Step up your FP&A game with rolling forecasts

When it comes to FP&A forecasting, most companies base their long-range forecasts on static planning processes, rather than more relevant, dynamic plans that reflect the complexities of the business. Relying on a forecast that doesn’t enable continuous monitoring of company performance, instead of implementing a modern, rolling forecast approach, is like using an old-school road map to guide…

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A Vision for Demand Planning

Demand planning is integral to almost every planning process.  Demand is the driver of the business and everyone else’s accuracy is dependent on how well the demand is planned.  Despite how important demand planning is, it is often done in isolation and using antiquated tools and process.  So, what is the optimal way to plan…

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Smart Supply Chain Planning

Every company does supply chain planning.  You always need to have a sense for how much you can get and at what cost.  But not everyone does it efficiently.  Would you consider your companies supply chain plan efficient?  If demand changes, how long does it take to get a new supply chain forecast?  If the…

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Inflexible planning process makes it hard to change your financial plan

Many companies today suffer through an inflexible planning process month after month, year after year.  It is painful and costly to build up a full forecast or budget, ask to see it with slightly different assumptions, and be told it isn’t possible.  Most companies today come up with a single estimate number but cannot model…

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3 Reasons to Choose a Cloud Planning and Budgeting Software

One of the first steps in choosing a planning and budgeting software is deciding whether you want a cloud or on-premise application.  This is an important decision that will both narrow your options and lock you into one of two very distinct support paths.  Since the cloud has matured so much in the past decade,…

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