For the previous generation of finance leaders, business used to be pretty straightforward, which meant their job was much less complex – a company would make something and sell it. Today, very few companies are competing on price alone, and everybody wants to move up the value chain. Organizations must now be delivering service along with products and anticipating customer needs as they arise. Knowing how to look ahead and plan well is much more important than it ever used to be. The impact on financial and non-financial KPIs, as well as the extended digital ecosystem, requires a different type of planning with real-time, dynamic data and predictive analytics capabilities. Some of this intelligence will come from people and some from your systems. But none of it should come from static, outdated data – at least not if you’re going to plan effectively.