with Bentley University on this important project. We are looking forward to leveraging our experience as the leading Adaptive Insights[...]

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The Benefits of Rolling Forecasts

June 11, 2014 / by Dave Phillips

A study by Adaptive Insights, the leading Cloud corporate performance management solution provider and Carlson Management Consulting partner, shows that 64% of annual forecast targets are obsolete after 4 to 6 months. Indeed, in our experience with clients, we have found that most of their forecasts are already out of date by the time they are completed. This is a surprising finding that has serious implications for most businesses. At Carlson, one of our guiding principles is that your plans should NEVER be out of date. Easier said than done, you[...]

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