What’s The Value?

Much like patrons of Super Bowl LII will react to prices at the concession stand, most of us frequently look at our monthly, household bills and think, “Why am I paying so much for that?”  When we receive our credit card statements or utilities and cell phone bills, we expect them be accurate, understandable, and...

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2017 Gartner IT Finance, Procurement, and Asset Management Conference

Nicus is a Premier sponsor at the upcoming 2017 Gartner IT Finance, Procurement, and Asset Management Conference (ITFPAM) in Nashville, Tennessee, September 11-13. This event presents a great opportunity to network, learn, and cultivate the skills needed in the ITFPAM disciplines.  Analysts and thought leaders will share best practices to help improve professional development and...

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Elements of Effective IT Planning

An important component of successful IT planning, budgeting and forecasting is the ability to align top-down financial targets with bottom-up plans. Some organizations establish top-down targets and then turn the annual budgeting process, along with a mandate to meet those numbers, over to IT or corporate finance. Other organizations require detailed, bottom-up planning, and then...

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2016 Gartner IT Financial, Procurement & Asset Management Summit

IT practitioners gathered from around the world in Grapevine, TX on September 18-21, 2016 for three days of IT-related presentations, roundtable discussions, clinics, and workshops.  These sessions were led by various industry authorities including Gartner analysts, industry experts, and senior business leaders.  There was a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge shared during this event. ...

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Why Details are Important

We recently had a discussion with an IT financial management analyst who asked why an ERP system can’t provide the details needed to effectively manage IT finances. It’s a great question and one we frequently get from prospects. The short answer: traditional financial systems built for accounting are based on principles that deliver acceptable financial statements,...

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