Published By: Prophix
Published Date: Apr 24, 2013
Spreadsheets are error-prone and unable to support the critical nature of important financial processes.
Read this free guide to learn how leading companies have broken the spreadsheet habit, adopting packaged applications specifically-designed for budgeting and forecasting.
Published By: Prophix
Published Date: Apr 24, 2013
Built for non-IT professionals, this white paper explains the differences between Business Intelligence (BI) and Corporate Performance Management (CPM), two fast-growing forms of software utilized by leading finance departments today.
With many companies finding themselves under prepared for the downturn, they turned to often poorly structured forecasts on which to make business decisions. Where are the problems? Read this white paper to learn how forecasting can help in 3 ways.
In 2006 the world economy was booming, partly on the back of triple-A investment innovations. Then, suddenly, the boom ended. What fascinates the authors is the fact that almost no one saw the 2008 economic crisis coming. In this article, the authors come to terms with the reality that, in economics and business, accurate forecasts aren't possible. Therefore, they say, managers need to develop a different attitude about the future.
Activity-based budgeting has been discussed for some time, but becomes far more practical with a Time Driven Activity-Based-Budgeting (TDABC) model. Using this approach, a company can now link its strategic plan and sales and production forecast to the specific demands for capacity required for implementation. This chapter introduces the powerful new extension of the TDABC model to perform what-if analysis and activity-based budgeting.
Bjarte Bogsnes holds the unique distinction of being the only person to have "blown up the budget" at more than one company: at his previous employer, the European plastics manufacturer Borealis, and at his current one, Statoil, the Norwegian oil giant. A dedicated champion of the Beyond Budgeting movement, Bogsnes takes the concept of rolling forecasting-itself a relatively new approach-one big step further, with dynamic forecasting.
In describing what forecasters are trying to achieve, Saffo outlines six simple, commonsense rules that smart managers should observe as they embark on a voyage of discovery with professional forecasters: Map a cone of uncertainty, look for the S curve, embrace the things that don't fit, hold strong opinions weakly, look back twice as far as you look forward, and know when not to make a forecast.
Are you getting as much value as you can out of your budgeting, forecasting, monthly reporting, and what-if scenarios? Are they integrated and aligned? Are they really creating strategic value? Join us for an informative webinar and learn how easy it can be to create exceptional value through FP&A in 2012.
Adaptive Planning's award-winning solution makes it incredibly easy to move beyond spreadsheets and transform budgeting, forecasting, monthly variance reporting, and what-if analysis. With Adaptive Planning, your FP&A processes can be far more efficient, accurate, and collaborative -- resulting in better decisions that increase revenues, decrease expenses, and create greater strategic value.
Join us for an informative webinar and learn how easy it can be to create exceptional value through FP&A. You will hear case studies describing how leading financial services firms worldwide have been able to move beyond Excel and save time, enhance companywide collaboration, and improve business decisions - ultimately resulting in higher revenues and profits. And you'll also see a demo of how Adaptive Planning's award-winning software creates value for enterprise companies.
Join us for an informative webinar and learn how easy it can be to create exceptional value through FP&A. You will hear case studies describing how leading retailers worldwide have been able to move beyond Excel and save time, enhance companywide collaboration, and improve business decisions - ultimately resulting in higher revenues and profits. And you'll also see a demo of how Adaptive Planning's award-winning software creates value for retailers.
If you are a business running SAP Business Suite solutions, learn how you can use Sybase mobile solutions for SAP to dramatically increase sales productivity and bring the advantages of business mobility to your organization now.
Read about IBM Cognos® Express is the first and only integrated business intelligence (BI) and planning solution purpose-built to meet the needs of midsize companies, delivering essential reporting, analysis, dashboard, scorecard, planning, budgeting & forecasting capabilities in one affordable solution.
Polaris Research, Inc. is a recognized leader in decomposing historical marketing results to determine ROI across the entire media landscape. Our marketing analytics and insights empower companies to optimize spending levels within and across media channels based on individual elasticity and performance to realize millions of dollars in savings. Learn more today!
Never has the need for a modern corporate performance management (CPM) solution -- one that unifies the "big three" processes of planning, budgeting, and forecasting -- been more critical to regaining and sustaining the accuracy, consistency, and transparency you expect from your numbers. Read this white paper to learn more.
Published By: VisiStat
Published Date: Mar 22, 2007
Old Log File analytics data was good – today's hosted on-demand Web analytics reporting is much better. What once was only understandable by IT personnel now has a place on the desktops of sales, marketing and business professionals. Read about the differences, and improvements, in analytics.
Many executives are concerned about trends such as high demand for resources and the acceleration of business. They also question whether their traditional planning, budgeting, and forecasting tools will allow them to be successful...or even survive. This white paper reviews common traditional budgeting problems and provides answers for your organization.
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