Stephen Hambling

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Unleash Your Inner Finance Transformation Superhero

Posted by Stephen Hambling on 28/08/20 08:19

Managing any uncertainty requires the ability to build flexible plans. There is a need for Finance leaders to be pro-active, and ready to manage the impact of change successfully.

So given that change is going to happen, is it enough to rely on Excel as the primary tool for planning and budgeting in 2020?

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Tags: cfo, Implementation

Adaptive Insights Solution Provider of the Year EMEA FY20

Posted by Stephen Hambling on 03/04/20 11:21

Formulate are delighted to be announced as Adaptive Insights Solution Provider of the Year EMEA FY20.  As the largest dedicated European Adaptive Insights partner Formulate have been transforming the financial planning of organisations across the world with its unique mix of accounting logic, IT experience and business savvy.

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Tags: Company news, Blog, Adaptive Insights, formulate

Take your financial planning out of the 1980's

Posted by Stephen Hambling on 17/03/20 15:16

Life has moved on since the '80s. A period when there were huge leaps in technological innovation. We take a look at some of the great technological innovations to come out of the decacde and what they look like now.

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Finance Leaders - What Drives Your Business?

Posted by Stephen Hambling on 26/02/20 14:33

Identifying the right drivers for your business, effective modelling and using the right tools has become key to successful growth and good decision making. However, as businesses grow and change it can be tricky to find time to identify all the relevant drivers, so how do you discover what is driving the business?

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How will your organisation respond to rapid change?

Posted by Stephen Hambling on 25/02/20 16:40

The UK has formally left the EU, however, we are not ‘done’ yet as we start negotiations on the future trading relationships. How will your organisation remain agile and able to respond to rapid change and new opportunities in this new dawn?

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Tags: cfo, Implementation

Insights from The Future of Finance & CFO Summit

Posted by Stephen Hambling on 17/02/20 14:13

Formulate was delighted to support and present at the Future of Finance & CFO Summit 2020 in London. With so many finance professionals coming together, we thought that we would share our insights, survey results and trends from the show. 

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Tags: Events, cfo

Let's Talk Finance 2020 Lunch dates announced

Posted by Stephen Hambling on 09/01/20 17:25

Formulate is pleased to announce its new lineup of 'Let's Talk Finance' exclusive restaurant lunches for finance professionals to eat, discuss and network. 

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Tags: Events, cfo

Future of Finance and CFO Summit 2020

Posted by Stephen Hambling on 07/01/20 11:49

Formulate is delighted to be a sponsor and exhibitor of the Future of Finance & CFO Summit 2020 taking place at the Hilton Syon in London from the 10-12 February.

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Tags: Events, cfo

Formulate bought by Kainos

Posted by Stephen Hambling on 11/11/19 09:31

Today is a huge day for Formulate. We have been acquired by Kainos, a leading Workday partner with its sights set of being the top partner worldwide. While this offers fantastic future potential and opportunity for us, I’d like to take a moment to pause and reflect over the last 5 years. I’m not normally one for gushing prose and praise, but today I make an exception!

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Why Do Large Once-Successful Companies Fail?

Posted by Stephen Hambling on 22/10/19 11:38

Why do large, once-successful companies fail? The reasons are numerous, but the world and its problems are more complex than ever. In this article, we examine three keys factors which are Leadership, Financial and Differentiation.

Numerous large, once-successful companies have failed recently. Some have gone bankrupt; others have been substantially reduced in size and fallen from an industry leadership position.

Recent examples include Thomas Cook, Jamie's Italian and Carillion, what caused their downfall, and what lessons have we learnt?

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Tags: Reporting, Growth, Adaptive Insights, forecasting, cfo