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FP&A Trends

Advanced Analytics: CFO’s and FP&A Heads - ignore at your peril

by Anne-Marie Rice, EMEA Director at AFP

For progressive and competitive organizations of all sizes, accessing smarter, leaner and faster information to drive a successful business strategy can only be achieved with real-time insights into their customer’s needs and buying behaviours.

Identifying and building ‘products of the future’, before you customers even realise the need, can mean the difference between long-term success and overnight failure – Nokia and RIM (Blackberry) are two examples of market leading companies who failed to prepare for the onset of handheld computing, Apple took the reverse approach, the rest is history.

Watch your FP&A processes

By Christian FOURNIER, Author (Globalisation - adapter l'organisation de son entreprise face à la mondialisation...)

Tools and processes used by finance and FP&A (commercial management, billing, accounting, operational statistics, competitive intelligence, planning, budget, forecast, variance analysis, reporting) needs to be customized in order to achieve both efficiency and relevance. There is nothing like on the shelf tools. Company’s industries, size, profile and positioning, geographic reach, product reach, etc. … constitute “forces” that needs to be understood in order to build a relevant and efficient set of tools.

Becoming The FP&A Business Partner – What To Consider Beforehand

By Tijana Balotic Truong, Performance Management Professional

Becoming a business partner is usually a choice. There are several areas to consider when preparing for your new way of working:

  • Yourself
  • People you care about
  • Your team
  • Your peers and future partners

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