Take 6 steps to improve financial analysis

Posted by Stephen Hambling on 03/05/18 10:08

This blog post will look at what good financial analysis looks like. seasoned finance people know the value of good analysis, but there is so much which gets in the way of being able to do this well, so here are some steps to take to ensure you get the most out of analysis. 

Judgment  on how the business is performing is based on a whole heap of parameters. sales, operational and specific  KPI's rnd financial data, as well as confidence and other less tangible information. Financial decisions, such as securing loans, acquiring new assets, or issuing stocks and bonds, flow from good analysis, so its not surprising that emphasis on this skill is high, and growing. 

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Tags: budgeting solutions, financial forecasts, Financial planning, financial analysis

Wasting time with slow loading spreadsheets?

Posted by Charlotte Taylor on 05/04/18 10:00

We've all been there; hard pushed for time, a critical business event demands a re-forecast. Meanwhile the egg-timer on screen tells you the mammoth spreadsheet you're trying to open, is going to take another 12 minutes! So here a few things you COULD be doing with your time, instead of sitting waiting for your monster spreadsheet to open, if you moved to cloud planning.

  • creating a new scenario
  • Updating assumptions
  • writing a new report
  • reviewing the results

 

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Tags: financial forecasts, forecasting solutions, FP&A, spreadsheets

Adaptive Insights Data Integration Tool

Posted by Stephen Hambling on 08/03/16 17:40

Integration of data is an on-going headache for finance. Creating accurate, up-to-date forecasts and plans requires today’s finance teams to extract data from many sources. In our ever connected world, data is being fed from sources we would never have dreamed of even 10 years ago. The power this provides finance teams, is immense, but so is the integration challenge.

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Tags: Data Integration, financial forecasts, formulate, Formulate News, month end reporting, Reporting

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