9 pillars of a well set up FP&A System, first time

9 pillars of a well set up FP&A system

When you’re first approaching any new FP&A system implementation, it can be very overwhelming.  There is a lot to get right and the decisions you make early on will have an outsized impact on how the entire system works for you over the long term.  Worst case a poor initial decision can have lasting consequences which you […]

How scenario stress-testing can help you weather the recession

Scenario stress-testing to help you weather the recession

After years of economic expansion, we’re finally seeing the tide turn again as we enter what looks like it will be an extended recession.  When you consider the impact of the pandemic, widespread inflation, war in Ukraine, and supply chain issues across the board – this is not something that should surprise us.  But if you haven’t […]

Understanding the impact of rising interest rates on your cash flow and your balance sheet

It’s safe to say that we’ve never before seen the scale of widespread cash injections that we saw during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Governments across the world scrambled to print the money they needed to keep the economy afloat and provide the support that their citizens needed.  The natural consequence of this has been rapid inflationary pressures which […]

Notifications come to TM1 with Apliqo UX

Here at Apliqo, our products are continually evolving to cater to the needs of our users, and today we’re excited to announce a brand new feature that so many have been asking for.  Within our Apliqo UX interface, we now have contextual notifications which will help you to better collaborate with your colleagues and improve your own productivity […]

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 […]

Unify your FP&A process and never lose track of the bigger picture

In order to drive real value for an organization, FP&A needs to ditch its traditional accounting role for a seat at the executive table. Rather than just crunching numbers and producing obligatory finance statements, companies are counting on their finance teams to drive value by informing key strategic decision-making. Unfortunately, many financial professionals and teams […]

Planning and Analysis for Critical Value Drivers, Part 1: Growth & Profitability

By Daniele Tedesco, CEO of Apliqo On April 28th, 2022, Apliqo will be hosting Part 1 of our 2-part Masterclass on Critical Value Drivers. To kick off the series, we’ll be looking at growth and profitability, two principles that often contend for the company’s focus but both deserve a place in our business strategy. Read […]

Understanding Growth and ROIC – The Ultimate Value Drivers for Any Business

By Daniele Tedesco, CEO of Apliqo In preparation for our first module of the 2022 Apliqo FPA Masterclass with Jack Alexander, I am going to be taking a closer look at the 2 ultimate drivers of value for any business; growth and return on invested capital (ROIC). Below I’ll show you why these measures are […]

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 […]

How A CFO Deals With Christmas Stress!

While the holiday season is, for many, one of the most wonderful times of the year, it can also be extremely stressful. Hanging decorations, writing Christmas cards and, of course, buying and wrapping gifts, can easily add up to turn Christmas and New Year’s into an organisational nightmare. Luckily, as CFO, you’ve got a few […]