With many companies finding themselves under prepared for the downturn, they turned to often poorly structured forecasts on which to make business decisions. Where are the problems? Read this white paper to learn how forecasting can help in 3 ways.
Modern solutions like CA PPM continue to raise the bar above last-generation IT demand management tools, continuously providing new features to ease the burden of the PMO, the financial manager, the resource manager and the product manager.
In the last few years, new vendors looking to exploit the large and increasingly influential project and portfolio management (PPM) market have developed modules that “snap” into their SaaS platforms. These vendors claim their tools are easy to install, easy to manage and save customers money. It sounds too good to be true. And for most organizations, it is.
Carefully consider whether you need a PPM solution that is only capable of providing low-level functionality for the project manager, or if your organization could benefit from PPM technology that provides 360-degree optics across your organization, delivers actionable business intelligence and enables extensive modeling and forecasting capabilities to make data-driven business decisions.
In recent years, business forecasts have had to become faster and more flexible—ready to be adjusted at a moment’s notice. As earnings and product cycles accelerate, it has become clear that the business world is decisively moving towards treating rolling forecasts as standard. A slow process of budgeting and forecasting is no longer enough.
This digibook contains a step-by-step guide on how to meet stakeholders’ expectations, with case studies and examples of how smart CFOs are adapting their processes to improve the quality and timeliness of their business forecasting.
Join us for an informative webinar and learn how easy it can be to create exceptional value through FP&A. You will hear case studies describing how leading retailers worldwide have been able to move beyond Excel and save time, enhance companywide collaboration, and improve business decisions - ultimately resulting in higher revenues and profits. And you'll also see a demo of how Adaptive Planning's award-winning software creates value for retailers.
Join us for an informative webinar and learn how easy it can be to create exceptional value through FP&A. You will hear case studies describing how leading financial services firms worldwide have been able to move beyond Excel and save time, enhance companywide collaboration, and improve business decisions - ultimately resulting in higher revenues and profits. And you'll also see a demo of how Adaptive Planning's award-winning software creates value for enterprise companies.
Adaptive Planning's award-winning solution makes it incredibly easy to move beyond spreadsheets and transform budgeting, forecasting, monthly variance reporting, and what-if analysis. With Adaptive Planning, your FP&A processes can be far more efficient, accurate, and collaborative -- resulting in better decisions that increase revenues, decrease expenses, and create greater strategic value.
Are you getting as much value as you can out of your budgeting, forecasting, monthly reporting, and what-if scenarios? Are they integrated and aligned? Are they really creating strategic value? Join us for an informative webinar and learn how easy it can be to create exceptional value through FP&A in 2012.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Aug 07, 2018
Rethink the way you plan, budget, and forecast. This webinar, hosted by Workday and featuring Paul Hamerman of Forrester Research, provides insight into the advantages of:
Uniting organizational, workforce, and financial data
Collaborating with stakeholders and planning participants
Guiding the business with reporting, dashboards, and scorecards Watch the webinar replay to learn best practices for planning, budgeting, and forecasting that’ll help your organization succeed.
Bjarte Bogsnes holds the unique distinction of being the only person to have "blown up the budget" at more than one company: at his previous employer, the European plastics manufacturer Borealis, and at his current one, Statoil, the Norwegian oil giant. A dedicated champion of the Beyond Budgeting movement, Bogsnes takes the concept of rolling forecasting-itself a relatively new approach-one big step further, with dynamic forecasting.
Activity-based budgeting has been discussed for some time, but becomes far more practical with a Time Driven Activity-Based-Budgeting (TDABC) model. Using this approach, a company can now link its strategic plan and sales and production forecast to the specific demands for capacity required for implementation. This chapter introduces the powerful new extension of the TDABC model to perform what-if analysis and activity-based budgeting.
In describing what forecasters are trying to achieve, Saffo outlines six simple, commonsense rules that smart managers should observe as they embark on a voyage of discovery with professional forecasters: Map a cone of uncertainty, look for the S curve, embrace the things that don't fit, hold strong opinions weakly, look back twice as far as you look forward, and know when not to make a forecast.
In 2006 the world economy was booming, partly on the back of triple-A investment innovations. Then, suddenly, the boom ended. What fascinates the authors is the fact that almost no one saw the 2008 economic crisis coming. In this article, the authors come to terms with the reality that, in economics and business, accurate forecasts aren't possible. Therefore, they say, managers need to develop a different attitude about the future.
In recent years, business forecasts have had to become faster and more flexible-ready to be adjusted at a moment's notice. As earnings and product cycles accelerate, it has become clear that the business world is decisively moving towards treating rolling forecasts as standard. A slow process of budgeting and forecasting is no longer enough.
Legacy Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions are no longer capable of keeping up with today’s fast-moving world – Enterprise Management is the new business reality.
Whether you’re a manufacturer, distributor, service provider or mid-market enterprise, we’ll reveal to you a world beyond ERP.
• Download our new ‘Move Beyond ERP’ eBook to understand the business challenges you have, and how to meet them.
• Understand why businesses are outgrowing traditional ERP and are burdened by its inefficiencies.
• Look at the benefits of Enterprise Management, which provides real-time data intelligence, improved forecasting, and accelerated business processes.
Published By: TeamQuest
Published Date: Sep 04, 2014
Enterprise Holdings (EHI) is the corporate parent of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Alamo Rent A Car, National Car Rental and Enterprise CarShare. With annual revenues of $16.4 billion and more than 78,000 employees, EHI and its affiliates own and operate almost 1.4 million cars and trucks. This makes it the largest car rental service provider in the world measured by revenue, employees and fleet.
Successful financial management really comes down to providing employees with the tools they need to make the most informed decisions at any given time. Accurate forecasts, budgets, and plans lead to smarter investments. In this Aberdeen research report, top performers are found to provide their employees with the tools that enable success, in addition to exhibiting the following characteristics:
Download the report to find out how Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions can help you improve your processes and turn your manufacturing business into a financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting leader.
Published By: Workday UK
Published Date: Mar 15, 2018
As a turbulent 2017 draws to a close, attention now turns to 2018, a year where challenges, such as Brexit, IFRS15 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will move into sharper focus for finance leaders across Europe, bringing yet more uncertainty. While there is no magic crystal ball to predict the future, CFOs are being asked to provide business leaders with better forecasting and planning to support decision making. This report delves deeper into finance leaders’ attitudes towards forecasting and planning, with a particular focus on how things have changed since the last report in 2016
Published By: Prophix
Published Date: Apr 24, 2013
Spreadsheets are error-prone and unable to support the critical nature of important financial processes.
Read this free guide to learn how leading companies have broken the spreadsheet habit, adopting packaged applications specifically-designed for budgeting and forecasting.
Published By: Prophix
Published Date: Apr 24, 2013
Built for non-IT professionals, this white paper explains the differences between Business Intelligence (BI) and Corporate Performance Management (CPM), two fast-growing forms of software utilized by leading finance departments today.
Executing talent management activities before they're needed is an earmark of a successful business. With aging workforces and a shortage of critical talent being among the biggest challenges facing today's businesses, strategic workforce planning – the discipline of forecasting future gaps between demand and supply of critical talent, to ensure that you have the appropriate workforce mix three, five or ten years from now – has become one of HR's most important responsibilities.
Published By: Salesforce
Published Date: Nov 18, 2014
"A growing business needs a good Customer Relationship Management (CRM) application. It helps you manage critical customer information in one place — and gives you a complete view of your business. You’ll gain key business insights that help you close more deals, boost sales, and improve forecasting accuracy. But is now the right time for you?
Read this e-book to get practical advice on:
• Signs your business needs a CRM
• How CRM can improve sales and productivity
• Building your CRM strategy
• How to maximize your ROI
Download Your Complete CRM Handbook now so you can decide when your business should invest in a CRM.
Read about IBM Cognos® Express is the first and only integrated business intelligence (BI) and planning solution purpose-built to meet the needs of midsize companies, delivering essential reporting, analysis, dashboard, scorecard, planning, budgeting & forecasting capabilities in one affordable solution.