5 Ways to Evolve Your FP&A Process During Times of Constant Change

It’s no secret that today’s business leaders are facing unprecedented uncertainty. Between pandemic insecurities, a supply chain crisis, labor shortages, and the growing threat of recession, companies that rely on traditional planning and forecasting may find themselves struggling to stay competitive. Fortunately, modern financial planning and analysis technologies are offering savvy business leaders the opportunity […]

Business Planning Best Practices to Navigate a Downturn

It’s a challenging time to run a business. Even as companies cope with the lingering impact of the pandemic, they’re also dealing with new concerns of inflation, recession, softening demand, and higher cost of capital. With supply chain bottlenecks making it hard for businesses to access necessary goods and services, many companies are looking for […]

How to Create a Flexible, Agile FP&A Function

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Just as content is king in the world of marketing, when it comes to financial decision-making, data is everything. Unfortunately, many of today’s small and medium-sized businesses are making choices based on tools that lack the sophistication to provide accurate, up-to-the-minute information. If you want to outsell the competition, then upgrading your financial planning and […]

What SaaS Really Means for Modern FP&A

As a business leader, you’ve probably heard the term SaaS (Software as a Service) but may not fully understand what it means for finance teams or how it can enable you to run your company more efficiently and effectively. Given the current business environment, today’s finance leaders need to be agile and adjust their technology […]

Finding the Optimal Path to Success Using Financial Scenario Planning

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Every business has a set of interconnected levers, commonly referred to as business drivers, that affect the operational expenses and financial results. Common business drivers include personnel, physical stores, various product lines, units of production and so on. For instance, the more sales staff available, the more revenue to be gained, but the more expenses […]

How to Get Started With Financial Scenario Planning

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If there’s one thing COVID-19 has made clear it’s that the future is uncertain. While you might not be able to predict how the pandemic will continue to affect the world in the coming years, as a small business owner, there are steps you can take to ensure your company weathers the impending changes successfully. […]

People, Processes & Technologies: Defining the Tools for Best-in-Class FP&A

The past 18 months have been difficult for finance teams. Modern FP&A professionals are charged with providing strategic, data-driven advice that helps leadership make sound decisions in the near and long-term future. Finance teams need to answer specific questions, such as: What will the business look like given the economic climate? Where and what are […]

Financial Planning for Nonprofits – It’s Time to Arm Your Finance Team with Modern FP&A Tools to Thrive in a Post-Pandemic World

Building and managing an effective budget and plan can be daunting no matter what industry, but financial planning for nonprofits can be particularly difficult. For those dedicated finance professionals working in the nonprofit sector, the myriad of unique industry challenges from managing multiple stakeholders and funding sources, to understanding compliance standards and creating financial processes, […]

Tips for Strategic Workforce Planning in a Post-Pandemic World

While workforce expenses have always monopolized the largest part of a company’s budget, (and likely what keeps you up at night!) in the wake of the global pandemic and a drastic shift to remote/hybrid work, workforce planning has never been more challenging to manage. Finance professionals must now consider new office related expenses, headcount attrition […]