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Excel, Financial Performance Management & Emerging Technologies

CPE Webinar: Trends in the office of finance - and where Excel fits in


Since the late 1970s, businesses have relied on spreadsheets for a significant portion of their data analysis. But now, 40 years later, questions have started to crop up. What other options are out there? Which industry trends will help finance process management, and which ones are just fads? Are spreadsheets still the most effective tool for organizations that require massive amounts of data processed in record time?

Sign up for our webinar on October 29, and hear from BPM Partners CEO Craig Schiff about the financial performance management landscape, what’s on the horizon for financial technology, and where spreadsheets fit into the bigger picture. In conversation with Rishi Grover, Chief Solutions Architect at Vena, Schiff will explore some of the most buzzworthy trends in financial operations, as well as advise on what’s important to consider when assessing financial software.

Sign up today to discover:

  • A vendor-neutral advisory firm’s opinions on major upcoming trends for the office of finance
  • What’s truly important when assessing new finance performance management software
  • AI, BI and more - upcoming technology that will make Excel even more powerful

Earn 1 CPE credit for attending the live webinar.

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Meet the Presenters

Craig Schiff

Craig Schiff

CEO, BPM Partners

Craig Schiff, CEO, BPM Partners, a vendor-neutral advisory services firm that helps clients address their performance management challenges with a comprehensive, rapid and cost-effective BPM methodology. Craig is a founding member of Hyperion (now part of Oracle), and spent 16 years as head of its Products & Services group. Most recently co-founder and CEO of OutlookSoft (now part of SAP) and is a BPM Standards Group founding member, contributor to Business Finance, Industry Week, Business Intelligence Network, TechTarget, Information Management, CFO Magazine, APQC, AFP. With over 30+ years focused on analytic applications, BI, and BPM

Rishi Grover

Rishi Grover

Chief Solutions Architect, Vena Solutions

As Chief Solutions Architect, Rishi is responsible for the day-to-day operations and continued success of client implementations at Vena. Rishi has helped many Fortune 500 companies re-engineer and optimize financial processes. His expertise in financial planning and regulatory reporting helped him to the position of Director of Enterprise Solutions at Clarity Systems before he co-founded Vena Solutions with Don Mal and George Papayiannis. Rishi holds a Bachelor of Applied Sciences from the University of Toronto, specializing in Computer Engineering and Communication Systems.

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