What is FP&A? – Financial Planning and Analysis

  What is FP&A? This is arguably one of the questions that you will encounter from people who don’t understand what financial planning, forecasting, budgeting, and reporting entails. Well, financial planning and analysis (FP&A) involves evaluating all aspects of a company’s operational setup. By undertaking FP&A, corporate bodies can gauge their performance as well as…

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8 changes for FP&A to make to transform strategy

Written By: Andrers Liu-Lindberg, Adaptive Insights Originally posted August 26, 2019 Eighty percent of economic profit created by companies globally comes from 20% of the companies. Yes, the Pareto principle applies here too! What’s the secret sauce for becoming one of the 20%? The bad news? There is indeed a sauce and a recipe for how to…

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4 reasons it’s time to move from spreadsheets to planning software

Written By: Stephanie Freyer, IBM Planning Analytics Marketing, IBM Originally posted May 6, 2019 Change. The mere mention of the word makes some people uneasy. There are endless behavioral studies dedicated to determining why people resist change. Whether this change is exercising more, teaching yourself about new technology, or procrastinating less—no matter how you slice it, change…

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Data Lake vs. Data Warehouse

Modern analytics has changed the landscape of how we store, access, and present data. This article covers the difference between a data lake and data warehouse along with information for one to choose between the two. Traditional data warehousing is not necessarily a thing of the past, but its use has changed from being the…

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