Do you truly embrace change when adopting a new system or are you simply trying to migrate inefficient and ineffective processes to the new system?

Many organizations have correct intentions to approach a major system change, such as and ERP, as an opportunity to change dated processes; however, many fail to follow through with that intention.... More >

  • 2016-03-15 14:17:18
  • Robert Marchello
  • Change Management, Culture Change, Strategy, ERP, SaaS, Reporting

Standardisation – Is it better to let people run their own race?

Mark Twain once observed: 

“There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is... More >

  • 2016-03-09 16:01:51
  • Mark Spicer
  • Effectiveness and Efficiency, Standardisation, Systems Planning, Cost of Ownership

Big 4 accounting firms are using cloud-based accounting software to disrupt the mid-market

In the past SMEs have been served by the thousands of small firms of accountants but these two to 5 partner firms up and down the country have been guilty of standing on the side-lines as their cli... More >

  • 2016-03-01 09:53:30
  • Gary Simon, CEO
  • Accounting Services, Cloud, KPMG, PWC, , SME,

Effective communication: Do you communicate results or values?

There is a difference between communicating numbers and transforming them into core values, in a clear and inspiring vision of the road ahead. Therefore it is essential for the ‘modern CFO&rs... More >

  • 2016-02-17 14:18:17
  • Daniela Bensi
  • effective communication, visual management, professional growth

Policy – Do you create robots?

Mahatma Gandhi’s policy of non-violent civil dis-obedience, enabled India to achieve independence. He once said, “A policy is a temporary creed liable to be changed, but while it ho... More >

  • 2016-02-02 10:26:10
  • Mark Spicer
  • Policy, Effectiveness and Efficiency, Innovation, Continuous Improvement, Leadership

Categorising and reporting costs for better cost management (Part two)

In my last blog we discussed why no cost is "fixed". This immediately raises the question " Ok then how do we categorise costs?". This blog explores that question. 

Con... More >

  • 2016-02-02 10:04:15
  • David Willcox
  • Costs, Management Accounting, Modern Finance

Innovation - Have you considered the cost of standing still?

Charles F. Kettering was an inventor, engineer, businessman, and held 186 patents. He co-founded the General Motors (GM) subsidiary Dayton Engineering Laboratories Co. (Delco), and was head of rese... More >

  • 2016-01-13 09:56:20
  • Mark Spicer
  • Effectiveness and Efficiency, Innovation, Continuous Improvement, Leadership

5 Reasons why benchmarking-in-the-cloud is set to revolutionise the modern finance function

“How are we performing compared to our closest competitors?”.... is a constant concern for CFOs seeking to drive growth and profitability.  Yet it is a stubbornly difficult questio... More >

  • 2016-01-11 15:11:16
  • Gary Simon, CEO
  • benchmarking-in-the-cloud, Modern Finance

MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU - The Cost of Giving up Your Power!

As a consultant, I sometimes serve as an Interim Controller.  There are two main reasons you will see someone like me brought in by owners and/or management:

1.    &... More >

  • 2016-01-11 12:08:00
  • Judith Sherling
  • Internal Controls, SME, Modern Finance

Do you approach a new ERP System Implementation as an opportunity for overall process redesign?

After participating and driving several system’s implementations, and continuing to do so, I realize that the change management piece of the implementation sometimes gets lost in the ... More >

  • 2016-01-05 10:52:15
  • Robert Marchello
  • Change Management, Business Transformation, Communication, Company Culture, Leadership.

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