How Extended Planning & Analysis is evolving Financial Planning & Analysis


29 September, 2021

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm BST


How Extended Planning & Analysis is evolving Financial Planning & Analysis

Location: Virtual

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    One hour

Attend this session to learn why legacy planning tools can’t keep up with the demands of today’s dynamic market and how AI-powered extended planning & analysis is enabling FP&A teams to build data-driven, integrated plans with the flexibility to pivot quickly.

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Professional development

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Duration:One hour
Access:This is a live event. You will receive information about the location, materials, and attendance after purchasing.

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Programme outline

Extended Planning and Analysis (xP&A) is the future of enterprise planning – transforming both financial and operational planning by integrating data, plans and teams on a single platform. Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) professionals play a key role in modernising and transforming the Office of Finance; however, FP&A strategies will now need to encompass the integration of financial management and operational planning activities. To do this and achieve business goals with confidence, FP&A processes must reflect, connect, and evolve with the business.

What will you learn?

  • Why traditional methods of financial planning and analysis are no longer effective in today’s dynamic marketplace
  • How xP&A is enabling Finance Teams to become strategic partners to their organisations
  • How AI is providing Finance leaders with the foresight they need to propel their business forward

Speaker: Stephen Green, Europe Technical Sales Manager - Business Analytics, IBM

Stephen Green is an IT professional with over 30 years’ experience. Starting as a COBOL programmer then using 4GL from Cognos Stephen has experience of many O/S’s and Databases from Index Sequential Systems through Relational DBs to today’s Hadoop and big data systems. He has been working with BI tools since 1990 when he first used Cognos PowerPlay and Impromptu and has used and supported every version of Cognos BI tools since. Stephen joined Cognos in 1998 in pre-sales and has been with the company since always in a pre-sales role including through the acquisition by IBM in 2007. Stephen is currently the Business Analytics Pre-Sales Manager for EMEA for IBM.

In association with our key sponsor IBM

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