This report, based on a survey of over 200 respondents, illustrates best practices for facilitating financial planning, budgeting and forecasting processes. The report focuses on: defining processes; increasing communication and collaboration; enabling visibility and implementing technology.
Company: Prophix Software | Published: 13 May 2013 | Business Area: Planning
Risk-adjusted strategies are often absent from the critical process of financial planning, budgeting and forecasting. Comprising input from 194 companies, this report analyses CFOs' financial planning, budgeting and forecasting strategies when accounting for risks.
Company: Prophix Software | Published: 18 April 2013 | Business Area: Forecasting
Spreadsheets are error-prone and unable to support the critical nature of important financial processes. Many companies have broken the spreadsheet habit, adopting packaged applications specifically designed for budgeting and forecasting. This article explains why.
Company: Prophix Software | Published: 02 April 2013 | Business Area: Budgeting
British Airways is one of the world’s largest and longest established international airlines. In response to changing accounting standards and evolving financial reporting requirements, BA needed to overhaul its external reporting processes. This case study examines BA's investment in FSR software... view abstract
Company: IBM | Published: 30 January 2013 | Business Area: Financial Reporting
Most businesses realise that accurate planning, budgeting and forecasting is vital for success. But it’s often difficult for companies to execute well in this area and many rely on disjointed methods. This paper looks at the merits of SaaS and its advantages over traditional reporting methods.
Company: Adaptive Planning | Published: 29 January 2013 | Business Area: Budgeting
When Jack Welsh described the budgeting process as the "bane of corporate America," he was articulating the frustration of many senior executives and academics. In this paper, Professor Peter Horvath and Dr Ralf Sauter present what's wrong with the current approach to budgeting and how to fix it.
Company: Adaptive Planning | Published: 07 January 2013 | Business Area: Budgeting
Are you confident that your budgets & forecasts provide the insights you need? The better quality your budgeting and forecasting, the greater your ability to monitor and drive performance. This article assesses why quality budgeting & forecasting should be a top priority for your business in 2013.
Company: Moore Stephens | Published: 02 January 2013 | Business Area: Budgeting
The Greenfield Group Limited is a UK based wholly-owned enterprise. Managing three separate global businesses on Excel spreadsheets became challenging for its finance team. This case study looks at how the business leveraged flexible new software to manage multiple currencies and improve budgeting.
Company: Adaptive Planning | Published: 12 December 2012 | Business Area: Finance and Accounting
Working Links delivers services to tackle social exclusion and poverty. Following growth, its finance team found it difficult to conduct effective scenario modelling and forecasting during the annual budget process. This case study assesses the organisation's implementation of new software.
Company: Adaptive Planning | Published: 11 December 2012 | Business Area: Budgeting
Federal budgeting and reporting professionals go to extraordinary efforts to manually prepare many critical reports and documents with data from fragmented financial systems. This paper outlines how to integrate separate data sources and streamline planning, budgeting and reporting processes.
Company: IBM | Published: 01 October 2012 | Business Area: IT Products and Reviews
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