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FP&A Guides


AFP Guide to Zero-Based Budgeting 2.0

There’s a new brand of zero-based budgeting (ZBB) out there. It’s at once more strategic and more targeted.

AFP Guide to Big Data

The use of big data in finance is not a question of whether but of when. Discover how Providence Health & Services and Payless ShoesSource are adopting big data strategies to help support smarter business decisions

AFP Guide to Driver-Based Modeling

Driver-based modeling links business drivers to financial outcomes, allowing FP&A teams to come up with more accurate forecasts and drive better decisions.

AFP Guide to Addressing the FP&A Talent Gap

FP&A chiefs are facing a gap between the talents they need to move finance to it's next level and what they seem to find in the market place.

AFP Guide to Implementing a Rolling Forecast

The world moves faster and the economy has become less predictable. In such an environment, companies are realizing that traditional fiscal year-end forecasts have become less useful.

AFP Guide to Improving Analytics

Analytics tools for FP&A professionals are more precise than ever.

AFP Guide to Shortening the Budget Cycle
Sponsored by Workiva

The traditional budgeting process is losing traction. Companies realize that a 12-month budget does not mesh with today’s dynamic environment.

AFP Guide to Data Visualization
Sponsored by Workiva

Marketing and sales departments have typically made mare use of data visualization than have FP&A teams, but that's beginning to change.

AFP Guide to FP&A Organizational Structures
Sponsored by Workiva

This guide explores the various approaches to an FP&A organizational structure.

AFP Guide to Demystifying Risk-Adjusted Forecasting
Sponsored by Workiva

By incorporating a wide range of assumptions, risk-adjusted forecasting can provide companies with a greater understanding of potential risks and mitigation strategies.

AFP Guide to Making Capital Allocation Decisions

With companies sitting on vast reserves of cash, capital allocation decisions will have a big impact on individual company performances in particular and on economic growth more broadly.

AFP Guide to FP&A Systems

This FP&A guide explores the trends that are driving system development and emerging software capabilities, from cloud computing to mobile access.