Secrets to success: linking financial and operational plans for stronger results

When:  Feb 19, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (ET)

We live in the age of connectivity. Everyone and everything is constantly connected via internet, on computers and cell phones. Yet, in most organizations, business unit planning operates in silos. This fragmented approach is often the result of spreadsheets-driven planning processes, which impede collaboration.  If your organization still uses spreadsheets for planning, you’re spending too many hours collecting, validating, aggregating data, and reconciling updates from multiple versions. But there is an easier way!

Join us for free webinar to hear a discussion with Robert Kugel, Senior Vice President and Research Director at Ventana Research and Michael McGeein, Senior Offering Manager, IBM on how leading finance organizations are improving the value of planning and budgeting by using technology to connect lines of business and finance to drive more accurate plans and forecasts and improve business and financial performance.

During this webinar, you’ll hear the latest findings from Ventana’s Finance Benchmark study, including:

  • How connecting operational and financial planning provides executives and managers more accurate plans, better visibility and greater agility in reacting to changes in markets and the competitive environment.  
  • How FP&A can make budgeting easier for the budget owner and become a strategic partner to the business.
  • How planning and analytics solutions are increasing both the business value of the finance function and the effectiveness of a new generation of finance professionals.
  • How automation can streamline time-consuming, resource-intensive planning processes.

Join us and start accelerating your business today, while planning for tomorrow.

Robert Kugel
Senior Vice President and Research Director
Ventana Research


Michael McGeein
Senior Offering Manager
IBM Planning Analytics




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