The CFO Agenda event was held on 9th May and covered a wide range of finance related topics. There was a real buzz, with people getting properly engaged in the sessions.
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.
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.
Can old systems cost you valuable talent? - lets face it days spent manipulating chunks of data and making sure all the numbers still add up is no-ones idea of a good time.
Today one of the biggest challenges for companies is finding, attracting and retaining talent. Once you have it, the cost of new people being trained as well as the time it takes to bed them in can all impact a business. So why do we waste this talent doing repetitive, mundane and uninspiring drudge work on old systems which don't do the job anywhere as well as the new breed solutions.
Tags: transforming finance
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?
Why compromise with hand-me-down forecasting solutions.
Many of our clients are experiencing fast growth. What they tell us,is this demands a forecasting solution which can keep up and able to: -
A guide to getting the planning solution you deserve
You may know that your forecasting solution is falling short but is the process of getting new software delivered and working successfully enough to make you stop short of making the change?
Clients share concerns of delay, committing valuable resources, costs, and poor user adoption along with the risk of not getting the payback on the investment.
So we thought it would be useful to put together a brief guide to making your implementation project run smoothly drawing on our own lessons and those of our own customers to provide some really valuable insights.