The World of BPM Research Library
This page brings together key information, news, and trends related to budgeting, planning, consolidation, reporting and analysis. You will find noteworthy articles, blogs, eBooks, whitepapers, webcasts, best practice guides, and buyers guides. All content features BPM Partners and our extended network of expert resources. This information is updated on an ongoing basis, so check back regularly.
A guide to modernizing your financial planning and analysis: knowing when and where to begin, how to establish ROI, and what milestones to aim for. The actual modernization of FP&A can be handled as an incremental evolution, a phase-by-phase extension of existing capabilities, or a full-fledged transformation of these functions.
Finance transformation can make planning and analysis more dynamic, frequent, forward-looking, collaborative, participatory, and inclusive of operations. While it may seem difficult to quantify these benefits, these projects do have a high ROI, as we’ll demonstrate through several cost savings/benefit scenarios in this whitepaper.
Spreadsheets are a great individual productivity tool, but have many drawbacks when we try to use them as a budgeting ‘system’. This guide outlines the key steps required to successfully make the leap from spreadsheets to an integrated performance management system for budgeting, planning, and reporting.