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Three Lessons From The Cloud – What We Can Learn From This Growing Technology

When the cloud first became mainstream, the abstract nature of this technology made it challenging for many people to initially comprehend. Having data stored in a space that only existed digitally and was accessible from any web portal presented many potential challenges as well as opportunities. It was difficult to predict how things were going…
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The Best Investment I’ve Made In My Team (so far)

Over the past 2 years, as Spaulding Ridge has grown from a small group of early believers to a dedicated and passionate team of over 75, I’ve been committed to doing things differently. We’ve prioritized the investment we make in our people – in building a culture committed to learning, personal growth and making a…
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Three Tactics for Efficient Collaboration in the Forecasting Process

As we finish Spaulding Ridge’s 2019 budget and fine tune our ongoing monthly forecast process, I am reminded how much time finance organizations spend on cost containment without focusing nearly enough time on the revenue plan. Too often, finance relies on sales and marketing to set the revenue plan doing little to truly integrate revenue planning…
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Planning for the Unexpected: How To Prepare Your Business for Tariff Increases

As it stands, the United States and China are in an aggressive trade war which could dramatically affect businesses across the U.S. With the threat of massive tariff increases and the deadline of March 1st quickly approaching, businesses are struggling to plan for these possible changes. Companies often track tariff costs by using what is…
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How to use Anaplan to Maximize Salesforce Data

An operational powerhouse in sales, marketing, quote-to-cash, and client support, Salesforce is widely accepted as a best-of-breed customer relationship management (CRM) platform. Used to accelerate business growth, its solution allows businesses to efficiently record activities and manage any and all necessary steps to advance leads, opportunities, quotes, and use cases in a seamless and connected…
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Managed Services Myths: Busted

Myth 1: Once you “go live,” sit back and relax – you’re done. Fact: Your integration project may be completed at the moment — and by all means take time and celebrate your achievement! But just don’t plan on stopping. You now have a live enterprise system. This means adding and removing users, rolling out…
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Making Managed Services Easy

Now that you and the team have clinked champagne glasses to celebrate your go-live, what’s next? Your work isn’t done just because you’ve launched. In fact, the hard slog is just beginning. You have a few choices on how to approach the years and years of continued work to refine, improve, and evolve your project.…
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Anaplan vs EPBCS: What You Need to Know

Both Oracle Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service and Anaplan are cloud planning solutions built to fit the needs of financial planning and analysis (FP&A) teams – but the similarities end there. With so many differences in features and functionality, how do you determine which solution best fits the needs of your business? Whether you’re…
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Tech Note: Certificate Authentication Impact

Author: John Booth ALERT:Anaplan has released their new Connect version 1.4. The certificate authentication method used in the 1.3 release is now deprecated and will cease to function on December 10th, 2018. VENDOR NOTES:Review Migrating from Anaplan Connect 1.3.x.x to Anaplan Connect 1.4 RECOMMENDED ACTIONS:Spaulding Ridge has developed a ten-page whitepaper covering all the steps…
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Postcard from Europe: Splash 2.0 Amsterdam

A few weeks ago, I attended OneStream Software’s “Splash 2.0” conference in Amsterdam. OneStream customers, partners, and employees converged on the famous Dutch city known for its bicycle-riding public, scenic canals, and old-world European charm (along with a few other famous attractions). After spending two days getting to know my OneStream friends overseas, I walked…
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