There are many terms connected with FP&A, such as “unstructured analysis,” “predictive analytics,” and “machine learning". Often very little detail on how they can be used in everyday life. Sure, there is an odd example such as how the sales of one product in a supermarket are related to another based on their location. But what do these technologies actually do, and how can they help management in today’s fast-moving, complex business environment?
FP&A Predictive Analytics and Scenario Planning represent a truly powerful force for dealing with uncertainty, complexity, and risk. Watch the full recording of the UK&Ireland Board to learn more about the key factors that are needed for the successful implementation of Predictive Planning and Scenario Planning.
In the current highly uncertain business environment, an FP&A business partner needs to be equipped with defined skills and competencies that bridge technical acumen, technology, and influence. The organisation also has to evolve its model to allow the business partners to grow into a digitised FP&A business partner.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many companies to revise their strategies and budgets in preparation for the "new normal". In times of such unprecedented uncertainty, complexity and risk, Scenario Planning and Predictive Planning processes came to the forefront of the management teams and FP&A professionals.
To be successful business partners, FP&A professionals should capitalise on the latest technological advances. So how can we digitise FP&A Business Partnering effectively?