During board presentations, the way you show and share information can be just as important as the actual data that you present. Here's how to get the best results.
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3 Tips for Delivering a Killer Board Presentation

Aristotle once said: “You need three things in order to persuade an audience: logos, pathos, and egos”—aka logic, emotion, and credibility. And that’s as true in today’s modern boardrooms as it was in the Greek amphitheater. Yet many FP&A teams spend so much time gathering and checking numbers ahead of… [READ MORE]

All this changes today because the new Adaptive Insights Business Planning Cloud offers a comprehensive planning and analytics solution for sales. It’s called Adaptive Insights for Sales.
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Why It’s a Great Day for Sales Ops

A lot of people who work in sales operations are sharing some serious high-fives these days. Why? Because those of us who have been using spreadsheets for sales capacity, quota, and territory planning now have something to celebrate. Every sales ops team I’ve been on has struggled with sales planning.… [READ MORE]

FP&A Expert Tony Acosta
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How Can FP&A Get the Most Out of Excel?

Excel has been quite the lightning rod recently in the wake of a Wall Street Journal article that focused on finance practitioners who are moving away from single-user spreadsheets. The reaction to the story made it clear that reports of Excel’s death have been greatly exaggerated. Based on personal experience,… [READ MORE]

Our business planning cloud gathers all the power and ease of use people know from our finance planning and analytics solutions and delivers it to everybody in an organization, and at enterprise scale.
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Pedal to the Metal: The Need to Drive Better Planning

For a while now we have operated in a world where companies understand that change is a constant. But that thinking seems almost quaint now. The operative phrase today is “change is accelerating.” Change is now a persistent variable with an escalating impact on operations and outcomes. I’m not the… [READ MORE]

We all compete in a disruptive, fast-paced world. That means you can’t afford to be caught flat-footed, unable to react with speed and agility to shifting market conditions. It means you need a plan.
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Everybody Plans. Here’s Why It Matters.

We all compete in a disruptive, fast-paced world. That means you can’t afford to be caught flat-footed, unable to react with speed and agility to shifting market conditions. It means you need a plan. Every leader knows that success is no accident—you have to plan for it. You need to… [READ MORE]

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3 Steps for Financial Business Planning Success

Financial planning is never a simple process. But in an unpredictable business landscape, finance teams often find themselves struggling to predict a foggy future. The complications of external business and financial risks From sales revenues to resource requirements, FP&A teams need sound and valid business information to create accurate and… [READ MORE]

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The Tipping Point for Finance and the Cloud

Cloud technology has changed how organizations work. From the way customers are tracked and managed to the way files are stored to the tracking of our vacation days, cloud technology has provided accessible, easy to deploy software across all functions that has resulted in huge productivity gains. While finance historically… [READ MORE]

Unfortunately, at many organizations, FP&A’s relationship with business partners often suffers from the old Mars-and-Venus dynamic. You can’t seem to see eye to eye. You’re talking a different language. You just don’t get each other. Here are five common relationship complaints and how you can work to overcome them.
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5 Ways FP&A Can Build Better Inter-Departmental Relationships

Developing healthy relationships between FP&A and business partners is critical to improved collaboration, better decision-making, and stronger performance. Unfortunately, at many organizations, FP&A’s relationship with business partners often suffers from the old Mars-and-Venus dynamic. You can’t seem to see eye to eye. You’re talking a different language. You just don’t get each… [READ MORE]