Six Degrees News

Six Degrees news, trends and thought leadership in the field of budgeting and forecasting software.

Corporate performance management – strategy to sustainable performance

According to Price Waterhouse Coopers, organisations struggle mightily to meld their strategic intent with their operations, leaving a gap between the strategy they develop and their ability to execute that strategy in day-to-day business. What’s needed is a better capability to understand the pulse of the organisation – not only what is going on financially,… > Read more

Growing international demand for NZ business software

Theta has entered into a partnership agreement with Seattle-based Talus Solutions Group for the marketing, sale, implementation and support of Six Degrees Planning in the United States. This is the second international reseller agreement this year for the Kiwi-developed enterprise planning software built on the MicroStrategy business intelligence platform. Talus is an established MicroStrategy partner, with significant… > Read more

Can you use MicroStrategy for Enterprise Planning? Yes, you can!

Six Degrees uses native MicroStrategy technology to deliver Enterprise Budgeting, Planning and Forecasting in one solution with MicroStrategy Analytics and Reporting. Grab your iPad, download the MicroStrategy App from iTunes if you don’t already have it, and go to to experience MicroStrategy Mobile delivering Enterprise Planning and Analytics anywhere, any time. Check out these… > Read more

Six Degrees Planning: gold sponsors of 2014 CFO Summit

Six Degrees Planning were gold sponsors of the 2014 CFO Summit at Sky City in Auckland today, and provided enterprise budgeting and forecasting software demonstrations to CFOs. Foodstuffs explaining their $150M transformational change project: Here is the Indigo stand with Chris and Sefton all ready to share software and jaffas:

What happens in Las Vegas… goes global!

MicroStrategy World was fantastic – let’s build on what we learned Thank you to everyone who joined us at MicroStrategy World to learn about the fantastic analytics capabilities of Six Degrees Planning budgeting, forecasting and planning software – based on MicroStrategy’s leading analytics platform. “I liked what I saw at MicroStrategy World very much, and… > Read more

GUESS launches state-of-the-art mobile app for multi-channel customers

GUESS, Inc. has unveiled a new mobile app for its American customers powered by the MicroStrategy Alert Platform. The new GUESS app offers a personalized high-interactivity loyalty channel between GUESS and its customers through their mobile phones. To see the GUESS mobile app for customers, watch this short video: The GUESS app is intended to… > Read more

Gucci wows MicroStrategy World 2014 attendees

Attendees at MicroStrategy World 2014 in Las Vegas were impressed by Gucci’s demonstration of how they have used MicroStrategy products to deliver a better experience for their employees and customers. Features include ‘snapping’ a magazine advertisement to obtain a list of all the items in the advert, watching catwalk videos and using the app to… > Read more

Six Degrees Planning attends MicroStrategy World 2014

Can MicroStrategy deliver an enterprise financial performance management solution including planning and forecasting? Visit us on booth 1005 to see how Six Degrees utilises MicroStrategy to deliver a fully functional enterprise budgeting, planning, forecasting and consolidation solution – out of the box, with no additional software and no add-ins. There may be a bottle of… > Read more

Actionable Mobile Apps increase worker productivity

Rise of the Information-Driven App Part 3 By Su Young (Alex) Kim on the MicroStrategy Blog Guided Workflows Organize Your App Successful mobile apps often guide users with a series of embedded tabs. For example, a personal finance app opens on an overview tab and has subsequent tabs for budgets, transactions, and goals. These tabs… > Read more

Mobilised BI Apps deliver Analytics to the point of action

Rise of the Information-Driven App, Part 4 By Su Young (Alex) Kim on the MicroStrategy Blog Users Demand Mobile Dashboards Last year, MicroStrategy conducted a survey on dashboard use among a diverse group of participants. Predictably, 78% of respondents said that they would prefer to access their dashboards via a mobile device. In fact, mobile… > Read more

Gartner say the benefits of fact-based decision-making are clear to managers

Original article on The CIO focus on business intelligence (BI) and analytics looks set to continue through 2017, according to Gartner, Inc. Gartner said that the benefits of fact-based decision-making are clear to business managers in a broad range of disciplines, including: marketing, sales, supply chain management, manufacturing, engineering, risk management, finance and HR…. > Read more

Ovum predicts BI and analytics growth will drive proactive, real-time decisions

Article from Ovum foretells of a maturing BI and analytics market that will enable more proactive and real-time decision making Growth in BI and analytics will continue strongly in 2014, driven by fundamental changes in how enterprises are using information to make business decisions. This is according to Ovum’s Business Intelligence 2014 Trends-to-Watch report*,… > Read more

MicroStrategy mobile rated #1 for third consecutive year

MicroStrategy receives highest overall rating compared to 25 different vendors Leading independent analyst firm Dresner Advisory Services has rated MicroStrategy the number one overall offering out of 25 vendors for Mobile Computing / Mobile Business Intelligence (BI). This is the third year in a row that MicroStrategy has topped the list of vendors included in… > Read more

Six Degrees Planning vs Excel spreadsheets

Unlike manually created, complex and error prone spreadsheet budgeting, Six Degrees Planning is true enterprise planning software, delivering fully integrated budgeting, forecasting, planning and financial consolidation. Real time collaboration between managers located around the globe has never been easier. Six Degrees Planning offers: pre-built budget software modules that run out of the box, a step-by-step… > Read more

Amazing business intelligence feats events

Welcome to the most sensational analytics show on Earth! Join MicroStrategy in Auckland or Wellington to experience Amazing Business Intelligence Feats that are sure to shock and amaze. From Visual Data Discovery to Mobile and Cloud analytics, come watch MicroStrategy shatter your ideas of what Business Intelligence can do and where it can take your… > Read more

Top 10 disadvantages of spreadsheets

Posted on March 26, 2012 by the Denizon Team After writing a bunch of articles focusing on specific disadvantages of spreadsheets, we’ve decided to come up with a list featuring 10 of the most damaging or counterproductive of them all. You’ll notice that all of them are in line with significant issues surrounding today’s business… > Read more

MicroStrategy in the “Challengers” Quadrant of the 2013 Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms

Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute TYSONS CORNER, Va., Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ Wall Street Journal MicroStrategy Incorporated, a leading worldwide provider of enterprise software platforms, today announced that it has debuted in the “Challengers” quadrant in Gartner’s 2013 “Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms” report.* “We are extremely pleased… > Read more