Read our new buyer’s guide, Financial Planning Solutions: A Buyer’s Guide.

Get the Guide
With its promise of extending FP&A principles beyond finance and into other areas of the business, such as marketing, workforce, sales, and IT, xP&A (or xP&A, extended planning and analysis) is the future of enterprise planning.
0 COMMENT
7434 Views
Why xP&A is the future of planning

With its promise of extending FP&A principles beyond finance and into other areas of the business, such as marketing, workforce, sales, and IT, xP&A (or xP&A, extended planning and analysis) is the future of enterprise planning. But don’t take our word for it. In Gartner’s  2020 Strategic Roadmap for Cloud Financial… Read More

Ask literally every business that was ambulatory in 2019 and remains up and running today. Business agility, to a great extent, proved a defining characteristic of market leaders at a time when most businesses were under existential threat from pandemic-related lockdowns, supply chain disruptions, and economic upheaval.
239 Views
Charting the path to modern planning

Business agility is a requirement for business success. Not convinced? Ask literally every business that was ambulatory in 2019 and remains up and running today. Business agility, to a great extent, proved a defining characteristic of market leaders at a time when most businesses were under existential threat from pandemic-related… Read More

Zero-based budgeting is a method of preparing budgets without carrying over numbers from previous years. Because it requires budget owners to start from scratch, they must review and justify every line item. Zero-based budgeting is not only a cost-reduction strategy, but a shift in mindset, forcing leaders to question entrenched habits and historical assumptions. Questioning old processes may be especially important now as we navigate the many unknowns this global pandemic has introduced.
2750 Views
Zero-based budgeting: best practices for FP&A teams

Many businesses are shifting into recovery mode after the economic disruption caused by COVID-19. While it’s too soon to divine the lasting implications of this pandemic, most organizational leaders anticipate there will be echoes well into the the forseeable future. For many businesses, COVID-19 has fundamentally changed expense structures. Travel… Read More

On the other hand, cloud-based enterprise planning enables public sector organizations like yours to generate data-driven budgets and forecasts, deliver higher-level reporting, and access real-time data that supports collaborative and strategic decision-making on the fly—and for the long-term. In an active planning environment, organizations streamline reporting and access real-time data to quickly address unexpected changes and plan for what’s next.
264 Views
Amidst constant change, agility is key for public sector organizations

Thriving in an unpredictable environment requires agility. But yesterday’s forecasting, budgeting, and planning systems aren’t fast, powerful, or accurate enough to keep up with changing regulations, funding levels, and program demand. On the other hand, cloud-based enterprise planning enables public sector organizations to generate data-driven budgets and forecasts, deliver higher-level… Read More

Gartner gave it a name, but the concept of Extended Planning and Analysis (xP&A) is nothing new! Learn more about xP&A and what it means for your enterprise.
2318 Views
What is xP&A?

xP&A stands for extended planning and analysis—taking the best of modern finance planning and extending it across the enterprise. But it’s not new. We’ve been calling it company-wide planning for years. Finance leaders whose organizations have been made more agile and strategic with modern planning and analysis have known for years… Read More