Archives September 2023

A Growth Potential for Your Business: Cloud-based Modern Planning Tools for Large Enterprises

Large organisations in today’s fast-paced business environment require a robust planning platform to navigate economic fluctuations, shifting consumer behaviour, and market volatility without compromising user experience. Forward-thinking financial leaders understand that effective planning leads to enhanced agility, but outdated financial planning and analysis (FP&A) processes can hinder progress. Lengthy decision-making cycles, organisational silos, and manual tasks drain productivity, leaving many corporations struggling to keep pace. Enter cloud-based modern planning solutions and strategic tools, empowering entire organisations to adapt rapidly to changing circumstances, even amidst radical instability and disruption.

However, not all planning solutions are created equal. Large businesses, in particular, need a planning platform capable of handling complex, multidimensional models without sacrificing speed while supporting a wide range of users. Workday Adaptive Planning stands out as a meticulously designed solution to meet the evolving demands placed on businesses, especially as they navigate intricate scenarios and incorporate input from various functional areas within their organisation.

Unlock Deeper Insights with Large, Complex Models

Organisations are employing planning models to gain deeper insights into revenue, workforce projections, and various scenarios. They are also harnessing more operational data, both internally and from external benchmarks to improve plan accuracy. The integration of cross-functional data from human resources, sales, marketing, project management, labour, and other sources has become crucial to evaluating the impact of strategic plans and scenario analyses.

As organisations increasingly leverage artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to enhance forecast accuracy, finance departments are incorporating novel external datasets, including labour statistics and marketing insights.

These factors have led to more extensive planning templates and reports. Workday Adaptive Planning enhances value by automatically scaling memory and computing power when needed, ensuring rapid response times for analytics, calculations, and data updates. It supports virtually limitless dimensions and complex planning and scenario analytics versions.

Scale Seamlessly to Meet Your Needs

Furthermore, it allows a large number of concurrent users to access and analyse data during critical periods while maintaining essential data and dimensional security for individual planners. This is especially critical as stakeholders from across the organisation actively participate in enterprise planning, such as workforce planning, which involves collaboration between HR, finance, operations, and IT to create adaptable workforce plans.

Seize the Opportunity for Transformation with Modern Planning

With the right planning technology, FP&A, HR, and operational teams can elevate their organisation’s planning by gaining multidimensional insight, utilising operational data, and collaborating with stakeholders for optimised business forecasting. A modern planning solution that prioritises performance and scalability incorporates modelling intelligence and lays the foundation for future capabilities like AI and ML, guaranteeing success in managing planning complexities. In summary, the gap is widening between top-performing businesses that proactively plan for change and those that merely react.

Make the smart choice today and empower your organisation to thrive in an ever-changing business landscape with Workday Adaptive Planning’s advanced cloud planning solutions.

Experience Workday Adaptive Planning Today.

Unlocking Business Agility: The Power of Scenario Planning and Continuous Forecasting

In today’s fast-paced and unpredictable business environment, the ability to stay nimble, foster innovation, and control costs has become the defining factor for companies. To achieve our goals, we must embrace scenario planning, continuous planning, and rolling forecasts. These powerful tools allow us to stay ahead of the curve and make informed decisions based on real-time data. Let’s explore their pivotal role in driving success.

Embracing Modern Finance: A Digital Transformation Imperative

In response to ongoing economic uncertainties, forward-thinking finance leaders are increasingly prioritising finance digital transformation to empower their organisations with rapid adaptability. Traditional planning solutions no longer suffice, lacking the flexibility required to navigate today’s dynamic business landscape. The rigidity and isolation inherent in yesterday’s financial planning and analysis (FP&A) tools have become a significant disadvantage in today’s world.

Acknowledging this paradigm shift, CFOs and finance leaders are placing a greater emphasis on scenario planning and what-if analysis. The role of finance has evolved significantly, particularly in the wake of the pandemic. Traditional approaches are no longer adequate to address current challenges.

Scenario planning emerges as a strategic approach that equips organisations with the ability to prepare for uncertainty. It empowers finance teams to visualise potential future scenarios and build the agility necessary to navigate these scenarios effectively. The capacity to anticipate various outcomes and assess their financial implications is a game-changer in the modern business landscape.

Scenario Planning and What-Ifs Analysis: A Strategic Vision

Scenario planning emerges as a strategic approach to prepare organisations for uncertainty, enabling finance teams to visualise the future and build agility to drive the company forward effectively. The ability to anticipate various scenarios and their financial implications is a game-changer in the modern business landscape.

Continuous Planning and Rolling Forecasts

In addition to scenario planning, continuous planning and transitioning from annual planning to rolling forecasts are pivotal in achieving business agility. Unlike static and outdated planning methods, rolling forecasts operate on a regular basis, ensuring that plans remain up-to-date. This allows organisations to maintain a constant competitive edge by adapting to changing circumstances.

From Yearly Plans to Rolling Forecasts: A Paradigm Shift

The traditional notion of creating a yearly plan is evolving into a more dynamic rolling forecast approach. This shift enables organisations to understand real-time demands, risks, and opportunities. CFOs and finance leaders must recognise the growing importance of shorter-term forecasting as an integral part of strategic analysis.

Surviving in an Ever-Changing Environment

In an ever-evolving world that demands constant adaptation, the imperative is clear: swift and flexible action is not just an option but the foundation of success. Countless businesses have already uncovered the transformative power of embracing a culture of modern planning, and it’s time for us all to recognise that this is the key to not only surviving but thriving in the relentless waves of change that define our era.

So, let’s actively engage in the journey towards agility and innovation. In this culture of adaptability, we’ll discover our greatest opportunities for growth and resilience. Unlock the potential of scenario planning, business agility, and continuous forecasting in today’s business landscape. Stay ahead of the curve and navigate uncertainty with confidence. These strategies are the key to sustained success in our ever-evolving world.

Experience Workday Adaptive Planning Today.

Exclusive Networking Event

Exclusive Networking Event

Workday Discover Malaysia

THUR, 21 SEPTEMBER 2023, 09:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.

Hilton Kuala Lumpur

Workday Discover 2023 invites you to delve into the possibilities that lie beyond the horizon. Embracing a people-first approach, this event will explore current topics and emerging trends with a comprehensive view, recognising the intrinsic connection between work and life. 

This year’s event is geared toward inspiring and empowering you to confront future challenges by harnessing the adaptability and innovation of the Workday platform.


Lim Ser Yong

Head of Shared Services

Pauline Lee

Vice President, Performance, Remuneration and HR Systems
NS BlueScope

Rishi Mehra

Chief Financial Officer, Asia and China

8.00 AM

Registration Opens

9.00 AM


9.05 AM

Opening Address

9:10 AM

Workday Vision Keynote: Explore New Horizons

9:30 AM

Customer Thought Leader Showcase

10:00 AM

The Explorer’s Mindset: Into the Unknown

10:30 AM

Thank You and Plenary Close

11:00 AM

Breakout Sessions

12:20 PM


12:30 PM

Networking Lunch @ Discovery Zone

14:00 PM

Event Close

11:00 AM
Leaders of Change - Strategy and Vision for CHRO’s

11:40 AM
Leverage AI and ML to Outperform with Skills-Based Talent Management

12:00 PM
Manage Change and Navigate Uncertainty Through Meaningful Employee Experiences

11:00 AM
Value Creator: The Next Evolution of Finance

11:40 AM
Planning in a Time of Economic Uncertainty

12:00 PM
Transform Finance through Efficiencies and Augmented Insights Leveraging
AI and ML

11:00 AM
Achieving the Power to Adapt - Technology Strategy and Vision

11:40 AM
Building Trust and Reducing Cyber Risk with Cloud Computing

12:00 PM
Enabling Success in Transformation - Customer Journey and Value Realisation with Workday


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