Profitability analysis can actually drive decision-making and move the needle on future profits by answering key questions. Read Adaptive Insights’ tips to improve your profitability analysis.
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How to improve profitability analysis

No number exists in a vacuum. Looking at revenue without also considering expenses won’t tell you much. You don’t see the profit level subtracting the “middle line” from the “to line” to calculate the all-important “bottom line.” Counting customers without also tracking attrition is a wasted exercise. And that need… [READ MORE]

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3 roadblocks keeping you from being a strategic CFO

If you’re a CFO, you probably know your job is changing. Today’s high-performing organizations demand more strategic financial leadership. These companies want their CFOs to proactively manage business performance and to do it with an ever-increasing array of technologies and data. But as complexity skyrockets, CFOs’ resources aren’t keeping pace.… [READ MORE]

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The CFO in the cloud

The CFO as a change agent? Just a few short years ago, that idea would have been a real stretch. However, the digital transformation of companies has become a key driver in turning CFOs into change agents around the globe. In recent studies by Deloitte, we identified three major technological trends… [READ MORE]

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The risky business of thinking small

When it comes to planning your future, the biggest mistake you can make is to think small, to limit your vision. Thinking small means thinking tactically rather than strategically, which is risky. Tactical thinking tends to restrict your focus to simple historical financial reporting, static budgeting, and limited collaboration in… [READ MORE]

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3 tips to take the pain out of 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]

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Should you do a midyear re-plan?

The time is now for businesses and organizations everywhere to be asking that question. The midyear stretch offers a logical and timely opportunity to take a hard look at the strategic and financial landscape to determine whether it makes sense to do a midyear re-plan as you move into the… [READ MORE]