Thought Leadership

Is AI Enhancing or Disrupting FP&A as We Know It? – Business Intelligence Article

When I hear or read that artificial intelligence (AI) is “disrupting” financial planning and analysis, I tend to challenge the premise. The word “disrupt” means to me to interrupt, alter or destroy the structure of something. I look at AI (or really all technology for that matter) as having the potential to enhance and/or improve the FP&A function. Semantics? Maybe. While AI is still a far-off concept for many companies, it is real and I truly believe it is the…

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Cobotics, eCommerce, and the Revolution – Business Article

Behind and within recent news on automation there lies two emotions: excitement and fear. Not marketing automation; nor inventory or supply-chain automation. With digital automation, it’s all upside. Physical automation is where the divide begins. Robotics has already reshaped industrial production in verticals like metals, electronics, and automotives, but over the next decade … a full-scale revolution is at hand. At the helm of these changes, towers the Asian-Pacific Region (APAC):

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Automated Sales Forecasting with Predictive Analytics – Business Intelligence Article

In today’s organizations, the role of financial controlling or FP&A is not only to provide financial insights so business partners can make better decisions, but it is also to lead the way towards a more mature use of analytics technology including predictive analytics for sales forecasting. Predictive Analytics – a Priority for FP&A Moving up the analytics maturity curve from merely describing and reporting the past to gaining real insight and foresight into the future is a near-term priority for…

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The Year of Digital Finance Transformation – Business Intelligence Article

I always enjoy addressing the question, “What do you think will be the biggest/most important/most impactful trends in fp&a of the coming year”? It gives me a chance to pause and review all the places I’ve been, all the CFOs I spoken with, and all the companies I’ve worked with over the past twelve months, to refine and distill what I believe are the top technological trends for financial planning & analysis in 2019. FP&A Trends No. #1: Predictive Analytics…

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The Future of EPM is Dynamic Making AI Real (Part 3) – Business Intelligence Article

The latest edition of our blog series “Making AI Real” lays out a vision for how new capabilities in FP&A systems can support Enterprise Performance Management of the future with much of the required functionality already available today. From Static to Dynamic EPM New technologies in financial planning & analysis systems like machine learning and artificial intelligence offer businesses the chance to move beyond static performance management is characterized by historic, user-defined business rules and drivers. The dynamic Enterprise Performance…

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