Stephen Hambling

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Take 6 steps to better financial analysis

Posted by Stephen Hambling on 03/05/18 10:08

This blog post will help you make sense of your financial data and maximize its potential through financial management and financial analysis.

Every time you make a judgment on how your business is performing based on your financial situation or your operating performance, or when you make predictions on what could happen, you’re doing financial analysis. When you make financial decisions within your business, such as securing loans, acquiring new assets, or issuing stocks and bonds, you’re performing financial management.

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Tags: budgeting solutions, financial forecasts, Financial planning, financial analysis

A guide to keeping Spreadsheet monsters

Posted by Stephen Hambling on 13/02/18 08:21

We have all seen, or worked with, or even built, a spreadsheet monster. There is a high chance that there is one lurking in your office somewhere. They usually congregate in the Finance department and can often be seen during budgeting. They tend to come out at night, usually with their keeper.

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Tags: Excel, finance solutions, spreadsheet error risks, spreadsheets

clean up your  budgeting act!

Posted by Stephen Hambling on 09/01/18 07:30

budgeting need an overhaul?

Usually budgeting starts in mid-summer and can drag on until January soaking up hours of time and effort., With the blink of any eye, changes in planned growth and the commercial environment can impact a static plan rooted in decaying assumptions.  So to combat the aging process of your budget we look at processes, approach and to aid budgeting. 

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Growth needs planning

Posted by Stephen Hambling on 12/12/17 08:01

Tech companies are dominating the ranks of the fastest-growing industries. According to Forbes they experienced an average of 18% sales growth in 2016. This is more than double the average growth rate across all sectors of 6.8%.

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Tags: Adaptive Insights, high-growth, Adaptive Suite

Break down your data silos

Posted by Stephen Hambling on 30/11/17 16:15

Today’s businesses are generating mountains of data at a rate estimated to be doubling every year. Managing this data is a challenge in itself, but that’s only part of the puzzle. One of today’s financial pit falls – data silos - is the other part.

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Tags: Data Integration, one version of truth

Webinar - Forecasting for growth

Posted by Stephen Hambling on 17/11/17 20:09

Unless you've gone through fast growth before, the pitfalls and stress it presents can be overwhelming. So we've put together an inside track series to help you pick your way through the growth maze; offering guidance on the financial essentials needed and tips to making sure the company continues to rise rather than falter. 

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Tags: funding, financial essential, forecasting growth

Back on track with Driver-based Planning

Posted by Stephen Hambling on 08/11/17 13:02

Feeling overwhelmed by data? You're not alone. Don't get us wrong, data can be great, but we need the right tools and skills to use it effectively. Financial leaders are finding themselves spending more time juggling data, than rather than harnessing its power for analysis. Don't let information overload you, discover new ways to handle it.

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Tags: driver based planning, Adaptive Insights, CFO

Let your finance team out

Posted by Stephen Hambling on 26/10/17 12:17

Shhhh! There are strange noises coming from the back room where the Finance team are being released from the shackles of Excel number crunching and liberated to planning constructively.

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Tags: Adaptive Insights, Adaptive Planning, Excel, Gartner

Finance Director - Not your typical hero

Posted by Stephen Hambling on 10/10/17 11:34

When facing the choice of which planning software to invest in, ease of install and usability really are worth considering. Choosing the right one really can make you the business hero, here's how... 

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Tags: Adaptive Insights, Financial planning, Usability, faster forecasting

Growth and risk - get the latest kit for modelling it

Posted by Stephen Hambling on 20/09/17 11:05

High growth has its own challenges.

Debt structures, covenant limits and cash flow need to be continually corrected and adjusted and be reliable, under the onslaught of constantly changing factors. Yearly or even Quarterly plans will not cut the mustard. Assessing, projecting and managing the financial robustness of a business requires monthly rolling forecasts.

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Tags: Forecasting faster, Better Budgeting, Adaptive Insights, Gartner

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