Data: The Road to Value Add for FP&A

September 14, 2021
Hosted by Bonnie D. Graham

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The Buzz: “FP&A [financial planning and analysis] used to hold all the cards; they had all the data at their fingertips. Nowadays, valuable data resides across the business. It’s a battle to find out who has the best data, much less what this data is. Otherwise, a vacuum will develop that smart executives will fill up with their own data. The CFO has to be on top of information flow at all times.” (Mark Partin, CFO of BlackLine) The recent FP&A Trends 2021 Survey highlights that many FP&A practitioners struggle to create time to work on value added activities. From the most senior to the novice FP&A practitioners, there is still (too) much time spent on non-value-added tasks such as gathering data, excess time providing meaningful insights and having trust in the data. How does FP&A overcome these challenges? Tune in to hear FP&A experts' insights on how easily the available, yet disruptive technologies – such as AI/ML, Integration tools and an xP&A (extended planning and analysis) process – can help bring the FP&A practice to the top of the ladder when it comes to driving organizational-wide decisions. We’ll ask Jeff Hattendorf at Macrospect, Hans Gobin at Plan2Plan Consulting, and Floyd Conrad for their take on Data: The Road to Value Add for FP&A.

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Bonnie D. Graham

Bonnie D. Graham

Bonnie D. Graham has been producing and hosting live talk radio since 1998. She is the creator, producer and host of the weekly business talk series, “Coffee Break with Game-Changers, presented by SAP” that debuted in Fall 2011, plus more than two dozen related Game-Changers Radio series also heard on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.

SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries run simple. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, operations to finance, SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. We do this by extending the availability of software across on-premise installations, cloud and hybrid deployments, and mobile devices.

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