scenario planning
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Three Steps for Better Scenario Planning

Now more than ever, strategically minded CFOs are turning to modern finance software to collect, validate, and store planning data in a single, central location. By moving away from disjointed spreadsheets, companies can better focus on critical questions such as: How are we planning to hit particular targets? Who is accountable… [READ MORE]

FP&A Expert Sid Sitaram on ASC 606 SaaS
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Will My Ratable SaaS Revenue Change Under ASC 606?

To be ratable or not, that is the question. Or at leaset it’s one of the many questions that non-public companies are grappling with as the clock ticks toward the new revenue recognition adoption date (ASC 606/IFRS 15). The new guidance will be applicable for non-public calendar year companies beginning Jan. 1,… [READ MORE]

An accurate and up-to-date cash flow forecast helps finance teams gauge whether the business is on track to meet expectations and help course-correct before it’s too late. Read our tips for ways to improve your cash flow forecasting process.
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What Is a Cash Flow Forecast?

“Cash is king.” It’s a common business cry, but we’d venture that to be more accurate and useful, the adage should be updated to: Cash flow is king. Recent data compiled by research firm CB Insights found that 29% of startups fail because of a cash liquidity crisis, making it… [READ MORE]

Understanding Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) Slug preview:https://blog.adaptiveinsights.com/how-to/understanding-key-performance-indicators-kpis/ Meta description preview:Tracking (and understanding) key performance indicators (KPIs) that actually drive growth is no small feat. But here are a few tips on how to get started.
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3 Steps to Avoid “KPI Overload”

Less is more. It’s an idiom most finance pros embrace for everything from management oversight to how many data points get crammed onto a presentation slide. Yet KPIs seem to unleash an unquenchable thirst for more, more, more. If measuring three key performance indicators helps business, the thinking goes, wouldn’t… [READ MORE]

It’s true that too many systems can make the reporting process far too difficult. But obviously you can’t reduce the number of systems your company uses. Instead, CFOs need to look at the technology they use to process all that data.
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Too Many Systems Can Make Reporting a Challenge

Have you ever tried to drink from a garden hose? Easy, right? But how about multiple hoses at once? That’s what wrangling data can feel like for many CFOs, and it’s as graceful as it sounds. In fact, according to an Adaptive Insights CFO Indicator report, 41% of CFOs say… [READ MORE]

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 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]

It’s probably safe to say that most finance people didn’t get into the industry so they could focus on reporting. Sure, it’s a critical part of the finance function. But exciting, engaging, inspirational? Sorry, that’s just never going to be how reporting is described.
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The Top 4 Reporting Fails to Avoid

It’s probably safe to say that most finance people didn’t get into the industry so they could focus on reporting. Sure, it’s a critical part of the finance function. But exciting, engaging, inspirational? Sorry, that’s just never going to be how reporting is described. Too bad for many CFOs, then,… [READ MORE]