Tag Archives: Budgeting and Planning

How Manufacturers Can Leverage Their Data For Actionable Insights

“Manufacturers have a huge opportunity to benefit from data-based insights. Those that are able to analyze and leverage data will be able to make better decisions that propel their organizations to success in a highly competitive climate.” According to a recent manufacturing technology survey, the use of analytics and data is expected to grow over […]

Are You Relying on The Best Tools to Make Important Business Decisions?

Business leaders need an advanced tool to gain important insights into their business. However, implementing a new technology is only part of the solution, rather than the complete answer to their business challenges. When applying a new technology tool, it is important to integrate it with their organization’s business processes and data management so they […]

Your Supply Chain Could Benefit from A New Take on Budgeting

“With advances in digital technologies and analytics, adopting a zero-based mindset is not about slashing costs in whatever way possible. It’s about finding the resources that are not being used efficiently and reallocating them to improve capabilities, fund growth initiatives and increase competitive agility in a rapidly changing and complex environment.” Because half of a […]

New Research Proves the Need for a Collaborative Platform for Financial Planning

According to a new study by Ventana Research, one of the C-suite’s top struggles is gaining clear, up-to-date information to support strategic business decisions – typically the result of disparate technologies and siloed departments. ERP systems can only provide a certain level of detail and collaboration, so businesses need a platform that can link data […]

Integration is Essential for Collaborative Planning

Collaborative enterprise planning systems and techniques are being continually enhanced, because FP&A professionals now realize planning is more than just a user interacting with a single model. Collaborative planning requires an enhanced set of technologies not found in earlier planning solutions. Those solutions tended to be little more than calculation machines where data was submitted by […]

Effective Planning Requires More Than Just Your ERP

We live in an age driven by data and, for businesses, the ability to quickly and accurately process large data sets has changed from “nice to have” to “essential” in a relatively short time. It’s crucial for businesses to be able to process data from a variety of different sources from across their operations, regardless of the form […]

Scenarios Are Critical for Successful Enterprise Planning

The business world is far too complex to have a definitive view of what’s going to happen 12 months down the road. In this environment, scenarios can play an important role, but only if they are part of an overall collaborative approach. With a collaborative approach, scenarios become in effect a short story about what […]

SAFE!: What FP&A Teams Can Learn From Baseball

The game of baseball is very similar to the discipline of FP&A, and both practices can learn a lot from the other. Like baseball, FP&A is a team sport where the goal is to prepare for curveballs and succeed over the competition. Players who don’t get on base consistently are hard to count on. Instead […]

The Future of FP&A is Bright

FP&A professionals that have harnessed the power of a dynamic, fully integrated analytics solution are on their way to a very bright future and will reach new heights in the game of data analytics. Due to the advances made in technology, the role of the FP&A professional and the composition of the job itself will be […]