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Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Mar 05, 2015
Many sales organizations continue to operate as they have for years: At headquarters, executives work with sales leaders to set revenue targets for the year. Sales teams receive top-down goals, which cascade across product lines, channels and other business dimensions. The end result is an account-level target, which is assigned to a sales rep. Because most companies do not have an easy way to complete this process—nor do they use a common system of record—they must resort to the quickest and easiest mechanism at hand: spreadsheets, a nonscalable, single-dimensional solution that does not handle complete data sets. This approach also poses challenges across key sales management functions, including planning, execution and optimization.
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Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Mar 05, 2015
Financial consolidation systems are the ‘engine room’ of the corporate finance department, enabling companies of all sizes to comply with regulatory reporting requirements, company law and global accounting standards as well satisfy management’s need for periodic management reporting. But all is not well with standalone consolidations applications that were developed in the 1990’s and which are still commonplace in some of the world’s largest multinationals. According to one recent report, 47 percent of companies have made substantial investments in the last year in their financial close, filing, and reporting. Yet, despite the considerable sums of money invested in the process, management teams across the globe remain dissatisfied with the quality and timeliness of management information.
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Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Mar 05, 2015
For most large organizations, sales planning is a siloed process. Organizations typically need to analyze multiple years’ worth of data to prepare for planning. There is an even split between organizations that lead the planning process from the top down and those that lead it from the bottom up. Most sales organizations complete the planning process before the beginning of the fiscal year.
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Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Mar 05, 2015
FP&A is a crucial component of the CFO’s job, but it is often frustratingly ineffective. As a result, many organisations use the data produced by finance only for compliance; their strategic decision making remains uninfluenced by it. However, the emergence of sophisticated software solutions has created new opportunities for CFOs to turn FP&A into the strategic exercise it ought to be.
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Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Apr 06, 2016
Optimizing incentive compensation: aligning what you say with how you pay CSO Insights’ ICPM study* found that 69 percent of organizations use three or more metrics to build their sales compensation plans, but modeling and planning this sales strategy can quickly become too complex as a spreadsheet-driven exercise. It is crucial to get these incentive compensation structures right, because sales reps receive up to 60 percent of their income from incentive comp. In this white paper, we discuss the disconnect between sales behavior and incentive compensation structure and provide recommended steps towards optimizing your compensation plan.
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Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Apr 06, 2016
A Harvard Business Review Analytics Services White Paper Finance is constantly tested to keep pace in today’s business environment. To keep up, planning needs to become a continuous process that spans departmental boundaries and enables managers to collectively realign resources to respond to market changes. Organizations must streamline disparate sales and operational planning with traditional financial planning and analysis by using technology to connect people, data, and processes across the organization. Download this white paper to discover the three steps to moving towards finance-led integrated business planning recommended by the Harvard Business Review.
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Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Jun 03, 2016
In today’s increasingly unpredictable business environment, companies that cultivate technology-powered collaboration between Supply Chain and Finance achieve better growth and competitive advantage.
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Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Nov 27, 2017
or pace of business.” Fortunately, there’s a better way forward. Read this research report to uncover: • Why sales leaders s
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Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Nov 27, 2017
"The pressure on sales to meet and exceed ever-increasing revenue targets is higher than ever before. At the heart of this challenge lies a complex analytical and modeling problem that involves data spread across many rigid–and usually disconnected–systems, teams, and geographies. Leading companies handle this problem by focusing first on creating a sales performance plan that is data-driven and tied to business objectives. The research report conducted by Harvard Business Review provides you with how today's sales executives: • Overcome technology weaknesses to uncover sophisticated analytics • Change ingrained, cultural tendances of sales organizations • Adopt dynamic practices to respond to change quicker"
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Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Nov 27, 2017
"A recent CSO Insights’ study* found that 69 percent of organizations use three or more metrics to build their sales compensation plans, but modeling and planning this sales strategy can quickly become too complex as a spreadsheet-driven exercise. Download this white paper to find: • The disconnect between sales behavior and incentive compensation structure • A recommended approach you can take to optimize your compensation plan • Three key steps to better predict and control sales revenue *CSO Insights 7th Annual Incentive Compensation and Performance Management (ICPM) study"
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Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Nov 27, 2017
"Your sales compensation plan must align to market practices to attract, motivate, and retain the right talent. But only 20 percent of companies surveyed reported complete alignment between the sales compensation program and company objectives. To achieve the full benefit of an aligned sales compensation plan and a productive sale force, it is best to streamline the many siloed sales planning processes, including: • Revenue • Cost of sales • Account potential • Sales capacity • Territory and quota • Sales forecasting Download this white paper to see how successful compensation programs can collate numerous data inputs and align processes to meet business goals."
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Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Jan 11, 2018
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Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Mar 29, 2018
As businesses grow more optimistic about opportunities for growth, the pressure is on for sales organizations to meet ever higher revenue targets. In a global survey on sales performance optimization by CSO Insights, 94 percent of respondents said their 2014 revenue targets were higher than last year’s. It’s no wonder that “capture new accounts,” cited by 60 percent of respondents, topped the list of objectives for 2014 in the study. At the same time, many sales reps are struggling to meet even their current quotas. And in an Aberdeen Group survey, nearly half identified insufficient revenue growth as the top pressure motivating them to pursue sales management initiatives ranging from building out the capabilities of sales teams to improving management practices and investing in technology tools.
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Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Mar 29, 2018
Disruptive innovation, new business models, and globalization have accelerated the rate of change for every business. To stay competitive, organizations are revising their business models, product sets, and other critical aspects of their operations on a much more frequent and continuous basis. These organizations realize that real-time strategic planning and performance management are not just “nice to have” but “must have” capabilities. Yet many organizations still struggle to implement these capabilities. As a result, they’re unable to quickly revise their strategies, implement plans, and monitor results.
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Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Mar 29, 2018
Incentive compensation represents the potential of delivering optimal sales results. But with up to 60% of sales reps’ income coming from incentive comp, it is crucial to get this right. Our study data has shown that ineffective compensation structures can lead to disengaged reps, high turnover, money left on the table, and low margins. The way we have designed and managed incentive compensation plans in the past may inhibit the sales force and prevent the business from scaling at the needed rate. Modeling and planning quickly become too complex for a spreadsheet-driven exercise.
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Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Mar 29, 2018
The concept of integrated business planning — closing gaps in an organization’s various planning functions and aligning operations and strategy with its financial performance — has existed in various forms for decades. What has changed is creation of planning platforms that can handle the fluidity of data to erase silos and enterprise borders where once there were multiple geographies, departments, time zones, languages and currencies. All elements of business are managing the avalanche of information coming to them. Just like connecting disparate people, we also must connect data that resides in various systems, applications and tools.
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Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Mar 29, 2018
IDC believes that digitization and the 3rd Platform are driving enterprise leaders to consider significant upgrades to their business systems. Included in this list of systems are enterprise planning and performance management solutions. New tools must be fast and flexible to connect data from throughout an organization and continuously synchronize plans with changing market conditions. Organizations with planning and performance management needs should proactively evaluate connected EPM solutions as a central component of their digital enterprise strategies.
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Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Mar 29, 2018
To support these principles, Anaplan was deliberately crafted as a highly distributed global company that allows for significant resiliency against threats and disasters. All functions within Anaplan are geographically distributed across the globe, reducing risks associated with regional events. The U.S. offices host most of the sales, marketing, and support activities. Staff in the U.K. and Singapore offices provide regional coverage, in addition to backup support.
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Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Jan 08, 2016
Read this white paper to discover seven common reasons companies are replacing their spreadsheets with a true enterprise planning platform.
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Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Apr 14, 2016
Finance is constantly tested to keep pace in today’s business environment. To keep up, planning needs to become a continuous process that spans departmental boundaries and enables managers to collectively realign resources to respond to market changes. Organizations must streamline disparate sales and operational planning with traditional financial planning and analysis by using technology to connect people, data, and processes across the organization.
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Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Mar 29, 2018
Finance has a mandate to become a strategic business partner. Integrated business planning offers organizations the ability to align operations and sales strategy with the company’s continuous financial performance. An increasing number of organizations have shown that even small steps toward integrated business planning have helped them deliver immediate benefits to the business, including light-touch forecasts, rapid “what-if” analyses, and more accurate budgets. Improved collaboration between departments, driving more awareness and shared understanding of potential issues, allows the business to take the prompt and incisive actions needed to keep performance on track. The question to consider is not “When are we going to do this?” but “Why don’t we start now?” because time is ticking away.
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Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Mar 29, 2018
Disruptive innovation, new business models, and globalization have accelerated the rate of change for every business. To stay competitive, organizations are revising their business models, product sets, and other critical aspects of their operations on a much more frequent and continuous basis.
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Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Mar 29, 2018
In recent months, leaders at some of the world’s largest consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies have spoken publicly about how ZBB is helping them save on overhead costs, which can then be used to reinvest in growth through innovation or bolster their margins. As consumers increasingly have more choices, these companies are finding their margins squeezed, and with direct expenses already trimmed back to the bare minimum, the only place to look is sales, general and administration (SG&A), and other overhead expenses.
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