xP&A: All You Need To Know About Extended Planning & Analysis

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xP&A stands for extended planning and analysis—taking the best of modern finance planning and extending it across the enterprise. But it’s not new. For years, it has been known as company-wide planning.

Finance leaders whose organizations have been made more agile and strategic with modern planning and analysis have known for years that their approach to planning can transform other parts of the business. Now, as they work to recover from the global COVID-19 pandemic, that awareness is more valuable than ever.

Growing recognition around expanding the use of FP&A best practices beyond finance recently earned an industry imprimatur from Gartner, whose "2020 Strategic Roadmap for Cloud Financial Planning and Analysis Solutions" report said, “By 2024, 70% of new financial planning and analysis projects will become extended planning and analysis (xP&A) projects, extending their scope beyond the finance domain into other areas of enterprise planning and analysis.”*

We agree that bringing continuous, comprehensive, and collaborative planning to every part of an enterprise has not only arrived, it’s ascendant.

We’ve been advocating the concept since back when we began working with customers to harness the platform and processes of modern planning from financial planning to sales, workforce, and operational planning. Our solutions for enterprise planning are defined by powerful automation, enterprise-class

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