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Webinar Recording

How to Measure and Manage Business Performance in Volatile Times

Date: Friday, March 6, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
The performance of every organization ultimately depends on the adequacy of the information available to decision makers at the exact moment that decisions have to be made.

Join Paul Sharman, former IMA CEO and former Controller of Northern Telecom, as he takes you through the 5 reasons why companies of all sizes should consider Corporate Performance Management (CPM) platforms, which help companies track, report on, and understand corporate operating and financial performance. Paul will also discuss the primary concerns that stem from increased volatility as well as the sources of risk deemed most important over the next 3 years.
After attending this event you will be able to:
Determine major sources of volatility in today’s marketplace
Understand what business success really depends on
Recognize 5 critical reasons why companies of all sizes should consider CPM software
Realize technology’s potential for enabling data-driven decision making


Paul Sharman, FCMA, CGMA, President, Focused Management Information Inc.
Paul Sharman, FCMA, CGMA
President, Focused Management Information Inc.
Paul Sharman, FCMA, CGMA is the founder and President of Focused Management Information Inc., a consulting and education firm. A specialist in performance improvement and financial simulation modeling, he has facilitated change initiatives with major organizations around the world.

As former President and CEO of The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) based in Montvale, New Jersey, Paul was named as one of the “Top 100 Most Influential People” in the US accounting world in 2005, 2006, 2007 by “Accounting Today”. His articles have been published in a variety of magazines and journals and he has been referenced many times in professional and US national press.

In October 2010 and again in 2014 he was elected councillor of the City of Burlington, Ontario and of the Region of Halton. Paul is Editor-in-Chief of the Thomson Reuters journal “Cost Management”.
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 Prophix
Prophix - Prophix is a leading developer of innovative performance management solutions designed to automate financial and operational processes, making companies more profitable and reducing their risks. Thousands of finance leaders in nearly one hundred countries use Prophix to empower their organizations and gain valuable insight into business performance. Prophix and its partners deliver superior value by combining high-end functionality with low cost-of-ownership and fast implementations. With powerful and adaptable solutions built entirely on the Microsoft SQL Server stack, Prophix streamlines budgeting, planning, reporting, consolidation, and more.
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.