In an office somewhere in the world…
Data Scientist: Yo accountant dude! Why do you never forecast your miscellaneous revenue line?
Accountant: It’s miscellaneous, you can’t forecast that line.
DS: But dude, it’s 1% of your total revenue, that’s gotta impact the business and your forecast sensitivity, right?
AC: That line has no owner, you can’t forecast that line.
DS: I got exciting news dude, I can predict this line for you and be 75% accurate. That’s gotta be better than putting in a big fat zero? <holds up hand for a high five> Continue reading “Is your forecasting mindset killing CFO innovation – almost certainly!”