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A Day In The Life of Tom Cvijanovic

Posted by Formulate - A Kainos company on 13/01/21 10:47


Today’s ‘Day in the Life’ features Tom Cvijanovic, Workday Adaptive Planning consultant at Formulate. Tom discusses life at Formulate, and describes a typical working day for him.

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Prepare Your Business For 2021: A Guide To Budgeting & Planning

Posted by Formulate - A Kainos company on 12/01/21 16:42

2020 was rubbish. Don't fall behind in 2021.

Some people thrive in chaos. Finance departments do not. They need a plan, a back-up plan, and a back-up plan for the back-up plan. When a CFO walks into a building, they've already surveyed the street, studied the plans, and located the exits. When COVID hit, they checked their cashflow, pivoted their forecasting, and dramatically reduced costs. CFO's have been planning for 2021 since March 2020.

Since you can't function without a plan, we've mapped out a guide for 2021.

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Tags: workday adaptive planning, Financial Planning

Why finance needs to look beyond Excel

Posted by Formulate - A Kainos company on 12/01/21 11:10

Given that change will happen, is it enough to rely on Excel as the primary tool for your planning and budgeting? How does Excel deliver as a forecasting tool compared to solutions designed for the job?

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Tags: Webinar, forecasting, Excel, workday adaptive planning

What's It Like Starting A New Job In A Global Pandemic?

Posted by Formulate - A Kainos company on 07/01/21 14:43

What is it like starting a new job in the middle of a global pandemic? Andy joined the team on the last day of March 2020, two weeks into the first national lockdown.

Originating from Bangor, famous for Snow Patrol, Two Door Cinema Club and Eddie Izzard, Andy Nixon moved to Belfast for uni. After studying accountancy, he set up his own consultancy business helping smaller companies in Belfast improve their financial planning systems which drew him to the consultancy role at Formulate.

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Special Edition: Our Official List of Non-Rubbish Things That Have Happened in 2020

Posted by Formulate - A Kainos company on 10/12/20 13:10

It the end of 2020, so we've decided it's time for a round-up. Quite obviously, it's been a rubbish year, but it's been so rubbish that all the non-rubbish things really stand out. So, in this special edition, we present our official list of 2020 triumphs.

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Tags: workday adaptive planning, Financial Planning

Lunch & Learn - Let's Talk Finance

Posted by Formulate - A Kainos company on 10/12/20 12:46

The first virtual Lunch & Learn event was a chance for us to meet other finance professionals and find out the mountains they have had to climb this year. We hope we gave some helpful advice and we enjoyed meeting everyone. (We also hope everyone enjoyed their Deliveroo vouchers!). The event was warm, friendly and insightful. 

"It was wonderful to meet everyone and to find out their challenges and discuss ways to overcome these difficulties for the New Year". said Stephen Hambling.

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How To Equip Your Finance Team To Tackle Change

Posted by Formulate - A Kainos company on 26/11/20 13:29


How does digital transformation help finance leaders wrestle with today's uncertainty?

Workday Adaptive Planning asked 225 CFOs around the world what they believed in their CFO Indicator Survey, here are the key takeaways.

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Tags: Adaptive Insights, Excel, workday adaptive planning, Financial Planning

Why Excel Is Costing You Time

Posted by Formulate - A Kainos company on 11/11/20 10:00

What will your finance team look like six months from now? Or a year from now? How many people will you add? What new tools, systems, and data will you need?

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Tags: Adaptive Insights, Excel, workday adaptive planning, Financial Planning

Gartner Peer Reviews for Workday Adaptive Planning

Posted by Formulate - A Kainos company on 14/10/20 14:24

Workday Adaptive Planning has been classed as a Leader in the Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant for cloud financial planning and analysis solutions for the fourth year running. 

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2020 Gartner Leaders for Cloud Financial Planning and Analysis

Posted by Formulate - A Kainos company on 14/10/20 14:19

The Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Financial Planning and Analysis Solutions has been released and it shows Workday Adaptive Planning is a leader across the board. 

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Tags: Adaptive Insights, Gartner, workday adaptive planning