What I wish I had known about the “Month-End Grind” when I worked in financial control.
Five Essential Features Of Fluence Consolidation Software
Fluence software contains the following five features which make it the standout consolidation software available for mid-market businesses.
Minimising supply chain disruptions using data analytics
To successfully minimise the impacts of a supply chain disruption, organisations must rely on strong analytics competency.
Three steps to supply chain transformation
To help you optimise your supply chain, we have outlined a three step process for successful supply chain digital transformation.
Turning a supply chain crisis into an opportunity
While a crisis can present challenges and be painful in many ways, they also present us with the opportunity for supply chain transformation.
Creating a Power BI Style Guide
Creating a Power BI style guide allows users to maximise value by enhancing customisations capabilities and creating dashboards.
EROAD's Journey Implementing Anaplan
In this session, key stakeholders from EROAD discuss the challenges they had on a day-to-day basis along with the increasing requirements for them to provide better visibility into their processes.
Image Based Slicer in Power BI
Image based slicing in Power BI enables sorting and filtering of a packed report, allowing the user to view only the information they desire.
Matillion 'Generate Job Documentation' Feature
Matillion provides a ‘Generate Job Documentation’ feature that allows users to generate documentation for any given job at the press of a button.
BlackLine Future of Finance Events
BlackLine's coming to you in-person this September!
Demystifying the Azure Cloud Data Ecosystem
On-Premise vs The Cloud If you are thinking of migrating your data to the cloud or are new to the cloud, it is important to pivot your thinking in terms of how you will firstly store data and then use the data in the cloud. You should consider the following: What data should you migrate to the […]
Using Microsoft Databricks to Facilitate a Modern Data Architecture
We take a look at how Microsoft Azure Databricks can facilitate a modern, cost-effective data and analytics architecture.
The Top 4 Benefits of Microsoft Databricks
Choosing the right cloud data platform can be very challenging and there are many key considerations you should factor in when deciding which platform is the best for your organisation. Factors such as ease of use, flexibility, integration with other business systems, scalability, cost, and features that add value to your organisation should all be […]
Top 10 Reasons Why CPM Implementations Fail
Once you have selected the Corporate Performance Management (CPM) software that best suits your business goals and objectives, you must follow a number of steps to ensure a smooth and effective implementation of the technology. Tridant has extensive experience implementing CPM technology for businesses across all industries and we understand the best strategies and methods […]
MS Azure Health Text Analytics - Query by Example
Most of the available clinical data is in a narrative form resulting from transcription of dictation or direct entry by doctors. This raw-text format is popular in expressing clinical contents for expert readers, but is troublesome for automated searching, summarization, statistical analysis or decision-support. Constructing structured information from unstructured text can reduce much of the […]
Non-Functional Capabilities to Consider When Selecting Your CPM Solution
To ensure the Corporate Performance Management (CPM) solution you select is the most appropriate for your organisation, there are a number of factors you should consider. These factors will ensure the solution and implementation methods you select are effective and efficient, helping you get the most out of your CPM transformation. These key considerations include: […]
Power BI Metadata Scanner
Metadata scanning is a feature that facilitates governance over your organisation's Power BI content by making it possible to quickly catalogue and report on all the metadata of your organisation's Power BI assets.
7 Key Elements for a Successful Business Intelligence Strategy
What defines a successful business intelligence strategy? Business intelligence plays an important role in helping organisations improve their decision-making. The right business intelligence strategy ensures your business is able to identify data problems swiftly and accurately; without one, it’s a strenuous task to bring meaning to your data, and make any sense of what can […]
Functional capabilities to look for when purchasing Corporate Performance Management (CPM) software
Corporate Performance Management (CPM) software manages the strategies that large companies use to monitor the performance of their business activities. CPM solutions create and implement methodologies and processes, allowing businesses to monitor KPIs relative to corporate business objectives. CPM software possess a range of functional capabilities including: No Coding or Scripting Significant progress has been […]
Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW): Solutions & Benefits
What is an Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW)? An Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) is a database, that collects and stores business data, and makes an enterprise business’ full scope of data available and suitable for analytics. Housed either on-premise or in the cloud, an EDW can grow as business needs do, in alignment with the organisation’s […]
What is Power BI? (and what should you use it for?)
It’s estimated that the human race produces 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every single day—much of that through business. So it’s critical that modern organisations leverage business intelligence tools and platforms that enable them to harness this data efficiently and effectively. This article provides an introduction to our recommended business intelligence platform, Microsoft Power BI. […]
Five Stages of the CPM Transformation Lifecycle
A successful Corporate Performance Management (CPM) transformation is a very rewarding process for many organisations and provides many benefits including improved business processes, improved ability to measure KPI’s, and enhanced reporting. To undergo a successful CPM transformation, organisations must work through the following five key stages: Stage 1: Justify Although your business may be one-of-a-kind, […]
Essential Data Warehouse Tools For Your Toolkit
As a business, having a powerful data warehouse is one thing—but if you don’t have the tools to maximise its power and precision, you’re failing to take advantage of the full benefits available. In this article, we’ll discuss what to look for in your data warehouse toolkit, which four data warehouse tools we recommend, and […]
Tridant achieves Gold Status Matillion Partnership
Tridant is proud to announce its partnership with Matillion has been elevated to Gold Status.
Sales & Operations Planning Solution Webinar
Tridant's S&OP solution helps businesses achieve a balance between fluctuations in demand and supply through intelligent sales forecasts.
Snowflake Xpress Migrator Solution
Snowflake Xpress Migrator accelerates the transition from on-premise relational database(s) to a cloud data management platform.
Design The Perfect Modern Data Warehouse
When it comes to designing data warehouse architecture for your business, there’s no single one-size-fits-all solution—it all depends on your unique business requirements. So while the perfect data warehouse design may not exist, there are some key architecture decisions that can make it perfectly suited to create an optimal environment for your business, and help […]
BlackLine launches Modern Accounting Playbook in APAC
BlackLine has launched its Modern Accounting Playbook for mid-market customers in the APAC region.
BlackLine's Modern Accounting Playbook
BlackLine's MAP delivers a proven-practices approach to help you identify and prioritise your organisation's critical accounting gaps.
BlackLine announces global availability of Modern Accounting Playbook
BlackLine has announced the global availability of its 'Modern Accounting Playbook' (MAP).
Your Planning Platform Is Not Your Data Warehouse
11 reasons why your planning platform will complement, rather than alleviate the need for a data warehouse For the Office of Finance, the implementation of robust budgeting, forecasting, and reconciliation processes and capabilities that reduce the reliance on ungoverned spreadsheets and flexible but fallible human input, provide immense value to the overall business. Such systems […]
5 Ways Finance Turns Insight Into Action
In this report, you’ll see what CFOs from around the globe are doing to improve their ability to take action faster.
What is EPM? And which EPM Software Solution is the best?
Looking to leverage enterprise planning management software for your business? Read on and learn which EPM software solution is best.
#1 APAC Solution Provider Partner with BlackLine Asia Pacific in 2021
Tridant awarded #1 APAC Solution Provider Partner with BlackLine Asia Pacific in 2021.
What is Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Cloud Planning?
As we’ve outlined in our recent blog, What is EPM? And Which EPM Software Solution is Best?, EPM, or enterprise performance management, refers to the processes, practices, and tools that help businesses implement and achieve their financial goals. It provides business users with access to deeper data, with better ways to analyze and present this […]
The Best Corporate Performance Management Software Solutions
Discover Tridant’s recommended list of the best Corporate Performance Management (CPM) software solutions available to your business.
Today’s CFO knows to expect uncertainty—from the pandemic to supply chain challenges to shifting consumer preferences. Check out this infographic for key insights from more than 200 finance leaders.
Power BI Accessibility Considerations
Power BI Reports with various accessibility features in-built will help ensure users with disabilities are able to easily interpret information.
Cloud Data Trends for 2022
The Cloud Data & Analytics trends highlighted below are already helping enterprises that we work with to modernise, automate, and predict customer or competitive behaviours.
BlackLine Case Study: How BlackLine and Tridant helped two companies streamline their finance
Tridant featured in Consultancy.com.au in an interview with IFM Investors and Spirit of Tasmania, two companies that are using BlackLine to drive improvements
6 Must-Know Billing Insights when using Matillion for Snowflake
The article covers information on Matillion for Snowflake billing and some best practices that can be implemented to keep a check on the costs.
Selecting the right Business Intelligence platform for your organisation
For organisations just starting out, selecting the right Analytics and Business Intelligence tools (ABI) to meet the decision-making needs across your user base can be a daunting task given the array of options and the speed at which the market is moving.
Azure Data Lake (ADL) Gen 2 Implementation Best Practices
Azure Data Lake Gen 2 is an evolution of Data Lake Storage Gen1 built on top of Blob storage with hierarchical namespace. It is a cloud based big data storage that serves as a storage account for structured, semi-structured and unstructured data.
Power BI Self Service Feature Enablement
When any kind of data has to be analyzed, the Power BI developer often satisfies the requirements by taking various scenarios into consideration and building meaningful reports and Dashboards
Leveraging Cloud Services for Rapid Development of Predictive Models
This article will discuss how AI and predictive analytics are provided by the leading vendors considering different customer segments.
Data Science Series: #1. Intro to Snowflake & Amazon SageMaker Integration
Hoang demonstrates how to integrate Snowflake as a data source for featuring engineering and machine learning modelling using AWS SageMaker.
Power BI’s Latest Features: Aug-Oct 2021
The Deployment pipeline helps in managing PowerBI releases at a fast pace. This recent update enables the general availability of Deployment pipeline APIs.
The Shift to Modern Accounting: Moving From Manual Processes to Automation
Bob Boyne, Solution Lead at Tridant held a panel discussion with BlackLine customers IFM Investors and Spirit of Tasmania to discuss their implementation of BlackLine
Workday Adaptive Planning Automated Integration With Xero
Automate data flows from Xero (or any cloud system with an API) to Workday Adaptive Planning “We are a fast growing and expanding global business that needs to be able to respond and act quickly. It was tedious extracting and importing data every time we needed to refresh our actual financial information in Workday Adaptive […]
TTI's journey to a Cost to Serve model
Techtronic Industries (TTI) a distributor/marketer of power tools partnered with Tridant to further expand their enterprise planning solution and & build out a Cost to Serve (CTS) model to achieve a competitive advantage. The CTS model applies a cost allocation methodology to determine the true cost of servicing TTI’s customer channels.
Sandfire's Journey Implementing Anaplan
Transitioning to a global planning and analysis platform that seamlessly integrates with the existing platform to develop a fit for purpose operating model for a global entity.
Financial Planning and Analysis Consulting Services, Everything You Should Know
Outsourced FP&A strategy consulting services ensure your business can access the objectivity and expertise it needs and deliver better insight and decision making.
How to Choose the Best Financial Planning and Analysis Tools
With financial planning and analysis tools, what’s best for one business may not suit another. Here’s how to choose the best FP&A tools for your organisation.
Rolling Forecast Best Practices: A Framework for FP&A Leaders
Effective financial forecasting, with rolling forecasts, enables improved accuracy, less budget prep time, and more profitability. In 2020, almost 30% of finance officials said they expected to convert to rolling forecasts.
Demystifying Snowflake Usage with Data Analytics Tools
When initiating your Snowflake cloud data warehouse journey, how do you predict usage and costs, avoid overruns, and uncover opportunities to improve performance?
Building a rolling forecast with Workday Adaptive Planning
Finance teams need to respond in real time to drive business resilience. Rolling forecasts offer a way to course-correct quickly, with enough insight and confidence to make critical decisions.
A recommended approach: Multicloud strategy with Snowflake
Multi-cloud is growing in popularity as a key enterprise architecture strategy to assure business continuity with seamless access to applications, helping businesses move between different cloud environments to maximise their flexibility.
The Value of Data
How do you capture, consolidate, and automate organisational data for real-time insights to drive business success, taking into account market conditions? Here are our 4 key ways to effectively leverage your organisation’s data to improve business performance.
A Holistic Approach: Integrating financial and non-financial data
For a comprehensive view of business performance, risks and challenges, CFOs need to integrate their organisation’s financial and non-financial data for meaningful insight and factors that can impact business operations.
Tableau Nested LODs - A Dummy’s Guide
#TechTalk 2020 Most Popular | Where Nested LOD expressions work, do not work and importantly, why it does not work. Includes the exception to the Nested LOD ‘rule’.
Building a business case for finance transformation
Digital transformation has accelerated across industries due to the need for flexibility and a faster response to changing market conditions. In the current dynamic business environment, failing to achieve a high level of responsiveness will reduce a company’s ability to thrive.
SPS 515: The 4 Step Guide to an Agile Reporting Framework
New regulatory requirements like SPS 515 are casting a spotlight on the data readiness of super funds.
Migrating IBM Planning Analytics onto AWS – A Recommended Approach
Tridant validated IBM Planning Analytics could run in AWS, with uninterrupted operations, continuous visibility, while maintaining service levels at all times.
COVID-19 has exposed the need to smarten up supply chains and logistics.
“Statistical forecasting and machine learning to gain accuracy in demand forecasting is 100% where the focus of supply chain is these days,” says Peter Symons, chief revenue officer, Tridant in Company Director magazine, Nov 2020.
3 Exemplary Practices with BlackLine: Account Reconciliation, Transaction Matching & SAP
Enhance the value of your BlackLine investment | Account Reconciliation: Impact of Approval on Auto Certification Rate | Transaction Matching: Native ERP Tool vs BlackLine | SAP Tips | Month-end Optimisation Tools
How to grow a business during tough economic times, with Alec Jeffery
CPA Australia's InTheBlack magazine interviewed Alec Jeffery, co-founder & executive director, Tridant.
Alec discusses business resilience strategies and shares how Tridant was able to diversify to not only survive the crisis, but thrive.
Keeping Up with Regulatory Requirements: COVID-19 Superannuation Early Release Scheme
The Australian Tax Office launched the COVID-19 Superannuation Early Release Scheme to support Australians experiencing financial hardship. How do super funds keep up with its regulatory requirements?
Predicting Superannuation Rollouts for Early Action
The topic of member rollouts is critical in the financial services market. Use your data to make a difference. With predictive analytics, your super fund can build optimal retention planning, and proactively address member attrition.
5 Best Practices for Successful Remote Implementations
Every technology implementation requires diligent project management to ensure outcomes are delivered on-time and within budget. In the current environment, cloud-based systems are proving vital to business continuity. Critically, many new technology systems will be implemented remotely.
The Power of the Sparkline
These small, data-dense graphics are often overlooked when representing data-heavy reports. Sparkline charts are perfect for representing the data intense in a simple and succinct word-sized graphic, adding context and value to even the blandest of data grids.
Covid-19 Economic Impact – Analysis with Power BI and Snowflake
Covid-19 has impacted the performance of many business sectors. This study examines the financial performance of Healthcare, Retail, Industrials, Energy, Telecommunication, Real Estate, Metals & Mining, Technology, and Streaming Media by looking into their stock price and business volumes from May 2019-April 2020.
60-Min Investigation: Building a Chatbot
At Tridant, we are seeing increased queries from organisations keen to understand virtual assistant technology and witness firsthand the use cases and value that AI and chatbots deliver to organisations.
Sneak Peek: Watson Assistant with Salesforce & Zendesk
IBM Watson Assistant integration with Service Desk. How-to Guide for Integrating Watson Assistant with Salesforce and Zendesk.
Benchmark Testing of Snowflake using Tableau
Oswald Almeida investigates the performance of Snowflake on data sets of various sizes like TPCH_SF1 (6M rows) and TPCH_SF10 (60M rows) using Tableau.
Tableau 2020.3 Review: Top 5 New Additions
Tableau Software announced platform update 2020.3, enabling users to output to and update external databases directly from Tableau Prep Builder.
Introducing Tableau Metrics – 5 Great Functions in Tableau 2020.2
The top 5 functions in Tableau 2020.2, and how to best leverage the new Metrics capabilities for improved reporting. Even when on the go.
Tridant announces MEIO Solution: Efficiently Synchronise Inventory Replenishment in the Extended Supply Chain
Tridant announces multi-echelon inventory optimisation application to efficiently synchronise inventory replenishment in the extended supply chain.
Oracle Construction Technology Summit 2019 - Tridant
Tridant attends the Oracle Construction Technology Summit 2019. Director, Alec Jeffery, speaks on margin protection using modern methods.
Getting data out of IBM Cognos TM1 into Tableau for Visualisation
Many organisations have TM1 and many now have Tableau too. So, I get asked almost on a weekly basis by people, “How do I get TM1 data into Tableau?”
Tableau Data Day Out, Tableau Prep, Role Based Pricing & Much More
Recently the Tridant team attended the Tableau Data Day Out event in Sydney as well as spending the prior 2 days engaging with the Tableau team.
A Magic combination: Anaplan + Tableau - Anaplan Tableau Connector
Tableau and Anaplan are very complimentary and when used together can actually be a magic combination for presenting your plans and results.
Lessons from Executive Dashboarding (#3): Dividing a measure by 0 (or a negligible denominator)
Today’s blog is all about a very annoying issue faced when you divide a numerator by either a 0 or an almost negligible denominator.
3 ways of excluding values from Filter display(s) in Tableau - Tridant
Today’s blog is all about the ‘out-of-the-box’ functionality in Tableau that allows you to restrict what values are displayed in Quick Filters.
Zoos Victoria - A Conversation with David Methven - Tridant
Zoos Victoria Director of Digital Engagement, David Methven, shares his thoughts on the value of liberating data from the confines of spread-sheets and making it more visible across the organisation.
Tridant Jointly Wins Award For Tableau Dashboard Creation - Tridant
The in-house Tableau team of a major CPG company consisting of 9 members including Tridant’s Raymond Chan, received a ‘best of the best’ award for their outstanding collaborative work.
Tableau Data Day Out 2017
Tableau Data Day Out 2017
TM1 Integrated with Salesforce or SugarCRM - Tridant
TM1 (IBM Planning Analytics) provides the perfect engine to integrate TM1 with a CRM like Salesforce or SugarCRM which is cloud based. Here's how.
An Overview of IBM Vision 2017 - Tridant
For the past few years, IBM Vision has been the premier global conference for finance. Here's an overview of IBM Vision 2017.
Release of Cognos Analytics 11.0.6 - Upgrade from Cognos 10 - Tridant
IBM has just released the next version of its Cognos Analytics enterprise platform, version 11.0.6 (or R6). Here's why you should upgrade from Cognos 10.
Rich Text Commentary for your Cognos Reporting - Tridant
Here, we introduce another option of Cognos reports for you to consider that utilises the integration between IBM Cognos and IBM Cognos TM1.
The Alteryx Download Tool - Tridant
If you would like to connect to your own SaaS application, the Alteryx ‘Download’ tool is the perfect option to explore via a simple drag-and-drop interface.
Tridant Achieves IBM Platinum Level Business Partner - Tridant
IBM has recognised our long-term commitment and dedication to our clients by awarding us the accolade of IBM Platinum Level Business Partner.
Deploying TM1 Workload on AWS - Tridant
In this blog I have listed factors to take into consideration for deploying TM1 Workloads on AWS, based on my recent field experience.