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The strategic value of data hygiene: a guide for finance leaders

Discover the strategic value of data hygiene for FP&A leaders. Learn best practices and see how Cube's FP&A software can enhance your data management.

Navigating financial risk: tools and strategies for today’s finance leaders

Wondering how to approach financial risk management the right way? Learn how to effectively identify and mitigate financial risks in no time.

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.

Strategic planning tools for SMBs: streamlining decision-making and boosting profitability

This blog explores how strategic planning tools are becoming indispensable for SMBs looking to navigate their growth path effectively.

Transform your finance team into strategic business partners with Cube's Finance Acceleration Framework™️

Learn how to transform your finance team into strategic business partners with Cube's Finance Acceleration Framework.

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. 

Risk management in financial planning: mitigating uncertainties for a stronger future

Dive into the crucial role of risk management in financial planning and discover a road map for identifying, assessing, and mitigating risks effectively.

How to use FP&A software to drive strategic planning

Explore how FP&A software can help you take your strategic planning to the next level.

10 KPIs finance leaders need to track for organizational health

In this blog, we'll delve into the essential KPIs finance leaders need to track for organizational health to ensure you're always a step ahead.

The makings of an effective financial planning calendar

Discover the main components of an effective financial planning calendar (and best practices to set your business up for success).

Compliance management: Build a culture of compliance on your FP&A team

Learn tips and tricks to build a culture of compliance on your FP&A team.

Hiring your first FP&A analyst
Hiring your first FP&A analyst

Hiring is exciting. But you might have questions or reservations if you've never hired an FP&A analyst. Let's cover those in this guide.

The essential elements of a strategic plan: explained

What's a strategic plan? And how do I know when I've included enough? Learn the essential elements of a strategic plan in this blog post.

Organizational plans: a quick primer (with examples)

Organizational plans are how the finance team creates plans for the future. Some examples include strategic, tactical, driver-based, and contingency plans.

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.

Strategic finance: An exhaustive and practical guide for CFOs in 2024

Strategic finance is the core of how CFOs can be better partners to their CEOs and use the power of the purse to drive business growth.

xP&A: finding a competitive edge through extended planning & analysis

Extended planning and analysis (xP&A) is the new FP&A: holistic financial planning. Curious about what sets it apart? Dive in to discover the answers.

11+ best strategic planning software for CFOs in 2024

Strategic planning software can help FP&A teams better partner with their CEOs and leadership. But what's the best strategic planning software for you?

What is strategic financial planning and management?

Explore the fundamentals of strategic planning in depth, and gain insights into crafting and implementing an effective, results-driven strategic plan.

month end close process
8 must-do steps for your month-end close process

Is your month-end close process taking too long, or do you think you should be doing more? Here's our essential month-end close process checklist.

Strategic budgeting: are you getting it right? A guide for 2024

Strategic budgeting should be treated as a formal planning process. In this guide to strategic planning, we show you how to do just that.

  • What is strategic planning?
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    Strategic planning is creating and implementing business strategies designed to promote the long-term health of an organization. It's a disciplined effort that produces fundamental decisions and actions that shape and guide what an organization is, whom it serves, what it does, and why it does that. 
  • Why is strategic planning important?
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    Strategic planning is vital because it helps keep an organization on track. It takes in a lot of different inputs like business activity, financial plans, and market conditions and sees whether or not they align with the company's strategic goals.
  • What are the 5 steps in strategic planning?
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    The 5 steps of strategic planning are to...

     

    (1) gather stakeholders

     

    (2) do research—a SWOT analysis is helpful here

     

    (3) determine your goals

     

    (4) make a plan around those goals

     

    (5) continuously monitor your progress and adjust the plan as needed

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