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3 Ways Finance Teams Can Excel in a Remote Work Environment

February 3, 2021 |

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How Saint Mary’s University Transformed Enrollment Planning in a Virtual World

A new semester is usually an exciting time for staff and students in the higher education community, but the global pandemic made things a little different in 2020—and especially so for on-campus finance teams.  Universities had to deal with tuition revenu......

November 13, 2020 |

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Only 48% of Finance Teams Have an Agile Business Planning Process

Agile finance-led business planning is important to master, in times of change and otherwise. Read on to find out why.   According to the 2020 Vena Industry Benchmark Report, less than half of today’s finance teams operate within an agile planning process.......

November 3, 2020 |

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How Nonprofit Finance Leaders Can Support Agile Program Planning

Looking to level up program planning at your nonprofit organization? It all starts with embracing these three finance-led processes.   Program planning in the nonprofit sector is a collaborative, cross-functional process, but the onus falls on the finance ......

October 15, 2020 |

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5 Reasons To Start Thinking About xP&A Now

Through a combination of data-driven technology and process, FP&A has made planning an art form. In doing so, it’s become a key role in modern business, putting a strong system in place for budgeting, forecasting and reporting. But planning—as well as ......

September 11, 2020 |

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Report: 56% of Finance Teams Don’t Have an Early Warning System

According to the 2020 Vena Industry Benchmark Report, most businesses don’t have an early warning system in place to put them ahead of change on the horizon. The new report is based on a recent survey of 350 business leaders and finance and operations prof......

August 11, 2020 |

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New Study Finds 75% of FP&A Pros Experiencing Information Uncertainty

According to a recent survey from the Association for Financial Professionals, three-quarters of FP&A practitioners are questioning the accuracy of their data. The survey—which polled more than 600 FP&A professionals across 20 industries—examines h......

June 4, 2020 |

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Finance-Led Planning for Today & Tomorrow: A CFO’s Perspective

Recent changes in market conditions have placed unprecedented new planning demands on the strategic finance function. What used to be monthly or quarterly reporting and reforecasting is now needed on a weekly, if not daily basis. Fortunately, a combination......

June 3, 2020 |

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Survey Finds 54% of Mid-Market CFOs are Prioritizing Digital Transformation

According to recent survey data, mid-market CFOs are investing in new technology today to prepare for uncertainties tomorrow. The survey—conducted by the accounting firm BDO—polled 700 CFOs from mid-market companies in the U.S. When asked to identify their......

May 22, 2020 |

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Q&A: Culture is Critical to Integrated Planning

Integrated planning requires open communication, cross-functional collaboration and alignment between stakeholders towards the same strategic goal. But if your culture doesn’t support teamwork, effective integrated planning will always seem like a challeng......

May 20, 2020 |

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