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25 07, 2019

Planning in Excel: 3 Key Areas to Enhance Your Experience

2019-08-22T22:53:45+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

2019-09-10T11:39:17+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

2019-09-10T11:38:35+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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11 07, 2019

Planning in Excel: How to Make it Better

2019-09-05T22:45:41+02:00July 11th, 2019|Categories: Thought Leadership|Tags: , , , , , |

For most finance professionals, Excel has long been the gold standard for budgeting, planning, and forecasting. It is a great tool with numerous features that offer a lot of functionality. But in the global marketplace that is facing rapid changes due to digital transformation, is Excel alone still enough? In a 2018 survey, 80% of organizations reported they are still ...

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9 07, 2019

Data and System Considerations for AI Projects in FP&A  

2019-07-18T15:48:55+02:00July 9th, 2019|Categories: Thought Leadership|Tags: , , , |

An Interview with Kevin Kennedy, Business Systems Manager at Terminix, a ServiceMaster Brand Pulling together large sets of good data is the essential first step in any AI project. What is just as important, however, is having someone who truly understands the data itself from a technical and business perspective. For the Jedox AI project at ServiceMaster, this data expert ...

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3 07, 2019

A Framework for the New FP&A Department

2019-09-10T11:39:47+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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