So how do you get other departments to collaborate with finance? Start by empowering your business partners with more ownership and accountability in the data and your process.
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In business planning, collaboration pays off

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]

If all this wasn’t already obvious before last week, then it’s certainly clear to anyone who attended Workday Rising Orlando, the annual customer conference for Workday’s HR, finance, and planning communities. The conference’s theme—For a Changing World—shaped the entire program.
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At Workday Rising, planning for a changing world

I write often about change. I note frequently how it is not just inevitable, but accelerating. I do this because change is the defining force in business today, and it’s a force that creates both challenges and opportunities. Though for the 75% of finance executives who say their organizations aren’t… [READ MORE]

New research offers a look at why. A global survey commissioned by Workday queried 988 C-suite executives and leaders, a third of whom have finance leadership roles, about organizational agility. The results show how businesses that recognize the importance of agility—and equip themselves to achieve it—do better than those that don’t.
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The research is in: The future belongs to the agile

At Workday Rising this week, thousands of professionals are gathered to peer into the future of the changing world of work. They’ll hear about innovations and initiatives aimed at, among other things, helping organizations become more adaptable and responsive. In other words, the future belongs to the agile. New research… [READ MORE]

Insight. The one true currency of a finance professional. If we don’t have any insights to share with our business stakeholders, then we’re not helping improve decision-making.
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From real-time insights to future time

Insight. The one true currency of a finance professional. If we don’t have any insights to share with our business stakeholders, then we’re not helping improve decision-making. A lot has happened on the insight front in recent years. We’ve talked about going from insights about past events to insights in… [READ MORE]