Integrated workforce planning – the beginning and end of HRM process
Things can become very difficult if the wrong workforce planning decisions are taken, whether because of erroneous calculations or because the overview has been lost. The fact remains: successful workforce planning is a complex matter that is dependent on many factors. In this blog we explain how companies can efficiently and accurately calculate their personnel […]
Apliqo Insights: Sydney FP&A Board meeting 2018
Apliqo – a Cubewise Company – is proud to be sponsoring such a high-quality forum where the most important challenges of FP&A related to people, process, technology, analytics and business partnering are debated. A big thanks goes to Larysa for creating such a unique community focused on FP&A and the opportunity for Apliqo to be […]
Corporate Planning: Rolling Forecast Instead of Annual Budget
More and more companies are doing away with fixed budgets. The term “rolling forecast” is doing the rounds of finance departments as an alternative. So what is this all about? A study by the University of Zurich has revealed that more than 50 percent of all companies don’t update their budgets during the year. Moreover, […]
Santa Claus is stressed out due to planning
Apart from the usual Christmas business, he is also worried this year by profit concerns as he has recently gone into the red. It’s high time to whip performance into shape. The presents business has become hard. Apart from an increasingly complex business environment, Santa has had to contend with completely new challenges for some […]
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 […]
Apliqo inside: 5 Questions To Manny Perez
What is your role at Apliqo and how does your work impact the development of Apliqo C3? As Technology Executive at Apliqo my concern is to deliver sustained value to our customers. This is achieved when we relentlessly seek simplicity, completeness, scalability and flexibility. Of these, the most important and hardest to achieve is simplicity. […]
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 […]