There are more ways to plan forecast and budget than ever before. More data, certainly adds to the possibilities, but also how businesses are structured and measure performance has evolved. Services driven by people performance need to be measured, and traditional cost centre budgeting doesn't always fit the structures behind today's organisations. So we took a look at how some of our customers have tackled modelling the most important asset of all - people.
Tech companies are dominating the ranks of the fastest-growing industries. According to Forbes they experienced an average of 18% sales growth in 2016. This is more than double the average growth rate across all sectors of 6.8%.
Feeling overwhelmed by data? You're not alone. Don't get us wrong, data can be great, but we need the right tools and skills to use it effectively. Financial leaders are finding themselves spending more time juggling data, than rather than harnessing its power for analysis. Don't let information overload you, discover new ways to handle it.
Shhhh! There are strange noises coming from the back room where the Finance team are being released from the shackles of Excel number crunching and liberated to planning constructively.
When facing the choice of which planning software to invest in, ease of install and usability really are worth considering. Choosing the right one really can make you the business hero, here's how...
High growth has its own challenges.
Debt structures, covenant limits and cash flow need to be continually corrected and adjusted and be reliable, under the onslaught of constantly changing factors. Yearly or even Quarterly plans will not cut the mustard. Assessing, projecting and managing the financial robustness of a business requires monthly rolling forecasts.
In June, a single word cemented the trajectory of Corporate planning when Gartner kicked on-premise services into touch. That word was Cloud.
Adaptive Insights sets the bar high as the only CPM solution to improve it’s standing in the Leader Quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant review 2017.
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Customers and users of Adaptive Insights as well as prospective customers will find this round table valuable. Get first hand insight into how the finance team at Adaptive Insights uses it's own software.
During the discussion the team will cover:-
Are rolling forecasts the answer?
Today Finance leaders need so much more information at their fingertips to feed the demand for better insights and analysis from the business as a whole.
There is a lot of talk about rolling forecasts, but how do you get there in practice?