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It was a breakout year for planning

Think back to what the cloud planning market looked like a year ago. Now compare that to what it looks like today. A lot has changed. Consider what happened just this year with three of the leading cloud planning software providers: Adaptive Insights, Anaplan, and Host Analytics all experienced fundamental… [READ MORE]

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Power Planning with Cube Sheets

If you want to step up your finance game, the cube sheet is a great place to start. Cube sheets are multidimensional spreadsheets that make it easy to create sophisticated planning models. The cube sheet functionality in Adaptive Insights, for example, allows you to easily create and use financial models… [READ MORE]

Many finance departments, however, were not built with scalable business processes in mind. Relying on spreadsheets and manual processes, they can only collect and aggregate data.
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Where does FP&A fit within a scalable business model?

Growth is expected in every business. But today’s investors, boards of directors, and CEOs are no longer satisfied with regular growth. They want scale. Many finance departments, however, were not built with scalable business processes in mind. Relying on spreadsheets and manual processes, they can only collect and aggregate data.… [READ MORE]

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How finance can drive business collaboration

When it comes to business, collaboration is vital After all, no single department can do its job for long without the other departments pulling their own weight. Sales is no good if shipping can’t deliver; marketing falls flat if customer service keeps alienating users; everything grinds to a halt if… [READ MORE]

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Are you benchmarking against the right things?

“If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” That’s become classic management advice for a reason: Tracking business performance is a critical first step to improving it. It also aligns with a question I’m frequently asked: What are the right things to benchmark against? Use these three sets of… [READ MORE]

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5 ways to step up your analytics game

As just about any finance professional knows, there’s a huge need for FP&A teams to become more strategic partners to the business. When we surveyed more than 300 CFOs for a report on how FP&A can play a broader role in guiding corporate planning and performance, 75% said they wanted their… [READ MORE]