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

 Planning Software choose your weapon

Posted by Charlotte Taylor on 01/03/18 10:20

Planning is becoming a core need for business today. And there is a lot of software out there to help in the process. If you are looking at improving the way the business forecasts and planning improvement is on your radar, then here are some tips on how to assess and what to look for as part of your planning weaponry. 

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Tags: Financial planning, forecasting solutions, FP&A, transforming finance, cloud forecasting

6 reasons to up your planning game

Posted by Charlotte Taylor on 23/01/18 17:46

We work with organisations both large and small from many different sectors, they start their journey with a common desire to take their planning capability up a gear.

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Tags: Financial planning, forecasting solutions, FP&A, transforming finance

a road map for change

Posted by Charlotte Taylor on 14/12/17 08:42

No-one likes change, clinging to the status quo like a security blanket. We prefer the devil we know, to taking a leap into the unknown. This is just as true in the world of FP&A, maybe more so. So what is holding us back from making changes even when we know there’s a need, and what is the cost of doing nothing.

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Tags: Adaptive Planning, FP&A, Change

Is 2017 the year to move Beyond Excel

Posted by Charlotte Taylor on 10/01/17 10:22

 

 

Does Excel deliver as a forecasting tool compared to solutions designed for the job.

2017 promises to be an interesting one. Political change, un-certain risks posed by currency volatility and increased compliance burdens, along with the impact of talent attraction and retention to name a few of the high profile areas which could impact.   Managing any uncertainty requires the ability to build flexible plans. There is a need for Finance leaders to be pro-active, and ready to act to manage the impact of change successfully.

So given that change is going to happen, is it enough to rely on Excel as the primary tool for planning and budgeting in 2017?

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Tags: Excel, finance change, Forecasting, FP&A, transforming finance

Executive Financial Planning Event

Posted by Charlotte Taylor on 05/09/16 12:58

 

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Tags: Adaptive Insights, Adaptive Planning, Events, Finance Event, Financial planning, Formulate News, FP&A

FP & A Transformation – What’s in it for me?

Posted by Stephen Hambling on 14/06/16 15:19

FP&A leading the way

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Tags: Events, finance transformation, Formulate News, FP&A, webinar

Playing catch up on forecasting?

Posted by Stephen Hambling on 09/06/16 14:10

There is a good deal of focus these days on finance leading the way and how financial planning and analysis is critical to business strategy. All true and valid, yet many of you are probably still grappling with finding a solution which can deliver the basics, such as a forecasting system with up-to-date, accurate and reliable information.

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Tags: cashflow, CPM, Editorial, Forecasting, Formaplex, Formulate News, FP&A, rolling forecasts, Uncategorized

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