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Run the Numbers
E12: The Ultimate Guide to FP&A Tools, with Paul Barnhurst

E12: The Ultimate Guide to FP&A Tools, with Paul Barnhurst

This Thursday, Paul Barnhurst, the renowned "FPandA Guy" on LinkedIn, joins CJ to crack down on all things FP&A tools to create the ultimate FP&A guide. If you’re looking for an ERP platform, check out our sponsor, NetSuite:



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(00:00) Episode Preview

(01:24) Reflections on the FP&A function

(02:12) On available tools for FP&A professionals

(04:35) Paul on Gen 1 tools

(06:31) How did we get to Gen 3 tools

(10:35) New FP&A tools x BI

(15:19) Are the current tools partially behind in terms of the shift on the CFO role?

(17:02) Sponsor - NetSuite

(19:04) The challenge of aligning on finance metric definitions

(21:44) What tools should a CFO buy?

(25:54) The finance tech stack in 10 years

(27:58) Paul on the current AI revolution

(33:09) SEGMENT: Long-ass lightning round

Mostly metrics
Run the Numbers
Run the Numbers is a twice-weekly podcast about financial metrics and business models, designed for ambitious people operating tech startups. It's a collection of things host CJ Gustafson (CFO at Partstech and writer of Mostly Metrics) has learned and thought about in the trenches as a tech CFO.
This show is meant to serve as a playbook of sorts for the stuff CJ wishes he knew earlier in his career, both from experience and from copying people smarter than himself.
Topics frequently touch upon Startup SaaS Metrics, Annual Budgeting, Financial Forecasting, Headcount, Equity, Dilution, and Fundraising – and how all of these drive business performance and growth.