Planning


How To Use Excel for Seasonal Forecasting

If you have years worth of sales data, you can use that data, with the help of Excel, to predict upcoming trends and help you plan for your business. Forecasts can help you with important business decisions, such as managing staff and inventory, planning budgets, and predicting cash flow issues. […]

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Budgets and Budget Cycles: How Long is Long Enough?

It goes without saying that a business can’t operate without a solid budget; the budget sets clear goals of income and expenditure for the entire body of the business, from top to bottom. There are many factors that go into determining your budget cycle length and the frequency of creating […]


The History & Impact of Business Intelligence in the 21st Century

Decision making is vital in business management, but without factual information about the market, product, and places, it is not “decision making” but a mere hazard guessing. We live in a day where all information can be stored and disseminated at an insanely fast rate. Businesses have adapted to this […]

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Five Steps To Transform Your Spreadsheet Only Processes

If your enterprise heavily relies on spreadsheets for data collection and analysis, your business may need a new solution. The spreadsheet only process was an excellent tool in the 1980’s before technological advances and cloud-based performance management tools emerged. The challenges businesses face today are numerous and complex, without dealing with […]


Top 5 Killers of Financial Performance Management

Proper financial management is the core of efficient, successful business operations. By utilizing integrated budgeting and planning strategies, organizations are able to respond quickly to change, pinpoint performance gaps, gather clear insight into new objectives, view impactful performance targets and contingency plans, foster improved communication with stakeholders, and capture a […]

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Performance Management: When Spreadsheets are not enough…

A company’s ability to effectively execute the process of budgeting, forecasting and planning is a huge driver of corporate success. As you know, there are many difficulties that can interfere with such processes in many organizations. A ponderous manual budget process combined with the problematic coordination with line managers often […]


5 Tips for Selecting Software for Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting

Experts agree that planning, budgeting, and forecasting are essential parts of any enterprise’s success. But many decision-makers still fail to plan properly and thoroughly to put them on the right track. Those who do, enjoy a system that runs more smoothly, avoiding costly accounting errors and securing a more desirable […]

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