Due to the massive amount of disruption in the retail industry this year it’s somewhat futile to try and predict how the holiday season will turn out, so let’s talk about how it’s unfolding so far and how retailers are preparing for the busiest weeks.
Ethan Carlson, vice president at Alight Solutions, discusses the strong correlation between continuous planning and business agility, how technology enables planning, and why organizations are empowering people beyond the finance team with planning capabilities.
As the global pandemic unfolded, tech companies made quick changes to business models, and invested time and resources in the fight against COVID-19. We talk to a tech and media expert from Accenture about how the industry is playing a key role in this critical time.
The COVID-19 pandemic likely exacerbated what we found in our global study, conducted before the crisis: The majority of professional services businesses experience competing challenges moving to real-time planning.
Mike Chapman, managing director of media and entertainment at Accenture, joins us to talk about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on media and entertainment companies and how the industry is looking to the future.
Technological advances, ever-increasing customer expectations, and smarter, data-driven decision-making put pressure on finance teams to find new ways to operate with agility. But how do you plan in a way that allows you to respond to such events, from the predictable to the unlikely?
Having the tools for data-driven decision making enables organizations to plan, pivot, and build strategic partnerships that support business continuity, growth, and changes in the healthcare industry.
The traditional work environment may never return. In this two-part podcast, Slack’s head of people, Dawn Sharifan, joined us to discuss remote workforce management in a crisis and the new world of work.
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.