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
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
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.
Discover the five steps on the road to financial planning and analysis (FP&A) enlightenment. Learn financial performance management best practices such as strategies for leveraging historical data and the importance of understanding key risk factors. Follow the FP&A path and explore how to
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
Microsoft Excel spreadsheets are a popular tool for business professionals, especially in finance offices. What are the hazards of using this popular tool? This infographic summarizes the prevalence and types of spreadsheet errors plaguing everyone from Olympics organizers to researchers to
With multiple operating divisions and disconnected spreadsheets, LucasFilm needed a financial forecasting solution that uses scheduling and other data to predict production costs. By utilizing IBM Cognos TM1, LucasFilm was able to better forecast the product costs and increased productivity across