FP&A Insights

FP&A Insights is a collection of useful case studies from leading international companies and thought leadership insights from FP&A experts. We aim to help you keep track of the best practices in modern FP&A, recognise changes in the ever-evolving world of financial planning and analysis and be well equipped to deal with them.

Stay tuned for more blogs and articles from great authors.

FP&A Insights

Integrated workforce planning – the beginning and end of HRM process
February 21, 2019

By Martin Winkler, Manager at Apliqo

Martin Winkler has many years’ experience in finance and controlling and optimized various reporting and planning processes for different companies in the course of his career. In his present position as head of business development with Cubewise, he advises companies on the preparation of business management concepts and technical implementation of UPM solutions.

LinkedIn profile: www.linkedin.com/in/martin-winkler-3a1701b1/

In this blog we explain how companies can efficiently and accurately calculate their personnel requirements.

Could FP&A help your company survive a downturn?
February 20, 2019
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By James Myers, Global Finance Executive and Finance Transformation Consultant

James Myers is the founder and CEO of FP&A Strategy Consulting, helping to accelerate finance transformation resulting in smarter organizations that focus their talent on issues that matter.

James is a thought leader in FP&A and has presented at many Finance summits.  He has also held various finance and operations leadership roles in multinationals such as Dell and Nokia and has clients such as Hewlett Packard Enterprise.  James holds advanced degrees in finance and accounting and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.  In his spare time he is also a Co-Program lead for the Silicon Valley Startup Leadership Program and runs the Silicon Valley Power BI User Group.



Companies reducing the size of their Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) finance teams are cutting valuable resources in the misbelief that is not a priority. That’s untrue. So what’s the role of FP&A in today’s company anyway?

Business Planning, Data and Technology: a Ticking Clockwork
February 19, 2019

By Irina Steenbeek, Founder of 'Data Crossroads' ​

Very often financial and business planning professional ask the same question: which software do I need to improve my business and financial planning and analysis capabilities? The answer is not straightforward.

"When a measure become a target, it ceases to be a good measure"
February 14, 2019
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By Christian Fournier,  former Head of Finance Europe at Orange Business Services

Here are two laws that should question a few paradigms in company management and finance. Applied to company management those two laws bring few questions.