Forecasting with data
This article looks at some important techniques which could be used in forecasting.
Data analytics: Type of data analytics – part 1
Data analytics: Methods of data analytics, and ethical issues in data analysis – part 2
The amount of data available to organisations has increased significantly in recent years. However, for this data to be valuable to organisations, they need to be able to analyse it, to identify patterns and trends in it. Data analytics allows organisations to do this.
Developments in IT and the impact on performance management – part 1
Developments in IT and the impact on performance management – part 2
This two-part article looks at some important IT developments and discusses how they have impacted on management information and measuring performance.
Big data 1: What is big data?
Big data is part of the Performance Management syllabus. But what exactly is big data?
Big data 2: How companies use big data
This article will describe some real life examples of the use of big data for performance management and measurement purposes.
Data analytics and the role of the management accountant
This article describes performance metrics that are used by internet-based businesses and, in particular, looks at some of the metrics available in Google Analytics, the most widely used analytics tools for website traffic.
Common mistakes and misconceptions in the use of numerical data used for performance measurement
This article considers the following learning outcome of the Advanced Performance Management syllabus: ‘Advise on the common mistakes and misconceptions in the use of numerical data used for performance measurement’.
Integrated reporting is included in the syllabus of many Strategic Professional exams. This article aims to show how the idea of integrated reporting is relevant to the APM syllabus.
Integrated reporting and performance management
A previous article introduced the idea of integrated reporting (IR) and its relevance to the APM syllabus. This article recaps the key features of IR, and then discusses the potential challenges a management accountant could face when implementing it.
The design of performance reports is regularly examined in the APM exam. This article aims to provide guidance on how to tackle this type of question.
Lean enterprises and lean information systems
Also available as a podcast on iTunes
This article considers Toyota’s lean principles that have led to a new approach to management in many industries, with a focus on satisfying the needs of the customer, and not wasting time and money on activities that do not ultimately add value to the customer.