Building a Strong Foundation: Finance and Executive Teams Collaborate to Create and Monitor Budgets
Finance and executive teams are responsible for creating and monitoring the financial performance of an organization. Finance teams manage the financial operations and create budgets, while executive teams oversee the overall strategic direction of the company. In this blog post, we'll explore how SmartSuite can help finance and executive teams work together more effectively to create and monitor budgets.
Shared Data and Increased Transparency
SmartSuite provides a single platform for finance and executive teams to access and share data, creating a more transparent and collaborative environment. With access to financial data, executive teams can make informed decisions, and finance teams can create more accurate and effective budgets. The platform includes access to finance and executive-related templates, such as:
- Purchase Request Tracking
- Travel Requests
- CAPEX Request
- Investment Tracking
- Debt Tracking
- Orders and Invoicing
- Bid Compliance
- Venture Deals CRM
- Tax Preparation
Executive Team Templates:
- Goals and Objectives
- Objectives and Key Results
- Board Management
- Key Initiatives
You can view all our templates by visiting https://www.smartsuite.com/solutions
Streamlined Budget Creation
SmartSuite offers a streamlined approach to creating budgets, with customizable templates, workflows, and reports. Finance teams can create detailed and accurate budgets quickly, allowing executive teams to make informed decisions and adjust the budget as needed.
Accurate Budget Monitoring
SmartSuite provides real-time financial monitoring, allowing finance and executive teams to track performance against budgets and identify any deviations. This feature enables teams to make necessary adjustments to ensure that they stay on track and meet financial goals.
SmartSuite provides multiple communication channels, including real-time messaging and task assignments, which can be accessed by both finance and executive teams. This feature improves communication between teams and enables them to work together in real-time.
How has your organization improved collaboration between finance and executive teams? What tools or strategies have been the most effective?
Finance and executive teams are responsible for creating and monitoring the financial performance of an organization. SmartSuite provides a comprehensive solution to promote collaboration through shared data, streamlined budget creation, accurate budget monitoring, enhanced communication, and more. With access to a variety of best-in-class templates for both finance and executive teams, organizations can improve efficiency, productivity, and overall success.
According to a study by McKinsey & Company, companies that prioritize collaboration between finance and executive teams experience higher revenue growth and shareholder returns. Source: McKinsey & Company. "The Business Value of Design.