How to Avoid Immature Forms of Driver-based Financial Performance Planning

The internet is awash with alluring visions of dynamic and integrated financial planning and performance management processes. The big bell-ringers are the software vendors, claiming that their solutions enable forward thinking by finance executives – FP&A in particular. The claim is that you can drive strategy, while also improving enterprise performance, through effective decision-making.

As complexity grows, the cracks in this picture are exposed. Organizations never fully integrate strategy, finance, and operations. The result, unfortunately, is immature forms of driver-based planning, rolling forecasts, and scenario planning. But there’s a better way.

Dean Sorensen, a regular APQC guest commentator, brings a unique mix of strategic, financial and operational experience to questions that currently vex finance leaders. Mr. Sorensen specializes in helping companies achieve step change improvements to how they plan, manage and govern their business in order to:

  • Manage complexity across global supply chains
  • Integrate rolling forecasts, sales, and operations planning processes
  • Achieve sustainable cost reduction and profitable growth
  • Institutionalize process thinking and operational excellence

Register to attend APQC’s May 23 webinar and discover:

  • Four capabilities that are critical for mature processes
  • Technology innovations that support these capabilities
  • Why these capabilities are critical for complex organizations
  • How prescriptive analytics enables these capabilities

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