Whether it’s financial reports, management analysis or updates to financial processes and systems, Agile approaches are becoming more attractive for Finance teams. When adopted successfully, organisations see improvements in quality, speed of delivery, and overall customer satisfaction.
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.
When your financial planning and analysis (FP&A) becomes data-driven using automation and an intuitive platform with the right tools, then there's a fundamental shift. The data flows freely, it's trustworthy, and it starts to work for you. In fact, it can lead to a transformation, especially with decision-making around your organisation's finances and business strategy. But how can you reach this point?
Business Intelligence (BI) is finally starting to get the love it deserves. It is a transformational tool that can lead to a variety of positive outcomes. However, as we all know, nothing good ever comes easy.
The new xP&A world is much more connected than before with the ability to assess the component of risk management, multiple scenarios, modulations, and simulations. All of them are integrated and require a much closer approach to the business intelligence range of new skillsets.
Some people believe that Artificial Intelligence (AI) will eventually replace humans within FP&A. Thought leaders and experienced AI users feel that this is completely wrong. For AI to be effective, it needs to be combined with human intelligence (HI).