analytics
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5 ways to step up your analytics game

As just about any finance professional knows, there’s a huge need for FP&A teams to become more strategic partners to the business. When we surveyed more than 300 CFOs for a report on how FP&A can play a broader role in guiding corporate planning and performance, 75% said they wanted their… [READ MORE]

So how can you make reporting more efficient, more effective, and less reliant on espresso? Here are four steps you can take to improve your process.
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4 steps to improve your business reporting process

Late nights. Working over the weekend. Learning the names of every barista within a quarter-mile radius of the office. If you’re in charge of creating financial reports, you don’t need me to tell you how much work it takes to keep information updated and accurate. That’s because you’re likely logging… [READ MORE]

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5 tips for better board reporting

As a finance leader, you’re intimately familiar with your company’s data and KPIs. But guess what? Most of your board members aren’t—and they don’t want or need that level of detail. What do they want? Like your CEO, board members are searching for trusted, strategic deputies who can provide high-level,… [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]