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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30 07, 2019

How To Reinvent Your FP&A Process

2019-09-10T11:47:35+02:00July 30th, 2019|Categories: Thought Leadership|Tags: , , , , , |

There has been a lot of talk about changing FP&A processes yet little real action in this area. Budgeting? How many do zero-based budgeting or pure beyond budgeting? Most are stuck doing the traditional one-year budget and five-year plan. Analysis? Wishful thinking. Are you doing what-if scenarios or Monte Carlo simulations or simply just plotting your data in a time ...

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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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3 07, 2019

A Framework for the New FP&A Department

2019-09-10T11:39:46+02:00July 3rd, 2019|Categories: Thought Leadership|Tags: , , , , , |

In the first post "The Future of FP&A" of this blog series, we discussed how the CFO must be the guide, and Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) must take control of new and changing expectations for the finance department. From that foundation, now we dig deeper into that discussion and offer a framework for how to accomplish this, beginning with ...

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13 03, 2019

From Strategy to Execution

2019-09-10T11:35:35+02:00March 13th, 2019|Categories: Thought Leadership|Tags: , , , |

Unleash Your Sales Teams' Potential Through Seamless Planning & Performance Management As long as there have been Sales and Finance functions at organizations (which is a long way of saying “forever”), there has been a natural and real tension between the two groups. For way too long, there has been a long-running cold (and sometimes warm, or even hot) war ...

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