Business Solutions

PBCS vs. EPBCS: 3 Factors to Consider

Ask anyone: it’s difficult to track all the latest technology updates. With new releases of PBCS (Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service) and EPBCS (Oracle Enterprise Planning and...

Kicking-Off an Implementation: What Questions Do You Need to Ask?

There is an element of planning that goes into everything I do. Let’s look at an easy example: travel.

My wife and I can’t show up to the airport and just wing it (pun intended). We need to...

3 Ways to Be More Proactive

As a consultant, I work with organizations across the country. I was working with a manufacturing company recently, who we will call ABC, that acquired a competitor (including its people,...

Is It Possible To Do More with Less? With the Right Systems, You Can

Have you heard this before?

“As much as I’d like to add another person to your team, we just don't have the money in the budget. See if you can spread the work across the existing team.”

Enhancing Our Services: Archetype Acquires TopDown Consulting

Archetype is excited to announce the acquisition of TopDown Consulting, a San Francisco-based enterprise performance management (EPM) solutions provider. TopDown Consulting is a strong firm...

What You Want vs. What You Need: Does Your Company Know the Difference?

I have a niece and a nephew and like most kids, they have grown up watching Disney films. Recently, my niece decided that The Princess and the Frog was going to be the film playing on...

Documentation: How to Save Your Organization Time & Money

I met an industry colleague for coffee a few weeks ago. He was in a tough situation and was looking for guidance.

He’s a VP of Finance and like most senior leaders, hasn’t been in the weeds...

3 Initial Steps Towards Becoming A Data-First Organization

If you haven't updated data analytics strategy in the past 18-24 months, it’s probably obsolete. How can you keep it fresh?

Successful business analytics begins with an understanding of...

Driving Towards Success: How to Create a Culture of Training

When I was younger, I couldn’t wait to drive a car. I begged my mom to let me steer our wood-paneled station wagon down Brewster Road. Not surprisingly, she only let me honk the horn.

As I...