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As disruption from the global COVID-19 pandemic continues, businesses are assessing their ability to pivot quickly when market conditions change. And in many cases, their business agility is being put to the ultimate stress test. These extraordinary moments are a reminder that “business as usual” won’t guarantee the agility needed to survive and thrive in an unpredictable environment.
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Why planning data should extend beyond finance

As disruption from the global COVID-19 pandemic continues, businesses are assessing their ability to pivot quickly when market conditions change. And in many cases, their business agility is being put to the ultimate stress test. These extraordinary moments are a reminder that “business as usual” won’t guarantee the agility needed… Read More

Here are four approaches that can help make the budgeting process simpler, less time-consuming, and more aligned with the corporate strategic objectives of the executive team.
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How CFOs can lead a budgeting and planning transformation

Instead of considering the budgeting process a rote exercise or an operational hurdle, CFOs and their companies can use it as a significant opportunity. This is now of greater importance given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Those CFOs who are able to successfully transform legacy budget and planning processes… Read More

When the world moved at a more predictable velocity, static planning was usually sufficient. But as the digital age emerged, companies found they needed nimble, data-driven financial modeling powered by cross-departmental collaboration and encompassing a panoramic view of the business—one where planning happened not just within finance but throughout the enterprise. This is active planning. It’s continuous, comprehensive, and collaborative.
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Want to achieve business agility? Identify your critical KPIs.

Now more than ever, companies that are unable to adapt or pivot easily to adjust to changing market conditions don’t just risk falling behind. They risk their very future. But business agility isn’t something you can implement overnight. It takes a modern, multifaceted planning environment—one that isn’t weighed down by… Read More

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3 words for a COVID-19 world: ‘Flexible budget variance’

With the COVID-19 pandemic shredding budget forecasts and presenting FP&A professionals with actuals that are nowhere close to original expectations, now is the perfect time to get acquainted with a certain term: “Flexible budget variance.” See this webinar on-demand: “Reforecasting in Uncertain Times” Sure, flexible budget variance might sound wonky.… Read More