FP&A Insights

FP&A Insights is a collection of useful case studies from leading international companies and thought leadership insights from FP&A experts. We aim to help you keep track of the best practices in modern FP&A, recognise changes in the ever-evolving world of financial planning and analysis and be well equipped to deal with them.

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FP&A Insights

The ‘Right Data’: What is It and Where Can You Get Some?
May 14, 2019

By Irina Steenbeek, Founder of 'Data Crossroads' ​

In our earlier blogs we have discussed the role of data in your profession, your main benefits from proper managing of data, as well your main concerns about data. In this one I would like to give you a few practical tips on how to ensure getting the ‘right’ data.

Zero-Based Budgeting in Brussels
May 7, 2019

In May 2019, the International FP&A Board held the 5th Brussels meeting where 32 senior finance practitioners shared their ideas about what is a new age of Zero Based Budgeting (ZBB).

Zero-Based Budgeting in Amsterdam
May 9, 2019

By Koparan Can Iscan, Finance & Strategy Officer at Growth Tribe Academy, and Maarten Haast, Executive Master in Finance & Control

The 7th Amsterdam FP&A Board was held to discuss and answer questions such as: What is Zero-based budgeting? Who is using it in their day to day practice, and to what extent? What are the benefits and challenges in implementing ZBB?

Experiences from implementing machine learning (ML) for forecasting
May 8, 2019

By Asif Khan, Global FP&A at PayU

The democratization of technologies is underway. Technologies like machine learning which just until a decade ago were confined to universities, hedge funds or investment banks, are now finding their way into industry-wide applications. Our finance function is set to reap the benefits of this democratization wave.