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Once a faithful servant of finance, spreadsheets can often grow into a source of frustration and pain for FP&A teams. There is a great business case to switch from an Excel-heavy process to a modern FP&A platform that will reimagine how spreadsheets are used.Read more
According to AFP’s Benchmark Survey, 61% of those surveyed agreed that inadequate systems and tools were holding them back. Having worked with hundreds of finance teams, from boutique retailers to large multinational banks, we know the challenges faced by finance leaders, especially those with spreadsheet-hampered planning processes. Is it time to change?
FP&A processes burdened with hours of collating and validating data are not only tedious but reduce agility and make it extremely difficult to run several scenarios to assess the impact on planned financial outcomes. Highly manual processes are a more acute problem with severe ramifications in times of volatility.
Capturing the narrative of the planning process is critical for future context. Spreadsheets make this impossible. Also, over time, spreadsheets morph into multiple versions making effective control of the planning process very tricky. Excel can quickly become a single-point-of-failure that leads to costly mistakes.
At a tactical-level, hidden calculations and cells will wreak havoc on your planning process. We've worked with many businesses to untie this knot, which is unpleasant and time-consuming. The strategic issue is whether or not your current processes allow you to pressure test the numbers with enough rigour to build confidence and belief in the plan.
Planning in spreadsheets often leads to a lack of global assumptions and inconsistent drivers. Departmental plans become disconnected and hard to consolidate into a corporate strategy. This means the seamless connection and alignment between finance and all other lines of business is compromised.
A lack of a single version of the truth or data language will lead to inaccuracies, confusion and costly mistakes. We often see multiple disconnected systems, surrounded by spreadsheets and poor automation between source systems. The result is more work for finance teams and vital decisions not made with the best available data.
The FP&A Automation Platform
A next-generation modern design provides every user with a configurable experience. More than just a slick interface, the user experience can be optimized to create plans and execute tasks with minimum clicks. Each role will see visualizations specific to their role in the process, key performance metrics and interactive reports a click away when needed.
Intelligent Modeling is defined as an application with an embedded engine that contains multiple modeling algorithms, including predictive systems, that provide finance teams with several, no-code, simulation options. Also, Intelligent modeling has pre-built logic for complex finance scenarios such as capital optimization, debt management and M&A transaction assessment.Learn more
Meet the objectives of your business by creating goal-oriented, driver-based plans, reports, and dashboards. Get an immediate sense of the state of your business plans using easy-to-create dashboards and reports that are instantaneously refreshed using in-memory calculations and fast aggregations.
Comprehensively address your core finance process needs with functional breadth and depth across financial and operational planning, narrative reporting, cost and profitability analysis, tax planning, and more.
When the perception is that all "platforms" look the same and have the same capabilities, it's never that straightforward. Look for a proven solution that has consistently achieved the highest independent analyst rankings and for one with clear evidence of the business impact delivered.
Calculate the potential savings and return-on-investment using our interactive FP&A Automation business case builder. Get a clearer picture of the hidden costs of spreadsheet-based planning including personnel and opportunity costs. Make the case for investing in a modern cloud-based FP&A solution.
Drive agile, connected plans – from scenario modelling, strategic planning to line of business operational plans – built-on best practices and leveraging the latest advancements including machine learning.
Make an informed decision to select and deploy a new cloud-based planning solution. Including a checklist of key features and capabilities as well as an evaluation matrix for choosing an implementation partner.Download guide
Finance transformation projects succeed or fail based on their approach to data integration. An effective strategy and tools can help maintain a single version of the truth and reduces the cost, complexity and risk of finance transformation.Listen now
We’ve helped hundreds of companies across a diverse set of industries achieve their finance transformation vision.
The UK's largest online-only grocery retailer adopts Oracle Cloud EPM Planning and Budgeting, and Forecasting to scale for hyper-growth.Read case study
A leading Irish bank replaces spreadsheets to achieve greater financial visibility and control in their planning and forecasting processes.Read case study
YMCA New South Wales streamlines its planning processes and supports better decision making with Oracle Cloud EPM Planning.Read case study
We have completed 1,000+ engagement helping our clients to transform their critical finance processes. Get in touch so we can learn more about your unique challenges, and we can share our point of view and insights with you.Contact Us
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The FP&A Automation Business Case Builder is an online tool that will help you create a financial case for investing in FP&A Automation. The simulation tool will produce a clear statement of current costs, forecast savings and fact-based ROI.
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