Rolling Forecasts are an essential tool for financial planning and analysis (FP&A), with the potential to radically transform the traditional corporate budgeting process. If implemented properly, a rolling forecast expands planning horizons, reduces planning cycles, and helps in executing organizational strategies.
Rolling Forecast is an essential tool for financial planning and analysis (FP&A), with a potential to radically transform corporates’ traditional budgeting process.
If implementing properly, the Rolling Forecast expands planning horizons, reduces planning cycles, and helps in executing organisational strategies. Companies will realise the Rolling Forecast's full potential only when they are ready to change. If it is not implemented with thought, it can become another non-value adding process, an expensive time-waster without benefit to the organisation.
This global webinar shared insights of the International FP&A Board on Latest Trends in Rolling Forecast.
Matthijs Schot, Head of Group FP&A at Maersk Group and a member of London FP&A Board gave an overview of his company’s experience on implementing Rolling Forecast and Going Beyond Budgeting.
This is the recording of the original global webinar that took place on the 15 August 2017.
By Stefan Spiegel, CFO SBB Cargo AG, former Head Controlling of Retail Division of Swiss Post 2017
In the period from 2001 to 2006, the Retail division of Swiss Post transformed itself from a public service company into a business-driven sales organization. Crucial drivers of change were, on the one hand, the adaptation of the steering systems up to the final implementation of a "Beyond Budgeting" philosophy and, on the other hand, a humanistic attitude of management and finance department against all employees. The success was amazing: The division succeeded in increasing the sales of new retail products from 0 to over 400 million CHF, optimizing the bottom line by more than 100 million CHF or more than 5 percentage points and becoming the first state-owned company in Switzerland to win the EFQM- Award for Business Excellence.
By Steve Morlidge, Business Forecasting thought leader, author of "Future Ready: How to Master Business Forecasting" and "The Little Book of Beyond Budgeting"
I’d like to claim that I am not easily annoyed….but that would be untrue. And one of the things that is guaranteed to irritate me are glib statements from people who claim to be experts – particularly if it is part of an act to get people to buy something.
Rolling Forecast can become the path leading to better company’s profitability and improved operating performance. This is a popular process in the FP&A world. Many companies tackle the idea of taking it.
Those companies that already implemented Rolling Forecast, look at the ways of the process improvement.