old school systems costing you talent?

Posted by Charlotte Taylor on 17/01/18 18:15

Can old systems cost you valuable talent? - lets face it days spent manipulating chunks of data and making sure all the numbers still add up is no-ones idea of a good time.

Today one of the biggest challenges for companies is finding, attracting and retaining talent. Once you have it, the cost of new people being trained as well as the time it takes to bed them in can all impact a business. So why do we waste this talent doing repetitive, mundane and uninspiring drudge work on old systems which don't do the job anywhere as well as the new breed solutions.

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Tags: transforming finance

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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Treat yourself simplify your budgeting in 2018

Posted by Charlotte Taylor on 19/12/17 18:10

make life a little easier,give everyone a break and invest in the right kit to budget, forecast and report in 2018 everyone will thank you for it .

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Tags: Better Budgeting, Forecasting, agile budgeting

a road map for change

Posted by Charlotte Taylor on 14/12/17 08:42

No-one likes change, clinging to the status quo like a security blanket. We prefer the devil we know, to taking a leap into the unknown. This is just as true in the world of FP&A, maybe more so. So what is holding us back from making changes even when we know there’s a need, and what is the cost of doing nothing.

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Tags: Adaptive Planning, FP&A, Change

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

finance kit which keep our customers on track

Posted by Charlotte Taylor on 28/11/17 13:30

When it comes to software, all too often it's all about features and functionality. Formulate take a different view. Our experience tells us that software is half the story, implementation built around our customers' needs is what really adds the value. So that's where our new website started. Here's a taste of what they had to say...

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Tags: Adaptive Insights consultancy, financial planning reform, customer experience, Formulate website

Show me the money forecasting for Growth

Posted by Charlotte Taylor on 20/11/17 10:11

It’s the time of year when you're discovering how good your cash flow modeling has been throughout the year, and how robust your predictions have been on the working capital front. Seeking investment may well be on your agenda.  Poor strategic planning, lack of good financial management and absence of key financial resources are cited as top reasons for fast growth businesses faltering. So, here’s the inside track on how to successfully forecast, so investors show you the money rather than the door.

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Tags: funding, private equity funding, forecasting to investment

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

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