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Webinar Recording

5 Steps to Unlocking the Strategic Value of Finance in Manufacturing

Date: Thursday, January 29, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Most manufacturing companies struggle to achieve the level of integration between financial and operational processes and data to achieve dynamic scenario planning capabilities, the desired level of forecasting accuracy, and the strategic analytics required to deliver sustainable growth. This webinar will discuss the unique challenges facing manufacturing companies in these areas , and how overcoming them delivers competitive advantage and transforms Finance into a value added partner.

Join Integrated Financial and Business Planning expert Dean Sorensen, Founder, IBP Collaborative, as he reveals:

  • Five critical capabilities on which manufacturers should focus to drive profitable growth
  • How these capabilities enable Financial transformation
  • How key process fuel meeting and exceeding key business objectives including channel growth and cost reduction
  • How to quantify the ROI of process changes
After attending this event you will be able to:
Improve the alignment of financial and operational processes within a Manufacturing environment
Identify opportunities to add value from Finance at your company which are unique to Manufacturing Organizations
Establish direct connections between financial and operational planning with your company’s strategic objectives


Dean Sorensen, Founder, IBP Collaborative
Dean Sorensen
Founder, IBP Collaborative
Dean Sorensen is the founder of the IBP Collaborative: a consultancy that advises software and manufacturing companies about processes and technologies that enable step change improvements to how manufacturers plan, manage and govern their business. Dean has a unique mix of strategic, financial and operational experience across dozens of manufacturing companies in Consumer Products, Food and Packaged Goods, Automotive, Aerospace, Industrial Products, Chemicals, Steel and High Tech sectors.

Dean has been working in the area of Integrated (Financial and Business) Planning for nearly a decade. He is a recognized thought leader that speaks and writes about the need for greater integration between strategic, financial, sales and operational management processes. He has held senior level positions with KPMG, Accenture and AT Kearney. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration from York University in Toronto and a Chartered Accountant designation in Canada. He is also certified in Production and Inventory Management from APICS
Paul Giardina, Vice President Global Demand Generation,Tagetik
Paul Giardina
Vice President Global Demand Generation,Tagetik
Paul is the Vice President Global Demand Generation for Tagetik. He has 15 years of enterprise financial software (CPM) experience including several services and marketing management roles at Hyperion Solutions, now a division of Oracle; and at Cartesis, a Paris-based financial software company (now part of SAP), where he was executive vice president of marketing.
Moderated by: Ernie Humphrey, President & CFO, Biz Dimensions, Inc.
Moderated by: Ernie Humphrey
President & CFO, Biz Dimensions, Inc.
Ernie currently serves in the roles of President & CFO for Biz Dimensions, Inc. In this role Ernie develops and executes marketing and business development strategies to teach businesses “the business of doing business”.

Ernie is also the CEO, 360 Thought Leadership Consulting. 360 Thought Leadership Consulting helps companies define and unlock the strategic value of their thought leadership programs.

Previously, Ernie served as the Vice President, Educational Programs for Proformative, and as the Director of Treasury Services and as a Director of the Corporate Treasurers Council for the Association for Financial Professionals. Ernie has a BS and MS in Economics both from Purdue University.


Event Sponsor Tagetik
Tagetik - Tagetik is one of the fastest growing global software companies in the Performance Management industry, with operations in more than 30 countries and over 600 customers worldwide. Tagetik delivers enterprise solutions while providing a ‘boutique’ experience, resulting in the highest level of client satisfaction in the industry.
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There are no CPE Credits for this Solution Demonstration.