Month: May 2018

Is your Storytelling ability on the Risk register?

I don’t like pie charts. 

Why? Because if you are anything like me, they are hard to understand when they are used poorly, and 99% of the time they are used poorly.

But why should you care?

Because if you have gone to the trouble of providing some mind-blowing insight to your board, then presented it in a poor way, it is unlikely to be read or understood and even if you try to make amends and artfully talk to those baffling visuals, your audience is likely to spend most of their time staring at third-eye visuals (doodling on them) and not hear your important stories and your critical calls to action.

So please learn visualisation best practice today, it will be a game changer, and take yourself off the business risk register.

Enabling RPA

Automation, Robotics, Robotic Process Automation, RPA… the buzz words are endless, so here is a plain English guide to Digital Finance Automation and a list of possible partners for your research.

We will answer questions like;

  • What is a robot? Industrial robots?
  • What is process automation?
  • What are robotics companies like Blue Prism and their RPA tools able to offer?

Continue reading “Enabling RPA”

Excel is dead… Discuss.

MS Excel is a ball and chain around your finance team necks which stops them from thinking and working differently.

It stops them improving data flows and process, stops automation savings, stops data management benefits and stops the “big picture prize” of whole company predictive analytics and storytelling which is the future of finance.

I am calling for the Death of Excel on these grounds!

If you want to read, hear and join the debate, listen to the Strength in the Numbers podcast here.

Source: Generation CFO LI Group