Don’t let outmoded practices and irrelevant processes hold back your organization. Instead, discover what practices author and analyst David Parmenter believes finance teams can implement to heighten their efficiency and effectiveness.
Businesspeople consider budgeting a very unpleasant task, primarily because the mechanics of budgeting are so frustrating. Fortunately, a new solution makes budgeting more bearable by eliminating most unproductive Excel spreadsheet activities such as tracking down numbers, fixing broken links and
The market is abuzz with news and announcements around financial performance management. Read on to discover a variety of useful assets and resources and learn how you can transform your organization's planning, budgeting, forecasting, reporting and analysis processes.
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Financial analytics software transforms the chief financial officer role from number cruncher to strategic business partner. This is accomplished with faster, more accurate forecasting, simplified and less conflict-laden planning and quicker decision making with real-time, trusted financial metrics.
Despite being the go-to tool for budgets, forecasts and planning, spreadsheets are unfortunately often prone to errors, primarily because of the volume of manual processes the tool requires. Three noteworthy examples from the past decade illustrate how damaging spreadsheet errors can be. By
Which comes first—investment in forecasting, or investment in planning or scheduling? Discover how investing in planning and scheduling processes and solutions can bring benefits even when forecasting is lacking, and find out how IBM Analytics can help your organization start its advanced analytics
Finance teams looking for agility and efficiency won’t find it in spreadsheet-based processes. To uncover vital business insights, a move to automated planning is essential. This summit details how the latest financial planning and analysis (FP&A) innovations can help finance teams drive their
Finance is a key player in driving business growth and innovation across the enterprise. But CFOs are looking to close performance gaps in finance teams. Discover the five most crucial performance gaps, exploring their importance to the organization’s effectiveness. Then learn how you can close
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
IBM Cognos TM1 on Cloud provides CSOB Insurance with agility unprecedented in the organization, enabling the company to quickly align business priorities with new corporate directives. Business users at CSOB Insurance, who no longer need to wait for IT support, can create plans and model potential
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,