FSN provides finance professionals around the globe with independent news, vital analysis and deep insight about key developments in the world of business and accounting systems.  We debunk the technical jargon of the IT world and present leading-edge issues in a way that is accessible and relevant to business decision makers. With more than 1.5 million page impressions per year, FSN is a major influence in the business systems market and the largest business of its kind in Europe.

Since our formation and the publication of our first hard copy monthly magazine in 1996 we have built up an enviable reputation as a trusted source of objective, supplier independent news, research and expert market opinion. In line with industry trends we moved completely to web based publishing in 2001 and moved from monthly publication to weekly. We also took advantage of the web to broaden our focus in terms of content and global reach.  We have not looked back and have witnessed exponential growth ever since.

In the early days our editorial focus was on news – but while news is valuable, our readers put a premium on business context, analysis and insight.  So we no longer guarantee just to be first to your desk with the latest news as we did in the beginning. Now we guarantee to be first to your desk with insight.

Better still, this analysis is completely free and accessible, helping you to digest market trends, keep tabs on innovative suppliers, and identifying the key developments that will help you to do your job better and assist your organisation to shine - which all goes to explain why our readership is loyal, returning week after week to pick up on the latest developments.

Through clearly segregated channels we cover everything from, Business Intelligence and Business Performance Management through to latest developments in Budgeting, Planning and Forecasting systems, Consolidation systems, Document Management, Outsourcing, Enterprise Financial Systems, ERP, Environmental Reporting, Regulation, Controls and Compliance – and lots more besides.

Our coverage now embraces all vertical markets from top to bottom, dealing with the Global 2,000 on the one hand and the smallest enterprises and start-ups through our new 2009 SME channel on the other.

In 2008 we launched our popular FSN “Expert” Series of webinars with huge success.  These webinars are based around interviews with recognised industry experts, tapping into their knowledge and making it available in a brief 30 minute session.  2008 also saw the launch of a number of FSN book titles, dedicated to the needs of our niche market in financial systems.

In 2012 we launched the Modern Finance Forum in LinkedIn, this has quickly become a valued resource for over 46,000 senior finance professionals. To help further serve the needs of our Modern Finance community we launched FSN Elite which is the information hub for our premium content, FSN Elite excutive briefings, FSN Elite thought leader blogs, FSN Elite webinar series, FSN Elite Dining Club where we dicsuss the Modern Finance Agenda and the Future of the Finance Function.  In 2015 we also ran our first Future of the Finance Function conference which was a great success and gave out Modern Finance member a chance to network, learn and have fun!

Our broad coverage, coupled with in depth product reviews, topical white papers and interviews with the CEOs of all the trend setting software houses in the market allows us to share privileged access to the latest technology and developments in the pipeline that can radically transform both the way you work and compete.

Every week we receive hundreds of press releases, reports and survey results from suppliers, analysts and consultants all over the world. This unique vantage point allows us to look across the entire market, assess product innovations, identify winning strategies and spot new trends as they emerge, which we support with exploratory visits and discussions with all of the key players and end users.

Our aim is to keep you well informed with professional content of the highest standard. We hope you enjoy using our site and return time and time again. We welcome your feedback and comments. If you would like to make any observations please email enquiries@fsnelite.com 

 

Who writes for us?

You won’t find run-of-the-mill journalists working for FSN. Catering for a readership made up of accounting professionals means that we need to analyse issues to an appropriate depth, with the diligence and thoroughness that finance professionals expect in their everyday working life.  That’s why FSN commissions authors, with line management experience, specialists whom have cut their teeth in industry and have appropriate professional training to be both thought provoking and credible.

 

Gary Simon is Group Publisher of FSN Publishing Limited and Managing Editor of FSN Newswire. He is a graduate of London University, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a Fellow of the British Computer Society with more than 27 years experience of implementing management and financial reporting systems. He is the author of four books, many product reviews and whitepapers and as a leading authority on the financial systems market is a popular and independent speaker on market developments.  Formerly a partner in Deloitte for more than 16 years, he has led some of the most complex information management assignments for global enterprises in the private and public sector.

He can be contacted at gary.simon@fsn.co.uk  


Morgen Witzel is a contributing editor for FSN and honorary senior fellow at the University of Exeter Business School, where he teacheson the MBA programme, and editor-in-chief of Corporate Finance Review. He is the author of twelve books on business and management including the best-selling Doing Business in China, as well as the Biographical Dictionary of Management, Management: The Basics, Fifty Key Figures in Management, The Overseas Chinese of South East Asia and the forthcoming Laws of Management. His articles have appeared in the Financial Times, Financial World, Think:Act and The Smart Manager, India's leading English-language business magazine. He is also a consultant with business historians The Winthrop Group.

 

Steve Bows is an FSN contributing editor and the Principal Consultant of Cornerstone Management Consulting, an Australian organisation specialising in the re-engineering of budgeting, planning and forecasting processes.  A graduate of the University of St.Andrews, and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, he has more than 10 years experience in the design and management of planning systems implementations in the UK and Australia. He is also co-author of the book, “Budgeting, Planning and Forecasting to the MAX”

 

John McKenzie MBA, is an FSN contributing editor, lecturer, author and freelance consultant. He specialises in writing and lecturing around the topics of, management accounting, activity based management and activity based costing as well as profitability management, budgeting, planning and forecasting.  He is also author of the popular book, “ABC to the MAX”. 

 

Donald Drysdale CA CTA(Fellow) TEP MBCS CITP is an FSN contributing author and freelance journalist who writes about tax and technology for the accounting and tax press through his company Taxing Words Ltd.  He is Assistant Director of Tax at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.  He is also non-executive Chairman of Tax Automation Ltd, a specialist provider of tax reporting software and consultancy services to FTSE and large private companies with established in-house tax departments.  Formerly a tax partner at KPMG and later a principal at PwC, Donald directed UK-wide tax technology within both firms and served on their international tax technology strategy groups. 

 

Brian Plowman C.Eng, M.I.Mech.E, C.M.C, F.I.B.C., is an FSN Contributing writer and Managing Director, of CostPerform Ltd a company devoted to implementing Activity Based Costing software solutions.  Brian has 30 years experience in this field and has specialised in the development of methods for Activity Based Management. 

He can be contacted at brian.plowman@costperform.co.uk

Lesley Meall is an FSN  contributing author and  freelance journalist who writes about business and technology for the accounting and finance press. 

 

Submitting News

We are always pleased to receive topical and relevant news. We are particularly interested in product innovation in support of the finance function and new business wins that demonstrate leading edge techniques and achievement. Please send your news releases to enquiries@fsnelite.com

Journalists

We regularly commission articles from independent journalists or other authors or would-be authors with suitable experience from backgrounds in the software industry, consultancy, industry, commerce and public sector. Knowledge and experience of financial systems is essential. If you would like to discuss opportunities for authors please contact Gary Simon, Managing Editor, gary.simon@fsn.co.uk in the first instance.

Advertising

To enquire about advertising on our web site or participation in our wide range of activities, such as;

  • Channel sponsorship
  • Webinars
  • Features
  • Email marketing
  • Sponsored links
  • Event support
  • Case studies
  • White papers 

please call FSN on +44 (0)20 84452688 or email Karen Brill at enquiries@fsnelite.com 

 

Contact

You can contact FSN as follows

FSN Publishing Limited,
Clarendon House,
125, Shenley Road ,
Borehamwood,
Herts ,
WD6 1AG

Tel: + 44 (0)20 8445 2688

Email: enquiries@fsnelite.com