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FP&A Trends: FP&A: Thriving in Uncertainty

“The implementation and usage of modern analytics systems allow greater data consistency among different sources.”

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CFO Dive: CFO FP&A Close-up: Finance Function’s ‘Octopus’

“Those in charge of the behind the scenes work that goes into budgets and forecasts as well as the analysis of those results, need to have a futuristic, or forward thinking mindset.”

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FP&A Trends: Do You Know Your Business Drivers or Still Rely just on KPIs?

“Driver-Based Planning and forecasting allow us to react to changes in the external environment, create more accurate and meaningful plans, and promote understanding of the business and its drivers.”

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CFO Dive: CFOs Zero In On Digital Transformation

“”What they’re prioritizing is really maturing that FP&A function, getting FP&A-specific tools to platform their planning and budgeting.””

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FP&A Trends: Scenario Planning: Benefits and Critical Ingredients

“Scenario Analysis provides a structured way to identify a range of potential outcomes, likely estimate impact and then identify and evaluate possible responsive actions. It reinforces the presence of uncertainty and increases our readiness to deal with various potential outcomes. Scenario Planning provides a disciplined approach to dealing with uncertainty and can be applied to any projections about an uncertain future.”

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FP&A Trends: The FP&A Role in Hyperinflationary Context (Argentinian History)

“Undoubtedly, one of the biggest challenges in our work is to reduce uncertainty in the construction of future scenarios, understanding the past, anticipating threats and providing analysed information in time for decision-making.”

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CFO Magazine: 2023 Outlook: 4 Priorities CFOs Must Consider

“The next few years will see the current economic challenges take hold, while the increasingly unpredictable business landscape might trigger new ones. However, those CFOs that take action now and leverage rapidly evolving technologies to ensure that their processes and systems are robust, resilient, and agile will enable their organizations to thrive and gain a decisive competitive edge.”

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FP&A Trends: Optimising Budget Efforts with Modern Processes, Mindset and Tools

“Calculating one budget scenario is already an extensive and complex exercise, considering the re-calculation of cost and profit centres, legal entities, business divisions, and other parties involved. Therefore, calculating scenario-based budgets to return a landing range of profitability will require powerful ERP and BI tools to process the quantity of data.”

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FP&A Trends: FP&A Integration: The Winning Formula

“You need unified performance measurements that align the strategy, the operational, and the financial plans. But as Garrett pointed out, companies don’t always have this information at their fingertips. Different information is likely pocketed in various parts of the organisation and, perhaps, disparate systems. By pulling all of that together and sharing the information, everyone has a better-informed basis for optimal decision-making.”

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