FP&A Analytics

Why Your Business Planning Process Needs More Edge Answers

By Michael Huthwaite, Founder and CEO at FinanceSeer LLC

The long-standing narrative of Enterprise Performance Management (EPM/CPM) has been squarely focused on the effort to steer organizations away from spreadsheets by embracing Enterprise Performance Management suites (i.e. platforms).  
Yet, the dirty secret that is rarely spoken about is that most organizations continue to remain heavily reliant on spreadsheets even after spending huge sums of money on EPM solutions.  
So, why are so many organizations still deeply dependent on spreadsheets?  The answer to this question lies at the Edge.  

SR 11-7 and Corporate Finance Modelling: Managing Risk and Promoting Success

By Rob Trippe, MBA, Financial Modelling Veteran

Through the financial crisis, the advent of drill down database capabilities and with direction from the Federal government, financial modeling is evolving into both a defined art and science. The idea that financial modeling means one knows Excel and work with numbers has been superseded by a financial model governance framework which requires the proper employment of academic theory, collaborative development, identification and management of risks and controls, and verification of final model output through validation techniques and ongoing monitoring practices.

Financial Planning and Analytics Transformation in Focus of the Brussels FP&A Board

By Larysa Melnychuk, Managing Director at FP&A Trends group

On 16th March 2017 the second meeting of the Brussels FP&A Board, launched in November 2016, took place at the exclusive Business Club van Lotharingen in Brussels. It gathered 25 financial planning and analysis (FP&A) professionals from such companies as ING, J&J, Mastercard, to name but a few. As the mission of the International FP&A Board is to guide the development and promotion of best practices in global FP&A, identify and support new trends, skillsets and innovations, FP&A Analytical Transformation became the primary focus of the discussion in Brussels.

FP&A Trends TV Series: FP&A - The German Perspective

In this episode of the FP&A Trends Series, Timo Wienefoet, MD at IMPLEXA GmbH , shares his view of the latest FP&A Trends in Germany.  How does financial planning and analysis work in Europe's leading economy, Germany? What needs to be done for a good FP&A practitioner in the digital age? 

FP&A Analytics Maturity: The Results of the Survey

By Larysa Melnychuk, Founder and MD of FP&A Trends Group, and Michael Coveney, Thought-Leader and author in the area of Performance Management.

Undertaken by FP&A Trends Group. Sponsored by prevero.

Organisations are finding it increasingly hard to plan or predict future performance due to the fast pace and complexity engendered by today's global, online business environment.  And yet, within the vast quantities of data. available to management, there are tell-tale trends and correlations that reveal valuable insights to the direction they should take to maximise results.  This revealed knowledge is generally known as 'Business Intelligence' and are discovered through a range of analytic tools typically embedded within business applications for planning and reporting.

In the summer of 2016, the FP&A Trends Group  were asked to undertake a survey of users as to the adoption of analytics and the impact it was having on the organisation.  The survey was sponsored by prevero, a global provider of FP&A analytics technology. This paper outlines the results.  

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