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FP&A Best Practice for Retail

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Throughout the morning Budgeting Solutions and Sports Direct will take you through their experiences of working within Retail as well as demonstrating how IBM Planning Analytics has been designed to help retailers solve some of their most common headaches.


Benefits of attending our FP&A Best Practice for Retail

  • Hear from Simon Harrison - Head of Analytics at Sports Direct on how to introduce an analytical culture to finance
  • Find out how IBM Planning Analytics can elevate and extend excel to meet the challenges of the modern finance function
  • Discover how Planning Analytics can use excel as a familiar interface yet also removes all of the associate excel problems finance departments face
  • Learn that once you have overcome excel limitations you can then move onto rolling forecasts with better collaboration across the organisation
  • Network amongst other senior retail executives on best practice techniques 

Who should attend

  • Directors of Planning and Finance
  • Financial Controllers
  • FP&A Managers
  • Finance Managers
  • Merchandise Planners
  • Category Planners
  • Management Accountants
  • IT Directors and Managers

Outline Agenda

9:00 – Registration

9:15 – Recent developments impacting Finance (Cloud & Big Data)

9:45 – How to introduce an analytical culture to finance - Simon Harrison, Head of Analytics - Sports Direct 

10:30 – Solution illustration – IBM Planning Analytics Demonstration

11:15 – Q &A

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