Budgeting: Beyond Spreadsheets

  • Source: IBM
  • Written By:
  • Published:
  • (Originally Published On:) )
Financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting can be an endless and arid process for business professionals. Spreadsheet-based planning can prove to be confusing and unorganized, which only costs the company more time and money. IBM's Cognos software can help not only reduce the time spent on planning processes, but also build complex business models and perform ‘what if’ scenarios, enhancing strategic decision making.

Featured Software Research:

Transforming Spreadsheets: Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting for Midsize Companies

  • Source: IBM
  • Written By:
  • Published:
This white paper describes how workgroups and midsize companies can transform their spreadsheet-only processes to create flexible and timely plans, budgets, and forecasts. It outlines recommendations for implementing a complete performance management system, using an integrated reporting, analysis, and planning solution purpose-built for workgroups and midsize companies. Read More

Why Performance Management? A Guide for the Midsize Organization

  • Source: IBM
  • Written By:
  • Published:
Midsize companies must rapidly grasp the issues influencing business performance, and secure the resources to deal with them efficiently and effectively. Managers need to access the data that can give them the insight to grow revenue, reduce operating costs, and improve processes. But data is often siloed in disconnected systems. Learn how to break your dependence on spreadsheets and attain better insight and performance. Read More

Ted's Montana Grill Finds Recipe for Faster, More Efficient Budgeting

  • Source: IBM
  • Written By:
  • Published: October 31 2014
IBM Cognos Express helps Ted’s Montana Grill reduce budget planning time by 75 percent, leaving more time for data analysis and enabling restaurant operators to improve profit margins. Read More

You may also be interested in these related documents:

Transforming Spreadsheets: Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting for Midsize Companies

  • Source: IBM
  • Written By:
  • Published:
This white paper describes how workgroups and midsize companies can transform their spreadsheet-only processes to create flexible and timely plans, budgets, and forecasts. It outlines recommendations for implementing a complete performance management system, using an integrated reporting, analysis, and planning solution purpose-built for workgroups and midsize companies. Read More

Spreadsheets: An Inadequate Solution for Budgeting, Forecasting and Reporting

Mid-size organizations have been conducting their budgeting and forecasting through a readily-available, inexpensive, and easy-to-use application—the spreadsheet. But spreadsheets fail to support complex planning processes, which involve multiple people, require real-time access to data, and demand comprehensive security. Discover how the Adaptive Planning budgeting and planning application can help you meet these needs. Read More

The Case for Spreadsheet Automation: A High ROI Alternative to Traditional Budgeting, Forecasting, and Management Reporting

How can a budget administrator, burdened with the task of gathering data from hundreds of spreadsheets from all over the organization, manage this monumental undertaking? Additionally, how to avoid using a costly packaged budget application that doesn’t take the organization’s business rules into consideration? The solution: a spreadsheet automation tool that easily adapts to the organization’s unique corporate processes. Read More
 
comments powered by Disqus