Business Planning & Consolidation
When it comes to budgeting and planning, Microsoft Excel spreadsheets can get the job done. But the process is painfully slow, tremendously complex, intensely manual, remarkably unsecure and extremely error-prone.
So why do most mid-size organizations use Excel for this important job? Because that's what they've always done. Because their users know Excel. And because it offers easy-to-use functions, analytics and formatting tools.
The problem is that Excel doesn't provide the consolidation, process-management or collaboration tools that are necessary for efficient and accurate budgeting and planning. There is a better way.
SAP BusinessObjects Business Planning and Consolidation goes far beyond the spreadsheet, providing a secure budgeting/planning infrastructure, sophisticated workflow tools and a single data repository.
And with Business Planning and Consolidation, users utilize the familiar Excel interface to contribute to, and interact on, the budget.
The result: a streamlined, automated and efficient budgeting and planning process.
What's more, Business Planning and Consolidation's robust capabilities allow you to accelerate planning cycles, better align financial and strategic goals, and centrally manage, track and audit the planning process.
And we have the expertise to get your Business Planning and Consolidation solution up and running. Our financial IT consultants know and understand budgeting and planning. To help your organization budget better, we offer four core services:
- Budgeting Process and Tools Assessment
- Implementation (software installation and configuration)
- Complete budgeting/planning solutions
- Training and mentoring
Learn how unifying your financial data can optimize performance throughout your organization. Read BPM Partners whitepaper, "Unified Planning and Consolidation: A Wise Investment for Mid-Sized Companies."