Adaptive Insights recently released the first update for 2018. The features in the Adaptive Suite 2018.1 release enable teams to work faster and smarter with enhanced visual analytics, expanded consolidation features and integration capabilities that enrich the Adaptive Suite data. In this article, we’ll explore some of the new features.
Finance and accounting teams at media and entertainment organizations often run into similar sets of problems that can stretch their consolidations out for weeks and also delay monthly closes when they rely on outdated legacy software. Corporate Performance Management (CPM) can be the financial equivalent of the film “Groundhog Day,” in which the main character relives the same, endless day every day if you’re using old tools. Does the following sound familiar?
Evaluating Advanced Planning and Scheduling Systems
Recently I was working with a supply chain client where the company was seeking to implement manufacturing systems that included an advanced planning and scheduling system (APS). I asked them: “What are your chief business goals in seeking to implement and use [specific ERP]’s Advanced Manufacturing capabilities in your business?”
Two of the crucial factors they mentioned in their response were to “gain insight into [their] business in regard to capacity… [and] ship dates.” The mentioned, specifically, challenges they were currently facing in “capacity planning” and the “scheduling of work orders.”
In light of this request and their business goals, I proceeded to ask them some important questions, such as:
Cloud CPM tools have come a long way in recent years. Once targeted mostly at expert users, these software solutions have evolved into intuitive, companywide assets suitable for budgeting, financial modeling, discovering trends, and running a variety of reports.