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Board members will better remember your presentation and better understand the company’s strategic position if you refrain from assaulting them with context-free numbers. So how do you tell a good, boardroom-appropriate story—especially today, amid unprecedented disruption? Start by avoiding these three mistakes:
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How to create compelling board reports

Many finance leaders feel more comfortable with an empty spreadsheet than a blank notebook. But in today’s data-deluged, disruptive world, every CFO needs to be a storyteller who injects meaning into numbers. This holds especially true at corporate board meetings, when the directors—who probably aren’t involved in the company’s day-to-day… Read More

Interdepartmental collaboration is a top priority for 70% of CFOs we interviewed. Learn how to make business reporting more collaborative.
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3 ways to make business reporting more collaborative

As we’re halfway through the 2020 football season, what better time to compare the gridiron game to financial reporting? Consider: The finance department acts as the quarterback of the reporting process, orchestrating the plays and controlling the action. But it takes every department working together—from finance and sales to operations… Read More

And the latest release of Workday Adaptive Planning illustrates how hard we’ve been working to deliver the kind of innovations enterprises need today, while laying the groundwork for even further innovations to come. Here’s a summary of some powerful new capabilities available to Workday customers in this new release.
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How planning is evolving to keep pace with a changing world

When the pandemic struck global economies early this year, CFOs found themselves rapidly reshuffling their business priorities. Not surprisingly, revenue projection, cost containment, workforce planning, and cash and liquidity management all suddenly emerged as primary concerns for more than half of 225 finance leaders surveyed between March and May 2020. To keep… 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.
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What is xP&A? It’s company-wide planning.

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. For years, it has been known as company-wide planning. Finance leaders whose organizations have been made more agile and strategic with modern planning and analysis have known for… Read More

Financial planning is never a simple process. But in an unpredictable business landscape like today's, finance teams often find themselves struggling to predict an uncertain future.
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How to plan for success amid big-picture uncertainties

Financial planning is never a simple process. But in an unpredictable business landscape like today’s, finance teams often find themselves struggling to predict an uncertain future. From sales revenues to resource requirements, FP&A teams need sound and valid business information to create accurate and actionable financial projections. But the factors… Read More

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Step up your FP&A game with rolling forecasts

When it comes to FP&A forecasting, most companies base their long-range forecasts on static planning processes, rather than more relevant, dynamic plans that reflect the complexities of the business. Relying on a forecast that doesn’t enable continuous monitoring of company performance, instead of implementing a modern, rolling forecast approach, is like using… Read More

The pandemic is causing boards of directors and C-suite executives to take a new look at net cash flow. Traditional budgeting is simply too slow and too rigid to keep up with the rapidly changing business environment caused by Covid-19. There is too much volatility, complexity, and uncertainty right now.
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5 tips for budgeting in the age of Covid

The pandemic is causing boards of directors and C-suite executives to take a new look at net cash flow. Traditional budgeting is simply too slow and too rigid to keep up with the rapidly changing business environment caused by Covid-19. There is too much volatility, complexity, and uncertainty right now.… Read More