Catalyst has been named Back-to-Back as a High Performer in G2’s Summer Report Grid!

G2 announced that Catalyst® has been listed in their 2023 Summer Report Grid Report – for the second time in a row! Catalyst® achieved High Performer on the Grid Report by receiving positive reviews from verified users in the forecast and budgeting, financial analysis, and corporate performance management categories. The biggest asset of the Catalyst® software, from my point of view, is our ability to understand the results. It gives [...]

The Importance of Partnering with ISO 27001 Compliant Companies

In today's data-driven world, data is one of a company's most valuable assets; protecting them is critical for its success and competitive differentiation. Companies rely on data to understand their customers, market trends, and competitive landscape. Analyzing data allows businesses to gain valuable insights that help identify growth opportunities, optimize processes, and enhance overall performance. Data control is of utmost importance for businesses, and partnering with ISO 27001 compliant companies plays a critical role [...]

Unlocking the Power of Data: How Catalyst Can Revolutionize Business Operations and Insights

As businesses grow, they often face the challenge of having inconsistent data across different systems and platforms, which can lead to confusion, errors, and missed opportunities. In fact, studies show that 84% of businesses struggle with data inconsistencies (Forbes). Catalyst is a platform that offers a range of tools and services to help businesses manage their data and streamline their operations. One of Catalyst's key strengths is its ability to act as a single source [...]

Driving ESG Success with Data: How Finance Teams Can Lead the Way

It's no secret that ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) is becoming more important in the business world. In fact, a survey of over 250 CFOs found that 70% believe sustainability issues will significantly affect future financial performance, while 59% think ignoring sustainability issues will lead to financial risks (Deloitte). Finance functions can support ESG efforts by integrating ESG metrics into financial planning and analysis, developing key performance indicators, engaging stakeholders, and aligning initiatives with business [...]

Who Says Finance Can’t Have Cool Tech?

4 Ways We’re Incorporating Cutting-Edge Technology Into FP&A.   Digital transformation has caused a monumental shift in many areas of business. Sales, marketing and operations always seem to be touting the latest sexy technology - whether it’s AI, IoT or 5G, they always seem to get it first. Finance, or at least the market for finance department tech, has been slower to evolve. However, the last couple of years have seen a sharper rise in [...]

Escaping the Month-End Nightmare

How technology can radically improve your reporting process. Let’s face it, month-end reporting can be a huge pain. This is especially true for middle market companies. As your business grows and becomes more complex, so do your monthly reporting packages. Oftentimes, this involves the painstaking process of tying together multiple data sources and heavy manual labor in Excel. Simply gathering all the data and ensuring 2+2=4 eats all of your time, and in the [...]

Lighting the Fuse

4 Ways Catalyst Profitability Tools Can Spark the Fireworks for Your Finance Team. Think back to every 4th of July fireworks display you’ve ever seen. What do you remember, the beginning, the middle or the grand finale? The first 80% if the show might be entertaining, but it’s that final 20% that leaves a lasting impression that sticks in our memories for years. According to the Pareto principle, 20% of the causes often equate to [...]

Painting A Clearer Picture

Four Ways Catalyst Makes Forecasting More Efficient Forecasting has been a hot topic lately as companies try to recover from the COVID-19 crisis. Ask just about any CFO, and getting a tighter handle on their working capital has likely been priority #1 over the past few months. Companies are facing a myriad of issues that complicate the situation greatly, whether it’s slowed sales, inventory issues or diminished capacity. It is apparent that tight forecasting is [...]

Using Analysis to Fight Uncertainty

3 Ways EBM Catalyst Can Help You Get Critical Data for Better Decisions. Just a few short weeks ago the idea that most of the country would be working from home (or not working at all) would seem like crazy talk, but yet, here we are. The COVID-19 pandemic has made for a difficult time the world over, but it has also been an eye-opening experience for many businesses. These businesses will no doubt be [...]

4 Reasons Finance Departments are Turning to the Cloud

Finance, on a departmental basis, has typically been one of the slowest adopters of Cloud services. But many believe we have begun to reach a tipping point. Dispelling myths about security and the social proof of watching other departments migrate to the Cloud en masse over the last couple of years has encouraged them to think a little harder about making the move. Furthermore, Cloud-based services are beginning to offer features that make the experience [...]

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