Harnessing the power of Salesforce integration in FP&A: key insights and strategies

Discover the benefits and strategies of integrating Salesforce with FP&A systems in our latest blog.

The pros and cons of Vena software

Considering Vena software for your business? Check out its pros and cons (along with its top alternatives) so you can make an informed decision.

The Finance Fix

Need your finance & FP&A fix? Sign up for our bi-weekly newsletter from former serial CFO turned CEO of Cube, Christina Ross.

ERP system software: How to make the most of your evaluation

Learn how to make the most of your ERP system software evaluation. Discover key strategies to help evaluate and choose the right software.

Don't wait to automate: your guide to selecting finance automation software

In the market for finance automation software? There are many options out there. Discover tried-and-true tactics to help you make the right choice.

An in-depth look at IBM TM1: features, benefits, and drawbacks

Considering IBM TM1? Learn more about this FP&A software and whether it's right for your business.

Streamlining FP&A: An in-depth look at Jirav alternatives

Discover the top Jirav alternatives so you can select the right FP&A software for your business.

PlanGuru alternatives: Finding the right fit for your finance team

Which of these PlanGuru alternatives is right for your business? Learn more about how to level up your finance function.

11 reasons Pigment software may be right (or wrong) for your business

Considering Pigment software for your business? Here are 11 reasons why it may be the right (or wrong) choice for your team—and alternatives to consider.

Exploring FP&A solutions: a comparative guide to Jedox alternatives

Looking to level up your FP&A function with top-tier software? Discover top Jedox alternatives to consider for your business.

Planful alternatives: Choosing the right FP&A solution

Wondering if Planful is right for your business? Here are some top Planful alternatives to consider—and steps to help you find the right FP&A tool for you.

Comparing Vena alternatives: a practical guide for finance leaders

Learn more about Vena FP&A software and which Vena alternatives may be right for your business.

Expense management software: how to control costs and boost profit margins

Discover how expense management software can help you control costs and boost profit margins.

Mosaic FP&A software: pros and cons for finance leaders

Discover the pros and cons of Mosaic FP&A software.

The Finance Fix

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Everything a finance leader needs for a top-tier tech stack

Looking to boost business performance? Discover everything you need for a top-notch finance tech stack to help you reach your goals.

Pipeline planning, simplified: a complete guide to S&OP software

Learn why S&OP software is not just a smart addition but a necessity for finance and FP&A professionals who want their businesses to thrive. 

Vena FP&A quick-start guide: How does it work?

How does Vena FP&A work? Find out with this quick-start guide.

Datarails competitors: The complete list for 2024

In the market for FP&A software? This blog lists the top Datarails competitors in 2023.

What type of FP&A integrations should finance teams use?

Learn how FP&A integrations can unify your approach and drive business success.

The benefits of automated compliance management systems in FP&A

Compliance management can be time-consuming and prone to error. The solution? An automation compliance management system. Here's why to invest in one.

11+ Best Pigment Competitors and Alternatives [for 2024]

With so many FP&A solutions on the market, does Pigment stand out? Let's examine the top Pigment alternatives and competitors in 2023.

The 9+ Best OnPlan Alternatives and Competitors [for 2024]

OnPlan is an integrated planning solution designed for finance teams. But does it lead the pack? Here are 9 OnPlan alternatives to consider.

The 11+ best OneStream alternatives and competitors in 2024

OneStream is an FP&A tool past its prime. Here are the best OneStream alternatives on the market for 2023.

The 11+ best Centage alternatives (updated for 2024)

Centage Planning Maestro is a well-known mid-market planning tool. But are there Centage alternatives worth your time? (Quick answer: definitely.)

The top 16+ ERP system examples in 2024

Want some ERP system examples? We've got you covered with this roundup and comparison of 16 of the best ERP system examples on the market in 2023.

The Finance Fix

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The 11+ best Oracle Essbase alternatives [updated for 2024]

Compare several Oracle Essbase alternatives in this handy guide to FP&A software and other financial reporting and analysis tools.

The 16+ top Prophix alternatives and competitors [updated for 2024]

Prophix is a well-known FP&A tool, but is it the best? We made this guide to Prophix alternatives and competitors to help you compare for yourself.

The 11+ best Mosaic competitors + alternatives (updated for 2024)

Mosaic Tech is a finance tool for SaaS companies but is it the best fit for your business? Check out our list of Mosaic competitors.

Vena Solutions review
Vena reviews: How does Vena Solutions compare to the alternatives?

Our review of Vena Solutions. Who is Vena for? What are Vena's pros and cons? Who are the best Vena alternatives and competitors to consider?

16+ of the best NetSuite integrations: your 2024 guide

NetSuite is a powerful ERP and CRM. But what are the best NetSuite integrations you should use? Find out in this guide.

Planful reviews: what is Planful?

How does Planful work? What are the pros and cons of Planful? What are some Planful reviews or alternatives? We've got it all in this post.

NetSuite vs. QuickBooks: how do they measure up?

Both NetSuite and QuickBooks are essential accounting solutions. But how do you know which is the best for your business? We break it down in this post.

Anaplan alternatives and competitors
16+ best Anaplan competitors & alternatives for FP&A teams [in 2024]

Anaplan is a popular FP&A tool, but is it the best for your strategic finance team? Review 16+ of the best Anaplan competitors and alternatives here.

Our review of Jirav: how does the business planning tool measure up?

Jirav is one of the myraid FP&A solutions promising to replace spreadsheets for good. But how does it measure up to its claims? Find out in this post.

What is Anaplan? Reviews, pros/cons, and alternatives (for 2024)

What is Anaplan? It's an enterprise-grade FP&A solution. But there's a lot to it. Here you'll learn about Analpan and decide if it's right for you.

7 of the best financial modeling software [for 2024]

There's a lot of financial modeling software out there today. That's why we wrote this guide to help you pick the best solution for your business.

The Finance Fix

Need your finance & FP&A fix? Sign up for our bi-weekly newsletter from former serial CFO turned CEO of Cube, Christina Ross.

NetSuite reviews
NetSuite reviews, competitors, and alternatives

NetSuite is one of the most well-known tools in finance. But how does this multipurpose ERP stack up against the competition?

The 10 top financial close software for a stressless month end (2024)

Your financial close is important. Look at these top financial close software tools to ensure you're doing the best job possible.

Datarails reviews (updated for 2024): features, pricing, competitors

Get the inside scoop on Datarails. We've collected Datarails reviews, datarails pricing, and even datarails competitors and alternatives to consider.

Cube vs. Anaplan vs. Datarails vs. Adaptive vs. Vena vs. Planful
Anaplan vs. Adaptive vs. Planful vs. Vena vs. Datarails vs. Cube

Picking the best FP&A tool can be a challenge. That's why we wrote this guide comparing Anaplan vs Adaptive vs Planful vs Vena vs Datatails vs Cube.

21 best finance software for businesses & personal finances [in 2024]

Finance software is essential for any business there are too many choices to sift through. Here's the best business and personal finance software.

The 8 best financial planning software tools [updated for 2024]

Companies today are getting the same message: Plan B is not enough. This list of financial planning software will help you plan faster in today's climate.

FP&A software checklist
The complete FP&A software evaluation checklist (for 2024)

Explore the ultimate FP&A software evaluation checklist for confident selection of your ideal financial planning and analysis solution.

Getting buy-in for your next finance transformation project

So you're ready to start a finance transformation project, but how do you convince your team that it's worth the cost? Use these 6 best-practices

The definitive guide to a finance implementation
The definitive guide to an FP&A software implementation (in 2024)

When working on a financial implementation, it’s important to win and create a seamless transition that employees will be excited about.

What is financial planning and analysis (FP&A) software?

Financial planning and analysis (FP&A) software helps strategic finance teams improve their planning, budgeting, forecasting, modeling, and reporting.

Workday Adaptive Planning
A full Workday Adaptive Planning review [Updated for 2024]

This is a full and honest Workday Adaptive Planning review (formerly Adaptive Insights). Pros, cons, pricing, alternatives: everything you need to know.

Frequently asked questions

  • What is FP&A software?
    FP&A software improves and accelerates the processes associated with FP&A and uplevel finance teams to more in-depth and practical financial planning and analysis. FP&A software helps teams manage the financial planning, budgeting, forecasting, scenario modeling, reporting, and analysis in a company…all in one platform.
  • Can I use FP&A software and keep my Excel models?
    Some FP&A software, like Cube, work with your existing spreadsheets (either Excel or Google Sheets), while others don't have that functionality. Spreadsheet-native software is the best option to use your existing spreadsheet while getting more robust analyses. 
  • What's the typical implementation timeline for FP&A software?
    FP&A software implementation timelines vary greatly depending on the product. Spreadsheet-native software can be implemented in as little as two weeks with a short learning curve, while other solutions require teams to completely rip and replace their FP&A processes. In that case, implementation can take months and come with a steep learning curve, often requiring paid consultants to overcome. 
  • What should I look for in FP&A software?
    There are many things to consider when evaluating FP&A software. It's essential to consider lead time, learning curve, implementation timeline, price tag, integrations and security, documentation quality, support resources, and scalability.


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