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Smartofant mit smartPM Team am smart 4U event

smart 4U Controlling expert event in Cologne

A short summary of this years smart 4U event, with more than 70 controllers exchanging expert views on FP&A and controlling technologies.

Short-time-work: Precise Forecasts help you out of the dark - Black Swan

Controlling & Management: 7 steps to get crises like Covid19 or the gas bottleneck under control

Covid-19, gas bottlenecks, supply chain issues. How do I manage these external crises? Here are 7 steps to get crises under control.


Integrierted Controlling-System for Energy Supply Companies – especially now in times of crisis

All key features for Energy Service Companies in one integrated controlling-system (Performance Management & BI). 20 years of experience!

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How much performance management do start-up companies need?

In this article, your learn how a professional start-up performance management package should look like and how to set it up.


Unit4 and intensify partnership

The strong partnership between Unit4 and has existed for years and will intensify even more in the future. smart4U event!


How important is risk management & -controlling currently?

How does a professional risk management & -controlling system look like? The 5 step risk management system integrated into financial planning


What was going on at the ICV Congress of Controllers 2022?

The smartofant was live at this year’s Congress of Controllers 2022 with the motto “Knowledge for Tomorrow’s Business”


Excel as a planning tool – yes or no?

Is Excel an appropriate tool for planning, offering the best decision support for financial controller? Results of an expert-discussion.


Optimize Procurement Performance easily

This post focuses on the steps 5-7 “How to optimize procurement performance easily”


Measure and increase Procurement Performance

This post focuses on the first 4 out of 7 steps how to optimize procurement performance.


Planning in Microsoft Power BI

Planning in Microsoft Power BI is an attractive option for finance departments and the IT. Planning, Forecasting, Scenario Analysis, Initiatives etc.

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Systematically improve real estate controlling and management

The Corporate Real Estate Controlling System (CRECS) allows for professional, proactive management and development of real estate portfolios.


prevero alumni event: FP&A expert talk

prevero alumni online meeting – save the date: Oct. 21 – CPM market & expertise, customer centricity


Expert Group Digital Controlling Competence Event – uncomplicated knowledge transfer

Expert Group Digital Controlling Competence Event – we invite CEOs, CFOs, Controller, DTO and scientists in a 3D conference setting. The topic: “From the idea to implementation” – introduce digital controlling in the company.


How xP&A – Extended Planning & Analysis works in practice

xP&A Webinar – In cooperation with the Controller Institute Austria the hidden champion List GC shares their experience with realizing extended Planning & Analysis in practice.


The 6 most common mistakes why xP&A or integrated business planning attempts fail

Which are the most common mistakes on the way to xP&A ? Let’s start with …

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What is the difference between xP&A and integrated financial planning?

xP&A ist a new word for Integrated Business Planning. It includes all relevant company areas for smart corporate performance management.


xP&A Summit Controller Institut Austria: a short recap

The focus of the 41th ÖCI summit for FP&A experts was on digitization in finance and supporting cpm tools. Read more about the event organized by the ÖCI & xP&A in our short recap…


smartPM supplies vaccine company Valneva with solutions for integrated planning and consolidation

Maja Todorovic, Head of FP&A, Valneva: ‘We need a modern planning tool … for all processes in the finance department.’


Digital Controlling Competence

Improve your Digital Controlling Competence in the brandnew ICV expert working group…


new skill requirements for controllers

Digitalization: A study reveals new skill requirements for financial controllers. Read which competences and how to get them.


Machine learning in FP&A – is it a party I need to be at?

Machine Learning keyfacts and possible usecases from an FP&A perspective.


How to select the best Corporate Performance Management Solution for your company

Every CPM vendor claims to have the ‘best’ software for exactly your FP&A requirements – but what really makes the difference is something else…


Innovative planning for INNIO

INNIO chose as FP&A implementation partner. ‘From the first interaction it felt like we spoke the same language.’


Highlights from the 40th FP&A Summit in Austria – Project Performance Management and more hot topics for FP&A experts

The summit for FP&A experts in Austria offered many highlights & insights. Read more about the event organized by the ÖCI & the future of FP&A in our short recap…


Project Performance Management Bootcamp 2

Learn all about Multi-Project Performance Management, Project Prioritization and the Balancing of Project Portfolios/Programs. Start now with the PPM Bootcamp 2.

Project Performance Management Bootcamp 1

Project Performance Management Bootcamp 1

Our brand-new bootcamp series video tutorials focus on the latest findings re Project Performance Management – and how to avoid common PPM mistakes.


Placing in top tier in both partner programs – Unit4 FP&A and Jedox

Top Partnership: Market-leading CPM partner technology from Jedox and UNIT4 combined with excellent consulting – a project success guarantee for clients.


4.8 / 5 rating on RavenIntel for

Excellent rating for the Team. High customer satisfaction with System Expertise, Implementation Process, Responsiveness, Quality of Consultants and Flexibility.


How to improve your project and portfolio performance with 6 ½ easy steps

Summarized in 6 1/2 steps project managers receive an update on how to get the maximum out of their projects, how to optimize project portfolios and which initiatives to start.


From Excel to Professional Planning

From Excel to Integrated Business Planning – a journey of an FP&A expert


‘If you find yourself in a hole, you better stop digging.’

As early adopter, List GC decides for’ planning modules during global crisis and realizes major benefits & strong competitive advantages.


What do Planning-Software and dentists have in common?

We tend to delay our appointment with the dentist until it really hurts. It’s similar with us FP&A experts and fully-integrated CPM-Software.

Short-time-work: Precise Forecasts help you out of the dark - Black Swan

Short-time-work: Precise Forecasts help you out of the dark

This is the time for acting, for captains who know how to deal with storms. In case your company manages to economically survive times like these, then it’s probably because …

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Save millions with a proper Project PM

An initially small, transparent project portfolio turns into a jungle-‘madness’ of projects over time. If this sounds familiar to you, we encourage you to start a change process – but …

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Way north – where is he now again?

Last week we received a great picture from Mika – who we met on a business summit last autumn. He took along our adventurer mascot smartofant to the City Oulu. …

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Do you master the balancing act between precise planning and faster decision making?

Improved planning process: 100% data reliability, reduced complexity and errors and faster results compared to planning in Eexcel. Get started >>

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S&OP Pain Points – How to balance supply and demand

Do you lose sales because your demand plan is not up to date? How do you set inventory targets? Do you track forecast accuracy? And … do you do any …

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“We demand a lot from a CPM tool …” S-IMMO AG decides for

The ATX-listed Austrian company S-IMMO takes it’s existing, spreadsheet based approach to the next CPM-level: true integrated business planning.

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Where is he now again … our smartofant?

Our blue mascot travels the world and wins the hearts of our customers and prospects from Singapore, on through Mexico, to Switzerland, and of course, Germany. The blue smartofant stands …

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Digital Transformation in Finance

According to Darwin’s (1809-1882) theory of evolution “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most …

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Prevero-Co-Founder Alexander Springer invests in

Great news! Alexander Springer, co-founder of the Business Intelligence (BI)- and Corporate Performance Management (CPM) vendor prevero, who has been prevero’s CEO for more than 20 years until the company … at the Digital Transformation Summit in Amsterdam 2019

Vast Demand for Digital Transformation Support in S&OP and Finance

Apparently many companies are confronted with the same challenges – finding an alternative to the excessive use of Excel, more precise forecasts and the way to truly integrated business planning. …

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Increasing your Closing accuracy through AI

Another month passed and another Sales Forecast Meeting ahead of us. The picture is often the same: Frantic Sales Directors and Sales Controllers trying to pull all the information together …

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Strategic Supply Chain Planning 2.0

Soon, supply chain planning will be one of the areas most influenced by artificial intelligence. More than ever before will data determine the landscape of the supply chain and be …

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Artificial intelligence is booming

Do you think your forecasts have a good fit? The founders of the association ‘AI Austria’ want to support Austria to become a leading player in the field of Artificial …

smartPM solutions at S&OP Excellence Forum, Supply Chain, Demand& Forecasting refined, CEO Alexander Hein as Speaker

S&OP Excellence – if you weren’t there you definitely missed something!

  On the 10th and 11th of September many well-known companies – such as PepsiCo, Stora Enso and Konecranes – were informed of the latest findings on the optimization of …

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Join us at the most relevant S&OP summits 2019!

Some of the most relevant topics for sales driven companies – like integrated business planning, capacity vs. demand balancing and AI based forecasting – will be discussed at upcoming benchmark …

Partnership and Unit4Prevero PR

Powerful Team: Unit4 Prevero &

Tom Dehouck, Global Head of Unit4 Prevero, stated to the cooperation: “I am very delighted that the years of expertise of Alexander Hein and his team will be retained within …

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Women, don’t hesitate to open all doors!

A study in Germany reveals that highly educated and qualified women are more likely to apply for positions below their professional qualifications. But why? Our experience shows that women interpret …

smartPM solutions Kununu Bewertung

Highscore for smartPM on kununu job evaluation platform and a 100% recommandation rate!

We are very proud of and grateful for the highscore on kununu job evaluation platform! A look at our evaluations on kununu platform showed that we received a 4.89 out …

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Growth is one of our strengths

We grow with our Clients: Our team gets larger and our headquarter was upgraded.   With our smart consulting service and product family we usually bring our clients’ CPM to …

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A day to celebrate – summer team event and birthday

Impressing! … archery team results as precise as smartPMs’ forecasting results In order to honor power and performance of our smartPM team during the last year we celebrated a summer …

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AI-Inside Summit: makes forecasting fit for the future

Latest scientific methods at the AI Summit Not only the participants of the AI-Inside Summit, but also a recent study on ‘Predictive Planning and Forecasting’ of BARC (2019) confirm that …

A shortcut to smartplanning with Excel in the Bin

A shortcut to smart planning…

Think about time – how much of it do you spend with creating excel sheets? And what’s about creating reports from a variety of excel files? As our experience and …

Air Plane smartPM solutions Consultants travel climate neutral
EventNews values the environment as much as their clients! contributes to climate protection. We love to visit our clients in person. Whenever possible we go by train, but more often than not we need to fly. To compensate …

Unit4Prevero Citytour Alexander Hein Presentation
Event at Unit4 Prevero Citytour 2019

smartPM hosted round table discussion giving valuable insights in innovative CPM processes, AI content and latest research. As Unit 4 Prevero’s only global reselling and competence partner, was invited …

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