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Strategic

Enterprise stakeholders aligned around a focused set of strategic choices

Business model optimized to sustainably create value for customers and generate long-term profitable growth

Improve Operational Discipline

Strategic priorities fully cascaded into integrated operational plans and financial budgets

Robust performance and progress steering with regular business reviews to drive accountability and enable stakeholders to work together to solve problems

Enhance Decision-Making

Regular forecasts of the future to enable the ability to course-correct today

The power of analytics unlocked to transform data into rich insights to inform the best way forward

Better decisions drive better performance

What is the value of becoming more strategic, improving operational discipline, and enabling enhanced decision-making? It’s simple – faster growth, improved profitability, and greater cash flow.

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Problems We Solve

The Problem

Lack of focus and organizational alignment around a winning strategy and annual priorities.

Is your organization aligned around a clear set of strategic & operational choices?

The Solution

Disciplined Business Planning & Budgeting

We leverage our proprietary approach to business planning to cascade strategic and operational choices into long-term and annual financial plans where every decision is reflected.

The Problem

Limited ability in predicting future performance to inform current decisions

Are your forecasts based in analytically backed insights and recommendations that enable the ability to course-correct and improve performance?

The Solution

Driver-Based Financial Modeling & Forecasting

We work together to fully understand your business and develop enterprise financial models that enable scenario analyses and regular financial forecasting, driving improved decision making.

The Problem

Limited accountability and understanding of decisions, assumptions, and external dynamics causing performance variances

Do you have an effective process to review performance and progress on a regular basis?

The Solution

Comprehensive Performance Measuring & Reporting

Our approach to effective performance measurement is to implement performance goal setting, followed by regular business reviews, accountability scorecards, and actionable management reporting.

The Problem

Inability to produce timely, digestible insights to support decision makers

Are you able to lead decisions with data, information, and insights?

The Solution

Integrated Business Analytics & Insights

We integrate analytics into everything we do so that you can lead decisions with facts and data. We implement a scalable analytics infrastructure where the right questions can be asked and answered with insights and recommendations

The Problem

Lack of focus and organizational alignment around a winning strategy and annual priorities.

Is your organization aligned around a clear set of strategic & operational choices?

The Solution

Disciplined Business Planning & Budgeting

We leverage our proprietary approach to business planning to cascade strategic and operational choices into long-term and annual financial plans where every decision is reflected.

The Problem

Limited ability in predicting future performance to inform current decisions

Are your forecasts based in analytically backed insights and recommendations that enable the ability to course-correct and improve performance?

The Solution

Driver-Based Financial Modeling & Forecasting

We work together to fully understand your business and develop enterprise financial models that enable scenario analyses and regular financial forecasting, driving improved decision making.

The Problem

Limited accountability and understanding of decisions, assumptions, and external dynamics causing performance variances

Do you have an effective process to review performance and progress on a regular basis?

The Solution

Comprehensive Performance Measuring & Reporting

Our approach to effective performance measurement is to implement performance goal setting, followed by regular business reviews, accountability scorecards, and actionable management reporting.

The Problem

Inability to produce timely, digestible insights to support decision makers

Are you able to lead decisions with data, information, and insights?

The Solution

Integrated Business Analytics & Insights

We integrate analytics into everything we do so that you can lead decisions with facts and data. We implement a scalable analytics infrastructure where the right questions can be asked and answered with insights and recommendations

Our Partnership Advantages

Exceptional People

Client-centric and expansively collaborative delivery teams integrated within your business as an extension of your team

Exceptionally talented, U.S. based teams bringing rich experience from backgrounds in Fortune 500 FP&A, analytics, and consulting

Innovative best-practices through high-intensity on-boarding, training and development

Process & Technology

Delivery model built on LEAN-principles and enabled by optimized technology stack to deliver at unprecedented quality and pace

Managed service delivery model designed to serve as a true strategic partner, offering considerable comparative and scale advantages

Consulting delivery model designed to guide the growth of client FP&A teams, leaving new and lasting organizational capabilities

Strictly managed client-to-team ratios to ensure full integration with our client businesses

Proven Playbooks

Performance optimization from merging traditional FP&A, enterprise analytics, and Fortune 500 management systems

Proprietary methods designed to enable organizations to become more strategic, improve operational discipline, and enhance decision-making

Designed to bring stakeholders together and eliminate departmental silos

Processes as valuable as the outcomes they produce

A Few of Our Partners

Cadilus has the privilege of partnering with many leading middle-market companies, those with annual revenue between $10M and $1B.

We’ve been partnering with Cadilus for nearly a year now, and they’ve consistently delivered a high-quality FP&A capability. Our delivery director feels and operates like he’s part of my finance leadership team.

- CFO, Consumer Services Provider

Perhaps the best indication of our satisfaction is that we have been adding services systematically during our entire relationship, and it's no exaggeration to say that our delivery director has truly become part of the team. Some of the folks at the company don't know that he's not an employee!

– CEO, National Distributor

Cadilus was able to help us address a complex business strategy issue by researching similar situations, reviewing our financials, modeling out potential solutions and providing a solid recommendation. They moved quickly and worked across our organization in a very effective manner.

– VP, Travel, Transport & Logistics Provider

August 1, 2019

The Technology Headlines: Cadilus a Top Solution Provider to Watch in 2019

Aggressive competition, intrusive regulation, capital markets volatility, and business complexity — these forces can overwhelm any organization, at any time. However, to stand out from competitors and lead a business in the market, a company must ensure two strong pillars are in place: Effective business strategies and an Excellent financial health.

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June 13, 2019

What levers will drive improved business performance?

One of the most effective ways for finance professionals to add value as operating partners is to provide insights and recommendations into what levers can be pulled to improve business performance.

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May 30, 2019

What are the fundamentals of management reporting?

It’s not uncommon for finance and accounting professionals to conflate the purpose of financial and management reporting. Where financial reporting is centered around external communication of historical results, management reporting is intended to optimize the efficacy of decision-making among internal business managers.

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May 17, 2019

How to optimize the deployment of human capital

It’s an all too common narrative that after a long and expensive implementation, the technology is severely underutilized because people are still required to take full advantage of the new systems benefits. Rather than framing technology as a substitute for people, reframe technology solutions as a way to optimize the deployment of human capital.

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May 2, 2019

From Support Function to Operating Partner

It’s the aspiration for most FP&A professionals to evolve from a support function to a true operating partner. To achieve this, FP&A teams should focus on serving three core purposes that enable enhanced decision-making to drive business performance.

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April 18, 2019

Accountability Scorecards

Scorecards are an effective tool to measure the status of performance and progress in achieving specified goals and objectives over time, and are practical at both the consolidated enterprise level and responsibility center level.

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April 4, 2019

Working together to measure and manage performance

As Peter Drucker once said, “you can’t manage what you can’t measure.” Establishing priority goals and objectives is only half the battle – stakeholder accountability is essential to delivering outcomes on plan, and regular business reviews are a proven method to measure performance and progress.

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March 20, 2019

Working together to develop actionable plans and budgets

To maximize effectiveness, business planning processes need to result in plans and budgets that drive organizational focus and alignment around choices and priorities.

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March 7, 2019

Projections as a function of driver-based decisions and assumptions

When it comes to financial modeling, everyone in the corporate finance profession understands the old adage of “garbage-in, garbage-out.” To make financial modeling an actionable tool to enable enhanced decision-making, the “garbage-in” certainly needs to be minimized, and the outputs need to be understood by the decision-makers consuming the information. To accomplish this, there are four fundamental steps that are essential building-blocks to effective financial models...

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February 22, 2019

Better decision-making through insights & recommendations

Self-service access to data through the latest and greatest software application has always sounded compelling. However, no matter how easy it becomes to access and extract data, making sense of what the data is telling us will always require analysis and interpretation. From the perspective of a finance professional, becoming a sought-after strategic partner is built upon developing an internal value proposition that involves distilling vast amounts of data into digestible insights and recommendations...

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February 6, 2019

Performance Focus: Enable better decision-making through more effective forecasting (Part III)

While sometimes viewed as a “finance exercise” providing limited value to decision-makers, financial control analysis is an essential performance driving capability that allows analyses to be converted into digestible insights and recommendations.

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January 24, 2019

Performance Focus: Enable better decision-making through more effective forecasting (Part II)

Insight Creation Part II: Collaboration. It is well recognized that for corporate finance professionals, making sense of information is a core competency. As such, many financial analysts spend much of their time navigating systems, learning efficient data procurement and organization techniques, and developing analytical best practices...

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January 10, 2019

Performance Focus: Enable better decision-making through more effective forecasting (Part I)

Insight Creation Part I: Forecast with CAIR. Forecast effectiveness is measured in how stakeholders are able to use future expectations to make better present decisions. The recipe for developing credible and accurate future expectations is a function of two key ingredients...

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December 27, 2018

Performance Focus: How does the FP&A function add value to the organization?

FP&A is the only function fully integrated across the entire organization and dedicated to understanding and improving business performance. Through the creation of actionable insights and the implementation of effective forums to work as one team...

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November 19, 2018

AchieveNEXT and Cadilus form Partnership to bring FP&A Software & Services to the Middle Market

AchieveNext is pleased to announce the formation of an affiliate partnership with Cadilus Inc. to bring Fortune 500 FP&A and analytics to The CFO Alliance members and to emerging and middle market enterprises across North America.

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January 31, 2018

FP&A of the Future: Emerge as a True Strategic Partner

Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) as a strategic partner has become a recurring theme in the corporate finance community...

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May 30, 2018

Better Performance Through Insight: How Technology Can Get You From 80/20 to 20/80

Several key ingredients contribute to your success in implementing a performance management infrastructure and achieving sustained, profitable growth. First, establishing measurable performance goals and priority objectives with clear milestones help you define...

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July 31, 2018

Insight to Action: Leveraging Technology to Evolve from Understanding to Action

Financial reporting has been a core finance deliverable since the function was invested but has reamined self-service and limited in many organizations. Great financial reporting should do two things...

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Events

September 2018

FP&A of the Future: Emerge as a True Strategic Partner

FP&A Innovation Summit

Boston, MA

April 2018

FP&A of the Future: Emerge as a True Strategic Partner

Connect CFO Summit

Las Vegas, NV

December 2017

Compete to Win with More Effective Business Planning: From Enterprise Strategy to Tactical Action Plans

New York Strategic Planning Summit

New York, NY

November 2017

Performance Through Accountability: What Controllers Can Learn from One of America’s Greatest Corporate Turnarounds

Boston CFO Controllers Summit

Boston, MA

October 2017

Finance as a Business Partner: An Emerging Role of Finance

Rising West CFO Summit

San Francisco, CA

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