Connected Planning: A Playbook for Agile Decision-Making
Technology for each of the components of enterprise performance management (EPM) has been rapidly advancing, especially in the areas of predictive analytics and cloud-based solutions but the vision and thought-leadership is lacking. This title introduces a framework for implementing and managing next generation functionality for better insight, focus, and alignment. This blueprint will show that EPM can have a direct, positive impact on revenue growth, operating margin, asset utilization, and cash cycle efficiency. This new edition will provide updated technology references, more on integrated business planning as a cornerstone of EPM/Connected Planning; less on history of EPM; a refinement of the central framework (which continues to be successful with client CxO levels)--including governance in the middle, new use cases of EPM/Connected Planning (additional types of planning, reporting, and advanced analytics), and a new chapter on finance in a digital world addressing technologies that are challenging or changing the nature of planning, with particular attention to the cloud.