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Frozen Song Parody in an Annual Budget

Frozen in an Annual Budget

The media furor over the Disney movie Frozen may have died down somewhat – but at my house, the frenzy has not died down one bit. My four-year-old daughter is constantly singing songs from this instant classic – and I mean constantly. I’d say just about every parent out there has heard the song Let It Go at least once, and if your kids are Frozen fanatics like mine, you may have heard it more times than you care to admit – or remember.

Of course, as with any popular song, there have been plenty of parodies created. So we thought, why not make a parody just for CFOs and others in the world of business finance? So here, for your sing-along pleasure, is True Sky’s very own adaptation of Let It Go. It’s the story of a young CFO trapped by the confines of a company’s annual budget, who finally finds freedom in the flexibility of the rolling forecast that True Sky allows.

Let It Go

The screen glows white in my office tonight,
Not a colleague to be seen
Working on the annual budget,
Where it’s all about the green.

Got numbers swirling and I fear my brain is fried,
Couldn’t finish the forecast, heaven knows I tried!

So let them in, and let them see
Rolling forecasts ‘stead of budgeting annually.
True Sky works great, so let them know –
It helps you grow!

Let it go, let it go!
Won’t do annual forecasts anymore.

Let it go, let it go!
True Sky helps you slam the door!

Plan each month
As the year goes by.
Let the forecast roll on…

The change should improve all your KPIs!

C’mon, admit it – it’s stuck in your head now, isn’t it? But that’s not a bad thing, if it gets you thinking about the possibilities of using a rolling forecast instead of an annual budget. The great news is that True Sky works perfectly well for both annual budgets and rolling budget forecasts, but it can facilitate the transition to the more agile and flexible rolling forecast, making it an investment in your company’s future that also fits your present needs. Contact us today to learn more.

(Looking for the rest of the verses? Oh yes, we did them all! So here is the rest of the song, just for you!)

It’s funny how rolling forecasts
Make everything agile.
The annual budget that once controlled us
Won’t stifle us at all!

It’s time to see what we can do,
To test the limits and break through!
No annual budget for us to see – we’re free!

Let it go, let it go!
We are one with the rolling forecast.
Let it go, let it go!

You’ll see how long it lasts!
Here we stand,
And here we’ll stay.
We’ll be agile now!

Our rolling forecast lets us pivot as we need.
We plan short-term so that we take advantage of new trends.
And our increased success hits like an icy blast –
We’re never going back,
The past is in the past!

Let it go, let it go!
The conclusions have been drawn.
Let it go, let it go!

That annual forecast is gone!
Here we stand –
Budget with True Sky
Let the forecast roll on…
The change will improve all your KPIs.