Budgeting planning and forecasting software will dramatically improve your planning, budgeting and forecasting processes by eliminating the extremely time consuming and error prone methods inherent in consolidating multiple spreadsheets.
Additionally, information can be automatically extracted from other sources (such as your ERP system or HR system) and incorporated into your plan so that, for example, target information can be compared against actuals.
By dramatically speeding up operational and financial planning, plans, budgets and forecasts can be communicated quickly and accurately. Feedback can then be quickly integrated into the plan to give a single, clear and accurate view. This efficient, collaborative method provides more accurate and timely information, increasing confidence, leading to more informed decision making.
It is easy to create linked plans that accurately reflect complex business logic and dependencies. By changing the underlying business logic, numerous "what-if" scenarios can quickly and easily be tested and compared.
Advanced Business Solutions offers the following solutions for organisations' budgeting, planning and forecasting needs.
In addition to the Cognos offering we provide two unique solutions for the creation and subsequent monitoring of financial plans and forecasts across all business sectors these are called Collaborative Planning and OpenPlanning. By enabling collaboration, the key financial processes of budgeting and forecasting are optimised and timescales and costs are significantly reduced.
The choice of system will depend on the needs of your organisation and reflect the number of users and functionality your require. Whilst both solutions fully integrate into our core financial applications you do not need to use our finance systems in order to use our budgeting and planning offerings.
Brochures for both products are available for download however if you have an interest in taking this forward and wonder which one would be the most appropriate for you we would be happy to advise you, visit www.openplanningsoftware.com.
Provides effective management of cash through flexible modelling facilities and integration with Finance system data. Cash Flow Forecasting aims to support the business in effective cash management, providing early detection of potential excess or shortfall and providing the time to manage the situation.
A Cognos product, Cognos 8 Enterprise Planning offers everything you need to establish a foundation for best-in-class performance. Owned by finance, it helps define goals and creates a clear-cut strategy for excellence. It gives you the tools to turn strategy into discrete plans, budgets and forecasts for employees and external partners.
This solution is ideal for larger users and where complex enterprise planning is required.
Used in combination, Business Intelligence, analytics and budgeting, planning and forecasting systems will provide you with a complete Corporate Performance Management solutions providing you with the analysis, reporting and planning needed to understand and run your organisation more efficiently.