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Forecasting under Uncertainty Using Portfolio Navigator
The business models used to develop forecasts at the planning level can be relatively simple. Over time some of your products will exceed expectations, others

forecasting models  under Uncertainty Using Portfolio Navigator The business models used to develop forecasts at the planning level can be relatively simple. Over time some of your products will exceed expectations, others will fail altogether. By assembling a portfolio of projects you can optimize the overall expected value of your product development process by balancing risk/reward. This white paper reviews some of the business models and analytic processes for better forecasting. Read More...
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Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting Software Evaluation and Selection Guide
Enterprise planning@budgeting, forecasting, and reporting@is a crucial component of financial management that contributes to companies’ success. However

forecasting models  in successful budgeting and forecasting is the ability to align top-down financial targets with bottom-up plans. Some companies establish top-down targets and then turn the annual budgeting process over to finance along with a mandate to meet those numbers. Other companies require detailed bottomup planning, and then plug the total company numbers in at the top, so that the plan meets strategic targets. Neither of these approaches reflects a commitment to planning excellence. Instead, leading companies Read More...
Inventory Planning & Optimization: Extending Your ERP System Part Two: How It Works
Organizations today realize that although strategies focusing on outsourcing transportation, e-business and new distribution models are important, these are all

forecasting models  Planning Demand Planning & Forecasting Inventory Modeling Replenishment Distribution and Re-Distribution Collaboration Analysis Tools What does an Inventory Optimization solution do? Inventory Optimization software finds the optimal level of inventory investment, for a given customer service level for each item of inventory at each location within an organization. Optimization balances supply to meet demand at the lowest possible cost (investment in inventory), using the least company resources, for a Read More...
Planning and Forecasting: Use Continuous Planning and Rolling Forecasts to Support Adaptive Management
Change may be the only constant in business. But why do so many companies lock themselves into a rigid system of annual plans, budgets, and targets that make

forecasting models  business units. ENSURE THAT FORECASTING MODELS ARE CONSISTENT AND ALIGNED Most forecasting processes use simple spreadsheets. While this is fine for small local requirements, spreadsheets can cause problems when they need to be aggregated across and up the organization. It is also apparent that in large organizations, different units use different assumptions, algorithms, and software. This makes it difficult to combine and consolidate forecasts. Software vendors are now offering sophisticated models to Read More...
Where Is ERP Headed (Or Better, Where Should It Be Headed)? Part 4: ASP’s and New Pricing Models
This final note discusses how Application Service Providers (ASPs) have arisen on the Internet in response to such ERP woes as support expenses, misbehaving

forecasting models  commodity items. Continuous Planning, Forecasting & Replenishment (CPFR) will be the collaborative paradigm of choice for direct goods procurement and non-commodities over the next five years as it allows large companies with several key suppliers and/or resellers to individualize their relationships while at the same time exploiting the speed and efficiency of the Internet. For the longer term, CPFR will provide the framework for end-to-end collaboration across the entire supply chain. Read More...
System Models and Simulation
Understanding how a system really works is the first step toward using, improving, automating, or explaining it to others. The basic concept of a system is that

forecasting models  Models and Simulation Understanding how a system really works is the first step toward using, improving, automating, or explaining it to others. The basic concept of a system is that it is driven by cause and effect—but there is so much more to understanding its full complexity. The best place to start is by learning how causal loop diagrams (CLDs) are used to model dynamic systems by identifying variables and causal effects. Read More...
BI360
Solver@s BI360 solution is a powerful, Microsoft-based suite of modules for ad-hoc reporting, financial reporting, consolidations, budgeting, forecasting

forecasting models  financial reporting, consolidations, budgeting, forecasting, modeling, dashboards, collaboration, and data warehousing. Solver offers a feature-rich, action-based BI360 Insight collaboration portal to deliver complete insight into every facet of the enterprise. This collaboration portal integrates seamlessly with BI360's other BI modules as well as with third-party reporting solutions, giving your organization a single, Web-based user interface where information workers can view and discuss all reports Read More...
Smart Software
Founded in 1984, Smart Software is a provider of enterprise-wide demand forecasting, planning, and inventory optimization solutions. Smart Software@s flagship

forecasting models  provider of enterprise-wide demand forecasting, planning, and inventory optimization solutions. Smart Software's flagship product, SmartForecasts, has thousands of users worldwide, including customers at mid-market enterprises and Fortune 500 companies, such as Abbott Laboratories, Metro-North Railroad, Siemens, Disney, Nestle, Nikon, GE, and The Coca-Cola Company. Smart Software is headquartered in Belmont, Massachusetts. Read More...
Disruptive Innovations? On-demand Pricing Models and Vendors
Vendors must make fundamental changes to sales and support processes to accommodate on-demand, transaction-based pricing. Software vendors must rethink the

forecasting models  Innovations? On-demand Pricing Models and Vendors Effect of Transition on Vendors Quick ramp-up, lower implementation, and the almost non-existent support costs of hosted software services makes utility or on-demand pricing appealing customers. However, vendors embarking on these new pricing models (see Parts One and Two ), which treat software as a service, are sure to experience growing pains. Traditional upfront licenses provide a big gulp of revenue which decreases between releases. Read More...
Yes or No: The Two Models for Implementing Project Portfolio Management
Two models exist for implementing project portfolio management (PPM) systems: the engagement profitability model, and the budget alignment model. The former

forecasting models  or No: The Two Models for Implementing Project Portfolio Management Yes or No: The Two Models for Implementing Project Portfolio Management If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Configuration Solutions’ seasoned staff of experienced ERP, product configuration, business, program management, manufacturing, and technical consultants offers clients a wealth of industry-specific knowledge and expertise—along with innovative Read More...
On-Demand Software for BPM: Now Ready for Enterprise Adoption
Planning, forecasting, and reporting are among the business processes that, if strengthened with analytic software, can help companies improve their performance

forecasting models  for Enterprise Adoption Planning, forecasting, and reporting are among the business processes that, if strengthened with analytic software, can help companies improve their performance. Due to time and expense of implementation, many mid-sized have been slow to aggressively adopt business performance management (BPM) solutions. See how on-demand BPM software is a low-cost, low-risk BPM solution that is likely to lead to an “early payback.” Read More...
A3 Solutions, Inc.
A3 Solutions develops A3 Modeling, software for dashboards and budgeting forecasting consolidations. The company@s focuses include corporate performance

forecasting models  for dashboards and budgeting forecasting consolidations. The company’s focuses include corporate performance management and balanced scorecards. Read More...
Transaction Based Pricing in BPO
Increased maturity in business process outsourcing (BPO) has led to the emergence of transaction-based pricing and outcome-based pricing models, which can

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Driver-Based Planning for Budgets and Forecasting
Line managers and finance staffs are frustrated by the inadequacies of spread-sheet based planning systems for delivering useful budgets and rolling forecasts

forecasting models  Planning for Budgets and Forecasting Line managers and finance staffs are frustrated by the inadequacies of spread-sheet based planning systems for delivering useful budgets and rolling forecasts. A major problem is the disconnect between the operational elements of a business and financial plans. What's missing is driver-based planning, a best practice methodology where financial plans incorporate assumptions about business activities which are modeled to drive financial data such as revenue Read More...

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