More than 23 million servers in the world are still running on the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 operating system, making it the most popular engine for serving information and applications globally for over a decade. But, starting in July 2015, Microsoft will no longer provide basic support for it.
In May of 2015, CFO Research conducted a global survey of senior finance executives at large companies, to examine the pressures they face in providing timely, accurate cash reporting and cash forecasting to business decision makers across the enterprise. This report is based on 371 survey responses from CFOs, treasurers, and other senior finance and treasury executives at companies with more than $250 million in annual revenues, representing a broad range of company segments.
With many companies finding themselves under prepared for the downturn, they turned to often poorly structured forecasts on which to make business decisions. Where are the problems? Read this white paper to learn how forecasting can help in 3 ways.
Published By: Prophix
Published Date: May 31, 2016
With Prophix you can produce rolling forecasts, multi-year forecasts, daily forecasts and driver-based forecasts. With a centralized application, organizing fragmented data from multiple sources and change assumptions easily and create a multitude of scenarios.
Get the white paper "Mastering the Complexity of Revenue Management" to learn:
• 5 specific steps you can take to ensure better compliance, improved visibility, and lower costs.
• 9 key revenue management technology requirements that decision makers can't afford to miss.
• Why Vendor Specific Objective Evidence (VSOE) is worrying more and more revenue managers and what you need to do about it.
• 7 benefits that optimized revenue management brings to your organization, including accelerated closing, reduced revenue leakage, and forecasting visibility.
This white paper discusses six ways to connect with high-quality candidates-from using high-quality descriptions to managing recruiting on the go, using social tools, forecasting your needs, partnering with learning managers, boosting your brand, and more. Learn how to use these approaches in your candidate search. Download your white paper today.
Published By: Anaplan
Published Date: Mar 05, 2015
FP&A is a crucial component of the CFO’s job, but it is often frustratingly ineffective. As a result, many organisations use the data produced by finance only for compliance; their strategic decision making remains uninfluenced by it. However, the emergence of
sophisticated software solutions has created new opportunities
for CFOs to turn FP&A into the strategic exercise it ought to be.
With the 2011 budgeting cycle behind us, it's the perfect time to re-evaluate whether you're getting as much as you can out of your budgeting, forecasting, monthly reporting, and what-if analysis. Are your processes integrated, aligned, and collaborative? Do they help your company drive revenue and outperform your competition?
Join us for an informative webinar to hear case studies describing how leading financial services firms have been able to move beyond Excel and save time, enhance collaboration, and improve business decisions -- ultimately resulting in higher revenues and profits.
Learn how you can significantly extend the capabilities of your existing Salesforce.com, NetSuite, or other CRM application with an affordable, easy-to-use, and quick-to-deploy solution that automates sales forecasting, improves pipeline visibility, and enables what-if scenario planning.
Join us for an informative webinar and learn how easy it can be to create exceptional value through FP&A. Don't miss this opportunity to learn key strategies for transforming your budgeting, forecasting, and reporting processes.
Join us for an informative webinar and learn how easy it can be to move beyond spreadsheets and deliver FP&A best practices that create exceptional value. Don't miss this opportunity to learn how to dramatically improve your FP&A processes, elevate the strategic contribution of finance, and drive greater success in 2011.
You will hear case studies describing how leading energy and utility companies worldwide have been able to move beyond Excel and save time, enhance companywide collaboration, and improve business decisions - ultimately resulting in higher revenues and profits.
Join us for an informative webinar and learn how easy it can be to create exceptional value through FP&A. You will hear case studies describing how leading retailers worldwide have been able to move beyond Excel and save time, enhance companywide collaboration, and improve business decisions - ultimately resulting in higher revenues and profits. And you'll also see a demo of how Adaptive Planning's award-winning software creates value for retailers.
Join us for an informative webinar and learn how easy it can be to create exceptional value through FP&A. You will hear case studies describing how leading financial services firms worldwide have been able to move beyond Excel and save time, enhance companywide collaboration, and improve business decisions - ultimately resulting in higher revenues and profits. And you'll also see a demo of how Adaptive Planning's award-winning software creates value for enterprise companies.
Adaptive Planning's award-winning solution makes it incredibly easy to move beyond spreadsheets and transform budgeting, forecasting, monthly variance reporting, and what-if analysis. With Adaptive Planning, your FP&A processes can be far more efficient, accurate, and collaborative -- resulting in better decisions that increase revenues, decrease expenses, and create greater strategic value.
Are you getting as much value as you can out of your budgeting, forecasting, monthly reporting, and what-if scenarios? Are they integrated and aligned? Are they really creating strategic value? Join us for an informative webinar and learn how easy it can be to create exceptional value through FP&A in 2012.
The very best CFOs are becoming “technology evangelists”, investing in the latest mobile, social, analytical and cloud technologies to modernize their finance organizations and become more strategic partners to the business. Find out more – download the report, “Empowering Modern Finance: The CFO as Technology Evangelist.”
Cash forecasting in an extremely important process that organizations must execute effectively in order to succeed. Since cash is the lifeblood of a business, business leaders must know how much cash is going to be available to the organization at any given time.
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Bjarte Bogsnes holds the unique distinction of being the only person to have "blown up the budget" at more than one company: at his previous employer, the European plastics manufacturer Borealis, and at his current one, Statoil, the Norwegian oil giant. A dedicated champion of the Beyond Budgeting movement, Bogsnes takes the concept of rolling forecasting-itself a relatively new approach-one big step further, with dynamic forecasting.
Activity-based budgeting has been discussed for some time, but becomes far more practical with a Time Driven Activity-Based-Budgeting (TDABC) model. Using this approach, a company can now link its strategic plan and sales and production forecast to the specific demands for capacity required for implementation. This chapter introduces the powerful new extension of the TDABC model to perform what-if analysis and activity-based budgeting.
In describing what forecasters are trying to achieve, Saffo outlines six simple, commonsense rules that smart managers should observe as they embark on a voyage of discovery with professional forecasters: Map a cone of uncertainty, look for the S curve, embrace the things that don't fit, hold strong opinions weakly, look back twice as far as you look forward, and know when not to make a forecast.