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August 16, 2022
How efficient is your budget variance analysis process? If there is room for improvement, it may be time to restrategize. See how your budget vs. actuals can drive organizational growth with our latest article.
Are you interested in learning about Revenue Operations but don't know where to start? Read on to uncover relevant insights into why you should care about bringing RevOps to the table and what impact it can have on your company.
Whether you want it to be or not, budgeting season is right around the corner. As the fall season approaches, Finance teams everywhere are hunkering down and planning for the coming year. Is your team ready? Learn how to streamline your company’s annual financial planning & budgeting process with this helpful article.
Today, being a good CFO means much more than just keeping up with finances. CFOs must communicate effectively with various stakeholders to meet long-term goals. Read Joyce’s story on how she advises companies in the strategic planning and decision-making processes as a founder and Finance operator.
Taking a strategic approach to your team's hiring process will ensure your organization is properly equipped to reach its overall goals. Find out how to upgrade your organization's headcount planning process with this informative article.
Applying a strategic mindset when formulating your workforce plans will ensure that your team is set up for success in the long run. To see how your team can improve its hiring process, download our complete Headcount Planning Checklist to get started.
Businesses are suffering from the economic slowdown, which has resulted in many companies being forced to cut costs or reduce staff. However, this doesn't mean that it is time for businesses to slow down. Read about Terese Hougaard's opinion on how to navigate the downturn and still find new ways to generate revenue.
Building a successful business from the ground up is not an easy feat to accomplish. Learn about how Ryan Denehy became a three-time entrepreneur and the lessons he learned along the way through our latest interview.
When it comes to designing your perfect sales team, understanding your company’s needs matters. To take a more strategic approach to building your finance dream team, consider using a sales capacity model by following these three steps.
August 18, 2022
Dynamic headcount planning allows a company to play with different scenarios to assess its workforce needs at a given time. Find out how to be more strategic, flexible, and effective with your headcount planning by reading this comprehensive article.
When done correctly, financial forecasting can serve as a roadmap to success for any startup. Find out how your company can improve its financial forecasting accuracy with this helpful infographic.
Do you know how company culture can impact your finance team's overall performance? Learn about the relationship between the two and how to set your company up for success from the experts at Abacum.
Do you know how to increase efficiency while facing uncertainty? Our COO, Jorge Lluch, sat down with David Wieseneck, VP of Finance at Demostack, to discuss how finance teams can drive growth even in the middle of an economic crisis. Read on to discover his personal tips.
August 8, 2022
Did you know that KPIs are key to measuring business growth? Learn how to track performance with the most relevant SaaS metrics by downloading this helpful cheat sheet.
Curious to know how a driver-based approach can improve your financial planning strategy? In this guide, Abacum experts discuss how to revamp your team's financial processes and improve agility through strategic driver-based planning.
The startup fundraising space has substantially changed over the past few months. Is your organization prepared to raise capital during these uncertain times? Discover the most critical valuation metrics for a startup to track and include in their investor reports.
Is your startup aligning on the right SaaS metrics and benchmarks? Follow a blueprint for success by tracking top SaaS metrics for your SaaS startup. Don't know how to get started? Read our informative guide by our Abacum experts.
How accurate would you say your team’s financial forecasts are? If it's time to give your forecasting efforts a modern upgrade, this article is here to help. Learn how to improve forecasting accuracy with these top strategies today.
Do you know how to guide your organization through an economic downturn? We recently sat down with TravelPerk's CEO, Avi Meir, to learn how he successfully lead his team through the COVID pandemic and came out on the other side victorious. Read on to learn more about his personal experiences.
Did you know that KPIs and organizational performance go hand-in-hand? Find out how to track performance and gain valuable insights by downloading this helpful KPI cheat sheet.
Is your finance team tracking the right KPIs to support growth? This guide walks through some of the most important metrics that all finance teams should be watching in order to keep a business on track.
While it may seem like a simple task, managing cash flows can become a major setback for startups when done incorrectly. Learn about the most common cash flow forecasting challenges and how to avoid them from the experts at Abacum.
Is your startup prepared for an uncertain future? If you are looking to reduce cash burn, consider starting with your OPEX. In this guide, our Abacum experts explores 5 different ways your team can start controlling operational expenses today.
With an economic downturn looming in the near distance, startup founders are being forced to restrategize. We recently sat down with VC partners from Creandum and CRV to hear their viewpoint on how these economic shifts will impact the world of startups.
Do your FP&A processes need an upgrade? Find out how to modernize your strategic finance function with this insightful infographic.
Crafting quality and consistent investor reports is easier said than done. Discover investor reporting best practices with this complete guide.
Use this cash runway calculator to see how long your company will be able to stay in business before running out of its cash reserves.
Ever wondered how to develop a Strategic Finance function? We recently sat down with Stacy Zhou, Head of Finance at Curated, to discuss her experiences creating a Strategic Finance team of all-star players.
Is your startup looking to extend its runway? If so, we have just the article for you. Read on to discover the most critical financial decisions your team should be making right now.
The future is always uncertain. In order for teams to stay agile during these unprecedented times, they must be able to adapt quickly and course-correct as needed. How can they do this exactly? Scenario planning. Read on to find out how to get started.
How do you know which tool is right for you, a BI tool or Abacum? Our experts have created this complete guide to discuss the ins and outs of both these platforms so your team can have a better understanding of these two powerhouse platforms.
April 4, 2022
On March 16th, Abacum hosted our very first NY city event for the tech community! To help kick things off, our CEO, Julio Martinez, met with Capchase CEO, Miguel Fernandez, to do a fireside chat on all things finance. Read on for a quick recap.
Abacum and Capchase joined forces at our New York City event to discuss the ins and outs of financing for start-ups. Find out how these two founders leverage forecasting for growth with this exclusive interview.
March 22, 2022
Every founder strives to lead their team to success. Not all teams know the path to get there. Jenny Bloom, CFO of Zapier, has cracked the code on how to scale a growing business and has outlined her top tips in this exclusive guide.
March 17, 2022
Assembling a complete finance function from scratch is no easy feat. Find out how Adyen CFO, Ingo Uytdenhaage, created his finance team from the ground up with this exclusive Q&A.
February 23, 2022
You've created your business plan, you've built the foundation of your new company, and now your business is up and running. What comes next? Tracking performance. See how Jobandtalent's co-CEO measures success and gain other valuable tips with this complete guide.
February 15, 2022
Corporate Performance: An essential component for a thriving organization, but not necessarily an easy initiative to execute. So how can you support your organization's CPM initiatives with your finance function? Read on to find out now.
The combination of BizOps and finance can be the winning ticket to success for your organization. Don't know how? Our complete guide is here to teach you everything you need to know.
Is your CFO tech stack falling short? If so, our team is here to help. Learn how to optimize your lineup of tech tools from the experts at Abacum today.
January 11, 2022
Is your team ready to upgrade its financial management processes? Our experts at Abacum have crafted this useful guide to help set your team up for success. Read on to discover our top 4 financial management strategies to follow.
Don't know how to level up your budgeting processes? Abacum has you covered. Dive into our latest article to learn our top tips and tricks on how to modernize your forecasting processes.
Emerging technologies are evolving the way finance teams conduct their monthly and annual budgets. So, what is the future of finance and how is it evolving? Our experts at Abacum are here to break it all down for you.
December 29, 2021
2021 has brought a wave of uncertainty for companies around the world. If there was one lesson companies have learned this year, it’s that they must be prepared to adapt to industry changes, economic crises, and in some cases, even a global pandemic. Read on to discover the top FP&A trends of 2022.
Are you aware of the top features to look for when shopping for an FP&A software? In this article, you'll learn everything you need to know on how to select the right financial planning solution for your team.
We are so excited to announce the closure of a $25 million Series A round led by Atomico! Our team is so proud of this achievement and cannot wait to continue to support our clients across the globe! Read all about it in our latest article.
Have you ever considered using a people planning strategy to create a stronger financial team? This comprehensive guide gets you started with 6 steps to becoming high-performing function.
Dive deeper into how Excel automation can help finance professionals streamline their data consolidation process and remove the chances of errors within their financial planning initiatives. Say goodbye to repetitive, manual tasks and switch to these simple Excel-integrated solutions that will drive your Finance department's productivity.
BizOps has popped up in many new open roles, especially at tech scale-ups, but what exactly are they responsible for? We surveyed 50 BizOps role descriptions and requirements to determine exactly that.
Tech firms are placing more focus on RevOps which impacts how finance business partners deal with financial planning. Understanding what is key to RevOps will help deliver better insights to fuel company growth.
Cash is king, as we always hear. Having a proper financial planning strategy to ensure positive cash flows is key for any business owner and these six financial planning tips can help drive this mindset.
Forecasting is a core pillar of strategic finance which means it shouldn't be a static month-end activity. To really be smart and future-ready, knowing when and how to reforecast are as key as forecasting in the first place.
FP&A roles are becoming more valuable. Need to hire a financial analyst to help with all of your financial reporting & forecasting? This infographic breaks down what's behind a FP&A Manager or Director at growing SaaS firms.
Looking for an automation solution to improve your finances? Find below the best alternatives to Excel in the market and weigh up their advantages over the MSFT Office staple program.
Here's what you need to know - from preparation to sample interview questions - to ace that FP&A interview and secure the job.
FP&A has evolved. Finance automation and collaboration are now also key for other departments to understand how operational decisions affect financial results. This means turning to xP&A.
July 26, 2021
Every SaaS CFO needs a good tech stack to make decisions easily. This list of software will make your scale-up grow faster at each stage of business growth.
In scaling companies, FP&A and Accounting Managers may be run by the same person, but the two essentially have very different responsibilites. Here, we break down the differences between each one.
FP&A isn't always easy but keeping these principles top of mind as you do it is a great first initiative.
The COVID pandemic upended business plans worldwide. If CFOs and FP&A directors learned anything, it's that nothing beats having a powerful financial planning process.
The days of manual number-crunching are over. Innovation is increasingly dominated by the digital wave. Now, more than ever, it’s a case of adapt or fall way behind.
Interested in a role in FP&A? Here is the lowdown on what salary to expect depending on the job level.
Scaling to more advanced Financial Planning & Analysis solutions isn't always an option. For those internal teams using spreadsheets, these SaaS forecasting tips skip the "BS" & go straight to what really matters.