As organizations try to make sense of an economic landscape that continues to evolve, business planning becomes more important than ever. Kinnari Desai, senior director of corporate finance at Workday, discusses scenario modeling and the importance of agility in planning.
More than 2,500 attendees joined us for our virtual Adaptive Live conference. Read on for the highlights, including how our customers are using Workday Adaptive Planning to adapt to a rapidly changing world, and where we’re investing to ensure our planning platform keeps pace with the demands of your business.
Our team of finance professionals shares tips for dealing with revenue shocks and workforce and capacity planning when income is hard to predict, and strategies for emerging from this pandemic in a position of strength.
Workday Vice Chairman Tom Bogan, who led Adaptive Insights through to its acquisition by Workday, discusses the urgent need for agility in today’s environment and how it impacts an organization’s longevity.
We're sharing guidance from some of our strategic partners—Accenture, Collaborative Solutions, KPMG, Mercer, OneSource Virtual, and PwC—on how to strengthen operational resilience during times of crisis.
Which areas should finance leaders focus on to best guide their businesses through these challenging times? In a two-part webinar series, we’ll examine scenario planning, closing the books remotely, cash and liquidity management, and more.
It’s unclear how long the COVID-19 pandemic will impact businesses and the economy. Learn three critical planning processes finance teams should deploy to help their companies succeed during times of uncertainty.
In our study on organizational agility, we identified a group of leading organizations who have embraced agility in order to successfully transform their business for digital revenue growth. See how the CEO can keep the C-suite inspired for better business results.
New technologies and the power of machine learning are disrupting the way businesses plan. Bhaskar Himatsingka, senior vice president of technology at Workday, discusses what it all means for organizations.
What’s so powerful about the Power of One? In two new videos, Workday product and technology leaders drill down into what one source of data means for our customers, and explain how a single system gives customers the ability to plan, execute, and analyze in ways they never could before.
Many professional services firms steer clients through digital transformation journeys, yet rely on disconnected and manual processes to manage their own businesses. Digitizing these areas can help firms be more competitive.
Companies report stronger performance when they embrace agile ways of working: breaking down bureaucracy, eliminating data and process silos, building a workforce with modern skills, and prioritizing technologies that evolve along with them.
Adaptive Insights was recently named a Leader in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Financial Planning and Analysis Solutions. Barbara Larson reflects on what the Power of One holds for the future of planning.
Gartner has positioned Adaptive Insights as a Leader in the 2019 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Financial Planning and Analysis Solutions for the third time. Connie DeWitt shares the importance of customer satisfaction, execution, innovation, and vision.
Today marks the one-year anniversary since Adaptive Insights joined Workday. Tom Bogan reflects on what we've accomplished together, including customer adoption and momentum, innovation with machine learning, and advancing on the path to the Power of One.
Mark Chamberlain, vice president of global sales operations at software company Ivanti, shares what he's learned about growing through acquisitions, the importance of planning, and what it's like to spend time on both the finance and sales sides of the house.
Visual analytics opens the door for collaboration with easy-to-interpret data that can be shared and accessed by anyone with permission. See five ways dashboards help identify valuable business insights.
These multidimensional spreadsheets make it easy to create sophisticated planning models with up to 10 dimensions. With your data imported, you can start to twist and turn your model just like, well, a Rubik’s Cube.
Standard slide templates and data charts may satisfy most board members. But to really dazzle them—and establish the finance team as a strategic partner in driving the business forward—consider these presentation tips for your board reports.
Companies often spend weeks or months developing an annual plan or budget, but by the time they’re finished, the market has changed and the budget has become obsolete. There’s a better way: rolling forecasts.
In the age of urgent, rapid digitalization, businesses that take on an agile philosophy for planning have a strategic advantage over those still clinging to old ways of planning. Read more from Tom Bogan, executive vice president, Planning Business Unit at Workday.
Rapid global growth is never easy—but it can be much smarter and more efficient with workforce planning. That's the experience of international law firm Pinsent Masons LLP. Andrew Brett, financial accounting manager, shares how the firm uses workforce planning to better manage growth—and the insights it's gaining in the process.
Today's workforce planning looks at more than full-time employees and their fully loaded costs. It involves looking at your talent through a broader lens. Amy Reichanadter, chief people officer at Adaptive Insights, a Workday company, explains how workforce planning can be the product of a happy marriage between HR and finance.
Workday is now live on Adaptive Insights Business Planning Cloud—only 10 short weeks from when we kicked off the deployment. Barbara Larson, vice president of corporate finance at Workday, shares details of the deployment and what it's going to mean for our FP&A organization.
When Adaptive Insights became a Workday company, we brought together two amazing cultures and gained an incredible leader. Tom Bogan, who will remain as CEO of Adaptive Insights, shares his thoughts on the key tenets of successful business planning, innovations on the horizon for business planning software, and the shared vision of Workday and Adaptive Insights.
“Every leader knows that success is no accident—you have to plan for it,” writes Adaptive Insights CEO Tom Bogan. In addition to a great product, the Adaptive Insights crew brings to Workday extensive planning experience and insights from working with more than 4,000 organizations. Learn from Adaptive Insights, a Workday Company, how active planning drives the business forward and enables the finance organization to become a strategic partner.
In the next step in our journey to jointly enable customers to better plan, execute, and analyze across the enterprise, we've determined that the Adaptive Insights Business Planning Cloud will become the single planning solution moving forward for our customers. This strategy ensures we are offering customers the best solution to accelerate their finance, workforce, and business transformations.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a crystal ball that allows you to gaze into your firm’s future? With the proper business processes, measures, and systems in place, you can more easily forecast which clients and services lines are expected to deliver the most revenue and allocate budget and resources to support them.
Workday has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Adaptive Insights, a leading cloud-based platform for modernizing business planning. With this incredible team and their industry-leading technology unified with Workday, we will accelerate customers' finance and business transformations across the organization through a powerful combination of integrated planning and a complete finance suite of products.
Today's complex business environment requires a shift from annual planning and budgeting to dynamic planning and forecasting, says Matthew Schwenderman, principal at Deloitte Consulting. It's a mountain that finance organizations will need to summit, he writes, and getting there will require a strong technology backbone.