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A Good Plan: Ownership Leads to Accountability

From the very moment an organization decides to implement Anaplan, it is imperative that it starts building the foundation for ownership of the solution from the beginning of requirements gathering to the end of user acceptance testing (UAT). When this is done successfully, clients feel confident in the solution and accountable to develop the skills…
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Spaulding Ridge Secures OneStream Software’s Gold Partner Level Status

OneStream partner achieves new status, continues to empower customers and provide deep domain expertise around the globe. CHICAGO, IL, May 14, 2019 – OneStream Software today announced Spaulding Ridge has become a Gold level implementation partner. As a Gold partner, OneStream recognizes Spaulding Ridge’s commitment to align with OneStream’s strategic vision and continue to bring…
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Salesforce CPQ for Health Insurance Payer – Quote to Card

There are still many industries that are just learning the benefits of Configure Price Quote (CPQ) Softwares. Health Insurance Payers are starting to join the party, and the industry is starting to notice. Salesforce offers a robust solution roadmap for Payers to expand down market, enable brokers, and improve internal efficiencies. Salesforce’s tools of enablement…
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Spaulding Ridge A Good Plan Spend Time on User Stories

A Good Plan: Spend Time on User Stories

In the Agile development framework, a user story is one of the final steps of the project’s Requirements phase. At this point in the project, the organization has decided on the ideal level of detail of the solution and the scope of the organizational changes; including considerations for potential impacts on all stakeholders—more to come…
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Spaulding Ridge What your Supply Chain can do for You

What Supply Chain Can (And Should) Be In Today’s Digital World

Traditionally, Supply Chain Management (SCM) software has been on-premise and managed by IT teams that keep systems running from a central location. This approach allows teams in an organization to create tools for each step of a traditional, linear supply chain. However, this approach often creates data silos, which limits the visibility and transparency of…
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Spaulding Ridge Four Reasons to Avoid CPM Solutions from your ERP Vendor

Four Reasons to Avoid CPM Solutions from your ERP Vendor

Corporate Performance Management (CPM) Systems help companies handle financial and operational planning, financial consolidation and close, intercompany elimination, account reconciliation, reporting and analysis and other finance processes. Gartner first recognized the CPM software category in the early 2000s, when the sector was dominated by independent vendors like Hyperion, Cognos, and OutlookSoft. Over time, many of…
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Avoiding Scope Creep

A Good Plan: Avoiding Scope Creep

Now that you have decided the level and type of detail in your planning process that works best for you, the next item to consider is the content of your plan: what is the scope? When we talk about “scope,” we’re referring to the clearly-defined goals and boundaries of the project: what should it accomplish, who…
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Salesforce CPQ and Billing – Unifying Sales and Finance with an Aligned Revenue Process

2019 is a very exciting year for Salesforce CPQ and Billing. The 2019 Winter and Spring releases have brought some amazing enhancements to the Product. Evergreen Subscription management, Multiple Billing Transactions, New Invoicing Options, and Enhanced Revenue Schedules are just some of the game-changing enhancements to the product so far this year. The number of…
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3 Traits that Make a Great Anaplanner

As a Director in Spaulding Ridge’s Anaplan practice I am often asked by clients “Who would you recommend to be an Anaplanner from our team?” or “How do you identify a good Anaplanner?” By no means is this a science, but there are certain traits that help clients and Spaulding Ridge identify high value Anaplanners. …
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Happy 1st Birthday to Spaulding Ridge!

This has been a tremendous year. More ups than downs, but constant fun and excitement in start-up world. We started the business last February 1st with the acquisition of Plan Rocket and their team of 17. At our one-year mark, our band has expanded to over 100 rockers! We recently opened in Europe, so we are now taking the show on…
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