Financial management and forecasting is never easy. Increased governance, risk, and compliance requirements, coupled with continued global economic instability don't make it any easier. For instance, if a company doesn't know the type of compliance problems it faces most frequently, or if its data has the accuracy on which to base good decisions, or the cost of complying with certain regulations, how can it expect to operate efficiently? By helping companies gain a clearer understanding of their data, finance analytics enables modelling of business processes. Plans, budgets, and forecasts become more accurate - and companies can better appreciate the ways these indicators drive high performance.