The spreadsheet is arguably the most popular business tool ever invented, but it’s not well suited to large-scale, collaborative planning, budgeting and forecasting. Business needs to go beyond spreadsheets to planning analytics solutions that enable data-driven decision making. Take a look at key
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
Rolling forecasts can help companies adapt quickly and easily, but their implementation can be a daunting prospect. To deploy your own rolling forecast system, begin by involving the people who can help the system succeed, and then shift smoothly from gear to gear, hitting top speed without a hitch
For over 30 years, Excel has been the go-to tool for financial professionals. But with the changing role of the CFO, Excel’s most useful days may be in the past as more advanced options let finance organizations streamline processes and gain powerful analytics capabilities.
Global corporations have treasury teams and huge ERP systems to manage their financials, but smaller firms often do not have that luxury. However, SMBs can draw on SaaS vendors to achieve similar results in budgeting and forecasting.
Data analytics provide companies with the timely information necessary to develop dynamic infrastructure financing models that enable them to make quick, informed revisions to their strategies in response to market changes.
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
The corner punch represents a time when CFOs depended on manual technology to do their jobs; today, they have automated, advanced analytics that deliver greater insight and collaboration than ever before. See how far financial planning, budgeting and forecasting have come even since spreadsheets
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
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.
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