Carlson Thought Leadership in Finance & Technology

Transforming Finance: Interview with WGBH's Maureen Henehan

August 17, 2015 / by Dave Phillips

I recently had an opportunity to connect with Maureen Henehan, Director of Program Management and Process Improvement at WGBH, to ask about her experience as a finance leader and the role of Adaptive Insights in transforming finance in her organization.  WGBH Boston, a Carlson customer, is America’s preeminent public broadcaster and the largest producer of PBS content for TV and the Web. Television channels include WGBH 2, WGBX 44, and the digital channels World and Create. WGBH Radio serves listeners across New England with 89.7 WGBH, Boston’s Local[...]

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The Art of Forecasting: Recorded Webinar

July 24, 2015 / by Dave Phillips

Ethan Carlson, CEO and Founder of Carlson Management Consulting, recently joined a panel of finance leaders to discuss the Art of Forecasting.  This virtual event, hosted and moderated by Adaptive Insights, examined how experienced finance professionals develop world class forecasting processes within their organizations and client base.  Discussion topics included forecasting challenges, building flexibility with rolling forecasts and scenarios, modeling for growth and more.

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Four KPIs of High Performing Finance Teams

July 16, 2015 / by Ethan Carlson

Key performance indicators (KPIs) are well known within business as a means to distill down the number of variables that move the dial within an organization. But rather than discuss the particular KPIs that a finance team should track, let us apply the concept to measure the more qualitative characteristics of a high performing finance function. While not all-inclusive, here are four KPIs that you can use to gauge your own finance organization’s performance:

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Ethan Carlson Joins Boston CFO Leadership Council Steering Committee

July 7, 2015 / by Dave Phillips

Woburn, MA – July 7, 2015 – Carlson Management Consulting today announces that Ethan Carlson, CEO and Founder, has joined the Steering Committee of the CFO Leadership Council, Boston Chapter. Carlson Management Consulting is an award-winning Cloud solutions and services firm, delivering ‘best in class’ SaaS Corporate Performance Management (CPM) and value-added consulting services to organizations of all sizes. The CFO Leadership Council, formerly known as The CFO RoundTable, is a community of senior financial executives dedicated to developing[...]

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ASK ETHAN: Unlocking Value with Corporate Performance Management

June 26, 2015 / by Dave Phillips

Ethan Carlson, co-host of the CFO Thought Leader Podcast, tackles our questions concerning CPM strategies and the best practices organizations are adopting to advance their performance goals.

Join us as Ethan Carlson, CEO of Carlson Management Consulting, once more answers our questions to supply you with answers and a new mindset designed to help empower your finance organization to look ahead.

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6 Tips for a Successful Cloud CPM Evaluation

April 14, 2015 / by Ethan Carlson

Are you considering replacing your legacy on-premise budgeting system for a cloud corporate performance management solution? If so, you are in good company as a recent Adaptive Insights survey of 300 finance professionals indicated that 86% want to leave their legacy system behind. Once you’ve made the decision to start looking around, the system evaluation sets the stage for a successful project and long-term benefits to the organization. However, there are several points you should take note of to ensure a thorough evaluation. In this post, we will[...]

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