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8 Insurance Companies That Succeeded with Workday: See their results in this infographic.

Published By: Workday APAC     Published Date: Oct 07, 2019
"Considering switching to a single system for finance, planning, and analytics? These leading insurance companies did just that—and they achieved amazing results. This infographic shows how Workday helped them stay competitive, deliver a customer experience like no other, and ensure compliance as well as: Save $400,000 annually with better transactional control Reduce time spent on manual processes, such as quarterly reports Spend more time analyzing data than gathering it "
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Workday APAC

The State of Connected Planning for Finance

Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Sep 10, 2019
Our annual benchmarking report, The State of Connected Planning, investigates how leading organizations accelerate business value through Connected Planning. We surveyed over 1,000 planning professionals across all business functions in 45 countries and 18 industries to uncover leading planning trends. This finance-focused brief contains: Key findings from finance professionals Challenges faced by finance professionals How they believe they can improve their planning processes
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Finance Planning at AXA

Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Sep 11, 2019
As part of a company-wide initiative called Ambition 2020, AXA Germany reimagined and connected its planning processes across the business as it moved them to Anaplan. Done in three phases, the reinvention eliminated spreadsheet nightmares and improved both process transparency and planning efficiency. As a result, months-long planning routines are now complete in days and the foundation is set for further improvements.
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6 Best Practices for Strategic IT Finance

Published By: Apptio     Published Date: Oct 09, 2019
"Download this guide for six best practices to help you overcome your greatest IT finance challenges. Discover how to: -Better align IT plans to changing business priorities -Improve cross-functional planning, agility, and transparency -Engage stakeholders to drive accountability "
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Apptio

Connected Planning at RSA

Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Sep 11, 2019
Prior to implementing the Anaplan platform, RSA Group had a tedious spreadsheet-based, nine-month planning cycle riddled with data quality issues, which was compounded by siloed, functional fragmentation across the company. As a result, the finance team was spending a significant amount of time cleaning data rather than analyzing it to provide insight to key stakeholders throughout the business. Using the Anaplan platform, RSA Group reduced their financial planning process from nine months to five months. The workforce planning team experienced a 50% improvement in productivity. The business can now own their connected plans, resulting in improved decision support to business users, as well as improved customer service and financial results.
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Finance: The new ‘champion’ for applied analytics

Published By: Oracle     Published Date: Jan 12, 2017
Businesses today expect finance to play an extended role across departments, including IT, human resources, compliance, operations, sales, marketing, and most importantly, corporate strategy.To successfully deliver on this role, the finance function needs to play a bigger and visible role in real-time decision making and continuous planning. This report explores how, using cloud and analytics, finance leaders can leapfrog a few generations of technology and offer mature analytical feature/functionality and skills to the entire organization.
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Oracle

Financial and Business Reporting for Oracle E-Business R12 and 11i – 3rd edition

Published By: Key Private Bank     Published Date: May 22, 2018
There are obviously a variety of choices open to you: a spreadsheet plug-in may be appropriate if you are only focused on general ledger reporting and do not have concerns over security or compliance. You might also suppose that this is a low-cost option, though we would argue that the remediation required, the additional audit fees and the lack of repeatability means that this is a false economy and that this approach will end up costing you more in the long term. A second use case would be where you already have a financial reporting solution installed, when the add-on facilities for purposes such as business intelligence are likely to be your major focus. In this case an Oracle based solution is likely to be as good as anything else.
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finance, business, planning, integration, strategy, company
    
Key Private Bank

HBR Report: New Technologies Transforming the Finance Function

Published By: SAP     Published Date: Dec 04, 2015
Download this whitepaper to see how advanced technologies such as big data, cloud computing, mobile devices, and enterprise access to in-memory platforms, predictive analytics, and planning software can help CFOs make better and more sophisticated use of data, influence decisions, and take practical, timely action.
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finance function, finance, cfo, big data, cloud computing, mobile, in-memory platforms, predictive analytics
    
SAP

CFO Research: The Future of Financial Planning and Analysis

Published By: SAP     Published Date: Dec 04, 2015
In May of 2015, CFO Research conducted a global survey of senior finance executives at large companies, seeking to better understand how finance leaders aspire to support business decision makers in the pursuit of value creation—and how leading-edge financial planning and business analysis capabilities factor into those aspirations. This report is based on 335 survey responses from senior finance executives at companies with more than US$500 million in annual revenues, representing a broad range of company segments.
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financial planning and analysis, fp&a, finance leaders, business decision makers, business analysis capabilites
    
SAP

Corporate Performance Management Software from a Finance Perspective

Published By: Prophix     Published Date: May 31, 2016
Prophix develops Corporate Performance Management (CPM) software that companies use primarily to manage processes in the finance department, streamlining budgeting, planning, financial reporting and consolidation, and scorecarding.
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prophix, performance management, best practices, software development, business management, database development, content management system, document management
    
Prophix

Make Excel work for your FP&A needs

Published By: Vena Solutions     Published Date: Oct 29, 2018
Even after more than 30 years, it's easy to see why Excel remains so popular. It's flexible, powerful and irreplaceable - especially in finance and accounting. But how well does it work in FP&A today? That's the question that Vena and the Association of Finance Professionals set out to answer in this objective research-based guide, Making Excel Work for FP&A. From taking advantage of Excel's full feature set, to adopting FP&A software built around Excel, there's no shortage of ways to get the most out of Excel for your FP&A needs.
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making excel work for fp&a, excel evolution, excel for finance, spreadsheet software, microsoft excel, power bi, financial planning and analysis, cpm
    
Vena Solutions

Building the Capacity to Change

Published By: Workday     Published Date: Sep 18, 2018
Explore the strategies companies are pursuing to manage change in this Workday-sponsored Harvard Business Review Analytic Services report. See how organisations use a single cloud-based system for finance and HR to create data-led decision-making, support C-suite collaboration, and develop planning methods with better insight, accuracy, and speed.
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finance, workday, workforce technology, digital strategy
    
Workday

Building the Capacity to Change (Beter leren inspelen op veranderingen)

Published By: Workday Netherlands     Published Date: Feb 04, 2019
Ontdek de strategieën die bedrijven gebruiken om veranderingen de baas te blijven. Lees het door Workday gesponsorde Harvard Business Review Analytic Services-rapport. Leer hoe organisaties één cloud-based systeem voor finance en HR gebruiken om beslissingen te nemen op basis van data, samenwerking tussen C-level executives te ondersteunen en planningsmethoden met meer inzicht, nauwkeurigheid en snelheid te bieden.
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financiën, workforce-technologie, digitale strategie
    
Workday Netherlands

Best Practices Webinar for Nonprofits

Published By: Adaptive Planning     Published Date: Dec 05, 2011
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 nonprofits worldwide have been able to move beyond Excel and save time, enhance collaboration, and improve decisions - ultimately resulting in better managed, more successful organizations.
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finance, fund reporting, cip reporting, business, personnel reporting, adaptive planning
    
Adaptive Planning

Best Practices Webinar for Retailers

Published By: Adaptive Planning     Published Date: Dec 05, 2011
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.
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business, finance, adaptive planning, management solutions, budget, forecasting, benefits, revenue
    
Adaptive Planning

Best FP&A Practices Webinar for Financial Services Companies

Published By: Adaptive Planning     Published Date: Dec 05, 2011
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.
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finance, budget, business, management solutions, adaptive planning, financial services, revenue, profit
    
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FP&A Best Practices Webinar for Software companies

Published By: Adaptive Planning     Published Date: Dec 05, 2011
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 software companies worldwide have been able to move beyond spreadsheets 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 software companies.
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finance, budget, reporting, software, adaptive planning, revenue, profit, management solutions
    
Adaptive Planning

A Best Practices Webinar for Insurance Firms

Published By: Adaptive Planning     Published Date: Dec 05, 2011
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 insurance companies 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 insurance companies.
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finance, business, budget, insurance firms, fp&a, adaptive planning, revenue, profit
    
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How CFOs Can Optimize Performance and Create New Strategic Value

Published By: Adaptive Planning     Published Date: Dec 05, 2011
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.
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finance, business, budget, cfo, adapative planning, fp&a, revenue, reporting
    
Adaptive Planning

Harvard Business Review Analytic Services: Building the Capacity to Change

Published By: Workday     Published Date: Mar 01, 2018
Explore the strategies companies are pursuing to manage change in this Workday-sponsored Harvard Business Review Analytic Services report. See how organizations use a single cloud-based system for finance and HR to create data-led decision-making, support C-suite collaboration, and develop planning methods with better insight, accuracy, and speed.
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cloud-based system, finance, data, decision making
    
Workday

Is Finance Just Keeping Score, or Changing the Game?

Published By: Oracle     Published Date: Apr 10, 2014
The very best CFOs are becoming “technology evangelists”, investing in the latest mobile, social, analytical and cloud technologies to modernize their finance organizations and become more strategic partners to the business. Find out more – download the report, “Empowering Modern Finance: The CFO as Technology Evangelist.”
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cloud, finance, saas, big data, social, mobile, analytics, modernization
    
Oracle

Harvard Business Review Report: Driving Business Growth with Finance-led Business Planning

Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Apr 06, 2016
A Harvard Business Review Analytics Services White Paper Finance is constantly tested to keep pace in today’s business environment. To keep up, planning needs to become a continuous process that spans departmental boundaries and enables managers to collectively realign resources to respond to market changes. Organizations must streamline disparate sales and operational planning with traditional financial planning and analysis by using technology to connect people, data, and processes across the organization. Download this white paper to discover the three steps to moving towards finance-led integrated business planning recommended by the Harvard Business Review.
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analytics, planning, cfo, operations, business practices, revenue, growth, enterprise business
    
Anaplan

Dynamic Forecasting: A Planning Innovation for Fast-Changing Times

Published By: Adaptive Planning     Published Date: Apr 25, 2012
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.
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adaptive, business, finance, forecasting, business planning, budget
    
Adaptive Planning

What-If Analysis and Activity-Based Budgeting: Forecasting Resource Demands

Published By: Adaptive Planning     Published Date: Apr 25, 2012
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.
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adaptive, business, finance, forecasting, business planning, budget
    
Adaptive Planning

Six Rules for Effective Forecasting

Published By: Adaptive Planning     Published Date: Apr 25, 2012
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.
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adaptive, business, finance, forecasting, business planning, budget
    
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