eliminating the misuse of financial analysis

Eliminate the Misuse of Financial Analysis

The misuse of financial analysis can cost companies up to 1% of revenue.

More than 50% of business partners misinterpret financial analysis when making decisions.

The consequence of misusing FP&A’s analysis is three-fold:

  • FP&A executives personally fail to deliver on the promise of FP&A.
  • The ROI on FP&A’s analytic investments trends negative.
  • Companies lose up to 1% of revenue per decision.

FP&A Owns a Big Share of the Problem

Many FP&A leaders attribute misuse of analysis to the organizational culture, something that is outside FP&A’s expertise and ability to change. However, our research finds exactly the opposite.

The leading cause of misuse is the quality of financial analysis itself.

Good Analysis Is Problem-Focused, Not Answer-Focused

Leading FP&A teams are shifting from an answer-focused approach to a problem-focused approach, not only improving the business’ ability to use financial analysis but delivering 2x as much value.

Learn how leading FP&A teams improve financial analysis in ways that helped the business double their returns.

Review this infographic to learn why today's financial analysis isn't working and how to improve.

In the News

FP&A Home Truths: Helping the Business Get More From Financial Analysis, CFO Innovation

Putting Profitability Insight To Work: 5 Ways To Improve Your Bottom Line, Forbes

Metrics Sell Donuts and More, The Wall Street Journal

CFOs Frustrated with the Return on FP&A Investment, CFO Magazine article