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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
    
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It's Not Too Late for a Better Budget

Published By: Adaptive Planning     Published Date: Oct 18, 2011
Adaptive Planning is the worldwide leader in on-demand business performance management (BPM) solutions for companies and nonprofits of all sizes. Adaptive Planning's solutions allow finance and management teams to obtain real-time visibility into performance metrics, streamline financial planning and reporting, and drive better business decisions. By offering affordable annual subscriptions and rapid implementations, and by eliminating the need for new hardware and IT support, Adaptive Planning makes it easy to move beyond spreadsheet-based processes without the cost and complexity associated with traditional on-premise BPM applications.
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webinar, adaptive, budget, finance, management, finance solution, business budget
    
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Budgeting: Seeing the Future

Published By: Adaptive Planning     Published Date: Oct 19, 2011
Budgeting can cause stress and conflict, eating up lots of hours. But a good budget can be the difference between financial success and insolvency. In this chapter, you'll learn about the many types of budgets that serve different purposes. You'll also learn how to determine which type most effectively helps you meet your business goals.
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adaptive, marketry, harvard review, budget, financial success, business, finance
    
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The CFO as Analyst and Advisor

Published By: Adaptive Planning     Published Date: Oct 19, 2011
Surveys show that most CFOs want to upgrade their role from accounting specialists to strategic or business partners. But few CFOs have actually made the change, primarily because they have neither the time nor the necessary capabilities within the current finance team. But for those who do make the change, the rewards are tangible. This chapter lays out a number of important steps that the CFO and the finance team need to take to position themselves as trusted and valued business partners within the organization.
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harvard, adaptive, marketry, cfo, analyst, financial managers, financial planning, budget, business, finance
    
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The CFO as the Architect

Published By: Adaptive Planning     Published Date: Oct 19, 2011
Despite a number of compelling reasons to move away from annual plans and budgets, many CFOs are reluctant to make the change. They fail to recognize that there are alternative (and less dysfunctional) ways of driving performance improvement and making managers accountable for performance. CFOs need to implement systems that provide managers at every level with the capability to make fast, well-informed decisions. They need to replace annual planning cycles with more regular business reviews that enable managers to see trends, patterns, and "breaks in the curve" long before the competition.
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adaptive, marketry, cfo, business, finance, decision making
    
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Competing on Analytics

Published By: Adaptive Planning     Published Date: Oct 19, 2011
This article includes a one-page preview that quickly summarizes the key ideas and provides an overview of how the concepts work in practice along with suggestions for further reading.
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harvard business, finance, business, analytics, data, adaptive, marketry
    
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Why Budgeting Fails: One Management System Is Not Enough

Published By: Adaptive Planning     Published Date: Oct 19, 2011
It's inefficient, ages too quickly, and is out of sync with the strategic plan. No wonder so many executives hate toiling over the annual budget. But, says Peter Horvath, don't look to the budget as the sole management system. Horvath and his associate Ralf Sauter describe six ways to fix budgeting, including integrating it with such systems as the Balanced Scorecard, so that it supports strategy execution in today's fast-changing environment.
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adaptive, marketry, business, finance, accounting, budget
    
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Reinventing the CFO

Published By: Adaptive Planning     Published Date: Oct 19, 2011
Grounded in extensive research, Reinventing the CFO outlines seven critical roles--from streamlining redundant processes to regulating risk to identifying a few key measures--that CFOs must take on to transform the finance operation successfully. Challenging many of the finance field's accepted practices and systems, this bold book revolutionizes the role of financial managers and frees them to make smart, ethical, strategic decisions that add real value to the firm.
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adaptive, marketry, cfo, harvard review, business, finance, finance operations
    
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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
    
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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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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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Why Forecasts Fail. What to Do Instead

Published By: Adaptive Planning     Published Date: Apr 25, 2012
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.
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adaptive, business, finance, forecasting, business planning, budget
    
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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, finance trends, business analytics, business process, harvard business review, hbr, financial planning, corporate finance, fp&a, budgeting, integrated business planning, ibp, finance
    
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Harvard Business Review Report: Driving Growth with Finance-led Business Planning

Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Apr 14, 2016
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.
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Supply Chain and Finance align for the times

Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Jun 03, 2016
In today’s increasingly unpredictable business environment, companies that cultivate technology-powered collaboration between Supply Chain and Finance achieve better growth and competitive advantage.
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Driving Business Growth With Finance-Led, Integrated Business Planning

Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Mar 29, 2018
Finance has a mandate to become a strategic business partner. Integrated business planning offers organizations the ability to align operations and sales strategy with the company’s continuous financial performance. An increasing number of organizations have shown that even small steps toward integrated business planning have helped them deliver immediate benefits to the business, including light-touch forecasts, rapid “what-if” analyses, and more accurate budgets. Improved collaboration between departments, driving more awareness and shared understanding of potential issues, allows the business to take the prompt and incisive actions needed to keep performance on track. The question to consider is not “When are we going to do this?” but “Why don’t we start now?” because time is ticking away.
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finance, business, planning, integration, strategy, company
    
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The State of Connected Planning at a Glance: Finance

Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Mar 12, 2019
What’s the state of planning in finance? 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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State of Connected Planning: Finance

Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Apr 02, 2019
What’s the state of planning in finance? 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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State of Connected Planning: Finance

Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Apr 09, 2019
What’s the state of planning in finance? 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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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 is moving to the Cloud: Are you ready?

Published By: Aon Hewitt     Published Date: Aug 02, 2016
As the trend of moving to the Cloud continues to flow from business function to business function, other trends are emerging. As organizations transform to eliminate complex functions, standardize and integrate systems to reduce costs, and minimize nonvalue add activities, they are challenging themselves to get the most from their investment. The shift from transactional to strategic, and from reporting to actionable and predictive analytics, positions companies for growth like never before. Many organizations look to break down silos, not only within their company but also within their industries, to share lessons and leverage efficiencies from others’ learnings. Our recommendation is to start by breaking down any silos that exist between finance, HR, and IT within your organization today—and discover what moving to cloud and truly adopting the SaaS lifestyle can do for your organization.
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Apptio TBM Unified Model (ATUM): The standard cost model for IT

Published By: Apptio     Published Date: Jul 16, 2019
Ready to communicate IT cost and value in terms your business unit partners understand? The Apptio TBM Unified Model® (ATUM®) standardizes the financial information necessary for IT leaders to manage their technology business. Use this poster as a resource to: • Establish better alignment between IT, Finance, and other business units by using common language around IT costs • Confidently manage the business of IT with the backing of peer-derived best practices • Understand 10 essential metrics you should track to communicate the business value of IT
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Essential KPIs for the IT strategic planning process

Published By: Apptio     Published Date: Jul 16, 2019
In this brief, we’ll share peer-tested best practices for building and managing a strategic plan that elevates IT from a cost-center into an innovation-driver. Download the business brief to learn: - 10 essential KPIs for your IT strategic plan - The benefits of using these specific KPIs in your strategic planning process - How to eliminate the disconnect between IT strategy and execution - Best practices to drive strategic alignment across IT & finance
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Standard IT Cost Model - The ATUM® Poster

Published By: Apptio     Published Date: Oct 09, 2019
"Ready to communicate IT cost and value in terms your business unit partners understand? The Apptio TBM Unified Model® (ATUM®) standardizes the financial information necessary for IT leaders to manage their technology business. Use this poster as a resource to: • Establish better alignment between IT, Finance, and other business units by using common language around IT costs • Confidently manage the business of IT with the backing of peer-derived best practices • Understand 10 essential metrics you should track to communicate the business value of IT "
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The New Business Imperative for DDoS Protection

Published By: ArborNetworks     Published Date: Feb 12, 2016
The modern enterprise is dependent upon connectivity at every level. Every business initiative, whether driven by sales, marketing, manufacturing, finance, R&D or HR, is dependent upon reliable network availability and continuity. Disrupting that continuity is what Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are all about.
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