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.
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.
Jack Alexander is a CFO turned advisor, author, and business coach. With over 40 years of management and financial leadership experience, Jack’s seen the world of FP&A evolve from the very front row.
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.
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]