Blueprint for Success: Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting (Second Edition)

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April 03, 2024
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The realm of planning and management accounting is a top priority. CFOs want to speed up workflows, control process costs, leverage talent, improve the precision of forecasts, and perhaps most important of all, generate sharp business analysis and advice.

This Blueprint for Success report is a starting point. Benchmarking your organization’s performance in planning and management accounting allows you to identify best practices and compare how well your organization is performing a variety of important functions. This document goes beyond the information in most benchmarking reports by providing insights into some of the best-practice process enablers that are driving the results—in essence, outlining a blueprint organizations can follow to get ahead of the pack. 

This Blueprint for Success report includes: 

  • a framework for these activities and how they relate to the enterprise; 
  • key measures for executive, managerial, and operational views of performance; 
  • the latest general planning and management accounting performance comparisons from APQC’s Open Standards Benchmarking® database; and 
  • case studies demonstrating how top performers earn their status and set off down the innovator’s path to progress.