All posts by Christian Babbini

Why Are so Many Companies Still so Disjointed?

Everyone agrees that the various departments within a company or organization should communicate well and be fully integrated with each other. However, the fact remains that, even today,...

/ 03/28/2017

To what extent are you attached to your costing method?

During a recent costing consultation for a company, I came to a number of realizations. Among them, the astounding number of Excel files involved, the need to review...

/ 05/18/2014

Driver-based budgeting and planning (DBBP)

Are you constantly revising your budget forecasting? Are you having issues decoding your crystal ball? Did you think about adopting an approach where simple performance indicators could do...

/ 02/09/2014

Does your dashboard provide an accurate picture of the situation?

Does your dashboard provide an accurate picture of the situation? AUTHOR: Christian Babbini, FCPA, FCMA Founder and Vice President, Strategy, DECIMAL How many times have you been told...

/ 04/16/2013

Costing systems: from outdated to functional and reliable

Is your costing system outdated? Does it adhere to best practices? What signs are there to indicate that your costing system is generating results that are approximate at...

/ 01/11/2013

Managing the budgeting process in accordance with industry best practices

If you are frustrated with your organization’s budgeting process then rest assured, you are not alone! For the past 20 years, studies and surveys have systematically revealed a...

/ 12/14/2012

Cost, profitability analysis and budgeting process. What do they have in common?

Whether your organization is in the service, manufacturing or distribution sector, making a profit is never quite as easy as you might have hoped. Many companies ask themselves...

/ 11/12/2012

Activity-based Management (ABM) Best Practices

Recognizing the potential of activity-based management, many organizations began implementing ABM projects in the 90s. In fact, a 1992 survey by the Institute of Management Accountants found only...

/ 10/21/2012

Performance Management Maturity Framework

Performance management is mentioned and discussed in almost all facets of business. The demand for improved performance, along with increased accountability, has led to an increase in hype...

/ 08/14/2012