Enterprise Performance Management
Designing and building Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) systems is our core business. These systems are the foundation of an organization’s ability to manage the execution of overall business strategy and provide a more dynamic and efficient platform for reporting goals and performance against that strategy. Our 20+ years of finance, process and integration expertise allows us to guide our clients through the selection, design, implementation and support of those systems. Whether your organization is looking for a point solution for a single, need-based application or the implementation of the broader EPM suite, GBI has the experience to guide your organization through the end-to-end process.
Enterprise Performance Management Cloud
For many organizations, the need for a more simplified Consolidation, Planning/Forecasting or Reporting system has prohibited the adoption of Oracle’s larger EPM systems such as HP or HFM. Those world class systems are now available in a zero-footprint, cloud environment providing similar feature/functionality Oracle clients have come to expect.
Oracle’s broad range of cloud services offer complete solutions for today’s financial and reporting needs. GBI’s Cloud Services Practice and deep partnership with Oracle as an early adoption implementation partner have positioned GBI to excel at driving successful cloud solutions at our clients.
Today’s solutions allow the Consolidation, FP&A and Reporting processes to become an integral part of the performance management cycle. Finance now has the capability of having true insight into their business, as well as meeting statutory reporting requirements and making information available in a timelier fashion. GBI provides practical Advisory Services based on 20+ years of experience, and our work assisting hundreds of organizations to address their financial management challenges.
Process transformation is a key to your continued competitive advantage. Reviewing or re-designing older processes and technologies can improve efficiency and effectiveness, shorten process time frames, generate cost savings and increase visibility into the current and future business.
GAAP and Statutory Reporting
From SEC consolidation processes to reporting on international standards or gathering, analyzing and meeting the reporting needs of various departments (i.e. Tax, Treasury, etc.), our team of experienced consultants have significant finance and accounting experience allowing us to deliver an unparalleled set of solutions for our clients’ Close, Consolidation and Reporting needs. Let us help you design and implement your GAAP and/or Statutory reporting solution by leveraging leading practices and core technologies within the Business Close Process.
Financial Planning and Analysis
Market volatility and global recession has made accurate planning and forecasting a challenging process. The need to reduce costs and manage cash flow has become paramount to planning for profitable growth. However, many companies still plan and forecast in decentralized, disjointed spreadsheet environments, making the data stale and unreliable, introducing human error, and slowing the process of completing the Budget/Forecasting process. The planning and forecasting process should be treated as a discipline, not an event. Adopting common, enterprise wide systems supports more agile planning and decision making, improving alignment across the organization.
Education and Training
Today, knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement. GBI offers several education and training options to fit a variety of needs.
Sustainability, Maturity Modeling, and Upgrades
When did you launch your EPM solution? Were all of your requirements included in the original build? Has your business changed? Are you operating on an unsupported platform version? During the initial implementation of an EPM solution, processes are centralized and simplified. As the solution matures, improved efficiencies are gained. At full maturity, process optimization occurs as well as the minimization of non-predictable outcomes. GBI offers a several options to help you take advantage of your EPM footprint.