A warm welcome to our October Newsletter. For many of us it is THAT season..... budgeting season! We hope you can take a few minutes out of your diary to check out the latest news and advice from Innovar, the planning experts.
In this issue:
We are delighted to introduce our guest writer, Matt Jones (no relation), who is an Independent Finance Transformation Consultant. Matt has a wealth of experience with companies such as RSA, Nationwide Building Society and AXA and helps companies focus on getting much more out of planning implementations. Please read his article providing tips for a successful implementation of your planning tools.
Train your staff well and they feel valued and perform optimally. We announce the release of our latest training offerings; our courses and an update to our e-learning programme - Innovar show me.
Sale now on! Read our thoughts on financial planning in retail.
Finally we analyse some of the features from Anaplan Q1/Q2 release that we have found particularly useful - and we hope you do too.
Successful implementation of planning tools - a transformation
Whether you are migrating from a legacy platform or simply replacing the plethora of excel files held across multiple drives and inboxes it is important to think beyond the initial tool selection and delivery partner engagement. Thinking of your implementation as a Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) transformation project
rather than purely a technology project will maximise the success of the investment
Empower your staff with our leading training programmes
Team Innovar are pleased to announce our latest training offerings.
As those of you who have worked with us before will know, we have always been passionate about training and realise the importance of training staff and laying the foundations for successful projects. At the last count we had trained over 500 delegates and we see it as our responsibility to ensure delegates not only have the right software skills but also for us to inspire and motivate as to what is possible and how to go about doing it.
At Innovar we believe in empowering our clients and, indeed anyone who is looking to improve their knowledge and so, either by chance or design finds themselves on our website. With this in mind we are continuing to add to our online collateral, particularly around our product demo video offering
Having worked with a number of retail companies, we have learnt quite a bit about some of the challenges being faced in the retail sector. Here we discuss a few of the issues and look at how improved financial planning can help tackle these challenges.