The buzz: “The planning process – planning, budgeting, forecasting, and analysis – presents a formidable challenge to many companies, regardless of size or industry” (CFO.com). Modern business technology is enabling a holistic approach to planning for an entire organization: Collaborative Business Planning), considered a “Utopian dream”. Why? CBP enables Finance departments and Financial Planning and Analysis professionals to lead the planning process, but collaborate closely with all line of business planners.
Is it really Utopia? The experts speak. Nilly Essaides, The Hackett Group: “In t