Carlson Thought Leadership in Finance & Technology
Having financial foresight is crucial to the success of your company. By leveraging best practices in financial planning and analysis (FP&A), you will gain valuable insights into performance that will guide your business in the right direction. You will also develop informed and effective strategies that position your company for long-term success.
At Carlson Management Consulting, one of best practice mindsets that we instill with our clients is that your plans should always be up to date. According to a study by our partner Adaptive Insights, the leading Business Planning Cloud solution, 64% of annual forecasts are obsolete after 4 to 6 months. In our experience with new clients, we have found that most of their forecasts are already out of date by the time they are approved. If this is an issue with your company, there is an easy way to achieve the goal of accurate forecasts. The solution is[...]
At the recent 2016 Adaptive Live user conference, I had the opportunity to present a session along with a panel of our customers about the benefits of making Adaptive Insights the central hub of decision-making. Many organizations fail to fully utilize the breadth of capability within Adaptive for making solid business decisions by limiting the scope of data from which they work. Part of the reason for this is the mindset among some finance professionals that they should be concerned only with financial data. Another reason is that importing data[...]
Per unit planning is a key exercise that can help businesses formulate a realistic sales plan
Has the year-end budget cycle exposed shortcomings in your Adaptive Insights model? Has your organization evolved since your initial implementation? Are there additional sheets, reports, or metrics you’d like to incorporate? Are you making the most of all of the new features Adaptive Insights has released?