Closing the gap between internal planning and finances

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A short history behind Squrro

Ever since Coudray studied International Management at the HES in Amsterdam, Coudray Fransz together with Tony den Doop —co-owner(s) of Squrro and director(s) at Spencer William —has been interested in the dynamic and often troublesome relationship between financial project control and project management.

Coudray's principal aim is translating the theoretical frameworks that PMO offers into practical solutions. In particular, he strives to eliminate a pitfall that troubles many projects: the gap between internal/strategic planning and finances. Projects are usually defined in terms of a beginning and an end, whilst finance departments tend to plan on a monthly, quarterly, or yearly basis. The space and discrepancy between these two essential elements of workflow planning causes several issues, including delays, missed opportunities, excessive or uncontrolled cost overruns, and lost benefits.

“Very often, the emphasis is solely on the financial part of the equation. But in reality, everything begins with correctly planning, building, and linking the most important business processes.”

Coudray was able to make a universal blueprint for a workflow management system that makes the lives of project managers and project controllers a lot easier.” With Tony as technical counterpart translating the complete concept into a top notch user-friendly web-application Squrro was born.

Squrro makes the complicated easy by pulling finances and planning apart. The availability of a real-time portfolio dashboard and a thorough CAPEX/OPEX report makes Squrro a highly data-driven platform that gives you real and clear-cut answers to the three important questions that define over project. When will the project be completed? What is it going to cost? And will I get what I asked for?

With Squrro, hidden costs and unpleasant surprises are a thing of the past. Financial project control and portfolio management become reliable, simply because the decision-making process is based on real and reliable insights.