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Articles tagged with efficiency

7 deadly sins your finance team shouldn’t be committing!

As my cross-country odyssey takes me from Kent to Glasgow, from Pembrokeshire to Scunthorpe, along leafy lanes and byways en route to finance department after finance department, there are one or two common strands which appear time and time again! Read More

Written by: Kenneth Roles   

Posted: 15 September 2017

6 ways devolved finance will benefit the whole organisation

If you’ve ever thought that devolved accounting is just a ruse for the finance department to shift some of its workload to other departments, then think again. Take a peek at these 6 ways devolving your finance software will benefit not just the finance team themselves, but the entire organisation. Read More

Written by: Simon Kearsley   

Posted: 27 August 2014

All Change Please

Woolworths. Borders. Allied Carpets. JJB Sports. What have they all got in common? That’s right, they were all riding high... until they all crashed and burnt. It can happen to the best of us, and one of the main reasons is change. Or rather, no change whatsoever.  Read More

Written by: A Friend of bluQube

Posted: 11 August 2014

Sunshine & the Cloud

Summer is here and the sun is shining (sometimes). In fact finance directors are grateful for a bit of cloud cover at this time of year – with cloud-based financial solutions they can access work systems from wherever they are, while getting to enjoy some of the great British summer. Read More

Written by: A Friend of bluQube

Posted: 28 July 2014

Setting the right KPIs

Good managers use Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) – it’s the way to ensure you maintain optimal progress towards operational goals. Choosing the right KPIs is key too! Like anything you want to track, KPIs must be measurable, agreed in advance and must reflect the critical success factors for your organisation and your function within it. They must be controllable, limited in number and there must be target figure in mind. Read More

Written by: Kenneth Roles   

Posted: 31 March 2014

Here’s another good thing about the devolved world

Whatever your business may be, we bet it has lots of different departments. And when those departments don’t own their own data, they have to go ask the finance team for the facts and figures any time they want something. Time gets wasted and human error creeps in. Imagine if there was another way… Read More

Written by: A Friend of bluQube

Posted: 26 March 2014

Integration’s where it’s at

Keying in data twice wastes time and leads to mistakes. Keying in data twice wastes time and leads to mistakx. OK, OK you get the point now, but seriously if your colleagues are spending hours on double entry, your organisation is working inefficiently. So have you thought of integration? Read More

Written by: Nicky Wilkins   

Posted: 27 February 2014

Share the love (and the data) between departments

Remember how things used to be? When your marketing department just did the marketing and HR just did the HR? We’re working a whole lot smarter nowadays, as we’re all sharing information left, right and centre. So now every department needs to work a little differently… Read More

Written by: Nicky Wilkins   

Posted: 27 February 2014

Is your strategy joined-up?

Our regular charity contributor, Ian Simpson, discusses why having a joined-up strategy is essential in the charity and not-for-profit sector Read More

Written by: A Friend of bluQube

Posted: 24 February 2014

System admin top tips

Keeping on top of all those system admin tasks can be a chore, especially when it’s been a while since you last ran through certain processes, and you can’t quite remember which button it is you need to press next! So to help you get on top of it all, here are some of our “How Do I?” guides for some of the most common admin tasks Read More

Written by: Nicky Wilkins   

Posted: 10 February 2014
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