FP&A Analytics

The four phases of Integrated Business Planning

By Niels Van Hove, Mental Toughness Coach & Supply Chain Consultant 

Integrated Business Planning (IBP) is often seen as a natural progression from Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP), which came to life in the 80’s to align sales and operations. As S&OP found its origin in the supply chain, IBP is often biased with supply chain terminology and reasoning. It can be argued that current IBP development is still driven with a supply chain bias. With this lack of divers thinking, IBP innovation runs the risk of being not truly ‘integrated’.

 

FP&A Analytics and Simpson’s Paradox

By Christian FOURNIER,  Retired Head of Finance Europe at Orange Business Services, Author (Globalisation - adapter l'organisation de son entreprise face à la mondialisation...)

Are your KPIs, Scoreboards and other metrics safe from the Simpson's paradox?

“Simpson’s paradox or Yule-Simpson effect is a paradox in probability and statistics, in which a trend appears in different groups of data but disappears or reverses when these groups are combined. It is sometimes given the descriptive title reversal paradox or amalgamation paradox”. (Extract from Wikipedia)

Everything Twists Around Data. FP&A Analytics Maturity Model and Data Management

By Irina Steenbeek, ABN AMRO Bank N.V. , Data management consultant, http://datacrossroads.nl

As promised in the previous article, let us go deeper into the relationship between FP&A and Data management (DM) and see how Data management enriches your FP&A role and successes.

Planning for "Unknown Unknowns"

By Larysa Melnychuk, Managing Director at FP&A Trends group

Financial planning and analysis (FP&A) educational and consulting company the FP&A Trends Group has rebranded the London FP&A Club as the London FP&A Circle. The change was marked by the launch of the FP&A Circle the 4th of July 2016 on board the historic warship HMS Belfast (pictured above), which is permanently moored on the River Thames in London. The event was sponsored by FP&A technology group Prevero.

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