5 Traits of Enlightened Finance Leaders Advanced analytics doesn’t necessarily make you wise. To communicate the data’s underlying meaning, today’s CFOs need to embrace new skills.
5 Traits of Enlightened Finance Leaders

In Samuel Coleridge’s famous poem Rime of the Ancient Mariner, a man adrift at sea looks out on the water and cries in frustration, “Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink.” I think the modern finance version of this anguish could easily be “Data, data everywhere and not… [READ MORE]

How to Make FP&A a Trusted Member of the Management Team

How well aligned is your FP&A team with operational departments like sales and marketing? Let me guess. Not so much. That’s a problem: Alignment between finance and other facets of your business is now more important than ever. With today’s quickening pace of business, the need for a more collaborative… [READ MORE]

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Why Today’s Successful SaaS Companies Use Benchmarks

The software as a service (SaaS) business model requires the integration and coordination of far more operations than traditional software models. R&D, sales, marketing, customer success, finance, and operations all need to work together to produce profitable unit economics, which are the basis of a successful SaaS company. The annual… [READ MORE]

CallidusCloud Solves Sales Planning with ‘Flawless’ NetSuite Integration

When your business is helping customers accelerate and maximize their lead-to-money process—the business alchemy that turns leads into paying customers—it’s safe to assume you often have sales on the brain. That’s certainly true at CallidusCloud, a recognized leader in sales performance management solutions that’s helped more than 5,400 organizations equip… [READ MORE]

Three Tips for Better SaaS Revenue Forecasting

As part of my job at Adaptive Insights, I meet regularly with FP&A peers working at software as a service (SaaS) companies. Their questions often echo the same concerns: How can I forecast revenue more accurately? What are the metrics that matter? Is there a way to beat back the… [READ MORE]

Use dashboards and visual analytics to drive better performance
5 Ways Dashboards Can Help Step Up Your Finance Game

There’s a lot of talk these days about how to drive deeper engagement between finance and business teams. So here’s our tip of the week: Dashboards. Visual analytics open the door for a more collaborative environment in which easy-to-interpret data is more readily shared and can be accessed by anyone… [READ MORE]

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Good to Great: The Traits of Top-Performing CFOs

Finance executive roles are becoming increasingly important to the enterprise. In a 2015 survey of global CEOs by KPMG, 63% of CEOs said the CFO’s role will increase in significance over the next three years. The bad news? Thirty percent of those CEOs say their CFOs don’t understand or assist… [READ MORE]

A New Outpost on the Innovation Frontier

San Francisco may be the financial hub of the West, but when it comes to meteoric growth, the real disruption is in the technology sector—the software and services that are changing the established ways we do practically everything. In fact, there’s an intensifying concentration of tech companies in the City… [READ MORE]

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3 Smart Moves for a Smooth Cloud Transition

For FP&A, the cloud appears to have finally reached the tipping point. More and more organizations are realizing the transformative potential of the cloud to enhance budgeting and planning, while also driving better business results. Although finance is one of the last departments in the enterprise to go cloud, the… [READ MORE]

Curing Accounting’s Biggest Reporting Headaches

There are a lot of stereotypes and misconceptions about the accounting profession (we’re not introverted math nerds!), but one common belief is true: The pace of change in the accounting profession is accelerating. In order to stay relevant, it is not only important to remain current with new accounting pronouncements,… [READ MORE]