In this uncertain environment organisational agility often faces a huge barrier: unaligned top-down and bottom-up planning processes.
For many organisations, the Strategy Gap is a major obstacle that systematically prevents businesses from truly maximising their Strategic Planning efforts and sustainably creating value for their organisation.
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.
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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.
By gaining a deep understanding of the key performance drivers outside of finance, and by expanding its field of prescriptive action into all functions across the enterprise, FP&A can move the next level up and transform itself into an extended Finance & Analysis (xP&A) organisation. This article explores why many of us still think in silos and reasons why traditional business controlling should evolve into extended planning and analysis (xP&A).