13 03, 2019

From Strategy to Execution: Unleash Your Sales Teams’ Potential Through Seamless Planning & Performance Management

By |2019-03-20T15:53:45+00:00March 13th, 2019|Categories: Thought Leadership|

As long as there have been Sales and Finance functions at organizations (which is a long way of saying “forever”), there has been a natural and real tension between the two groups. For way too long, there has been a long-running cold (and sometimes warm, or even hot) war between Sales and Finance when it comes to designing, creating, analyzing,

13 02, 2019

Is AI Enhancing or Disrupting FP&A as We Know It?

By |2019-02-13T16:44:30+00:00February 13th, 2019|Categories: Thought Leadership|

When I hear or read that artificial intelligence (AI) is “disrupting” financial planning and analysis, I tend to challenge the premise. The word “disrupt” means to me to interrupt, alter or destroy the structure of something. I look at AI (or really all technology for that matter) as having the potential to enhance and/or improve the FP&A function. Semantics? Maybe.

29 01, 2019

Automated Sales Forecasting with Predictive Analytics
Making AI Real (Part 4)

By |2019-02-14T17:47:24+00:00January 29th, 2019|Categories: Thought Leadership|

In today’s organizations, the role of financial controlling or FP&A is not only to provide financial insights so business partners can make better decisions, but it is also to lead the way towards a more mature use of analytics technology including predictive analytics for sales forecasting. Predictive Analytics - a Priority for FP&A Moving up the analytics maturity curve from

16 01, 2019

FP&A Trends for 2019: The Year of Digital Finance Transformation

By |2019-02-14T17:48:39+00:00January 16th, 2019|Categories: Thought Leadership|

I always enjoy addressing the question, “What do you think will be the biggest/most important/most impactful trends in FP&A of the coming year”? It gives me a chance to pause and review all the places I’ve been, all the CFOs I spoken with, and all the companies I’ve worked with over the past twelve months, to refine and distill what

30 10, 2018

The Future of Enterprise Performance Management is Dynamic
Making AI Real (Part 3)

By |2019-01-29T11:18:20+00:00October 30th, 2018|Categories: Thought Leadership|

The latest edition of our blog series “Making AI Real” lays out a vision for how new capabilities in FP&A systems can support Enterprise Performance Management of the future with much of the required functionality already available today. From Static to Dynamic EPM New technologies in financial planning & analysis systems like machine learning and artificial intelligence offer businesses the

20 08, 2018

The Digital Transformation of your Planning Process

By |2018-09-04T15:30:16+00:00August 20th, 2018|Categories: Thought Leadership|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Whether you work for a government agency, a high-tech company or a service provider, your organization must plan its annual budget. While many members of your organization might be familiar with planning or budgeting software, the set of activities to create, control and update the budget is known as the budget process. Digitalization is tactical – automating activities, for example,

13 08, 2018

Optimized Planning with Artificial Intelligence

By |2018-08-13T20:22:55+00:00August 13th, 2018|Categories: Thought Leadership|Tags: , , , , , |

A good FP&A solution embraces the power of AI and should already have incorporated it into its technology. Over the past few years, the concept of Artificial Intelligence or ‘AI’, has finally been accepted into the mainstream and is dominating conversations around the world.  With the rapid emergence of cognitive computing and machine learning, AI had been sitting in the