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COVID Lockdown Regulations: Implications on Business, and How to Mitigate the Trauma.

Each time the lockdown is adjusted, or a new regulation is passed, businesses countrywide need to adjust, adapt, and strap in for a new ride. How do you ensure that you aren’t flogging a dead horse (your finance department) to ensure your stakeholders stay updated and that you plan for the (not-so-distant) future accurately?

What is financial planning, and why is it critical now?

Financial planning is the allocating of funds and determining how a business will achieve different goals and objectives o. Financial planning is almost as important as setting up a business. This is a necessity for any business belonging to any industry. Not all businesses adopt financial planning, especially small businesses who have a limited budget […]

Modern FP&A best practices and your business

What Are Best Practices? Best practices are the gold standard to which you should strive for maximum success. Your Financial Planning and Analytics suite can help you take steps to comply with your industry standard.  How Best Practices Work Best practices serve as a general framework for a variety of situations. For instance, in businesses […]

South Africa, COVID-19 and your Financial Planning

What is Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A), and Why Do We Need It Now? We can’t avoid it: with the recent downgrade to junk by Moodys and a global crisis under COVID-19, now more than ever we need to have our houses in order. This is where the investment into intelligent and multi-functional FP&A software […]

Let’s Talk About Load-Shedding: What can your OPEX learn from Eskom?

Eskom is in the news again, this time with reference to the new Integrated Resource Plan which has been devised in order to allow for diversified power sources, reduced operational expenditure within Eskom, and a general restructuring of Eskom divisions. You may be thinking “Yes, they’re idiots, but that has nothing to do with our [...]

Capital Expenditure in South Africa: Bucking the world trend in telecommunications

CAPEX has taken a nosedive on a global stage recently, due to uncertainty in economies from the US across the pond to the UK. There have been multiple influences that have helped to create this result, with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act being instituted in the US, trade uncertainties, Brexit, the US-China trade war, [...]

IFRS 16 in South Africa: 10 Questions you should be asking

IFRS.org gives a concise summary of the reasoning behind the move to the new IFRS 16 standard: "The objective of IFRS 16 is to report information that (a) faithfully represents lease transactions and (b) provides a basis for users of financial statements to assess the amount, timing and uncertainty of cash flows arising from leases. [...]

Improve your Process with Constant Innovation and Rock Solid Business Data.

To maintain your output in the age of constant and fluid innovation, you need to be able to rely on your business data. Often, when our financial teams focus on the bottom line and overall profit of our business without analytics or modelling capabilities, we do not have the numbers on our side How do [...]

Changing the BI Game with Intelligent Business Solutions

A great number of seminars, workshops, and learning sessions around the world focus on the improvement of business with intelligent business solutions, aimed at becoming an industry leader. Hear how our clients are changing the game in their industries. Where did they see opportunity? What challenges did they overcome? What winning play is giving them [...]

Disclosure Management and Your Finance Team: The Benefits.

Cortell’s range of Financial Performance Management solutions gives you an integrated view of your financial processes and systems. Our IBM software solutions provide the base for additions like Certent CDM, which integrates seamlessly into your primary solution for additional benefit.   With the Advent of XBRL Financial Reporting Requirements in South Africa, a disclosure management […]