Luckily, there are easy ways to improve the accuracy of your cost breakdowns and future cost forecasts. Here are three steps to get you started.
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3 Tips to Improve Accounting and Forecast Accuracy

Imagine you’re at a restaurant with friends. You order a small salad, while your companions choose the most expensive items. You would probably ask for separate checks, since splitting the bill evenly would be an inaccurate way to allocate expenses. The same goes for your corporate accounting. You can’t simply… [READ MORE]

Financial KPIs
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Only Tracking Financial KPIs? 3 Ways You’re Missing Out

Not all of a company’s assets are found on the balance sheet. Identifying and understanding nonfinancial key performance indicators (KPIs), from employee turnover to social media engagement, can give companies a real edge over the competition. Improved forecasting is just the beginning A 2016 FSN survey found that CFOs who… [READ MORE]

FP&A Expert Kerman Lau
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How Can I Be an FP&A Change Agent?

Change doesn’t always come easy in the FP&A world—and I think there are a couple of reasons why. For starters, we’re often a change-averse lot in the workplace. Because of the nature of our work and because it’s so important that our generated numbers, data, and reports are accurate, we… [READ MORE]

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ROI Spotlight: UCF College of Medicine

Financial forecasts involve more than basic dollars and cents. At the University of Central Florida College of Medicine (UCF), forecasts include a wide range of factors such as rises in tuition, clinical services revenue, and risk mitigation. Eventually, that forecast rolls into a full financial report for the Board of… [READ MORE]

Adaptive Insights customers across a wide range of technology industry segments were included on the 2017 Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™ list.
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What’s Behind Today’s Fastest-Growing Companies?

When software businesses think about accelerating their growth, the first thing that usually springs to mind is customer acquisition. Sure, that’s a big part of growing a company. But an equally important—if not immediately obvious—factor is having a modern finance solution. That’s because financial planning and analysis for high-growth SaaS companies must… [READ MORE]

ROI Spotlight: Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island  This customer value sheet showcases the ROI BCBSRI achieved by creating more well-informed financial forecasts with Adaptive Planning.
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ROI Spotlight: Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island

Detailed and efficient performance analysis is essential to keeping pace with the fast-moving healthcare industry. But in order to produce high quality analysis that helps drive better business decisions, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) needed a modern finance system. Having far exceeded Excel’s limitations, the insurer implemented… [READ MORE]

driver-based planning
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3 Reasons Driver-Based Budgeting Is a No-Brainer

We know that strategic-focused FP&A teams have already switched from traditional financial planning to driver-based budgeting. By using a reporting technique that takes into account their operational performance, companies can create more frequent, realistic, relevant, and useful plans. Is driver-based planning a priority for you? Consider these three reasons why… [READ MORE]

3 Ways to Ensure Your Financial Reports Get Read
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3 Ways to Ensure Your Financial Reports Get Read

For FP&A, financial reporting is a tricky balancing act. If you share too many reports, business leaders may give up reading them all together. In a study by the American Institute of CPAs and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, 32% of C-level executives said more data has made things worse,… [READ MORE]

KPIs
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3 Steps to Avoid “KPI Overload”

Less is more. It’s an idiom most finance pros embrace for everything from management oversight to how many data points get crammed onto a presentation slide. Yet KPIs seem to unleash an unquenchable thirst for more, more, more. If measuring three key performance indicators helps business, the thinking goes, wouldn’t… [READ MORE]