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OUTLOOK


Creating opportunities by cutting costs

Zero-based budgeting brings transparency to spending activities and sheds light on possibilities for growth.

AT A GLANCE


Zero-based budgeting (ZBB) enables organizations to foster growth and increase competitive advantage through strategic cost reduction. By gaining forensic insights into consumption and spending activities, companies can identify opportunities for cost savings, freeing up capital that can then be reinvested. But making ZBB work requires more than analyzing spends and building a budget from zero. Companies that use the method to fuel growth must consider four critical areas, implementing key processes along the way. See if you can figure out what's needed to make zero-based budgeting a success.

A CLOSER LOOK

Learn more about using zero-based budgeting to fuel growth.

Outlook: Accenture’s Journal of High-Performance Business

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