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KPI-Visualizations

Picture This: How to Use Visuals to Bring Your KPIs to Life

It’s a scientific fact—the right visuals can enliven a discussion of otherwise dense financial data and increase audience comprehension. It’s simply hardwired into the human brain. Read on to learn how to identify your key performance indicators (KPIs) and match them with the right visualizations to convey their impact on ...
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Budget-Forecasting

What’s the Forecast? Your Guide to Budget Forecasting

Now that you know how budget forecasting can help you answer your burning questions (see part 1 of this series). Here’s how to properly prepare to forecast.Budget forecasting uses your business’s existing information and reporting data to construct an annual financial forecast model.Budget forecasting models are custom-built for your business, ...
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Budget-Forecasting

Budget Forecasting: Four Ways to Gaze into Your Profitable Future

For a thousand years, the power players of ancient Greece consulted the Oracle of Delphi before devising strategies and making important decisions in politics and business. As a contemporary government contractor, you lack such privileged access to Apollo’s soothsayer. But you can take advantage of an effective process that works ...
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No G&A on ODCs?

No G&A on ODCs? Really?!

In government proposals, contracts, and agency billing, G&A is typically applied as an indirect expense markup to direct billable non-labor costs such as Travel and Other Direct Costs (ODCs). Some customers, however, have begun disallowing G&A markups, citing the restriction as a cost-saving measure to avoid paying what the agency ...
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Pricing-Race

Government Contract Pricing Pitfalls: 3 Ways to Avoid a Race to the Bottom

Are you caught up in a race to the bottom? It can feel that way when you rely on low pricing to win contract bids. Before you settle on low pricing as your go-to strategy, consider the following: Today’s government contracting landscape is more competitive than ever. One way some ...
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Are You Ready to Pass a DCAA Accounting System Review?

Are You Ready to Pass a DCAA Accounting System Review?

The words “DCAA audit” can strike fear into a federal contractor’s heart. But you can also view your preparation for this accounting system review as a competitive advantage. When you meet DCAA’s demanding accounting criteria—whether or not you’re currently a defense contractor—you signal your firm’s readiness and competence in the ...
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