The 10 commandments of FP&A

Ten commandments of FP&A

Here at Apliqo, the FP&A process is at the heart of what we do and so in this post, we thought we’d share our 10 commandments for what strong FP&A execution looks like. While somewhat tongue-in-cheek, there’s a lot to be gained from getting these things right. Now, without any further ado, onto the ten commandments.

Carbon Emission Budgeting: Where FP&A solutions can play an important role

Carbon Emission Budgeting

We’ve come a long way in terms of sustainability and whether it’s social pressure, regulatory intervention, or a combination of both – companies worldwide are starting to grapple with their impact on our environment. Specifically, there’s a push to reduce carbon emissions and lower carbon footprints to arrive at more sustainable business practices.

9+ FP&A Best Practices every CFO needs to know

Many of the statistical tools taught at finance schools are underutilized in the workplace. However, many of these tools can help underline business issues, trends, and opportunities for improvement.

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 […]