• As the final days of summer tick away, many organizations are beginning to think about their planning and budgeting for the 2018 fiscal year. What's your approach?

    Is your organization still plagued by a long, detailed, and painful annual budgeting process?  Do you spend most of the year explaining variances against a budget that was obsolete shortly after it was approved?  If your answer to these questions is “yes,” then it may be time to embrace the concept of “continuous planning.”

    This was the focus of a recent webinar sponsored by Host Analytics titled “Continuous Dynamic Planning: The

    Posted by on August 15, 2017
    Topics: Budgeting
  • It’s that time of year.  Come September, many organizations will begin the budgeting and planning process for 2018.  What’s your approach going to be? 

    Will your organization be slogging through a long, detailed budgeting process?  Are you still managing the business based on static budgets that are obsolete soon after approval?  Or are you ready to embrace “continuous planning”?

    This will be the focus of an upcoming August 10th webinar sponsored by Host Analytics titled “Continuous Dynamic Planning:  The CFO’s 2018 Mandate.”

    It’s not too late to change!  Don’t let your 2018 budget be a

    Posted by on August 8, 2017
    Topics: Budgeting
  • There’s been an increasing amount of buzz in the market around the concept of “continuous planning.”  While the concept has been around for a while, why is this getting so much attention now?  What does it mean?  And how continuous is continuous?

    Let’s start with the definition of continuous planning.  My friend Rob Kugel at Ventana Research offers up a very simple definition: “Continuous planning uses technology to enable rapid planning and review cycles to support a more agile organization.”

    What’s the alternative to continuous planning?  The answer, per Mr. Kugel and other experts in the

    Posted by on May 11, 2017