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Spreadsheets may still be a great choice for some tasks, but not for the kind of agile planning and analytics required in today’s fast paced business environment.
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A future without spreadsheets?

The global marketplace is moving faster, requiring companies to be more agile than ever in this age of urgency. Yet businesses—and specifically finance teams—still rely on tools that sustained them decades ago. Those tools were designed for an age when planning was an annual, top-down and linear process, but today… Read More

You want full business partner participation in planning, budgeting, and forecasting but you struggle to engage other departments in the process. Does this sound familiar? We thought so. But don't fret. Here are five tips to spark cross-functional engagement and build confidence in the financial planning process.
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How to increase companywide engagement in your planning process

You want full business partner participation in planning, budgeting, and forecasting but you struggle to engage other departments in the process. Does this sound familiar? We thought so. But don’t fret. Here are five tips to spark cross-functional, companywide engagement and build confidence in the financial planning process. 1. Define… Read More

So how do you get other departments to collaborate with finance? Start by empowering your business partners with more ownership and accountability in the data and your process.
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In business planning, collaboration pays off

When it comes to business, collaboration is vital. After all, no single department can do its job for long without the other departments pulling their own weight. Sales is no good if shipping can’t deliver; marketing falls flat if customer service keeps alienating users; everything grinds to a halt if… Read More

we’re further investing in our partner program. Along with proven, longtime partners, we’re broadening our partner ecosystem globally with a select group of new high-quality partners that have a history of proven customer success. They’ve been carefully chosen for their expertise and track record of addressing the short sales cycles and rapid deployment favored by customers in the SMB segment.
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Modern planning for every customer

It’s a new year and a new decade. Recognizing this tends to spur talk of transformation and the commitment real transformation requires. For software businesses like ours, that commitment takes the form of reflecting on what’s working for our customers, large and small and in every industry, and what we… Read More

Between decreasing government appropriations, fluctuating enrollments, increasing pressure for tuition increases and rising costs of salaries and benefits, many higher education institutions are feeling the pinch. While this is nothing new for Ramapo College of New Jersey, as the chief budget officer I see that it’s becoming harder to find a balance between the supply of funding and the demand for services.
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How I learned to love budgeting (and you can too)

Between decreasing government appropriations, fluctuating enrollments, increasing pressure for tuition increases and rising costs of salaries and benefits, many higher education institutions are feeling the pinch. While this is nothing new for Ramapo College of New Jersey, as the chief budget officer I see that it’s becoming harder to find… Read More

Traditional, corporate planning is quickly proving to be out of sync with the rapidly accelerating, fast-changing business environment. The volume, variety, and velocity of new information pouring in every second, from every corner of the business, far exceeds our capacity to meaningfully process it. It doesn’t help that most companies are still stuck with legacy on-premises planning tools of the past. That’s why I begin this series of blog posts by urging you to rethink the corporate planning process.
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Why we need to rethink corporate planning

Traditional, corporate planning is quickly proving to be out of sync with the rapidly accelerating, fast-changing business environment. The volume, variety, and velocity of new information pouring in every second, from every corner of the business, far exceeds our capacity to meaningfully process it. It doesn’t help that most companies… Read More