it’s so important that companies employ a little real-world practicality when preparing their revenue forecasts.
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10 Tips for Fixing FP&A While Your ERP’s in Flux

Say you’re in the middle of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform change or upgrade. And during that often-lengthy process (the average ERP platform takes 18.4 months to implement), you may find yourself wanting to modernize your planning and reporting processes. But should you? Should you wait to fix FP&A… [READ MORE]

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Infographic: ROI Spotlight—Sift

When it comes to ROI, who better to explain the value realized than the actual customer? Take Steven Priscott, for example. He’s the CFO of Sift, one of the UK’s leading digital media experts. “Adaptive Insights is absolutely the right solution for us,” said Priscott. “It helped us to eliminate… [READ MORE]

Today’s CFOs are being pulled in all directions. And in the competitive biotech and pharmaceuticals sector, finance leaders are stretched especially thin.
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Best Practices from Finance Teams in Biotech and Pharma

Today’s CFOs are being pulled in all directions. And in the competitive biotech and pharmaceuticals sector, finance leaders are stretched especially thin. According to a 2016 EY survey, life sciences organizations—including biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical technology firms—are placing greater operational demands on their CFOs than companies in other sectors. Watch… [READ MORE]

FP&A Expert Quy Dong; So how do you get on the path to bridging the gap with sales? It all starts with laying the framework for a collaborative relationship. Learn more.
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How Can FP&A Help with Sales Planning?

The way I see it, FP&A is playing a new role at many organizations these days—bridge builder. Specifically, bridging the gap between FP&A and other business partners and internal teams. I recently wrote about how FP&A can take steps toward becoming a trusted member of the management team. Along those… [READ MORE]

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Infographic: ROI Spotlight—Quidel

Now this is what ROI looks like: Saving more than $40,000 a year by deploying the Adaptive Suite. That’s just one of the business benefits Quidel gained when it embarked on the first leg of its finance transformation journey. The medical company eliminated its outdated spreadsheet- and Prophix-based financial planning… [READ MORE]

The benefits of driver-based planning—an approach that links financial forecasts to operational activities—are indisputable.
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Five Steps for Winning with Driver-Based Budgeting

The benefits of driver-based planning—an approach that links financial forecasts to operational activities—are indisputable. Unlike old-school, static plans, driver-based forecasting deepens transparency into operational drivers of performance and encourages collaboration with business stakeholders by producing plans that are laser-focused on the metrics that actually matter. And make no mistake: Meaningful… [READ MORE]

If you’ve put improving reporting on your "back‐ burner" wish list, don’t worry. We've identified four easy steps that can set you on the path to better reporting.
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Four Steps to Better Financial Reporting

Most businesses today know that their financial reporting is not as good as it should be. Yet many are slow to take action to correct it. The reasons are many, chief among them: other priorities. If you’ve put improving reporting on your “back‐ burner” wish list, don’t worry. I’ve identified… [READ MORE]