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Useful Links

There are a number of organisations that promote alternatives to the annual budget process, act as discussion forums for Finance professionals and debate the merits of issues such as Fast Close principles.

Please find below links to some of these organisations and independent commentators

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Beyond Budgeting

The Beyond Budgeting Round Table is a research organisation that looks at what could take the place of a traditional budgeting process and is perhaps a precursor to some of the ideas of corporate or business performance management

The CFO Project

The CFO project is a sponsored organisation that provides vendor based material and research on issues that drive the finance function, helping to give insight to finance professionals.

Financial Systems News

A leading website for with business systems news for Finance and IT professionals

Nucleus Research

Nucleus's research provides the ROI, insight, benchmarks, and facts that allow clients to understand the value of technology and make informed decisions. Nucleus deploy an in-depth, case-study research approach that analyses the results of actual deployments to provide technology advice built on real-world outcomes, not analyst opinions.


Forrester is one of the most influential research and advisory firms in the world. They work with business and technology leaders to develop customer-obsessed strategies that drive growth. Forrester’s unique insights are grounded in annual surveys of more than 675,000 consumers and business leaders worldwide.