#183 How to Ensure a Successful ERP Implementation with Stephen Campbell, Chief Solutions Officer at Macrofin
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by Kevin Appleby
4d ago
Stephen Campbell, founder and chief solution architect at MacroFin, joins Kevin Appleby to discuss best practices for ERP implementation success. They share their experiences transitioning from accounting to technology consulting and implementation. Key topics covered include: Common challenges clients face when outgrowing systems like Xero and the decision process for selecting a new ERP Best practices for vendor selection and simplifying often lengthy and complex RFP processes Tips for effective project scoping and limiting implementation risks through shorter 90-day phases Emphasis on user ..read more
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#182 The Business Case for Cash Flow Forecasting Technology with Timothee Clement
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by Kevin Appleby
1w ago
Timothee Clement. USA Country Manager at Agicap joins Kevin Appleby on the GrowCFO Show as they discuss the business case for introducing specialist cash flow forecasting technology. Timothee is a returning guest, he discussed implementing cash flow forecasting in episode 119. In this episode he discussed the business case for investing in cash flow forecasting technology with podcast host Kevin Appleby. Timothy explained how most companies still rely on error-prone spreadsheets due to the complexity of forecasting. This leads to inaccurate projections and a lack of visibility. By freeing up t ..read more
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#181 The Effect of AI on the Workforce with Randy Wootton CEO at Maxio
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by Kevin Appleby
2w ago
Randy Wootton is an experienced technology executive with over 20 years of experience in corporate leadership roles. He joins Kevin Appleby as a guest on the GrowCFO Show ahead of appearing as a panellist at the GrowCFO Global Finance Summit. He has served as CEO of three startups: Rocket Fuel, Percolate, and Maxio. Randy spent 8 years in the U.S. Navy before transitioning to the corporate sector with Microsoft and Salesforce. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Master’s in Great Books. At Maxio, Randy leads a business that helps B2B SaaS companies unlock their next stage of gro ..read more
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#180 AI, Automation and the Future of The Finance Function with Chris Tredwell CSO at Aqilla
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by Kevin Appleby
3w ago
Chris Tredwell joins regular host Kevin Appleby on the GrowCFO Show. Chris is the Chief Sales Officer at ERP software provider Aqilla. Chris leads GrowCFO’s Future of the Finance Function series of webinars and will be presenting the opening keynote at the upcoming Global Finance Summit on 15-16 May 2024. Aqilla is a mid-market, Cloud-based, Accounting / Postmodern ERP solution that sits above well-known entry-level SME products such as Xero, Quickbooks and Sage. It has the capabilities of products like SunSystems (Infor FMS), SAP Business One, Netsuite, Microsoft Dynamics, Intacct and many ot ..read more
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#178 Remote Working: Handling The Compliance Issues with John Lee CEO at Work From Anywhere
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by Kevin Appleby
1M ago
Remote working is becoming ever more popular. Besides the trend of working from home, existing workers may want to move to other countries, either for a short period or long term, and the business may want to take advantage of the skills pool available by recruiting further afield. While there are many advantages of remote work, it also opens up new issues in legal and fiscal compliance. John Lee joins Kevin Appleby on the GrowCFO Show to discuss the problem and show how his company, Work From Anywhere, gives an effective solution. John Lee speaks 6 languages and has travelled to 60+ countries ..read more
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#177 How to Value Your Business with Tim Merryweather Former CFO at 10x Investments
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by Kevin Appleby
1M ago
Tim Merryweather joins Kevin Appleby on the GrowCFO Show ahead of a Webinar in April about how to value your business. Tim is an experienced CFO. He describes his career journey, including working in London, Singapore, and the Middle East, and highlights his practical experience in valuing and acquiring businesses. Tim and Kevin discussed Tim’s early experience at Mouchel, a highly acquisitive former FTSE250 company with a high valuation multiple. They talked about valuing a business being acquired, with Tim explaining that they looked at market indications, valuation metrics, and the combined ..read more
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#176 Scaling FP&A Navigating an Acquisition with the Virgin Media O2 FP&A Team
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by Kevin Appleby
1M ago
In the final part of the series on scaling FP&A, Catherine Marks brings together her old team from Virgin Media O2 to discuss the merger of the two organisations and what this meant for the finance teams within each merged company. Regular podcast host Kevin Appleby chats with Catherine, formerly Head of Group FP&A at Virgin Media O2 and now FP&A and Team Training Lead at GrowCFO. They are joined by Julie Parker, who before the deal, was Pre-merger Planning Integration Lead, Finance at O2 and remains in the merged organisation as Head of Finance Integration & Transformation; To ..read more
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#174 Scaling FP&A 1 Building Your FP&A Team with Jane Riley and Catherine Marks
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by Kevin Appleby
2M ago
In the first of a 3 part series on scaling your FP&A capabilities, we’re looking at developing the FP&A team. GrowCFO Show host Kevin Appleby is joined by Jane Riley, Director at executive recruitment specialist Zanda, and Catherine Marks FP&A lead at GrowCFO. .Catherine and Jane discuss building a scalable FP&A team to support rapid business growth. The first hire is important. Bringing in a dedicated FP&A professional is a luxury few will be able to afford, so the initial hire will likely be a generalist adapting to changes, says Catherine. Priorities for early-stage comp ..read more
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#173 Lessons Learned From Navigating a $100m Fudraise with Luigi Testa CFO at LinkSquares
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by Kevin Appleby
2M ago
Luigi Testa, CFO at LinkSquares joins Kevin Appleby on the GrowCFO Show to share his journey growing LinkSquares from a small company with $2m revenue, through a $100m fundraise, to one with 100% revenue growth in recent years. LinkSquares helps legal teams automate tasks for more efficient work. Luigi discusses navigating business growth through technology, hiring expertise, and finance leadership as the CFO. His FP&A background has helped provide strategic guidance. How did Luigi navigate a $100m fundraise? Luigi led LinkSquares through a Series C financing of $100 million He discussed h ..read more
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#172 How to Plan a Fundraise with Ashley Vukovits on the GrowCFO Show
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by Kevin Appleby
2M ago
Ashley Vukovits, joins Kevin Appleby on the GrowCFO Show ahead of the March GrowCFO Best Practice Accelerator that will give you practical tools and advice to plan a fundraise. She will be the guest in the first of three workshops in the accelerator. Ashley is based in Indianapolis, Indiana and is currently managing director of Liftbridge CXO. Liftbridge CXO specialises in placing fractional CFOs in start-up to scale-up stage technology companies to help them reach the next level of growth. Ashley has been involved in fundraising with many organisations and has experience across different type ..read more
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