The Role of Automated Financial Models in Managing Uncertainty

Covid-19 has taught every company and business the meaning of the word ‘uncertain’ extremely well in 2020. Despite preparing for all shortcomings due to the dynamic nature of the work, 2020 still left everybody stumped. Uncertainty can cause your business to deteriorate rapidly, hence, having the latest, accurate data with relevant insights is essential as that is what sets your company apart and steers it towards success.

Why Automation and why Now?

Relevant insights are imperative if one wants to navigate through the ever-changing market trends. Automating financial models becomes a necessity to satisfy customer’s expectations, maintain and grow the market share, and keep the company successful.

As a business leader, you need to be well-prepared and think ten steps ahead. You need to know your cash and financial position thoroughly for which in-depth understanding of the contract life cycle, and real-time data is important. This gives you insights on the market ratios and other key financial indicators. This is the very reason which makes it crucial to automate, as soon as possible.

Automated financial models are a great asset as you can take the entire gathered data and make a calculated decision which minimizes the risk of failure, accordingly, you can take the necessary strategic decision such as investing in customer retention, focusing on customer loyalty, acquisition, relocation of resources, entering in new markets, etc.

By prioritizing dealing with uncertainty, you can tackle financial and accounting concepts with the right knowledge. As a business leader, access to reliable concrete info is a must to guide your business through the success journey.

Automated financial systems were created to help you do just that. One of the most important uses of automation is spotting, recording, and disclosing uncertainty. It lets you compare financial statements from different periods of time and across many criteria and variables. The only constant thing is change, and that means that you should always be ready for sudden unforeseen circumstances that have a detrimental effect on your business.

Here are some tips to help you manage uncertainty:
  1. Having a platform linked to the financial model, that people in your organization can use to access the data, anywhere any time. They can open an account and have the information required at the tip of their fingers. They can also benefit from the cloud on their desktop and mobile phones.
  2. Using the info provided by the automated model in an efficient and timely manner, combining it with personal analytical skills, will help you and your team to take sound and accurate decisions to move our company forward.
  3. Forecasting, forecasting, forecasting. Instead of relying on annual budgets that become obsolete before the end of the fiscal year, use the data provided by the financial systems to forecast, plan, and change strategies accordingly.

On a final note, and to summarize the above, it’s crucial for the success of your organization, no matter its size, its history, its industry, to switch to automation now, and we are here to help you every step of the way.