FinanceJanuary 31, 2022

Gartner® report: Future of finance extends FP&A to include operational planning

As organizations realize FP&A has the potential to enrich planning beyond the walls of finance, extended planning and analysis (xP&A) is gaining steam.

As organizations realize FP&A has the potential to enrich planning beyond the walls of finance, extended planning and analysis (xP&A) is gaining steam. The question is, how fast?

In this report1, Gartner discusses the findings of The Extended Planning and Analysis Maturity Research Circle Survey. According to the analyst “the primary objective was to test the hypothesis that, through 2024 a majority of enterprises would integrate or align FP&A with at least one other operational planning area and to identify the top areas of consideration”.

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What you’ll learn 

  • The prominence of organizations that plan on connecting FP&A with operational planning by 2024
  • The top operational planning areas considered for alignment are S&OP, workforce, sales and IT planning
  • The top approaches for aligning financial and operational plans include Excel, business intelligence tools, integrated financial planning tools
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 1Future of Finance Extends FP&A to Include Operational Planning, 25 August 2021, Robert Anderson, Melissa Hilbert, Greg Leiter. 

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