Blogs

Peter Collins
Financial Services Specialist, IBM

Peter contributes to social conversations in the Financial Sector by writing blogs, enabling experts and amplifying content. Peter comes from Risk, with a focus on GRC technology. Offline, he loves film and French New Wave can be found sneaking into his content in devious ways.

Cognitive technology for competitive advantage in credit risk management

Cognitive technology for competitive advantage in credit risk management

April 4, 2017 | by Peter Collins, Financial Services Specialist, IBM
A blog promoting a recent IBM Risk white paper on the advantages of cognitive technologies for more robust, and comprehensive credit risk management across the credit lifecycle.
Next-generation governance, risk and compliance

Next-generation governance, risk and compliance

October 13, 2015 | by Peter Collins, Financial Services Specialist, IBM
By empowering business to meet emerging governance, risk and compliance threats, next-generation GRC solutions—such as the IBM OpenPages GRC Platform—offer transformative business value, including predictive analytics and cognitive processing capabilities.
4 ways to take a smarter approach to counter fraud

4 ways to take a smarter approach to counter fraud

October 6, 2015 | by Peter Collins, Financial Services Specialist, IBM
With the increasing sophistication of fraud attacks, businesses that don’t take fraud seriously do so at their peril. Adopting four best practices can help organizations combat cyber attacks and protect their assets.
The need for speed: Is your financial performance management future-ready?

The need for speed: Is your financial performance management future-ready?

September 1, 2015 | by Peter Collins, Financial Services Specialist, IBM
Save your office of finance from crisis by preparing your financial performance management for the future. Learn how to help your finance function reach its full potential by adopting best practices and avoiding pitfalls along the way.
Streamline planning and forecasting: Software selection best practices

Streamline planning and forecasting: Software selection best practices

August 20, 2015 | by Peter Collins, Financial Services Specialist, IBM
In a marketplace of rapid, unprecedented change and sustained volatility, traditional planning, budgeting and forecasting processes may not keep pace with shifting trends. However, new advanced planning and forecasting analytics software enables financial professionals to support an enterprise’s...
5 common sales performance management implementation mistakes

5 common sales performance management implementation mistakes

August 12, 2015 | by Peter Collins, Financial Services Specialist, IBM
Organizations may frequently fall into the trap of trying to get an advanced sales performance management (SPM) solution in operation as soon as possible. However, initiating an implementation stage too soon, too hastily or at the expense of best practices can cause companies to overlook critical...
Selecting the right sales performance management solution

Selecting the right sales performance management solution

August 11, 2015 | by Peter Collins, Financial Services Specialist, IBM
Although the business benefits of SPM are clear, identifying a solution that meets the particular needs of a specific business can be challenging. According to a survey of business leaders, increased business complexity is a primary point of concern when choosing an SPM solution.
The seven deadly sins of sales performance management

The seven deadly sins of sales performance management

August 10, 2015 | by Peter Collins, Financial Services Specialist, IBM
Help your organization overcome sales performance management challenges using the best practices described in The Seven Deadly Sins of SPM, and learn how sales compensation analytics can enhance your incentive effectiveness and help bring in revenue.

Rethinking spreadsheets for financial planning

July 22, 2015 | by Peter Collins, Financial Services Specialist, IBM
Versatile, easy to use and cost-effective, the spreadsheet has and continues to be an invaluable tool for budgets, forecasts and plans in businesses large and small. But spreadsheets do pose some limitations, particularly with regard to data accuracy. Given today’s highly competitive, rapid pace,...