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3 Ways to Ensure Your Financial Reports Get Read

For FP&A, financial reporting is a tricky balancing act. If you share too many reports, business leaders may give up reading them all together. In a study by the American Institute of CPAs and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, 32% of C-level executives said more data has made things worse,… [READ MORE]

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Why CPM Has Fully Moved to the Cloud

From the moment cloud computing was embraced by enterprises, it was clear the days were numbered for on-premises corporate performance management (CPM) software and that the future of CPM would be found in the cloud. Well, the future is here, officially and unequivocally. Gartner just released its 2017 Magic Quadrant for… [READ MORE]

P.F. Chang’s Cooks Up a Modern FP&A Strategy

It isn’t easy to find restaurant brands that execute on their promise of quality cuisine as well as P.F. Chang’s, a roughly $1 billion restaurant business with nearly 500 locations worldwide. The company’s acclaimed Asian-themed restaurants remain a consumer favorite in large part because of their devotion to a “farm-to-wok”… [READ MORE]

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How Can FP&A Help Get Ahead of 606 Regulations?

As any finance type well knows, the Financial Accounting Standards Board and the International Accounting Standards Board have issued their new revenue recognition changes (ASC606/IFRS 15), marking some of the most significant regulatory reforms to accounting standards in the last 20 years. There are plenty of questions about the potential… [READ MORE]

3 Ways FP&A Teams Can Drive Transformation in Healthcare

If you work in the healthcare industry, I suspect you’re already accustomed to dealing with a lot of change. And from what I understand, it’s likely only going to increase. “We measure our success by market segment performance, so new regulations, fluctuating premiums, and other factors regularly impact our main… [READ MORE]

The ROI of NetSuite + Adaptive Insights: BlackLine

BlackLine is a prime example of today’s fast-growing, cloud-centric organization. The company provides its financial close management solution to businesses in more than 100 countries, while internally using a series of industry-leading cloud tools to run its international operations. For BlackLine’s finance team, the cloud solution of choice is Adaptive… [READ MORE]

How to Deliver More Accurate Financial Forecasts

There’s more pressure than ever for finance teams to deliver accurate, updated forecasts. But increased volatility in the economy and business landscape can make that especially challenging. So what do you do when unforeseen factors disrupt your numbers? Here are three proven ways you can get back on track. Watch… [READ MORE]

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How to Break Through Barriers to Fast-Track Your Budget

If you think your forecast process could be more efficient, you’re not alone: The Adaptive Insights Q1 2017 global CFO survey found that finance leaders would like to see their teams spend less time on report preparation and data collection (36%) and more time on forecasting and scenario analysis (40%). In… [READ MORE]