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.
The cost of labor can be managed effectively when restaurateurs are equipped with the right training, tools and processes. Traditional methods for capturing critical forecasting data and formulating labor plans & budgets are incomplete and often inaccurate, rarely accounting for menu pricing changes or current economic conditions.
Even when the best practices of forecasting are employed, the information isn’t always available to the store managers who are attempting to manage the cost of labor. This ebook will walk you through the ins and outs of labor forecasting and best practices to build efficiency, grow revenue, and positively impact your restaurant’s bottom line.
IBM Planning Analytics Local is the on-premises version of the planning solution built on the powerful, in-memory OLAP engine of IBM TM1. It automates your planning, budgeting and forecasting, and helps you link operational tactics with financial plans.
Do your plans and forecasts need a reality check?
The quality of your strategic decisions is only as good as the quality of your forecasts. And forecasts are only good if they reflect current reality—not the reality of two, three or more quarters ago. Enter “continuous planning.” With a methodology for forecasting at frequent intervals throughout the year, continuous planning “enables managers to see trends, patterns, and ‘breaks in the curve’ long before their competitors, and thus make better informed decisions regarding products and markets.”
In this free online webinar, speakers Jim Collins & Guy Jones will explain how continuous planning keeps you in touch with current reality - and one step ahead of competitors.
Jim Collins, Performance Management Strategy Executive, IBM
Guy Jones, Worldwide Technical Sales Executive, IBM Performance Management,
Published By: Anaplan
Published Date: Sep 07, 2018
For many years, large corporations have employed financial planning and analysis professionals to oversee budgeting, planning, forecasting and analysis. But the sea-change in technology, data and the competitive landscape is having a sustained impact on the FP&A function as it transforms from a predominately budgeting function to a forward-focussed strategic contributor.
Now, as new cloud technology makes implementing modern FP&A quicker and cheaper, the function has become more accessible to medium-sized, or even smaller, organisations. There is a nascent but growing realisation that this corner of the finance function should be demanding more of an organisation’s attention, large or small, because having accurate and timely visibility, further into the future, could mean the difference between success and failure in today’s highly uncertain and volatile business environment.
More than 23 million servers in the world are still running on the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 operating system, making it the most popular engine for serving information and applications globally for over a decade. But, starting in July 2015, Microsoft will no longer provide basic support for it.
In May of 2015, CFO Research conducted a global survey of senior finance executives at large companies, to examine the pressures they face in providing timely, accurate cash reporting and cash forecasting to business decision makers across the enterprise. This report is based on 371 survey responses from CFOs, treasurers, and other senior finance and treasury executives at companies with more than $250 million in annual revenues, representing a broad range of company segments.
SAP S/4HANA Retail for merchandise management is at the core of a comprehensive suite of retail offerings designed to help retailers meet the demands of a digital economy. It supports retail core processes end to end, starting with master data down to point-of-sales (POS) connectivity. It allows insights into operational retail data, empowering users with contextual, real time information for faster and better decision making. Processes can easily be extended to connect to business networks to form a digital ecosystem and collaboratively drive business model improvements. Equipped with a simple and intuitive user experience, the solution offers better support for headquarters users as well as store associates to drive compelling customer experiences.
SAP S/4HANA Retail for merchandise management is at the core of a comprehensive suite of retail offerings designed to help retailers meet the demands of a digital economy. It supports retail core processes end to end, starting with master data down to point-of-sales (POS) connectivity.
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.
Published By: Prophix
Published Date: May 31, 2016
With Prophix you can produce rolling forecasts, multi-year forecasts, daily forecasts and driver-based forecasts. With a centralized application, organizing fragmented data from multiple sources and change assumptions easily and create a multitude of scenarios.
Workday is pleased to partner with FSN to sponsor the “Future
of Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting” 2016 Survey. The report
provides insights from almost 1,000 senior Finance and FP&A
leaders from around the world, representing companies from a
broad range of industries, sizes and geographies.
As a challenging 2016 draws to a close, the report looks at a
number of areas where Finance can develop stronger C-suite
relationships, through improved business partnership, and better
decision making driven by hard data.
Get the white paper "Mastering the Complexity of Revenue Management" to learn:
• 5 specific steps you can take to ensure better compliance, improved visibility, and lower costs.
• 9 key revenue management technology requirements that decision makers can't afford to miss.
• Why Vendor Specific Objective Evidence (VSOE) is worrying more and more revenue managers and what you need to do about it.
• 7 benefits that optimized revenue management brings to your organization, including accelerated closing, reduced revenue leakage, and forecasting visibility.
Published By: Prevero
Published Date: Feb 23, 2018
Wenn Ihr Unternehmen schnell und nachhaltig wachsen soll, müssen Sie Ihre Ambitionen mit soliden Planungs-, Budgetierungs- und Forecasting (PB&F)-Prozessen und -Systemen untermauern. Diese 10 Fragen und Ihre Antworten darauf sollen Ihnen helfen, die beste Lösung für Sie zu finden.
This white paper discusses six ways to connect with high-quality candidates-from using high-quality descriptions to managing recruiting on the go, using social tools, forecasting your needs, partnering with learning managers, boosting your brand, and more. Learn how to use these approaches in your candidate search. Download your white paper today.
Published By: Anaplan
Published Date: Mar 05, 2015
FP&A is a crucial component of the CFO’s job, but it is often frustratingly ineffective. As a result, many organisations use the data produced by finance only for compliance; their strategic decision making remains uninfluenced by it. However, the emergence of
sophisticated software solutions has created new opportunities
for CFOs to turn FP&A into the strategic exercise it ought to be.
Mission essential systems run on mainframes. With 71% of corporate data, it is no wonder that 63% of your peers are forecasting growth in utilization. What’s more is that the Mainframe now finds itself at an inflection point: going from being a supporting platform of transaction revenue to becoming a source of revenue growth and innovation. In fact, according to IDC Connected Mainframe adopters are realizing 300% ROI, a 10 month payback and additional $200M in application revenue. The Infographic also covers the 2 main strategies of Connected Mainframe – Modernization and Integration and technology initiatives under each with customer quotes.
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.
The constant churn of product selection is not just time-consuming, it requires meticulous attention to detail, a reliable product tracking system, and significant physical space. Mastering inventory results in much more than simply organizational improvements. It can lead to increased revenues, better theft control, improved forecasting and budget setting, and even smoother customer service.
Published By: Quick Base
Published Date: Dec 18, 2017
Spreadsheets are good for number crunching – but many professionals use them to do things they were never meant for. The result? Long office hours, chasing down status updates, and compiling data manually. Learn the 5 signs of spreadsheet misuse and how to overcome them in this webcast.
With the 2011 budgeting cycle behind us, it's the perfect time to re-evaluate whether you're getting as much as you can out of your budgeting, forecasting, monthly reporting, and what-if analysis. Are your processes integrated, aligned, and collaborative? Do they help your company drive revenue and outperform your competition?