The role of FP&A professionals during the first two weeks of the month entails rushing for month closure, gathering data sets, reports, and scrutinizing, processing and analyzing data in Excel workbooks in discussion with the top management. Increasing revenues, optimizing costs, and aligning with the overall business strategy are a few familiar goals laid down for financial planning and analysis (FP&A) professionals. These goals trickle down from finance leaders who are under constant pressure to provide accurate and timely reporting and analysis to support effective decision making. Read on to know how can digitizing FP&A help the finance team to make more robust decisions and be a key part of the finance transformation.
Even after more than 30 years, it's easy to see why Excel remains so popular. It's flexible, powerful and irreplaceable - especially in finance and accounting. But how well does it work in FP&A today?
That's the question that Vena and the Association of Finance Professionals set out to answer in this objective research-based guide, Making Excel Work for FP&A. From taking advantage of Excel's full feature set, to adopting FP&A software built around Excel, there's no shortage of ways to get the most out of Excel for your FP&A needs.
Based on in-depth research and customer interviews, the annual Nucleus Research Value Matrix map out the corporate performance management (CPM) market landscape, evaluating vendors on a matrix contrasting usability and ease-of-use versus features and depth of functionality.
Read or download the 2018 edition to uncover the most up-to-date CPM landscape, to find the best finance software solution for your needs, and to see why Vena led the pack in usability to land in the Leader quadrant for the third straight year.
Published By: Winshuttle
Published Date: Apr 18, 2017
How can a finance and/or controller professional access SAP FICO data leveraging Microsoft Excel in a highly usable and interoperable fashion while respecting all of the SAP core security and governance controls?
In order to fully explore this question, this white paper highlights five valuable ways to leverage Microsoft Excel to reduce Finance & Controller operational costs while making your SAP FICO systems implementation, management and maintenance life easier.
Published By: Certify
Published Date: Sep 13, 2013
Learn the best practice for solution selection as this whitepaper from the Aberdeen Group outlines the Best-In-Class organizations and how they are actively leveraging specific components of technology in order to improve their T&E expense management programs
Become acquainted with the script logic functionality available in SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation 7.x, version for SAP NetWeaver. Review use cases for script logic, its architecture, various ways to execute it, and a few basic key words. Designed for individuals who will be end users of SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation or who require a product overview. The goal is to work with the SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Web interfaces.
Find out how operations is a key driver to operational excellence. Operations executives are closest to the processes along the value chain, and as a result are best positioned to drive operational excellence initiatives. However, collaboration with other functions is essential. Data from IT, metrics and measurements from Finance and changing customer and market demand from Sales and Marketing are all drivers for operational excellence. But ultimately, it is the operations function that needs to be responsible for implementation.
Ultimately, it all adds up to one thing: lack of control. You need more control over the amount of time it takes to put the budget together, more control over how long it takes to make a change in the budget whenever it's needed, more control over the accuracy of the data, and more control over who can access that data.
Published By: Winshuttle
Published Date: Dec 04, 2006
This paper describes how to easily integrate Excel data with SAP solutions and the resulting benefits from such integration – reduction in financial closing time, reduction in data entry resources, and availability of timely data for reporting.
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