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Webinar Recording

Business Analytics, Forecasting, Financial Planning: The Recipe for Impacting Performance across the Enterprise

Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Despite the explosion of new technologies, many organizations are still far from where they want and need to be in terms of driving performance. Companies still often make strategic and operational decisions based on incomplete or untimely data, incomplete analysis, and even pure intuition. There is much talk about how to leverage analytics and dynamic forecasting and planning to impact company performance, but how is it actually done?

Join us to discover how companies are aligning process and technology to combine historical and real-time data into what-if scenarios and risk-adjusted forecasts that improve both financial and operational performance, and even putting intuitive statistical analysis in the hands of every company manager and stakeholder to sharpen decision-making across the enterprise. Larry Maisel, President of DecisionVu Group, will illustrate how your company can:

  • Identify key business drivers and risks
  • Measure and monitor metrics that matter
  • Democratize analytics beyond the ivory tower of finance to include operational stakeholders across the enterprise
  • Run intuitive what-if scenario analysis using contextual analysis with recognized planning and forecasting processes to impact performance
  • After attending this event you will be able to:
    Understand the concepts and inter-relationships of business analytics, dynamic planning and forecasting, and employee performance management
    Discover how to transition from a static to dynamic planning and forecasting environment that links strategy to operations
    Identify opportunities to develop and leverage analytics that deliver timely, relevant and accurate to those who impact financial and operational


    Larry Maisel, President, DecisionVu Group, Inc.
    Larry Maisel
    President, DecisionVu Group, Inc.
    Larry Maisel is President of DecisionVu Group, Inc., a management consultancy specializing in Corporate Performance Management, Financial Management, and IT Value Management. He is a seasoned business executive who has successfully demonstrated abilities to provide leadership in Strategy and Financial Management, and Information Technology.

    He has extensive industry experiences with global organizations including MetLife, Chase, GE, Boeing, Ford,, and many other Global 1000 industrial and financial service companies. Larry has held senior executive positions at PeopleSoft, and as Executive Partner in Charge of KPMG Consulting’s Strategy and Financial Management Consulting Practice. Larry co-created with Drs. Kaplan and Norton, the Balanced Scorecard Approach. He is an accomplished author, and his most recent book is “Predictive Business Analytics – Forward-looking Capabilities to Improve Business Performance” published by John Wiley & Sons.

    He is one of the foremost leaders in the area of Corporate Performance Management and Predictive Business Analytics. Larry is a CPA, CGMA, holds a BA in Economics from New York University and an MBA in Corporate Financial Management from Pace University.
    Moderated by: John Kogan, CEO,  Proformative
    Moderated by: John Kogan
    CEO, Proformative
    John has been CFO at four technology companies, a finance executive at Cardinal Health, and in multiple roles at AlliedSignal and Cisco Systems. John has raised over $100M in equity capital and debt and has played central roles in numerous buy and sell-side transactions for both public and private companies. As COO at two companies, John also ran Engineering, Manufacturing and Customer Service operations. He has also founded, invested in and been a board member or advisor of a number of companies. John has a B.A. in Economics from Connecticut College and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.


    Event Sponsor Centage
    Centage - Budget Maestro® by Centage is an easy-to-use and scalable, automated budgeting, planning, and forecasting application. It is designed for small to mid-market companies and automates many of the time-consuming and error-prone activities associated with using spreadsheets to generate accurate budgets and forecasts. It features built in financial and business logic that allow users to build and update their budgets and forecasts and never worry about formulas, functions, links or any custom programming. It is the only solution in the market that offers synchronized P&L, Balance Sheet, and Cash Flow reporting that generate automatically and seamlessly update. Budget Maestro serves more than 7,000 users worldwide.
    By filling out this form you will become a member of Proformative, and are subject to Proformative's User Agreement. This webinar is provided to you for free by the sponsor, who may contact you later.

    There are no CPE Credits for this Solution Demonstration.