Integrated Forecasting And Reporting: The Key To Making Faster, Better Business Decisions
Today, companies typically rely on 4 main kinds of projections: Long Range Plans: 3-7-year plans designed for company executives and external stakeholders. These plans set out strategies that help guide long-term investment decisions. Budget/Operational Plans: 1-year plans which usually look at the coming financial year. They help identify key activities and clarify resource allocation across […]
Are You Ready For A No-Deal Brexit?
In this blog, we look at the possible economic implications of a no-deal Brexit and how companies can prepare for these challenges. Theresa May’s plan for leaving the EU consisted of a “customs union” agreement between the UK and EU in which neither would enforce import tariffs on the other’s goods. The Brexit deal also […]
Apliqo launches two new software solutions
With the redesigned Version 2.0 of Apliqo UX and the launch of the Apliqo C&C (financial consolidation and close) solution, the software company based in Zurich is targeting additional customer segments and setting another milestone on its successful expansion course. Zurich, April 17, 2018: Apliqo UX is a web-based front-end application for IBM Planning Analytics […]
Last chance for corporate planning: Part 2
Now for the tricky part. Leading planning and budgeting away from the brink naturally requires action. This is why in part 2 we will explain the specifics of how to implement efficient planning processes. Part 2 – nine steps for efficient corporate planning Efficient implementation of unified performance management requires structured processes and systems. Here […]
Apliqo inside: 5 Questions To Scott Wiltshire
What is your role at Apliqo and how does your work impact the development of Apliqo’s products? My role is Chief Technical Officer CTO. I’m responsible for our technology stack and making sure that we have the right product architecture so all the technologies can talk to each other and moreover that our developers all […]
Has zero-based budgeting been given a second life?
Various challenges force companies to dismantle old, cost-inefficient structures. In looking for new budgeting options, a well-known but controversial method is moving back into the limelight: zero-based budgeting (ZBB). Growth challenges, cost pressure and new competition from the Far East – the challenges for companies seldom come alone. CFOs are therefore faced with a frantic […]
What is wrong with budgeting and planning?
This is explained firstly by the business environment, which has become increasingly dynamic and complex over the past decade, so making planning and budgeting more challenging. Secondly, many decision-makers also stated that the quality of their planning outcomes is not good enough, with too little attention paid to strategic aspects in the planning process. What […]
Five steps to setting effective corporate objectives
New technologies and methods which brought the definition and implementation of objectives closer to each other in the 1990s resulted in more and more targets being set, even in non-financial business units. Given all the objectives, it is easy to forget what the management’s main duty actually is: to deliver the best possible performance. Objectives […]