John Vaughan

John Vaughan is a highly experienced Accountant and Consultant. He has experience in the pharmaceutical, FMCG, distribution, professional services, manufacturing and financial service industries. With over 25 years of commercial experience and 20 years working with the Cognos products, he is able to advise and work with you on any business intelligence or performance management project. John is one of the rare consultants who is equally comfortable consulting in Business Intelligence, Enterprise Planning or Consolidations and Complex Financial Reporting. His business, financial, management and technical acumen allows John to consult confidently at all levels and his creative thinking and awareness of deadlines assures you that he can resolve the most complex of issues and achieve tight time frames. John presents regularly for various professional organisations around Australia. He has a Master of Business Administration from Macquarie University and a Bachelor of Business (Finance & Accounting) from University of Technology and is a CPA.

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Variance Analysis and Commentary using TM1

Posted on Apr 30, 2019 by John Vaughan

Discussion and video about using TM1/Planning Analytics for Variance Analysis and Commentary.

“The What?” Yeah, the ‘Hover Car of Corporate Planning’!

Posted on Jan 10, 2019 by John Vaughan

As I said in my last post, you’ll all think I’m nuts. But hear me out. I’ve likened a traditional spreadsheet based budgeting model to a German Beetle. Rebuild a...

The Hover Car of Corporate Planning

Posted on Dec 13, 2018 by John Vaughan

We were meeting with Peter, a client, the other day. He was commenting how powerful his TM1 model is, but also that it is in some ways complex and a...

The 3 Steps to Do Data Visualisation Right

Posted on Nov 22, 2018 by John Vaughan

You can be among the 30 percent that succeeds with data visualisation and business intelligence projects. Learn these tips to do data visualisation right.

Part Two: The Four Data Visualisation Types for Executives and Managers

Posted on Nov 15, 2018 by John Vaughan

No matter your objective, no matter the situation, learn how to use the four data visualisation types. Communicate and visualise perfectly.

The Four Data Visualisation Types for Executives and Managers

Posted on Nov 9, 2018 by John Vaughan

Get more from your visualisation tools by learning these four important data visualisation types that every manager and the executive must know.

The BI and Data Visualisation Mistake Your Organisation Probably Makes

Posted on Sep 17, 2018 by John Vaughan

Learn the biggest data visualisation mistake organisations make, which does more harm than good and how you can avoid it!

IBM Software on Virtual Servers Could Expose You Millions (Literally)!

Posted on Sep 6, 2018 by John Vaughan

IBM software installed on virtual servers could potentially expose your organisation to a claim from IBM for millions. The risk is real. We’ve seen the claims. Here is what you...

How Data Visualisation Can Revolutionise Your Business

Posted on Apr 9, 2018 by John Vaughan

What is data visualisation? We like to think of it as “a picture that explains a million numbers”. It is a vital business tool you can use to extract value...

What KPI’s are Right for You and Your Organisation?

Posted on Aug 3, 2017 by John Vaughan

Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) are used in most companies. But are you using the right KPIs? Do they really support your strategic direction? Here’s how to create and refine them...

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