Business agility equals success, says Tom Bogan, executive vice president, Planning Business Unit, Workday. But achieving agility means taking action soon.
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Now more than ever, it’s about agility

If it seems like the forces of change bearing down on your business are accelerating, it’s only because they are. Globalization and digitalization are rapidly causing markets to flatten. Disruptive competitors can shatter the prospects of long-standing leaders. Customer expectations are soaring—causing companies to realize that in the concierge economy,… [READ MORE]

In this blog, Tom Bogan, executive vice president, Planning Business Unit, shares helpful lessons for anyone responsible for the success of a SaaS business.
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Built to scale: lessons on growing SaaS companies

Late last year, Gartner forecast that by 2021, cloud revenues will total $278 billion. Certainly, broad market demand can provide a nice tailwind for your business, particularly in this age of digital transformation. However, success is ultimately determined by what you do to make your SaaS business successful. I’ve had… [READ MORE]

CFOs using driver-based budgeting, on the other hand, can create a dynamic and agile finance-centered process that helps stakeholders make informed decisions tied to operational goals.
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3 driver-based budgeting tips for CFOs

Inputting departmental budgets on multiple Excel worksheets; manually reconciling variances and correcting errors; broken formulas, misinformation, and inaccuracies. The life of a finance team during budget season is arduous and often frustrating. CFOs tasked with budget presentations often find themselves explaining numbers and assumptions that are far out of date… [READ MORE]

Many finance leaders feel more comfortable with an empty spreadsheet than a blank notebook. But in today’s data-deluged world, every CFO needs to be a storyteller who injects meaning into numbers. This holds especially true at corporate board meetings, when the directors—who probably aren’t involved in the company’s day-to-day operations—require fewer data points and a clear big picture.
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How to create compelling board reports

Many finance leaders feel more comfortable with an empty spreadsheet than a blank notebook. But in today’s data-deluged world, every CFO needs to be a storyteller who injects meaning into numbers. This holds especially true at corporate board meetings, when the directors—who probably aren’t involved in the company’s day-to-day operations—require… [READ MORE]

Does the thought of revenue planning make you groan more often than grin? Consider the common pain points in this blog and learn how to ease the pain.
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3 tips for easier revenue planning

The definition of the word “revenue” has been firm pretty much forever (as the total income produced by a given source or the gross income returned by an investment). Yet revenue planning has been radically transformed recently. Twenty years ago, most businesses built revenue through one-time transactions or with perpetual… [READ MORE]

How do you know if it’s time to upgrade to modern financial tools built for today's businesses? Here are three of the most telling signs.
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The top signs you need better planning software

There’s no time like the present to invest in modern technology. The longer you wait, the more entrenched your company will become in clunky tools that are out of touch with today’s business needs. As it relates to financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting, old-world processes can lead to costly errors, leaving the finance team scrambling to fix… [READ MORE]