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Future-proof your business: Essential budgeting templates and tools for FP&A leaders

Is one of your goals to budget better this year? You've come to the right place. Use these business budgeting templates to hit your numbers.

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G2 spotlights Cube as an FP&A Leader, awarding badges for Highest User Adoption, Best Support, and more (Summer ‘24)

Cube has been recognized as a Leader in G2's Summer Report. Each badge represents our commitment to helping every company achieve its financial goals.

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Benchmarking for success: use these financial metrics to guide your strategy

Explore the financial benchmarks and metrics that really matter, why they’re crucial, and how you can use them to shape a winning strategy.

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Becoming a CFO: The journey from executor to strategic leader

Becoming a CFO starts with making one key transition: executor to strategic leader. Keep reading for tips on how to navigate this shift effortlessly.

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See Cube Live: Streamlined FP&A for Healthcare & Biotech

Learn how to use Cube in this presentation tailored for finance professionals in Healthcare & Biotech.

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10 quick wins to improve your financial data management

Learn simple, effective strategies to boost your financial data management (and your bottom line) with minimal time investment.

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A perfect pairing: How to create a great relationship between HR & finance

Wondering how to build a bulletproof relationship between HR and Finance that can take your business to new heights? Let's dive in.

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Types of finance awards: recognizing innovation, leadership, and sustainability in finance

Learn about some of the most influential finance awards celebrating innovation, leadership, and sustainability.

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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.

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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.

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Building strong relationships across your organization: key strategies for finance leaders

Learn how to build strong relationships across your organization as a finance leader.

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See Cube Live: Streamlined Solutions for Manufacturing

Learn how to use Cube in this presentation tailored for finance professionals in manufacturing led by Solutions Consultant, Liban Jama.

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See Cube Live: Simplifying SaaS Financial Management

Learn how to use Cube in this presentation tailored for SaaS led by Head of Solutions Consulting, Jim Bullis.

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Prophix software reviews: does it meet modern FP&A needs?

Learn about Prophix's strengths and weaknesses straight from its users before you choose to implement it at your company.

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Best EPM software of 2024: top picks for enhanced financial processes

Discover the best EPM software for your business.

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Pigment software review: strengths and weaknesses from a user’s perspective

Learn about Pigment's strengths and weaknesses straight from its users before you choose to implement it at your company.

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15 best business budgeting software tools [2024]

Discover the best business budgeting software tools to support your company’s financial planning and budgeting efforts in 2024.

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Efficient cap table management: key strategies for finance leaders

Learn how you can leverage your cap tables to drive strategic business outcomes.

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Spring cleaning your financial data: where to begin

Learn to navigate spring cleaning and transform your data into a strategic asset for your business.

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Building strong relationships across your organization: key strategies for finance leaders

Learn strategies, tactics, and best practices essential for finance professionals to forge strong business relationships.

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The power of finance statistics: how to use data to propel your company forward

Explore how you can effectively leverage finance statistics to push your company forward—and how FP&A software can help make this easier.

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Fractional CFO vs. full-time CFO: which is right for you?

Fractional CFO or full-time CFO—which is right for you? Here’s everything you need to know to make the right decision.

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FP&A for real estate: a guide for finance leaders

Want to learn about FP&A for real estate? This guide offers practical tips so finance teams can stay agile and find better ways to drive growth.

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Navigating strategic FP&A for SaaS businesses

Uncover key FP&A strategies for SaaS businesses to enhance decision-making and drive growth.

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10+ SaaS KPIs FP&A leaders should care about

Learn how to analyze, correlate, and effectively present SaaS KPIs to drive strategic decisions and foster business growth.

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Creating a high-impact finance function

Discover how to transform your finance function into an indispensable strategic asset with secrets from 7 top finance experts.

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FP&A for manufacturing: a guide for finance leaders

Explore effective FP&A strategies tailored to overcome obstacles and help your manufacturing business thrive.

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Top tips for highly effective financial leadership

Finance experts share their secrets for highly effective leadership.

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G2 recognizes Cube as a Leader in the FP&A space, awarding badges for Easiest Setup, Best Estimated ROI, and more (Spring ‘24)

Cube has been recognized as a Leader in G2's Spring Report. Each badge represents our commitment to helping every company achieve its financial goals.

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Adaptive alternatives: a comparative guide for FP&A & finance leaders

Considering Workday Adaptive Planning for your business? First, you'll want to weigh it against the competition. Here's everything you need to know.

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Cube Office Hours: Cash Flow Reporting & Planning

Join our head of Customer Engineering, Mitch Dorhout, for a quick overview and open Q&A on cash planning, reporting, and forecasting with Cube.

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Top 7 vendor management best practices for finance pros

Check out these top 7 vendor management best practices for finance pros.

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Decoding financial trends: a deep dive into vertical and horizontal analysis for FP&A

Discover how to use vertical analysis and horizontal analysis to up your finance game and boost your business performance.

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Cube raises $20M, appoints former Workday exec, Suresh Bala, to lead product innovation

Cube raises $20M and appoints Suresh Bala as Chief Product & Technology Officer.

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Webinar- See Cube Live - Mar 22 2024

Learn how to use Cube in this presentation from Solutions Consultant, Liban Jama.

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Why I joined Cube: A note from Chief Product & Technology Officer, Suresh Bala

Learn why Suresh Bala decided to leave Workday and join Cube as their Chief Product & Technology Officer.

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The 5 best financial projection software solutions

Explore the top 5 financial projection software solutions of 2024 tailored for finance professionals and FP&A leaders.

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The 10 best revenue forecasting software options in 2024

Discover the top revenue forecasting software for finance and FP&A leaders in our comprehensive guide.

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Cost volume profit analysis (CVP): everything you need to know

Explore our comprehensive guide on Cost Volume Profit (CVP) Analysis for FP&A leaders, offering insights into advanced applications, strategic decision-making, and best practices.

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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.

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Edge Fitness Clubs cuts reporting time by 50% and saves $300,000 annually with Cube

Edge Fitness Clubs needed a tool that could overcome the inefficiencies and constraints of their existing systems and establish a more streamlined, effective, and agile FP&A framework.

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Valuation demystified: The art and science of discounted cash flow

Discover the ins and outs of discounted cash flow for better performance.

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Cube lands a spot on G2’s 2024 Best Software Product Awards list for Accounting & Finance Products

G2 awarded Cube a spot in the Best Software 2024 list! Thanks to positive feedback from customers, we ranked as a top 50 Accounting & Finance product.

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Boost the accuracy of investment analysis with the XIRR formula

Discover how to enhance your investment analysis and financial planning accuracy with the XIRR formula.

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Navigating financial changes: the role of flux analysis for SMBs

Uncover valuable insights to empower your SMB, adapt to shifts, and make informed decisions using flux analysis.

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Spotting trends: the power of horizontal analysis in finance

Gain a comprehensive understanding of horizontal analysis, an analytical method used to compare statements based on historical data over a period of time.

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Vertical analysis: a deep dive into financial statement evaluation

Elevate your financial insights with Vertical Analysis. Our guide explores effective evaluation methods for a sharper understanding of statements.

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Effective cash flow analysis: top 7 tips for financial growth

Take control of your financial growth with our expert cash flow analysis tips to improve your cash flow and fuel sustainable financial prosperity.

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Calculating revenue run rate: a metric to measure growth in SMBs

Discover the essentials of calculating and leveraging the revenue run rate in SMBs with our expert guide. Learn to effectively measure growth, interpret results, and integrate this key metric into your strategic financial planning.

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Optimizing operating cash flow: a practical guide for finance leaders

Learn how to optimize operating cash flow, why it’s important for businesses, and discover practical strategies for financial leaders.

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The future of strategic finance

Discover how to transition from day-to-day financial tasks to becoming a driver of business strategy.

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Net income vs gross income: what's the difference? (and how to calculate)

Learn the distinction between gross and net income, empowering yourself with key insights for effective money management.

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How to calculate retained earnings: insights for finance leaders

Learn how to calculate retained earnings effectively, empowering finance leaders to enhance decision-making and ensure financial stability.

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Free cash flow: a key metric for financial health

Free cash flow (FCF) is more than just a number on your financial statements—it's the lifeline of your business. Learn more.

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Is unearned revenue a liability or an asset?

Is unearned revenue a liability or an asset? Learn more.

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Crunching the numbers: understanding marginal revenue

Gain a deeper understanding of marginal revenue to boost your strategic acumen and level up your financial planning.

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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.

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BlueWind Medical reduced company spend by over $100k with Cube

BlueWind needed a system that could not only streamline their budgeting process but also provide a platform for efficient data collection and give budget stakeholders a sense of ownership.

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New year, new plan: mapping your 2024 finance strategy

Discover expert tactics for mapping your 2024 finance strategy.

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G2 awards Cube 30 badges and multiple top spots for Budgeting and Forecasting (Winter ‘24)

Cube has been recognized with 30 badges in G2’s Winter Report. Each badge represents our commitment to helping every company achieve its financial goals.

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Top 10 Datarails alternatives to level up your finance function

Looking for Datarails alternatives? You've come to the right place. Find out which 10 FP&A platforms edge out this tool.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Why Cube is invested in the future of FP&A

Read about why Cube is invested in the future of FP&A, straight from CTO Josh Holat.

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Scaling smarter: how to optimize resources with capacity planning software

Discover how to scale smarter with capacity planning software.

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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.

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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.

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New year, new plan: mapping your 2024 finance strategy

Discover tried-and-true tactics from finance experts to build and implement a successful financial plan in 2024.

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How to boost your bottom line with profitability analysis software

Discover the ins and outs of profitability analysis software and how it can help you guide your business forward.

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Mitigating risks with scenario planning software: a guide for finance leaders

Learn how scenario planning software can help you make sharp, informed decisions for your business's future.

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

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

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Jedox software reviews and packages: what to know before you buy

Discover the ins and outs of Jedox software—from reviews to pricing and more.

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Operational planning software: top tools to enhance efficiency

Here's the best operational planning software finance and FP&A leaders can leverage to stay ahead of the curve.

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Revenue planning software for SMBs: a finance leader's guide

Discover the best revenue planning software for SMBs in this guide for finance leaders.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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

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

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How does flexible budgeting enhance financial planning?

Here's why finance teams need to adopt flexible budgeting principles if they want to stay ahead of the curve.

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11+ best Datarails competitors and alternatives [2024]

In the market for FP&A software? This blog lists the top Datarails competitors in 2024.

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

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

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How can FP&A software save you time and help you scale?

Learn how FP&A software can save you time and help you scale in this blog.

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Driving profitability: leveraging break-even analysis in FP&A strategies

This blog will guide you through leveraging break-even analysis in your FP&A strategies, ensuring you make informed, profit-driven decisions.

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Aligning OKRs and financial planning

Discover how to integrate OKRs seamlessly into your financial planning to boost performance.

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Top tips for growing and scaling an FP&A team

Growing and scaling your FP&A team to meet the evolving needs of your business can feel like an uphill battle. Luckily, with the right tools and strategies, you can conquer the climb.

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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.

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Evaluating FP&A software vendors: a checklist

Discover how to carefully weigh your FP&A software options and choose the right fit for your business.

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6 biggest headaches for FP&A teams (and how to fix them)

Dive into the six biggest challenges FP&A teams face and discover quick, efficient solutions to overcome them.

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4 proven tactics to survive budget season for finance leaders (video included!)

How can you ensure your budget season is productive, collaborative, and on target? Check out these 4 proven tactics to survive the season.

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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.

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G2 awards Cube 32 badges and top spot for "CPM" and "Budgeting and Forecasting" (Fall ‘23)

G2 awards Cube 32 badges and top spot for CPM and Budgeting & Forecasting (Fall ‘23)

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How Smart City Apartment found confidence in their numbers and scaled with Cube

Smart City needed a solution with tighter controls, cleaner forecasting, and greater flexibility and scalability.

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Budgeting and forecasting: a quick and easy guide

This 5-minute guide offers a clear roadmap to budgeting and forecasting, ensuring you're well-equipped for the journey ahead.

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Planning your budget: top 5 questions to ask budget owners to ensure accuracy

Here are five questions finance leaders should be asking budget owners to ensure accuracy.

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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.

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The ultimate guide to FP&A software

Discover the ins and outs of FP&A software and how to find the right fit for your company.

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NetSuite and Cube: how integrating your ERP and FP&A systems unlocks productivity

Want to integrate your ERP with an FP&A platform? Learn how integrating NetSuite with Cube helps you get the most out of your ERP data.

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Maintaining strategic alignment: 9 budgeting tips for finance leaders

Here's how to align your budget with your business's strategic objectives and set your team on the path to success.

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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).

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Breaking down the budgeting process: 7 things you need to get your budget approved

Discover the top seven things you need to get your budget approved.

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Budget preparation: when should you start planning your budget?

Discover the optimal time to start your budget preparation process by diving into key considerations and strategies—tailored for finance leaders.

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The All-in-One Financial Planning Calendar

Discover how to create an effective financial planning calendar, plus tips and tricks for improving your planning process and collaboration.

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Keep calm and plan on: How to build a stress-free budget process

Learn quick and easy steps to build a stress-free budget process.

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Mid-year financial performance review: assessing financial health and course correction

Discover the ins and outs of the mid-year financial performance review.

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How InStride streamlines financial processes and drives strategic planning with Cube

Alex sought a solution that would streamline processes, improve data accuracy, and enable the team to focus on more value-added tasks.

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Surviving Budget Season: 4 Proven Tactics for Finance Leaders

Join Cube CEO, Christina Ross, and fractional CFO & CEO of Fresh FP&A, Chris Ortega, as they share proven tactics to ensure your budget season is productive, collaborative, and on target.

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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.

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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.

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Growing and scaling a top-notch FP&A team

Discover tips to effectively grow your FP&A team as your company expands and matures.

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9 variable expenses examples you should know

Learn about these 9 key variable expenses examples to make more informed and impactful financial decisions.

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Fostering data integrity in your FP&A reporting

Learn how you to foster data integrity in your FP&A reporting and set your business up for success.

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How to build an effective FP&A process

Building an effective FP&A process is a strategic imperative for any organization seeking to thrive in today's competitive business landscape. Learn how.

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Building a foolproof operating budget

Discover how to create an operating budget that’s scalable and guaranteed to help your company reach its goals.

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From number-cruncher to strategic leader: the changing face of the CFO

Learn how CFOs are making the transition from number-crunchers to strategic leaders.

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Everything an FP&A leader should have on their finance dashboard

Streamline your finance reporting with finance dashboard examples that go beyond historical context to give you real-time insights that matter.

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Navigating multi-currency account reporting: a guide for FP&A managers

A multi-currency account allows you to send, hold and receive various currencies in one place. Unfortunately, they complicate your financial reporting.

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Building a foolproof operating budget

An operating budget is a detailed projection of a company's expected revenue and expenses. In this post, we show you how to many an operating budget.

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Creating a master budget: best practices for better collaboration

Learn how to incorporate collaboration and feedback into your budgeting process so you can build the best, most effective master budget for your business.

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How to use automated variance analysis to enhance forecasting accuracy

Explore automated variance analysis to improve your financial forecasting. Learn how accurate analysis influences strategic decisions in FP&A.

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How to calculate projected sales: a guide for FP&A leaders

Wondering how to calculate projected sales more effectively? Here are best practices every FP&A leader needs to know.

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G2 ranks Cube “Most Implementable” and a “Leader” in multiple FP&A categories (Summer ’23)

We’re proud to have received 20+ badges across multiple FP&A categories in G2’s Summer '23 Report.

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The Ultimate Quarterly Board Deck

Calling all CFOs! Discover how to craft a concise and captivating quarterly board meeting deck that instills confidence in a board.

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The CFO's guide to impactful board decks (slides included!)

How can you put prep and deliver impactful quarterly board decks? Here's the slide deck our CFO-turned-CEO used in a CFO leadership council webinar.

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Comparing different capital budgeting techniques

There are tons of capital budgeting techniques. Which is the best? Let's compare them to find out which capital budgeting technique you should use.

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How to prepare financial statements
How to prepare financial statements: a quick guide for FP&A teams

How to prepare financial statements: 1) How to prepare an income statement 2) How to prepare a balance sheet 3) How to prepare a cash flow statement

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The best strategic finance publications in 2024

With so many finance publications out there, how do FP&A folks separate the wheat from the chaff? That's what we've done in this blog post.

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Compliance reporting: everything you need to know

Navigate regulatory frameworks and leverage FP&A expertise for seamless compliance reporting, driving strategic financial decision-making.

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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.

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Designing & presenting effective financial reporting dashboards

Financial reporting dashboards are essential for every FP&A team and CFO. What should you have on them? Find out in this quick guide (with examples).

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The 4 financial statements CFOs need to know [2024]

Discover the 4 financial statements every CFO needs to know in 2024 for effective financial management and decision-making.

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The 10 best ad hoc reporting software for busy FP&A teams (in 2024)

Unlock the power of ad hoc reporting software for enhanced, real-time analysis. Browse our list to find the perfect solution for you and your FP&A team.

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Ad hoc reporting: create custom ad hoc reports for business needs

Ad hoc reporting is a customizable, easy-to-use reporting method that helps the FP&A team promote transparency + provide better information to leadership.

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How to create & use pro forma statements

Explore how pro forma financial statements leverage hypothetical data to project a company’s future performance and their importance in decision-making.

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What is the percentage-of-sales method?

The percentage-of-sales method helps finance teams develop a budgeted set of financial statements. Learn how to use this method in this article.

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Reporting unearned revenue: what you need to know

Unearned revenue on the balance sheet represents a debt owed to the customer. But how do you report on it? We'll cover that (and more) in this blog post.

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What's a P&L budget?

The P&L budget summarizes expected income and expenses (profit and loss) over a financial period. When created as a forecast, its a pro forma P&L budget.

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Budget variance analysis: did you stick to your budget?

Budget variance analysis is when you check your actuals against budgeted values for the same period. But there's a little more to it than that.

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Our top budgeting best practices for busy FP&A teams

What are the budgeting best practices? We've included some of our best tips in this article about streamlining and simplifying an annual budgeting process.

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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.

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Your guide to financial forecasting essentials (for 2024)

Financial forecasting has never been more important. Learn the essentials of how to create a financial forecast in this guide from FP&A platform Cube.

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Cash flow forecasting: The financial GPS system

Cash flow forecasting is essential to your business's long-term financial health. Learn about the two cash flow forecasting methods and more in this post.

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Zero-based budgeting: justifying every line item in the company budget

Zero-based budgeting (ZBB) means every dollar in your budget has earned its place there. In this post we explore a ZBB process and its pros and cons.

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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.

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The 12 best workforce planning software for CFOs in 2024

Discover the key to strategic workforce planning. These software solutions empower teams to forecast, adapt, and thrive in a dynamic and evolving landscape.

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Sales and operations planning (S&OP): the basics and best practices

Sales and operations planning (S&OP) is an important function of FP&A: it's how companies forecast and meet demand in the most efficient manner possible.

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G2 ranks Cube #1 for ease of use, price, and user satisfaction (Spring ‘23)

We’re proud to have received nearly 30 badges across multiple FP&A categories in G2’s Spring '23 Report.

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Financial forecasting models: ghosts of the past, present, and future

Discover how to use financial forecasting models to drive strategic decision-making, reduce risk, and predict future trends.

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CapEx formula: how to calculate capital expenditures

Quick refresher on the capex formula. Learn how to accurately calculate capital expenditures, what qualifies as CapEx and understand their business impact.

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CapEx vs. OpEx: the difference between these types of expenditures

CapEx (capital expenditures) and OpEx (operational expenditures) can be confused. How do you distinguish between the two? How do you decide which is which?

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Net working capital: the basics, how to calculate, and how to improve

What is net working capital, and how do you calculate it? In this blog post, learn all about net working capital, including the formula.

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Operational planning vs strategic planning: How they work together

Learn the difference between operational and strategic planning. Discover how these vital processes differ and align for organizational success

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Statement of retained earnings: reporting on your rainy day fund

The statement of retained earnings is a financial reporting statement that lists the amount of cash a business has retained from its net income.

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The inside scoop on top-down and bottom-up planning

Bottom-up planning is when you use data from the bottom of the organizational pyramid (from individual contributors) to drive your planning and budgeting.

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Activity-based budgeting: is this budgeting method right for you?

Discover how activity-based budgeting optimizes resource allocation for efficient financial decision-making.

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Incremental budgeting: is it the right budgeting method for you?

Incremental budgeting is one of the big budgeting methods. It takes the previous period's budget and uses it as a base for the new budget.

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Profitability analysis: slicing the pie

Profitability analysis is the use of various financial ratios (or profitability ratios) to determine how (and how skilled at) a company makes its money.

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Why I Built Cube: The Home of Strategic FP&A

Our founding story. Why did Christina Ross create Cube? What is the next generation FP&A software?

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Contribution margin income statements: a complete guide [2024]

The contribution margin income statement is a specialized financial statement. But what does it mean, and how do you make one? Learn more.

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Board reporting in 2024 made easy (avoid these 5 mistakes)

Board reporting has a reputation for being tough. We pulled some tips and mistakes for CFOs to avoid for a successful future board reporting session.

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Report automation made easy & the best report automation tools in 2024

Report automation is a huge time saver. After all, nobody wants to spend time manually making reports. But what tools can you trust to take over the task?

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What's a static budget? Here's what you need to know

What is a static budget? How is it different from a fixed budget? How do you make a static budget? Here's everything you need to know about static budgets.

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How Figment improved forecast accuracy and found immediate value

Figment's new VP of Strategic Finance needed an easy, reliable, and flexible tool to budget, forecast, and report against multiple dimensions. Enter Cube.

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How Growth Operators uses Cube's flexibility to scale

Growth Operators's Senior Director of FP&A needed a flexible, easy-to-implement-and-learn tool to budget, forecast, and report against multiple dimensions.

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How Veryable unwound a complex spreedsheet stack

Veryable's Director of Finance needed a reliable tool to build their FP&A foundation and help the Veryable team unwind a complex spreadsheet stack.

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MRR vs. ARR: recurring revenue in SaaS is still important

What's the difference between MRR vs. ARR? Both are important ways for SaaS companies to examine their recurring revenue and check their financial health.

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Calculating DPO vs. DSO (including Days Payable Outstanding formula)

DPO and DSO can be tricky to calculate if you don't know the formulas. That's why we created this blog post about the days payable outstanding formula.

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Goodwill impairment: the value of a name

Goodwill impairment is when your brand suffers and your intangible asset---goodwill, or the representative value of your brand strength---suffers.

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Cash budget
Create and track a cash budget (step-by-step guide)

Cash budgets are important for monitoring your cash inflows and outflows, as well as ensuring the business has the cash on hand to cover its expenses.

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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.

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What is NBV (Net Book Value)?

NBV (net book value) is an important metric for ascertaining the value of a company's fixed assets. Need a quick refresher? Then read this guide.

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13+ best financial analysis software for FP&A teams [2024]

Discover the top financial analysis software tools of 2024. Learn about the key features, benefits, and how these tools enhance businesses of all sizes.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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IRR vs. XIRR: What's the difference? When do I use them?

IRR (internal rate of return) and XIRR (extended internal rate of return) measure an investment's profitability. But what's the difference between them?

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Every (50+) financial ratio you'll ever need in 2024

Financial ratios are a CFO's bread and butter. Ever need to look up a financial ratio? Us too. That's why we wrote the ultimate guide to financial ratios.

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EBITDA vs. net income: a comprehensive tutorial

EBITDA and net income are common financial metrics, but differ in how they're used and calculated. Read on to learn about EBITDA vs. net income.

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Adjusted EBITDA: definition, formula, and how to calculate

Adjusted EBITDA is just a better EBITDA, no? Well, that's not the whole story. Read on to learn about the nuances of adjusted EBITDA in strategic finance.

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EBIT: Earnings Before Interest and Taxes + how to calculate EBIT

EBIT is one of the more profitability measurements, but what does it mean, and how do you interpret it? Find out in this short blog post.

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Keep your company in tune: reconcile your balance sheet the right way

Do you know how to reconcile the balance sheet? If not, no problem. That's why we wrote this guide on balance sheet reconciliation.

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What are intercompany transactions?

Intercompany transactions occur after acquisitions and mergers. But what are the best practices for navigating them? Find out in this guide.

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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.

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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.)

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Account reconciliation: What it is, how it works, and what to do

Account reconciliation is an essential part of closing the books. But how do you do it, and why is it important? We'll tell you just that in this article.

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Variance reporting: What is it + how to read/write a variance report

What is variance reporting? It's when you show and explain the discrepancies between the forecast and the actuals.

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Our FP&A salary & career field guide for 2024 strategic finance roles

How much should you expect to get paid in FP&A? And how do you increase your salary and get promoted? Our FP&A salary guide answers those questions.

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11+ Best workforce management software for CFOs in 2024

Workforce management software helps manage employee scheduling and workload. But with so many options, which do you pick? We review the best in this guide.

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Burn multiple: a quick & simple guide

Burn multiple is an essential efficiency metric. How do venture capitalists use it to judge investments? How do you improve your company's burn multiple?

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The best capacity planning tools for busy FP&A teams in 2024

Capacity planning tools are essential to help you create realistic forecasts and models. But what's on the market, and how do they compare?

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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?

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Learn FP&A: The 15 Best FP&A Certifications and Courses [2024]

Learn FP&A with some of the best FP&A courses and certifications of 2024.

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18 ERP system examples [2024 guide]

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.

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Account reconciliation software
The 8+ best account reconciliation software (updated for 2024)

We rounded up the best account reconciliation software on the market to accelerate a stress-free financial close and consolidation process.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The 19+ best sales forecasting software of 2024

In a market flooded with sales forecasting software, finding the right choice can be a challenge. Let our expert guide simplify your decision-making process.

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ASC 606 revenue recognition: A 2024 guide for SaaS CFOs & FP&A teams

Complying with ASC 606 revenue recognition standards is increasingly difficult for modern FP&A teams. Simplify your ASC 606 compliance with this post.

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How to create a balance sheet projection in 2024

Knowing how to create a balance sheet projection is essential for being able to companies looking to create future-forward financial models.

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Cube ranks #1 for user satisfaction on G2; Receives 30+ badges across FP&A categories (Winter ‘23)

We’re proud to have received more than 30 badges across multiple FP&A categories in G2’s Winter Report.

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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?

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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.

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100+ up-to-date-for-2024 FP&A statistics every CFO should know

Looking for an FP&A statistic? Look no further. We've gathered more than 100 up-to-date FP&A statistics for you to browse, organized by topic.

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EBITDA: What does it say about my company's financial health?

This blog post explains what EBITDA is and how it can be used to measure a company's financial performance.

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Financial KPIs Dashboard

Streamline your financial analysis with our easy-to-use KPI dashboard template.Download, customize, and compare your key metrics in one convenient view.

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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.

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the three financial statements that comprise the 3-statement model are the income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow statement (sometimes called the statement of cash flows)
What are the three financial statements?

The three financial statements that make the 3-statement model are the income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow statement (statement of cash flows).

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capacity planning
Capacity planning: the CFO's guide

Don't overlook the importance of capacity planning. CFOs, in this guide we show you how capacity planning can be your next budgeting silver bullet.

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headcount forecasting
What is headcount forecasting? [Free headcount forecasting Excel template]

Headcount forecasting (AKA headcount or workforce planning) is essential for any high-growth organization. Includes free headcount forecasting template.

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What's a pro forma template? [Free pro forma templates for Excel]

A pro forma statement is a hypothetical future state of a business's finances. Grab a free pro forma template for Excel and start forecasting today.

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FP&A interview questions: a cheat sheet for landing the next FP&A role

Interviewing for a new FP&A job? Interviewing FP&A candidates and not sure what to ask? Browse our list of essential FP&A interview questions in this post.

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Cash runway: How (and why) to calculate your company’s cash runway

Cash runway is an essential metric that helps founders and CFOs determine how much cash they have to leverage for growth.

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Cash inflow and outflow
Cash inflow and outflow: keeping tabs on your financial health

Keeping tabs on your cash inflow and outflow is how you keep the lights on and invest in growth. Here's a simple explanation of cash inflow and outflow.

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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.

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Cube ranks #1 for ease of use on G2; receives 20 badges across FP&A categories (Fall '22)

Following high G2 rankings in Spring and Summer, we’re happy to continue this upward trajectory with 20 total badges in G2’s fall rankings.

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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.

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Slides: The top 5 mistakes CFOs make when communicating with the board

What are the top 5 mistakes CFOs make when communicating with the board? Here's the slide deck our CFO-turned-CEO used in a CFO leadership council webinar.

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Sensitivity Analysis
Why is sensitivity analysis important in strategic finance?

Sensitivity analysis is a financial modeling technique that helps FP&A teams determine how input variables affect their financial models.

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20+ best forecasting and budgeting software solutions [2024]

Do you need forecasting and budgeting software to drive better business outcomes? Here are the best software to choose from.

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Sales Quota Capacity

Easily and sustainably grow your business's sales arm with this free sales quota capacity template for Excel and Google Sheets.

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Rolling 12-Month Forecast

Easily and quickly maintain a rolling 12-month forecast for your business's operating expenses with this free Excel and Google Sheets template.

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Statement of cash flows (Excel template)

Refresh or revise your cash flow reporting and operations with this free Excel and Google Sheets template from Cube.

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Capital Expenditures

Calculate the associated spend and depreciation for a capital budget or forecast with this free template.

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Operating Expense Planning

Quickly and easily collect operating expenses from department leaders with this sample department budget opex collection file.

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P&L Budget vs. Actuals (Free Excel Template)

Download our P&L Budget vs. Actual Excel template to effortlessly compare your income and expenses with the projections made during your budgeting process.

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SaaS Revenue Model

Streamline SaaS revenue projections with our free template for seamless Excel integration. Download for efficient analysis and subscription model planning.

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Basic 3-Statement Model (Free Excel Template)

The 3-statement model combines 3 key reports into one forecast. This is a free, downloadable Excel template you can use for your own financial models.

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Simple ARR Forecast (Revenue/Churn)

Download our free ARR forecasting template to compare revenue, analyze churn, and project annual recurring revenue effortlessly in Excel.

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Headcount Planning

Streamline your headcount and workforce planning with our free, easy-to-use Excel template. Download now to effortlessly simplify the process.

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How Masterworks used Cube to realize their unicorn valuation

Learn how Nigel used Cube to keep Masterworks as lean as possible until the company was ready to scale---with incredible results.

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