Planning, Budgeting, & Forecasting

Your organization’s short-term and long-term success depends on how well you can manage business performance. Finance organizations need to provide insights on business trends and drivers of performance, however traditional spreadsheets and department-oriented budgeting processes fall far short of effective for an impactful forecast process. In order to respond faster and more effectively to change, Finance departments need a world-class planning, budgeting and forecasting solution that aligns planning across the entire enterprise.

Our depth and experience in planning, budgeting and forecasting and its best practices was derived by not only leading hundreds of deployments, but from past roles in Finance, in a broad range of industries. Key Performance Ideas will facilitate communication within organizations by serving as the bridge between Finance, IT, and end users. These are the key components that make Key Performance Ideas a recognized thought leader and the right implementation partner for your planning, budgeting and forecasting solution.

Whether implementing an on premise or Cloud solution – including trying to decide which is right for you, we can help you quickly implement world-class technology with the right tools. Not only are we specialists in multiple vendor solutions, we are 100% software vendor certified – meaning we know the features and functions you need to improve your processes and create accurate and consistent results. Plus, we can help you design analytics and executive dashboards and reports to improve collaboration and decision making.

We can deliver a complete forecasting solution which includes workforce planning, headcount planning, revenue planning, strategic long term planning, driver based planning, rolling forecasts, allocations, profitability and modeling.

Our services include vision and strategy, development and implementation, change management, process re-engineering, and project management. To complement our consulting services and remain fully engaged in your on-going business success, we also offer related Managed Services.

PLANNING, BUDGETING, & FORECASTING HEALTH CHECK

Are your configurations optimized and meeting all your planning, budgeting, and forecasting requirements? Is your architecture and processes as close to best practice as possible?

Let Key Performance Ideas complete a Forecasting Health Check on your existing application to ensure the technology is aligned to your ever-changing business needs.  Additionally, we will review your architecture and identify a strategy to overcome performance, stability or uptime challenges. Plus, our Forecasting Health Check will help you reduce your administration costs and mitigate risks by identifying potential issues early.

The Forecasting Health Check can be customized to your needs— assess areas of concern or the entire technology stack supporting Planning, Budgeting, & Forecasting. The Forecasting Health Check includes on-site interviews, process review, hardware/software configuration review, database review, and report design review. Following the assessment, Key Performance Ideas will deliver a report – detailing our findings, suggested improvements, architectural recommendations and next steps.

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