Most of us have experienced the strange but fundamentally human urge to linger at the scene of a disaster. It’s natural – we want to understand what has happened so that we can avoid any future such disasters taking a toll on us personally. With this fundamental urge… Continue reading
What’s new? Well, plenty. Among the many other things we’ve been up to recently, we hope you’re enjoying the new look and feel of the newsletter. It’s an early peek at our new home on the web which we’ll be releasing between now and June.
As you’ll read, in recent months CALUMO HQ… Continue reading
No I don’t mean the execution of plans well laid and clearly productive. I mean the long drawn out boring, energy sapping, life-robbing process of preparing the annual corporate budget. It’s not this way for everyone but it… Continue reading
Our Development Team has just put the finishing touches on the update to the CALUMO Business Intelligence Software. Highlights include:… Continue reading
1. Ease of use. Excel is by far the easiest reporting tool around today. Start typing and get answers. You don’t have to be an IT person to use Excel, just a business person — from Accountants to Sales. … Continue reading
“Streamlining month-end is the Holy Grail!” I heard a management accountant, let’s call her Emma, say at a networking lunch I attended as part of the CPA Newcastle Convention. Emma works for a $100M+ company and month-end currently takes 5 days and is really tough. Month-end has to be… Continue reading
I recently delivered a monthly management reporting (BI) project at a client whose general ledger function is outsourced to a third party.… Continue reading
Most BI tools only report historical information – which is like only getting last week’s race results when what you really want to know is tomorrow’s winner.
Many companies use making historical information accessible as the justification for ‘doing’ BI – often a good return on investment but only second prize.… Continue reading