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 […]

Here’s how Santa deals with Christmas stress

So just how does Santa manage to deliver all his presents by Christmas Eve? Well, the answer lies in his planning. Here’s how Santa plans his Christmas run: He follows a solid planning process A few years ago, Santa was in a real slump. The effects of global warming affected his regular delivery route, and […]

Prepare for the worst: 7 keys to dealing with business downturns

In the 3rd installment of Apliqo’ webinar series, Jack Alexander walks us through the inevitable nature of business downturns, how to prepare for them and minimize their impact on your business. Be realistic: business downturns are inevitable “In FP&A, the first thing we have to do is recognize that economic cycles are cyclical,” says Jack. […]

Apliqo Insights: London FP&A Board Meeting 2019

Last week’s meeting focused on FP&A storytelling and the added value it can bring to organizations for the first time in FP&A Board Meeting history. The meeting began with a general introduction in which the participants shared their views on the key factors for effective FP&A storytelling. The results are summarized below: Life Timely Data/Analytics […]

5 Budgeting and planning best practices every business needs, with Jack Alexander

In the second installment of Apliqo’s new webinar series, our guest speaker Jack Alexander walks you through how to step up your budgeting and planning processes. The problem with traditional budgeting “Traditional planning models have a strong financial focus,” says Jack. “The big problem with this is that most managers see these plans as finance […]

Apliqo Insights: Frankfurt FP&A Board meeting 2019

This week’s meeting focused on FP&A Business Partnering and the key criteria companies need to focus on to establish a proper Business Partnering Team. The meeting began with a general introduction in which the participants shared their own personal experiences with Business Partnering and the best attribute the participants have ever seen of a Business […]

Apliqo UX at Perfection Fresh

An eco-system between these models have been intricately designed with Apliqo UX as the web interface to distribute the model to the wider community. Leslie Bogdan and Jennifer Yang from Perfection Fresh presented their experience implementing Apliqo UX at the Cubewise EDU TM1 and Planning Analytics User Conference in Sydney 2019 and also shared their […]

3 tips to increase your FP&A efficiency, with Jack Alexander

In his presentation, Jack showed us how to effectively evaluate both our finance processes and the talent in our team to meet the demands of the changing FP&A environment. Below, we’ll share 3 of Jack’s top tips based on his 40+ years of experience. For more details on how to improve your FP&A processes, make […]