Broaden the scope of traditional financial planning and analysis (FP&A) to business planning and analysis (BP&A).
For decades, organizations’ finance departments have used FP&A to budget and forecast within a fiscal year, conduct historical reporting, and generate standard reports. While this traditional approach worked well in the past, businesses today face a host of global and local challenges that require their finance groups to take a cross-enterprise approach, incorporating activities from functions that are crucial to moving the business forward—such as sales, marketing, and operational planning—to align with their company’s strategic vision.
We call this holistic approach business planning and analysis, or BP&A. The end result? Planning becomes a more dynamic process that focuses on the future in a more effective and efficient manner.
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The BP&A imperative is to provide value and identify paths to take forward, even in the wake of large, unexpected disruptions. To ensure success, BP&A teams should focus on five key areas.
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