Plan for anything, be ready for everything

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The result is undesired is that teams are often unable to deliver needed plans, budgets, forecasts, reports and value-added analysis when asked. It offers visibility into plans, budgets and forecasts, with rapid what-if scenario modelling and profitability analysis.

Working Through Technology

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According to PwC, “40% of finance effort could be aligned to more value driven activities through automation.”. When integrated into FP&A functions, these technologies allow professionals to focus on the tasks that truly matter and deliver value.


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Making the Business Case for Cloud-Based Planning and Reporting


Are you ready to upgrade to a cloud-based EPM solution that can help you spend more time on value-added analysis and less time on data collection and fixing Excel errors? Limited reporting and analysis capabilities. Limited reporting and analysis capabilities, and too much manual effort. Finance time shifts to value-added analysis, reduce hiring needs.

Everything You Wanted to Know about FP&A Best Practices

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Being an emerging discipline within finance function, financial planning and analysis encompasses its own processes, tools, techniques and skills which should be optimized to meet constantly growing needs, requirements and responsibilities.

Moving Financial Consolidation and Reporting to the Cloud – Webinar Recap


If the latter is the case, Planful recently held a webinar focused on how you can automate and accelerate the financial close, consolidation, and reporting process and free up more Finance time for value-added analysis. The advantage for companies with a fast close process is that they can spend more time on value-added analysis and decision-making – and deliver information faster to both internal and external stakeholders.

How to Reduce the Pain of Board Reporting


This enables them to shift time from collecting and formatting information to performing analysis that moves the business forward. The advantage for companies with a fast close process is that they can spend more time on value-added analysis and decision making – and deliver information faster to both internal and external stakeholders. For example, power users in Finance need the ability to create formatted financial statements, as well as ad hoc reports and analysis.

6 Things IT Executives Need to Know About Cloud-Based EPM


Reduce reliance on spreadsheets and manual processes – If the Finance organization is reliant on spreadsheets and email for managing corporate processes – such as budgeting, planning, forecasting, financial consolidation, and reporting – they are likely spending too much time on data collection and error tracking and not enough time on value-added analysis.

Beyond Budgeting – Are You Ready?


Most organizations spend 80% of their time collecting and validating data and 20% doing value-added analysis. A growing number of organizations are moving away from the annual budgeting process and finding better ways to plan and control their resources. Get the Best Practices Guide. Recently, I had the opportunity to attend the 2015 Beyond Budgeting Round Table Conference. There, I heard case study presentations from a few organizations who have moved “beyond budgeting.”

Attracting and Retaining Top Finance Talent


Tools such as Cloud-Based EPM applications for modeling, planning, consolidation and reporting can reduce the drudgery of day-to-day Finance and Accounting tasks and allow Finance staff to focus on more value-added analysis that will better support the organization The New Jersey Chapter of the CFO Leadership Council held a panel discussion on “Attracting and Retaining Top Talent.”