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Integrated Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) is Key to Success in The Digital Solutions Economy

Bramasol

This episode focuses on how DSE business models present new challenges with regard to Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) processes, which require enhanced agility, scalability and end-to-end integration to handle DSE's inherently dynamic requirements.

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What's an FP&A job?

Cube Software

Financial planning and analysis (FP&A) are vital to an organization’s financial health.

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How FP&A evolved into a top finance function

CFO Dive

Advances in technology, the rise of the cloud and COVID-19 have made financial planning and analysis a must-have function for companies' ability to act effectively in the face of change

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What-if Analysis: A Beginner's Guide to Scenarios + Goal Seek in Excel

Cube Software

Adaptability is the highest calling of financial planning & analysis. By knowing the ways things may play out (and how it will impact your financials), you can budget appropriately, reduce uncertainty, and react more quickly to change.

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Modernize Your Finance Reporting with the Best FP&A Software in 2023

Lime Light

Understanding the Qualities of the Best FP&A Software The best FP&A software is designed to reduce inefficiencies in your financial reporting and provide more comprehensive insights, saving time and money. Financial Planning & Analysis Budgeting and Forecasting Dashboard and Analysis

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4 Historical Figures Who Would Have Loved Cloud FP&A

Lime Light

Financial Planning & Analysis Budgeting and Forecasting Financial Reporting Dashboard and AnalysisTechnology makes life so convenient that it is difficult to remember what things were like before.

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The top 7 FP&A trends for 2023

Jedox Finance

Financial planning and analysis (FP&A) is evolving into a whole new area of influence with cross-departmental and cross-dimensional impact. Integrated business planning creates more meaningful collaboration. Geopolitics continues to influence inputs and planning.

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The 11+ best Oracle Essbase alternatives [updated for 2023]

Cube Software

Oracle Essbase, formerly known as Hyperion Essbase, is a business analytics solution that uses a financial planning and analysis architecture for analysis, reporting, and collaboration. FP&A Tools

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The 16+ top Prophix alternatives and competitors [updated for 2023]

Cube Software

Prophix is a financial software platform that provides budgeting, planning, financial management, and analysis tools for effective business decision-making. FP&A Tools

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Where Can FP&A Career Path Take You?

Fpanda Club

This relates to FP&A which stands for financial planning and analysis. Typical FP&A activities and responsibilities Financial planning and analysis is one of the pillars of the modern finance function.

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Using Modern FP&A for Workforce Planning: A Critical Component of Your Operational Plan

Centage

Workforce planning is important to meeting your organization’s strategic vision, but it’s something that many consider a kind of fortune telling. In reality, it’s more science than art, and should be a critical component of management’s operational planning – especially during uncertain times.

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8 Most Common Myths Surrounding FP&A

Fpanda Club

This article explores the most common myths surrounding the financial planning and analysis function, its key activities and outputs which many FP&A stakeholders believe in. References: Preparing for the next level of financial planning and analysis, APQC, AFP, 2019.

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What is FP&A?

Jedox Finance

From different use cases to the solution for current challenges – learn how the finance department can take advantage of Financial Planning and Analysis. FP&A is short for Financial Planning & Analysis and is the intersection between finance and corporate management.

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What SaaS Really Means for Modern FP&A

Centage

Bring SaaS to Your Budgeting & Planning. Planning Maestro offers the sophisticated features needed by small and mid-market organizations to integrate budgeting, forecasting, and deep data analysis within one easy-to-use, scalable SaaS solution. financial planning

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What's driving technology adoption in FP&A?

Future CFO

Move beyond sensitivity analysis (that typically models the impact of change to only 1 or 2 variables at a time) to true scenario planning (that allows exploration of multiple, distinct future possibilities).

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Futureproofing Finance series: Making FP&A agile, relevant and reliable

Future CFO

Traditional FP&A processes provide a structured approach to budgeting, planning, forecasting, and reporting so that the finance team can deliver analysis that helps senior executives understand the financial impact of their decisions.

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Empower Your Enterprise to Build Complex FP&A Applications Faster

Collectiv

As VP of Planning Analytics, Danny Bharat is responsible for ATD’s planning tools and applications that are used throughout the organization. As ATD grew, Danny needed a comprehensive planning and analytics solution. Center of Excellence FP&A Planning and Forecasting

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The Top 7 FP&A Trends for 2022

Jedox Finance

According to Gartner, 70% of new financial planning and analysis (FP&A) projects are slated to become extended planning and analysis (xP&A) projects by 2024. Financials in an organization can no longer afford to be static.

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Fact or fiction: Dispelling the biggest myths about FP&A solutions

Anaplan

Finance Anaplan for Finance connected planning Financial Planning and Analysis FP&A xp&aWhen it comes to evaluating software options to improve FP&A processes, finance teams are faced with determining the optimal solution for meeting their needs.

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PodChats for FutureCFO: Revisiting FP&A roles post-pandemic

Future CFO

Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) teams play a crucial role in companies by performing budgeting, forecasting, and analysis that support major corporate decisions of the CFO, CEO, and the Board of Directors.

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Using Modern FP&A for Workforce Planning: A Critical Component of Your Operational Plan

Centage

Workforce planning is important to meeting your organization’s strategic vision, but it’s something that many consider a kind of fortune telling. In reality, it’s more science than art, and should be a critical component of management’s operational planning – especially during uncertain times.

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Putting the ‘A’ back in FP&A

McKinsey

By focusing on execution in operations and strategy development, business unit financial planning and analysis teams are gaining more agency and helping to transform their organizations. Insights on Operations Operations Strategy

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The 2Cs of FP&A leadership in 2022

Future CFO

The FP&A function’s real value add is to provide insightful analysis of the data, as compared to being an expert spreadsheet user. “Life challenges us, so that we become enlightened.

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How to Rock an FP&A Career Comeback After Burnout

Collectiv

In the latest episode of Collectiv Conversations , I chatted with Carl Seidman, principal of Seidman Financial , about how to prevent burnout and build a sustainable career in the FP&A industry. Have you been feeling burnt out lately?

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How to Rock an FP&A Career Comeback After Burnout

Collectiv

In the latest episode of Collectiv Conversations , I chatted with Carl Seidman, principal of Seidman Financial , about how to prevent burnout and build a sustainable career in the FP&A industry. Have you been feeling burnt out lately?

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5 Ways to Evolve Your FP&A Process During Times of Constant Change

Centage

Between pandemic insecurities, a supply chain crisis, labor shortages, and the growing threat of recession, companies that rely on traditional planning and forecasting may find themselves struggling to stay competitive. financial planning

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What is FP&A and why does it matter to your business?

Anaplan

Companies use financial planning and analysis (FP&A) to forecast financial profit and loss supporting their overall business strategies. Finance Business Unit FP&A Corporate FP&A Financial Planning and Analysis FP&A Strategy

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Surviving the pandemic aftermath: an FP&A perspective

Future CFO

Unlike a typical financial downturn, the impact of COVID-19 pandemic has been far more difficult to predict. Process delays and slow communications, coupled with restrictive lockdowns, led to slower payments, increased financial risks and stretched service centers.

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Financial Planning for Nonprofits – It’s Time to Arm Your Finance Team with Modern FP&A Tools to Thrive in a Post-Pandemic World

Centage

Building and managing an effective budget and plan can be daunting no matter what industry, but financial planning for nonprofits can be particularly difficult. For far too long, spreadsheet-based financial planning has been the standard. financial planning

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Scenario planning in the New FP&A normal

Future CFO

In this blog, he explains why scenario planning is now more important than ever and, most importantly, what it can and can’t do. For a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, “ Companies’ Financial Planning Comes Up Short in the Coronavirus Era ,” I was asked how FP&A professionals could have predicted both the pandemic occurring and the scope and scale of its impact. To that end, clear and efficient scenario planning supports a deeper understanding of that process.

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How to Create a Flexible, Agile FP&A Function

Centage

Just as content is king in the world of marketing, when it comes to financial decision-making, data is everything. If you want to outsell the competition, then upgrading your financial planning and analysis (FP&A) efforts is of the utmost importance.

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The Executive’s Guide to Moving FP&A into xP&A era

Future CFO

As organisations look for more agility and better visibility across all functions and revenue streams the traditional approach of using spreadsheets by the Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) team is nearing its limits. Extended Planning and Analysis (xP&A) processes will allow decision-makers to tap into enterprise data across sales, procurement, HR, marketing and other areas and functions to drive better decisions in faster timeframes.

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5 Ways to Evolve Your FP&A Process During Times of Constant Change

Centage

Between pandemic insecurities, a supply chain crisis, labor shortages, and the growing threat of recession, companies that rely on traditional planning and forecasting may find themselves struggling to stay competitive. financial planning

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The Role of Top-Down vs. Bottom-Up Business Budgeting in Modern FP&A

Centage

With a top-down approach, senior leadership sets the financial constraints, and departments create their budgets accordingly. Utilizing financial forecasting and driver-based budgeting, companies can create flexible, agile plans.

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The Case for Data Integrations in FP&A Platforms

Centage

They also need to plan for a number of scenarios, and to assess the impact of each on the financial statements. Centage sees the seamless integration of multiple data sources with Planning Maestro as a strategic imperative.