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But there’s a better way to navigate today’s choppy business seas: rolling forecasts. Instead of being once-a-year exercises, rolling forecasts happen on a regular cadence. Unlike budgets that may have hundreds of line items, rolling forecasts focus on key business drivers. And rather than focusing on the past, rolling forecasts act as early warning systems when you’ve drifted off-course; they help to raise visibility beyond the traditional budgeting “wall” by continually updating your forecast with actuals, you’ll be able to quickly adjust the levers that drive performance.
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Companies that transformed their previously static planning environments are now weathering this pandemic with notable success. Read on
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4 paths to an agile planning environment

After the events of this past year, it’s easy for organizations to succumb to the feeling they are behind the curve when it comes to business agility. Because no one planned for what assailed businesses in 2020, many might assume it’s too late to establish a more modern and agile… Read More

Amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, some companies are emerging stronger, wiser, and ready to make some big changes. And one of the main drivers of these organizational and technological transformations is the finance function. Finance’s evolution into a more strategic planning force within the business was already underway prior to the disruptive impact the pandemic dealt to businesses everywhere.
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Strategic planning for finance–A big win for the CFO office

Amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, some companies are emerging stronger, wiser, and ready to make some big changes. And one of the main drivers of these organizational and technological transformations is the finance function. Finance’s evolution into a more strategic planning force within the business was already underway prior to… Read More