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Our MD, Simon Bittlestone, discusses how effective analysis of financial data and scenario modelling can help insurance firms overcome the challenges of Solvency II

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M&A in the insurance sector is currently at a two-year low, leaving many insurers considering the sale books of their business as an alternative

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Our MD Simon Bittlestone discusses what CFOs need to know about planning for M&A in TheCSuiteUK.

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This event sought to bring together highly experienced figures from sport and business to discuss a the pursuit of excellence in increasingly competitive environments.

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The latest edition highlights the rapid development of financial analytics technology, and the opportunities that exists for finance professionals to take advantage of this.

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We are pleased to announce that our Swedish partners, Eskadern, are deepening their relationship with us by entering into a franchise agreement and adopting

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Analyst house Megabuyte’s inaugural ‘Emerging Stars’ list named Metapraxis as the best performing company in the ‘Accounting and Enterprise’ category.

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Simon Bittlestone reflects on the Varsity Matches 2016, which saw brand new developments in the application of analytics to sport.

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Metapraxis is delighted to announce that it is the official analytics partner of the Varsity Match

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The theme for this year was ‘Surfing the Waves of Disruption’, and Metapraxis was very pleased to be chosen as one of the twelve companies thriving amidst rapid and unpredictable change in their sectors, and in business more generally.

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Simon Bittlestone looks ahead to the year’s Gartner Symposium Barcelona, and explores some developing views on the future of data and analytics.

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Metapraxis MD Simon Bittlestone on what the WPP story can tell us about effective global management, and how analytics can drive sustainable growth

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Technology Director John Masters considers the implications of new research from Gartner, on current investment priorities for senior finance professionals.

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Chris Raymond reports from the London FP&A Board, where the most recent meeting focused on driver-based planning

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Our MD Simon Bittlestone offers his perspective on the UK’s EU membership referendum and discusses how business leaders can best react to the result

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Andrew Mosely reports on the latest meeting of the London FP&A Board, where finance leaders from a variety of large organisations discussed rolling forecasting

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In the latest post in this series, Andrew Mosely looks at how better forecasting can help business leaders cope with market uncertainty

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Simon Bittlestone writes on our recent seminar, which focused on analysing the relationships between sales performance and financial outcomes

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Second post in this series: Andrew Mosely looks at how different data transformations can help companies face market uncertainty with greater confidence

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Rachel Russell explores how reporting can be reinvented,  to more effectively promote and maintain business performance.

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Rachel Russell writes on the recent Gartner BI and Analytics Summit, and how efficient data governance can facilitate effective analytics

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John Masters on a key theme of this week’s Gartner Business Intelligence and Analytics Summit: that of how IT can offer more useful insight to the business

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Rachel Russell reports from this week’s Gartner BI and Analytics Summit, on how analysis can focus more on tangible business outcomes

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Andrew Mosely looks at how business leaders can build a proactive approach to coping with market uncertainty

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Rachel Russell looks at recent developments in the use of Data Visualisation by FP&A teams.

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Andrew Mosely looks at recent data from the UK retail industry, and at how profitability analysis can help make the most of seasonal variations in demand.

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Rachel Russell, Head of Client Service, writes on industry

Following media discussion around the idea of a ‘sugar tax’ in the UK, Rachel Russell looks at how innovation can be managed in response to regulatory risk

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Andrew Mosely, Deputy Managing Director, writes on design and business analysis

As UK lenders grant more mortgages for longer than the usual 25 years, Andrew Mosely looks at how risk analysis can evolve to keep pace

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Rachel Russell, Head of Client Service, writes on industry

Rachel Russell looks at the aftermath of the festive season for the UK’s retailers, and the need for better demand forecasting in the industry

 

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Andrew Mosely, Deputy Managing Director, writes on design and business analysis

Andrew Mosely explores how business leaders at large organisations can build a framework for generating effective performance predictions.

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Simon Bittlestone, Managing Director, writes on markets and economics

Simon Bittlestone looks at how predictive analytics can be used to gain insight on the progress of industry trends and disruption

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Rachel Russell, Head of Client Service, writes on industry

Rachel Russell looks at the importance of scenario analysis in the energy sector, particularly in the context of potential regulatory change

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Andrew Mosely, Deputy Managing Director, writes on design and business analysis

Andrew Mosely looks at the recent Bank of England stress tests and how predictive analysis can afford companies in all industries a stress test of their own

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John Masters, Technology Director, writes on technology and innovation

Following Metapraxis’ inclusion in Gartner’s latest guide to corporate planning applications, John Masters takes a look at recent developments in this technology

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Simon Bittlestone, Managing Director, writes on markets and economics

Simon Bittlestone looks at how recruitment, including graduate recruitment, must evolve in order to find the business leaders of tomorrow

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Justin Duffy, Consulting Director, writes on management and strategy

Justin Duffy looks at how an effective strategic analytics approach depends for its success on appropriate performance metrics

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Rachel Russell, Head of Client Service, writes on industry

Rachel Russell looks at how automotive and other manufacturers can use strategic analytics to navigate disruptive trends in their industries

 

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John Masters, Technology Director, writes on innovation and technology

John Masters considers the FCA’s announcement that it will look at the use of big data in the insurance industry, and what that means for the sector’s use of analytics

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Rachel Russell, Head of Client Service, writes on industry

Following news that some major UK retailers will scale back Black Friday discounts, Rachel Russell looks at more effective approaches to short-term pricing

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Nicola Pastore, Commercial Manager, writes on finance and business planning

Following findings on the full impact of regulators’ sanctions, Nicola Pastore looks at different approaches to assessing regulatory compliance in banking

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Simon Bittlestone, Managing Director, from Gartner Symposium

Simon Bittlestone looks back at Gartner Symposium Barcelona, and picks out the topics of discussion most relevant to business leaders.

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John Masters looks back at some of the discussions around the future of ERP at this year’s Gartner Symposium, and what they mean for business leaders

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Andrew Mosely looks at some of the discussions taking place around business intelligence applications at Gartner Symposium Barcelona

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Simon Bittlestone takes stock of the excitement around algorithms at Gartner Symposium, and demystifies some of the hype and hearsay around the term

 

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Andrew Mosely writes from Gartner Symposium, on achievable ways that IT leaders can help their business achieve its strategic goals

 

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Writing from Gartner Symposium, Metapraxis’ John Masters looks at how established businesses can predict the impact of disruptive technologies

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Rachel Russell writes from Gartner Symposium, on the death of big data, and why that could hold the key if CIOs are to help tackle the most pressing challenges facing businesses today.

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Simon Bittlestone, Managing Director, at Gartner Symposium

Simon Bittlestone blogs from Gartner Symposium Barcelona, on the impact of emerging analytics technologies, and why finance-led principles offer a perfect foundation for this type of project

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Nicola Pastore, Commercial Manager, writes on finance and business planning

Nicola Pastore looks at recent research on the overseas experience of CEOs, and the challenges of managing local units of a multinational organisation

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