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Planning Analytics

Paul Bard

How agile are you? Take the 7-question Aberdeen Group assessment.

We’re often told that agility is essential in today’s volatile business environment. But agility alone doesn’t guarantee success. An organizatio...

Planning Analytics

Paul Bard

Continuous planning and rolling forecasts deliver major league advantages

In a famous scene from the baseball movie, Bull Durham, Kevin Costner’s character, a disillusioned minor-league catcher, tells a young protégé who...

Planning Analytics

Paul Bard

“What if” scenario modeling key to readiness for 2018 tax changes

Scenario modeling is one of the most interesting parts of the job for finance professionals. Scenario models enable organizations to imagine and to pr...

Planning Analytics

Paul Bard

End-of-year finance headaches—and how to avoid them next year

The end of one year and the beginning of another is a happy time for most of us. But for those of you who work in finance, the cheer is dampened by so...

Planning Analytics

Paul Bard

CFOs Who Ignore Continuous Planning May be Putting Their Business at Risk

UK-based analyst FSN surveyed nearly 1,000 senior finance executives from around the world and we’ve been discussing the results of that survey in the Business Analytics blog. This week we’re looking at the topic of continuous planning and rolling forecasts.

Planning Analytics

Paul Bard

Cloud beckons, but too much planning, budgeting and forecasting remains earthbound

FSN surveyed nearly 1,000 senior finance executives and compiled the results in a report called The Future of Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting." Chapter 3 of the report addresses the promise of cloud deployment while also examining the shortfalls.