Make your reports matter: How dynamic reporting can improve your business

Data is King – you’ve probably heard (and likely repeated) this catchphrase more often than you can count. And it’s true; without good data, the decisions that make or break your business are based on guesswork. However, in an attempt to gather as many company insights as possible, we see businesses left drowning in data […]

Expanding the horizons of your planning with Integrated Business Planning

Operational plans are crucial to any business; without them, a company would have no way to analyse the efficiency of the operations that keep it running. Unfortunately, however, properly gauging the effectiveness of your operational plans is extremely difficult if they aren’t integrated with company strategy. In this article, we explore Integrated Business Planning and […]

5 FP&A Skills Every CFO Needs

The roles of finance executives and their teams have changed dramatically. Rather than being buried in spreadsheets and quarterly reports, modern CFOs and their teams need to be both analysts and strategists that can help steer their company in the right direction. So, how exactly do you go about morphing into this new, challenging role? […]

Why Choose Apliqo C&C For Financial Consolidation?

The times they are a-changin’. As we’ve said many times on our blog and throughout our FP&A Masterclass series, the role of CFOs and finance professionals has changed dramatically. Today, keeping the books straight simply isn’t going to cut it. CFOs and their finance teams are now expected to play active roles in shaping company […]

Scenario planning – A cornerstone of FP&A in the world of COVID-19

COVID-19 brought global business to a standstill. With the world’s second-largest economy in lockdown and strict quarantine restrictions in place all over the globe, businesses were suddenly thrown into the deep end of crisis planning. In March 2020, as part of an in-depth look at the business implications of COVID-19, we predicted that scenario planning […]

Streamlining FP&A in 2021 with Jack Alexander

Jack Alexander is a CFO turned advisor, author, and business coach. With over 40 years of management and financial leadership experience, Jack’s seen the world of FP&A evolve from the very front row. Throughout 2020 Jack has been an essential part of Apliqo, heading a series of unique FP&A masterclasses. Today we’re proud to announce […]

Apliqo at TM1 Horizon 2020

At Apliqo, we’re proud to be a part of TM1 Horizon 2020, the year’s largest global TM1 event. Kicking off at 8am Sydney Time (GMT – 10) on Tuesday, August 25th, this 24-hour event boasts content in 12 languages, including mainstage keynote presentations, customer case studies, TM1 lectures and tutorials, backstage interviews, specific product insights, […]

COVID-19: Scenario Planning is your business’ best defense against the Coronavirus

Now, McKinsey & Company released a short report confirming our biggest prediction; the best way to prepare your business for the uncertainty of COVID-19 is with Scenario Planning. “Uncertainty is the only certainty” Late February, COVID-19 crossed an infection point; cases outside China outnumbered those within the country for the first time since the initial […]

What is COVID-19’s real impact on your business?

Understanding China’s Global Economic Role To better understand the potential economic repercussions of the coronavirus outbreak, we need to have a solid understanding of China’s role in the global economy. After launching its economic reform in 1979, China has shown impressive economic growth for almost 40 years. Today, China is the world’s second-largest economy and […]

6 ways to improve your cash flow and working capital management

Read on for a summary of Jack’s presentation and remember to watch the full webinar here for more insight. Tips for boosting cash flow 1. Understand that cash is king “Cash flow is the ultimate value driver,” says Jack. Any business, regardless of its niche, needs sufficient cash at all times in order to run […]