Do you reflect seasonality in your financial performance measures?

Most organisations experience seasonality in their operations. It may be just holiday times or varying days in the management reporting calendar, but with some it can be more extreme, for example, ... More >

  • 2015-02-17 11:35:11
  • David Willcox
  • management, accounting, financial reporting , budgeting, forecasting

How do you prioritise capital investments?

“They’ll all tell ya it’ll rain toads!” the boss used to say. Indeed, many did say they needed operating capital (Capex) lest there be dire consequences.

Capital prog... More >

  • 2015-02-17 11:24:23
  • Mark Spicer
  • Investment Prioritisation, Efficiency and Effectiveness, Governance

Does your NFP have a true Strategic Plan that is aligned with its resources?

 Not for Profit (NFP) organizations often overlook the importance of having a true Strategic Plan and the importance of the planning process itself. The planning process insures that the organ... More >

  • 2015-02-17 11:14:59
  • Robert Marchello
  • Non-profit, Not for Profit (NFP), strategic planning, strategic financial planning, resource planning

Where do ideas come from?

Have you ever wondered where ideas come from? Where to find brilliant ones? How  successful people come up with them? The common perception is that we just hit on ideas, fortuity, coincidence,... More >

  • 2015-02-17 10:59:10
  • Darek Olak
  • creativity, problem solving, innovation, creative techniques, personal development

Will you be surprised if your business and IT leaders do not agree on the role of IT?

This past year I have been involved in helping a number of SME sized companies start the journey to bridge the gap that exists between business and technology (represented by both internal as well ... More >

  • 2015-02-11 13:00:20
  • Ruhan Neethling
  • Business-IT divide, Value from IT, Business IT alignment, IT Strategy

Why smart CFOs pay attention to ‘non-financials’

Recent research by Open Matters with analysis by Deloitte points to the crucial importance of understanding ‘intangibles’ if investors and other stakeholders are to fully appreciate the... More >

  • 2015-02-05 19:43:12
  • Gary Simon, CEO
  • KPIs, non-financial KPIs

How many systems environments have just “grown like topsy” and are so complex it constrains any real improvement?

Remember when the company was small and everything was done manually? It got a bit bigger and some automation was introduced. It acquired a number of other businesses – inheriting their syste... More >

  • 2015-02-04 15:21:15
  • Mark Spicer
  • Systems Planning, Integration Strategy, Cost Containment, Efficiency and Effectiveness, Competitiveness

Knowledge – can lack of it be an advantage?

Typically we assume that serious issues require serious knowledge and quick-witted thinkers to solve them. No wonder we rely so much on experts – they know best. This may be tricky, though. F... More >

  • 2015-02-03 09:57:06
  • Darek Olak
  • creativity, problem solving, innovation, creative techniques, personal development

Why “Digital CFOs” get the best jobs

CFOs can no longer ignore the digital revolution. There isn’t a single market or industry sector that isn’t affected by the ravages of the digital revolution.  And with intense com... More >

  • 2015-01-28 11:22:34
  • Gary Simon, CEO
  • Digital CFO

Should your systems vision seek to leapfrog or stride?

System initiatives always develop against a backdrop of the organizational landscape.  The recognition that “something must be done” has a gestation period with a certain yin and y... More >

  • 2015-01-27 11:30:32
  • John Fanuko
  • Strategy, Business Transformation

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