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Category: CFO

On May 15, 2016

One simple way to empower your Finance team

As a CFO called on to provide vital statistics for decision making arising from budgeting, forecasting and planning, it can often be difficult for you to empower your Finance team to give you the real support you require. The constant demands from your organisation – and the time constraints imposed – often simply don’t allow
On March 4, 2016

Top 5 budgeting and forecasting challenges – and how to fix them

With the CFO’s role expanding to look at the “big picture”; strategic planning; maintaining trust in the numbers; and driving the company through uncertain times can place additional pressure on your Finance team. Pressure leads to pain points and, ultimately, problems. Below are five of the key challenges that we have found increase pressure on
On February 14, 2016

7 ways to streamline your planning and forecasting

In the volatile world of the Finance function, the budgeting and forecasting process can cause much frustration with little relief. But with advances in technology, there are ways to streamline this business-crtitcal process. We explore the 7 ways we’ve worked with our clients to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their planning and forecasting models.
On January 1, 2016

How to remove the risk from your planning and forecasting

To remove any business risk emerging from your planning and forecasting, you must first understand it. From how to identify that risk to managing, analysing and accurately judging it. With an array of risks, from competitors’ movements to cost volatility, removing risk seems almost impossible. Almost. Identifying Firstly, you must acknowledge that traditional budgets and
On November 16, 2015

Adaptive wins prestigious SIIA CODie Award

For a second year in a row Adaptive has won an SIIA CODiE award,  these are a series of awards given out each year by the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) to recognise the best of the finest software products and services of the year. The award winners are chosen based on rigorous reviews from
On October 4, 2015

CFOs require better technology for decision making

I would encourage you to read Adaptive Insights’ 2015 CFO Indicator, the quarterly survey of 325 CFOs. Highlights from the 2015 CFO Indicator Survey: 7/10 CFOs agree that finance is positioned to help management make strategic, data-driven decisions. More than 1/2 of CFOs believe that a culture of analytics is very or extremely important for creating competitive
On September 16, 2015

3 top tips when considering financial planning software

Financial Planning plays a pivotal role in any business and never more so in today’s highly competitive, global market place, where businesses need be able to quickly adapt to change faster than ever before. Historically the ambitions of your finance team have been limited, because of your dependence on spreadsheets and legacy software. SaaS based

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  • On July 6, 2015

    Month end reporting: Why does it have to be so hard?

    Every month-end Finance professionals everywhere hastily open up their Board-pack templates and begin copying and pasting to get the latest management information ready for the Board meeting . Every month you produce the same reports – and hope that your users and information consumers don’t come back to ask you for further information, to ‘drill down’