Financial Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting: Managing in Uncertain Economic Times

New economic conditions are driving companies to become increasingly cautious about the near future. But focusing on improving flexibility to dynamically account for change shifts focus away from budget accuracy—putting you at risk of falling short of shareholder expectations. To achieve best-in-class status, you must plan, budget, and forecast more efficiently for improved agility, accuracy, and corporate performance.

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Transforming Spreadsheets: Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting for Midsize Companies

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This white paper describes how workgroups and midsize companies can transform their spreadsheet-only processes to create flexible and timely plans, budgets, and forecasts. It outlines recommendations for implementing a complete performance management system, using an integrated reporting, analysis, and planning solution purpose-built for workgroups and midsize companies. Read More

Cash is King—And So is Your Supply Chain: How Mid-Market Companies Can Optimize Supply Chain Operations for Strong Cash Flow and Focused Growth

For companies of all sizes and across all industries, cash is not only crucial, it’s king. Just to survive, businesses have to carefully manage their cash flow, making sure that payments aren’t going out faster than resources are coming in.

There are a number of ways companies can automate and optimize their supply chains to improve cash flow, such as building strong relationships and implementing new technology. But it should be noted that making the decision to invest in technology or... Read More

2014 Guide to Severance and Workforce Transition

The current pace at which the business world is changing is unprecedented—a pace that results in constant reassessment of organizational goals and focus. As the economy continues to fluctuate, and the economic future remains uncertain, eliminating positions remains commonplace.

Commonness, however, does not make the elimination of positions any easier on the worker whose job is disappearing. Therefore, many organizations offer severance packages to ease the transition between roles, temper... Read More

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Planning and Forecasting: Use Continuous Planning and Rolling Forecasts to Support Adaptive Management

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