Brian Sommer

Brian Sommer
Blog Posts

Brian Sommer is one of the titans of the technology services arena with more than 25 years experience in the field, 10 of which were served as the most senior director of Andersen Consulting's (now Accenture's) global Software Intelligence unit.

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Timing & Speed of Modern Planning and Budgeting...

For decades, many executives avoided software implementations. High project failure rates, cost overruns, etc. made many of them balk of these...
Post Date January 27, 2021 Read Time 4 min read

Scenario Planning & The Now of...

2020 will be a year all of us will remember. We struggled with stay-at-home orders, product shortages, border closures and more. But, what 2020...
Post Date January 20, 2021 Read Time 7 min read

New Flexibility in Budgeting?

Flexibility and Budgeting rarely appear in the same sentence. And, that’s a shame as better budgeting and planning tools can bring far more...
Post Date January 13, 2021 Read Time 7 min read

Finance and HR – New Allies in the Economic...

The concept of a BFF (best friend forever) appeared circa 1996. While it’s a common abbreviation in social media circles, it may now apply to two...
Post Date August 20, 2020 Read Time 5 min read

Why There Will Be New Finance Software Deals...

About a decade ago, I was an expert witness in a major ERP trial. One of the items I was to opine on involved the question: Why would a company...
Post Date August 13, 2020 Read Time 6 min read

The “Digital” Finance Future: Business as...

For decades, changes in Financial Accounting have been measured, slow and only after considerable thought and reflection by numerous parties....
Post Date August 06, 2020 Read Time 4 min read

The New Finance & Implications for Finance...

We’ve seen several generations of financial accounting systems emerge over the last 4-5 decades. Initially, there were mainframe applications that...
Post Date March 30, 2020 Read Time 6 min read

The Future of Finance - It’s not found in the...

Nostalgia is not a strategy! Just because your collection of old accounting software, hundreds of spreadsheets, handwritten notes, etc. sort-of-works...
Post Date March 23, 2020 Read Time 5 min read

The Cost of Inaction

When to act... Do companies need to act with any urgency to modernize their Finance systems, processes and teams? Well, it turns out they do. Here...
Post Date March 16, 2020 Read Time 4 min read
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