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2020 Strategic Roadmap for Cloud Financial Planning and Analysis Solutions

Published: 21 February 2020

ID: G00394428

Analyst(s): Robert Anderson, John Van Decker


Financial planning and analysis plays a key role in modernizing and transforming the office of finance. New levels of integration, extension, intelligence and automation will require application leaders in finance to expand their vision and revisit strategic roadmaps.

Table Of Contents


  • Future State
    • xP&A Launches a New Era of Continuous Enterprise Financial and Operational Planning
    • Financial Management Suite Vendors Increasingly Challenge Best-of-Breed FP&A Vendors
    • Digital Technology Drives Dramatic Increase in Automation and Intelligence
  • Current State
    • FP&A Is Primarily Focused on the Office of Finance
    • Postmodern Sourcing Strategies Dominate FP&A Selection
    • Digital Technologies (Such as AI/ML and RPA) Are Immature and Underutilized
  • Gap Analysis and Interdependencies
  • Migration Plan
    • Higher Priority
    • Medium Priority
    • Lower Priority

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