Every Report Is Only as Good as Its Visualisation and Presentation

“FP&A helps analyse the past, understand the present, and plan for the future.” – Geetanjali Tandon, Finance Director for Bayer Crop Science. FP&A is about much more than crunching numbers, it is about driving better business decisions and helping steer the company ship in the right direction. Unfortunately, the immense power of FP&A is lost […]

Why Business Partnering is Key for Successful FP&A

FP&A has traditionally been a trunk-of-the-car operation, focused on producing numbers, analysing them, and sending out reports and analysis to key company stakeholders/decision makers. Today, however, this old-school approach to FP&A simply won’t cut it. As companies look for ways to stand out and excel in today’s hyper-competitive business environment, FP&A has the chance to […]

Key Takeaways from the Apliqo FP&A Masterclass with Jack Alexander

This year, we wrapped up our first instalment of the Apliqo FP&A Masterclass with Jack Alexander. With over 40 years of experience, Jack walked us through everything from the imperatives of COVID-19 to how to implement key FP&A best practices such as Scenario Planning, Rolling Forecasts, and more. In case you missed all or part […]

Preparing for the Unknown: How to Use Scenario Analysis to Project Drastic Changes

As finance professionals, one of our biggest challenges is helping organisations prepare for the future. Unfortunately, even the biggest finance departments still aren’t equipped with crystal balls allowing us to see 3, 6, or 12 months ahead of time. So, for a long time, CFOs and finance teams have used trend analysis to prepare their […]

Talking Talent: Why Is Talent Important in FP&A?

FP&A is getting a major makeover. Rather than just pumping out quarterly reports and other finance formalities, CFOs and finance professionals are expected to take on far more strategic roles at their organisations. To prepare for this already ongoing fundamental change and fulfil these exciting new roles, CFOs and their finance teams need to look […]

Dynamic driver-based planning: Introducing rolling forecasts

by Daniele Tedesco When I started my finance career over 15 years ago, the role of CFOs and finance professionals was purely accounting orientated.  Now, as FP&A takes on a key role in guiding strategic decision making, I like to think we’re entering a Golden Age where CFOs and their teams finally have the chance […]

The Biggest Challenges Facing FP&A in the Future

“With great power comes great responsibility.” – Stan Lee Companies are realising the huge potential of FP&A. Rather than thinking of financial planning and analytics as a financial support function, companies have made it their top priority to use FP&A to drive real value and growth. As a result, CFOs and their finance teams are […]

The Key to Nailing FP&A Digital Transformation

Digitalisation is a hot topic. Not only does it promise to streamline tedious and time-consuming FP&A processes, but it could also pave the way for CFOs like you to trade in their accounting hats and instead serve the role of active business strategists. The idea of digitalising FP&A can be daunting, especially for CEOs with […]

Reinventing The Wheel: Best Practices To Transform Your Business Projections

At Apliqo, we’re very focused on the changing role of CFOs and FP&A. And while making reliable projections about a company’s performance has long been a key responsibility of finance executives and their teams, these projections are now more important than ever and need the collaboration of the whole organisation. Today’s CFOs need to be […]