11 09, 2019

Hey Siri, What’s My Forecasted EBITDA Look Like?

2019-09-12T10:27:58+02:00September 11th, 2019|Categories: Thought Leadership|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Even though we have so much advanced technology surrounding us, we still cannot just ask, “Hey Siri, what’s my forecasted EBITDA look like?” There are many reasons why such technology isn't available yet—insufficient data, unstructured data and some human knowledge that is not yet transferable to machine. However, there are many available technology tools that can simplify planning tasks and ...

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22 08, 2019

An Open Letter To The CFO on FP&A

2019-09-13T10:46:46+02:00August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Thought Leadership|Tags: , , , , , |

Dear CFO, We heard that you put FP&A on your list of top priorities to work on. We understand that you’re not satisfied with the return on investment you’re getting from the department. You told us that there is too much data, reporting, and analysis and too few real insights that change decisions for the better. You also told ...

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6 08, 2019

How To Revolutionize The FP&A Professional

2019-09-10T11:48:17+02:00August 6th, 2019|Categories: Thought Leadership|Tags: , , , , , , |

The CFO has made FP&A a top priority as previously described, wanting significantly more value from the investments made in this function. To achieve this, FP&A must also do things differently otherwise we cannot expect different outcomes. To do something differently, new skills are needed. You could say we need to revolutionize the FP&A professional. The question is then into ...

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25 07, 2019

Planning in Excel: 3 Key Areas to Enhance Your Experience

2019-08-22T22:53:44+02:00July 25th, 2019|Categories: Thought Leadership|Tags: , , , , , , |

Budgeting, Planning & Forecasting using Excel remains one of the most commonly used methods by FP&A professionals. As we mentioned in our first blog post on Planning in Excel, 80% of organizations reported in a recent survey* that they are still reliant on the tool. The demands on the Office of Finance to increase value across the organization continue to ...

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18 07, 2019

Why Transforming Your FP&A Matters

2019-09-10T11:38:34+02:00July 18th, 2019|Categories: Thought Leadership|Tags: , , , , , , |

"Transformation!" is the clear message from Chief Financial Officers. To do that we must address the mindset of the entire FP&A team. Operating within your organization's framework, as we discussed in the previous posts, “A Framework for the New FP&A Department”, in this blog series, will frame how your FP&A team carries out this mandate. We asked several Financial Planning ...

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