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February 8, 2018

As the year slowly draws to a close, CFOs also start their annual haggling over costly budget items. Various challenges force companies to dismantle old, cost-inefficient...

September 21, 2017

It’s difficult to think of a business process that is more unpopular than budgeting. In nearly two decades of writing and talking on the subject, I have yet...

September 19, 2017

Why, when everyone hates it, do we still have traditional budgeting? My tentative answer to this would be that most people were not aware of the alternatives.

September 19, 2017

By Stefan Spiegel, CFO SBB Cargo AG, former Head Controlling of Retail Division of Swiss Post 2017


In the period from 2001 to 2006, the Retail division of Swiss Post transformed itself from a public service company into a business driven sales organization. Crucial drivers...

May 14, 2017

By Rob Trippe, MBA, Financial Modelling Veteran

Many sophisticated business environments use budgets as a bridge between actual and forecast. Within the corporate finance domain, budgets are used to allocate resources and...

May 3, 2017

By Chris Ortega, Director of Finance at Emarsys, USA

As a former public accounting auditor, I have been through my fair share of busy seasons which usually ran from September to April. For me, this was a...