Author: Archetype Team

Reconciling Data: What is the Best Approach?

Most organizations severely underestimate what it takes to reconcile data. They often don’t consider how much historical data is needed and other items that need to be accounted for. The...

March Madness: The Data Behind the Chalk

There’s an old joke among hikers: If a bear attacks your group, you don’t need to outrun the bear, you just need to outrun your slowest friend. However morbid, the lesson is a valuable one...

Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) Architecture

Whether you are in the process of selecting a tool for your organization’s consolidation and reporting needs, conceptualizing the application design for an in-progress implementation, or...

FDM / FDMEE Mapping: General Principles

Let's discuss the fundamental purpose of FDMEE mappings. FDMEE has come a long way since its origins and is at this stage is an ETL-like tool (Extract Transform Load). Mapping is the “T”,...

Farming for Data

How is it possible that the government shutdown, data and farmers are related? 

We all know data is everywhere today. We know that the United States government has been partially shutdown...

The 3 "I's" of Digital Transformation

It's hard not to feel overwhelmed by the sheer amount of data. With information from credit card swipes, voice-search, social media posts, and password-protected logins online, data...

There Is Another Way: Helping Your Clients Uncover Hidden Solutions

As consultants, we’re often put in a position where we need to find the unturned stone that uncovers a new (and often preferred) solution which meets the client’s timeline, is cost...

What is a Diet Company’s Rebrand Telling Us About Healthcare?

Last week, Weight Watchers announced a major rebranding and redefined company purpose. Although their intent behind the change is currently being debated on social media, the move marks a...

Can AI & Machine Learning Ever Replace Human Judgment?

You've seen the video by now. Yes, the one of Serena Williams arguing with chair umpire at the U.S. Open Finals.

If you know tennis at all, you know she’s a great player. She’s done a ton...