After two years of a catastrophic pandemic, 2022 was the year of recovery. It was the year when businesses reopened their conventional gates and got back to normalcy. However, things will never be the same in the post-pandemic world. Two years of the COVID crisis taught us a lot of business management lessons and made us realize the importance of digitization.
This has led to a plethora of different trends emerging to help businesses thrive in a dynamic market. From hybrid workspaces to remote work entering mainstream conversations, we have come a long way over the last two years.
As we are on the brink of 2023, it is important to focus on holistic and realistic financial planning based on ongoing business trends. Here are some of the most important business trends that should help you with financial planning in 2023:
The Rise Of Touchless Transactions
While digital transactions have been around for a while, the increasing prevalence of blockchain and digital assets has led to significant financial automation. As more and more businesses are integrating ERPs with the cloud, financial automation is further simplifying business processes.
Considering this, it is safe to say that touchless transactions will be further on the rise in 2023 across all scales. This will free human capital for businesses as finance teams get leaner. This may lead to operational financial staff shrinking with an increase in talent indulging in specialized finance, such as reporting, planning, budgeting, business partnering, etc.
Financial Forecasting Will Become More Important Than Ever
After bearing the brunt of a sudden pandemic that was totally uncalled for, the need for financial forecasting is bound to increase in 2023. More and more businesses will gravitate towards financial planning and analysis (FP&A) tools that facilitate automated and targeted financial forecasting. This will help companies anticipate, manage, and mitigate financial risks.
Reducing Dominance Of Periodic Reporting
While FP&A teams operate on cyclical reporting today, on-demand forecasts and real-time insights reduce the gap between analytical and operational data. Modern FP&A solutions focus more on real-time reporting and future assessments as compared to generating periodic reports. While these reports will still be relevant, they are likely to be overshadowed by dynamic data analytics.
The Rise Of Microservices
While financial teams will not steer away from ERPs, microservices will likely gain more prominence in the coming years. The microservice architecture is already helping businesses of all scales deliver complicated applications rapidly and reliably. Looking at the ongoing trends, it is safe to say that modern finance applications and microservices will disrupt ERP solutions in 2023 and beyond.
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