In the recent 2019 State of the Internet presentation, Mary Meeker, the Midas List Kleiner Perkins/Bond Capital partner behind Spotify, Dropbox, Instacart, Slack, Square, Airbnb and Houzz, as well as Facebook and Twitter, captured how the internet is transforming the consumer and enterprise world, and even the political and regulatory sphere. Given at Vox/Recode’s Code Conference 2019 in Scotsdale, AZ, the 333 slide presentation is a terrific whirlwind review of  technology trends from someone who has scored huge wins betting on where the puck is going. Here’s my take on the 10 key highlights important to SaaS B2B growth strategies and operations:
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10 key trends for SaaS B2B growth strategies

In the recent 2019 State of the Internet presentation, Mary Meeker, the Midas List Kleiner Perkins/Bond Capital partner behind Spotify, Dropbox, Instacart, Slack, Square, Airbnb and Houzz, as well as Facebook and Twitter, captured how the internet is transforming the consumer and enterprise world, and even the political and regulatory sphere.… [READ MORE]

Between decreasing government appropriations, fluctuating enrollments, increasing pressure for tuition increases and rising costs of salaries and benefits, many higher education institutions are feeling the pinch. While this is nothing new for Ramapo College of New Jersey, as the chief budget officer I see that it’s becoming harder to find a balance between the supply of funding and the demand for services.
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How I learned to love budgeting (and you can too)

Between decreasing government appropriations, fluctuating enrollments, increasing pressure for tuition increases and rising costs of salaries and benefits, many higher education institutions are feeling the pinch. While this is nothing new for Ramapo College of New Jersey, as the chief budget officer I see that it’s becoming harder to find… [READ MORE]

Recently at Adaptive Live 2019, a group of these change agents stepped into the spotlight in a well-deserved celebration of the outstanding, real-world results they’ve achieved with the Adaptive Insights Business Planning Cloud. The annual Torchie Awards are always a high-profile part of Adaptive Live.
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Agents of change in the age of urgency

By 2025, 80% of finance executives surveyed by Deloitte say they will undergo some kind of transformation. For instance, they’ll elevate their role to provide strategic insights to the business, move to real-time planning and decision-making, automate manual processes and transactions into frictionless operations, and more. A full two-thirds (66%)… [READ MORE]

A 2016 FSN survey found that CFOs who make better use of nonfinancial data were roughly twice as likely to forecast earnings within 5%. The survey found that tracking nonfinancial KPIs also doubled the odds that a CFO would look confidently beyond the twelve-month time horizon, as well as feeling prepared to respond to market changes.
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Why you should keep a close eye on nonfinancial metrics

Not all of a company’s assets are found on the balance sheet. Not all sources of profit levels are found in the income statement. Identifying and understanding nonfinancial key performance indicators (KPIs) that contribute to the financial KPIs, such as on-time delivery and employee turnover, can give companies a substantial… [READ MORE]

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Step up your FP&A game with rolling forecasts

When it comes to FP&A forecasting, most companies base their long-range forecasts on static planning processes, rather than more relevant, dynamic plans that reflect the complexities of the business. Relying on a forecast that doesn’t enable continuous monitoring of company performance, instead of implementing a modern, rolling forecast approach, is like using… [READ MORE]