The role of CFOs today has evolved significantly, becoming more dynamic and responsive to changing demands from internal stakeholders and external customers. The modern CFO is now involved in strategy creation and business transformation initiatives, acting as a strategic advisor to the CEO and the rest of the C-suite.
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It is safe to say most businesses would resort to cost cutting initiatives in a time of tight margins and high risks. However, a research by McKinsey shows that only 26% of those cost-reduction programs, still yield effective results after four years. CFOs, therefore, are increasingly turning to zero-based budgeting, ZBB, as a more sustainable approach to cost reduction.
Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting (PB&F) is one of the three management processes that constitute Enterprise Performance Management (EPM). We have presented the basic principles of EPM and its other two components in a previous post. In this article, we will dive deeper into the PB&F process and discuss the similarities and differences among financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting.
From cloud computing and robotic process automation to analytics, AI, and machine learning, a new class of digital disruptors is transforming the role of finance. Will all the automation and technology that CFOs have at their fingertips ultimately replace the need for a traditional finance chief, or will CFOs be able to harness that technology to improve their bottom lines?
Integrated Business Planning (IBP) has delivered significant benefits to practicing businesses. According to a recent study conducted by Aberdeen Research, companies with a well-structured IBP process achieved the following benefits over a two-year period post IBP implementation:
Integrated business planning (IBP) is a business-focused evolution of traditional sales and operations planning (S&OP) that aligns sales, business strategy, and operations with enterprise-wide financial performance.
Integrating your ERP system with an EPM solution provides unparalleled benefits to your business. So how does this integration work? How can you consolidate your ERP system data with Infor EPM?