What is Extended Planning and Analytics (xP&A) all about?

There has been a big increase in interest in extended planning and analysis (xP&A). However this is not a new concept. We’ve seen tools such as IBM Planning Analytics take planning into other areas of the business, not just the finance function.

Research latest: are spreadsheets holding back finance transformation?

Technology-wise, there is no shortage of ambition within the finance function. Automation has stepped up a gear. And by April next year, almost 80% of companies expect to have data analytics capabilities in place (up from around 73% at present).

06 April 2021

What should the CFO and the finance team be prioritising?

With so many things going on in and around the CFO and the finance team, it is easy to get drawn into day-to-day operations and lose sight of the medium to long term. So, what are other senior finance professionals identifying as priorities in the coming months?

10 March 2021

The Road to 2022: Why CFOs are Prioritising Employee Development

With so many things going on in and around the CFO and the finance team, it is easy to get drawn into day-to-day operations and lose sight of the medium to long term. So, what are other senior finance professionals identifying as priorities in the coming months?

10 March 2021

CFO insight: how to gain a competitive advantage in a crisis

Our CFO Mark Jenkins recently sat down with Chris Argent of generationcfo.com to share his insights and learnings about the pandemic so far. He argued that the finance team has a key strategic role to play in gaining a competitive advantage during the crisis.

26 February 2021

Research latest: change your culture to unlock your CFO’s full strategic potential

What is expected of finance has changed significantly. New research from MHR Analytics in partnership with Accountancy Age highlights the extent of this change. The report, The Road to 2022, An Evolving Finance Function, suggests that over the next 18 months, finance teams will be expected to assume more responsibility and strategic importance than ever before.

04 February 2021

A wasted opportunity? Don’t leave BI tools on the shelf

Deciding to invest in Business Intelligence software can be a big step but, for many, they already have access to it and are just not utilising it.

19 January 2021

What can IBM Planning Analytics do for you?

With IBM Planning Analytics powered by IBM TM1, you can overhaul your planning and budgeting processes, free up finance team resources and dive deeper into your data than ever before to forecast with greater accuracy.

14 January 2021

To all on-premises SAP BusinessObjects BI version 4.1 customers: Now is the time to upgrade

Still using SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1 or older? The new version is here. Safeguard your data projects with a swift, hassle-free upgrade.

17 December 2020

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