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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28 08, 2019

Unleash Faster Analysis And More Powerful Reporting with Jedox 2019.3

2019-08-28T16:14:11+02:00August 28th, 2019|Categories: Jedox Software|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Jedox 2019.3 is now available for testing. It gives report builders even more freedom to create customized visualizations and charts for impactful reporting and analytics. Again, the new version introduces “most wanted” features, suggested by Jedox users.

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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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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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23 07, 2019

How Technology Will Change FP&A Forever

2019-09-10T11:39:16+02:00July 23rd, 2019|Categories: Thought Leadership|Tags: , , , , , |

You do not have to be a data scientist to recognize the impact of technology on FP&A is and will continue to be significant. If you are still skeptical, have a look at a few blogs written by Lance Rubin where he disrupted his own role. One of the biggest challenges of automation (Robotic Process Automation) and artificial intelligence/machine learning ...

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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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