Tag Archives: Budgeting and Planning

Nine Key Traits from CFOs at Efficient Growth Companies

A recent Gartner survey of CFOs have identified nine traits CFOs should implement for better performance during a crisis including fighting scope creep, protecting costs that support competitive advantages, and using a mix of budget models to identify the activities that truly deliver value. Read more at Gartner >

Your plans useless but you’re still planning

“Planning in such highly uncertain times must focus on the ability to quickly and flexibly react to fast changing circumstances. Doing so effectively, requires that the company has thoroughly mapped its supply chain, including the physical locations of its suppliers’ plants and warehouses, so it can quickly identify which of its products might be affected […]

From Uncertainty to Agility

“The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the need for sophisticated, institutionalized risk management, including real-time scenario planning, business continuity planning and “sense and respond” capabilities. In the aftermath, we will likely see greater flexibility in network capacity, more local and multi-sourced supply, and multi-skilling of employees.” Read more at SCM World >

When You Have Too Much Tech

Surveys show CFOs generally see the need to incorporate technology to help them improve their finance and accounting functions. But knowing which technology is right for their operations and which isn’t — and also when the time is right — is the “opportunity and the curse,” says Bryan Lapidus, FP&A, director of the FP&A practice […]

AFPs Eight Steps to Rolling Forecasts

With more organizations shifting from traditional budgeting to rolling forecasts, The Association for Financial Professionals has shared their list of 8 steps to help finance teams avoid missteps at every stage from goal setting to tracking performance. Read the 8 Steps for Creating a Rolling Forecast >

CFO Trends for 2020

CFO Dive shares it’s list of five trends for CFOs to watch in 2020, including the insight that more finance operations will move to a rolling forecast. By enacting this trend, it creates a “rolling time horizon [that] enables executives to make decisions based on market dynamics rather than an artificial target”. Read CFO Dive […]

Seeing Into the Future

With just 42% of CFOs and finance leaders indicating that their finance systems give them the information they need to be effective business partners and only 31% of them with a dependable platform for decision making, there’s lots of opportunities for finance teams to evaluate their technology architecture. Read The Future of Finance Systems Global […]

How Businesses Are Setting Themselves Up for Success with Integrated Business Planning

Many businesses are updating their legacy planning systems to integrated business planning applications that translate the organization’s strategic objectives into operational terms that provide actionable guidance across the enterprise. Business capabilities are the link connecting strategy and business model to enterprise architecture and the underlying technology that executes the strategy. Understanding this link enables companies […]

How Agile Technology Drives Supply Chain Innovation

Change and uncertainty are inevitable in manufacturing. While effective production planning can support manufacturing processes, there will always be uncontrollable factors that are difficult to manage. Manufacturers are dealing with an increased pressure to meet customer demands quicker and more cost-effectively. Visibility of where manufacturers are within the production process is a key driver and […]