The Biz Box

The Biz Box is a platform from which industry and business experts can share thoughts and opinions on how best to be successful in today’s marketspace.

From accountant to consultant: BI for financial management

Written by Richard Francis on . Posted in Business

Many financial managers experience challenges on a daily basis. They possess crucial information that can heavily impact business strategy, but are often unable to contribute to researching the results. Since traditional reporting methods are so time-consuming, they often just forward the information, rather than analyse and discuss it. The right BI tools can change this situation.

Five reasons why the CFO should be called the Digital CFO from now on

Written by Joost van Koot on . Posted in Financials

The digital economy is everywhere. There is no sector that is not (directly or indirectly) influenced by new technologies. New business models are driven by the Cloud, mobile, Predictive Analytics, Machine Learning, Blockchain and Big Data. Five reasons why CFOs have to reinvent themselves as Digital CFOs to grapple with these developments.

The ‘connected’ organisation – why mobility is a must

Written by Lieneke Verrest on . Posted in Business

Mobile working is one of the key trends in the development of business software. In recent years companies have become really dependent on mobile technology to do business. In our daily lives, we arrange increasingly more things by using our smartphone or tablet. Paying bills, booking a holiday, ordering shopping, keeping up to date with the news (via social media), watching films, playing games. Primarily the user-friendliness and processing power of IT has grown exponentially, thereby changing our concept of an acceptable IT experience. This has also had an effect on our expectations of IT at work.

What are the 4 ‘hot’ topics for the CFO agenda in 2017?

Written by Robêrt de Gier on . Posted in Financials

Robotics, machine learning, blockchain- all technologies which cause disruption and spark digital transformation. 2016 could well be described as the year in which technological developments gained a foothold in both boardroom planning and management publications. If the trend gurus are to be believed, there are some big changes on the horizon. But what’s realistic? And what time frame are we talking about? What are the hot topics that should be on every CFO’s strategic agenda in 2017?

Wholesale of the future

Written by Bram Streefkerk on . Posted in Wholesale

We have already seen countless trend reports and top five lists for 2017 for wholesale, distribution and supply chain. These predictions all seem to have one thing in common: namely the observation that change is the only constant. Digital is the new normal, and you must embrace these changes as quickly as possible as an entrepreneur: eat or be eaten.