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Driver-based Budgets and Forecasting
Line managers and finance staff are frustrated by the inability of spreadsheet-based planning systems to deliver useful budgets and rolling forecasts. A major

forecasting methodology  based Budgets and Forecasting Line managers and finance staff are frustrated by the inability of spreadsheet-based planning systems to deliver useful budgets and rolling forecasts. A major problem is the disconnect between the operational elements of business and financial plans. What''s missing is driver-based planning, a best-practice methodology where financial plans incorporate assumptions about business activities modeled to drive financial data. Read More...
Mr Price Selects JustEnough Software
JustEnough Software Corporation, a provider of demand management solutions for retail, wholesale, and direct-to-consumer businesses worldwide, recently

forecasting methodology  & Fitch , sales forecasting at Kraft Foods , inventory planning for Nissan , and mobile sales force automation at SAB Miller, Cadbury , and Heineken . Mr Price is another great recent win for JustEnough, which has lately also been selected by Golfsmith, Alco Stores , and Lucky Vitamin . Below are some of the reasons JustEnough wins over its “usual suspect” competitors, JDA Software, SAP , and Oracle : ease-of-use – a Microsoft Excel -like interface drives quick user adoption; single architecture 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 methodology  to distinguish between “baseline” forecasting from “baseline plus” forecasting. Baseline is all the irrelevant data that you should just forecast as a whole and the uplift (baseline plus) is the data that’s relevant and where a manager’s time should be spent. Again, depending on your level in the organization, your criteria of relevance will be different. To create the framework for a new system at a large financial services company, business units had to identify key performance drivers Read More...
Smart Software for Service-level Driven Forecasting
The issue of forecasting intermittent demand has been one that has plagued companies forever. Many very smart people have tried to tackle it; many vendors like

forecasting methodology  Software for Service-level Driven Forecasting The issue of forecasting intermittent demand has been one that has plagued companies forever. Many very smart people have tried to tackle it; many vendors like to say they focus on it. Few vendors make it as singular a focus as Massachusetts-based  Smart Software . Principals  Charles Smart ,  Nelson Hartunian (Ph.D.) , and  Thomas Willemain(Ph.D.)  have been studying the issue for almost 30 years, have perfected their own proprietary forecasting method Read More...
Finding the Right BPM Solution-and Making It Work for You
In a previous blog post, I discussed the importance of data management capabilities of a business intelligence (BI) solution. To recap briefly, the Pareto chart

forecasting methodology  analysis . Predicting and forecasting are becoming prominent capabilities for any organization. Those organizations that base their decision making on mining of historical and real-time data, as well as forecasting may quickly see a competitive advantage. In addition, those with online analytical processing (OLAP) capabilities can analyze data from different perspectives, and gain significant insights. 4.  Financial modeling . Organizations may need to model their financial cycles and procedures. This Read More...
Global Materials Management Operations Guideline/Logistics Evaluation (MMOG/LE)
The MMOG was a self-assessment process developed by the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) to provide consistent methodology for evaluating supplier

forecasting methodology  Materials Management Operations Guideline/Logistics Evaluation (MMOG/LE) The MMOG was a self-assessment process developed by the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) to provide consistent methodology for evaluating supplier performance, identifying weaknesses, and focusing improvement efforts. The Global MMOG/LE incorporates the Odette Logistics Evaluation (OLE), developed by AIAG’s European counterpart, to provide a single global standard for self-assessment. The MMOG is a proven tool for Read More...
Harvest Solutions
We help companies address business issues related to sales forecasting, opportunity management, marketing automation, contact and activity management

forecasting methodology  issues related to sales forecasting, opportunity management, marketing automation, contact and activity management, customer service, and management reporting. We a certified consultants for Microsoft CRM, SalesLogix, GoldMine, ACT!, and Crystal Decisions. Read More...
Pegasystems
Pegasystems is a provider of business process management (BPM) and customer relationship management (CRM) software solutions. Its BPM methodology and BPM

forecasting methodology  Pegasystems is a provider of business process management (BPM) and customer relationship management (CRM) software solutions. Its BPM methodology and BPM services give business users control over the BPM suite and reduce reliance on IT staff. Pegasystems technology powers agile solutions to specific operational challenges, such as workflow management software, CRM software, BPM software, BPM systems, and business process outsourcing software; as well as CRM solutions including customer service Read More...
Case Study: Blue Mountain Resort
Blue Mountain, Ontario’s largest mountain resort, needed a comprehensive software package to manage budgeting, consolidation, reporting, and forecasting. Its

forecasting methodology  budgeting, consolidation, reporting, and forecasting. Its existing system was not automated and couldn’t handle all of the company’s data input. The new system, Cognos TM1, allows real-time adjustments to be made to schedules, budgets, and inventories, resulting in reduced costs. Find out about the other benefits. 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

forecasting methodology  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...
Implementing Plex Online: Pilot Part Methodology and Just-in-Time Training
Are you looking to implement an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, but are afraid of time and IT resources needed—not mention the loss of employees

forecasting methodology  Plex Online: Pilot Part Methodology and Just-in-Time Training Are you looking to implement an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, but are afraid of time and IT resources needed—not mention the loss of employees during the training and implementation? Plex Online can help. Discover how Plex Online’s four-phase training process—piloting, testing, systems enhancements, and go-live—drives 98% customer satisfaction in Plex Online implementations—32% higher than the industry Read More...
A Business Intelligence Agenda for Midsize Organizations: Six Strategies for Success
Midsize companies see business intelligence (BI) as too unwieldy and expensive for them, and use spreadsheets for planning, budgeting, and forecasting. However,

forecasting methodology  for planning, budgeting, and forecasting. However, BI is well within reach through an incremental approach. Learn about six strategies for midsize companies for choosing and deploying BI solutions that address both business and IT challenges. 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 methodology  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...
Top 12 Performance Appraisal Meeting Dos and Don’ts
Over the years, improvements have been made to the tools and methodology of measuring and documenting employee performance. One thing has remained constant

forecasting methodology  12 Performance Appraisal Meeting Dos and Don’ts Over the years, improvements have been made to the tools and methodology of measuring and documenting employee performance. One thing has remained constant however—the awkward and tension-filled one-on-one performance appraisal meeting. That’s why you need to focus on the twelve major “dos and don’ts” that will help deliver maximum productivity and effectivity from the dreaded performance appraisal meeting. Read More...
Proven Implementation Methodology Is the Determining Factor
Successful implementation of an extended ERP system is the result of knowledgeable and dedicated people working together. It entails company-wide commitment

forecasting methodology  Implementation Methodology Is the Determining Factor Successful implementation of an extended ERP system is the result of knowledgeable and dedicated people working together. It entails company-wide commitment, openness to change, good planning and experienced guidance. Three primary criteria determine the probability of recognizing significant return on investment (ROI) from an ERP system. Using these criteria as guidelines during the system selection process and subsequent implementation can Read More...

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