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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

forecasting spreadsheets  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.

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forecasting spreadsheets  of business.   Sales forecasting is the most important process in a sales organization, yet traditionally it has been supported by rudimentary tools, techniques, and systems. Sales executives and finance teams continue to manage forecasts on a series of individual spreadsheets shored up by instinct and biased by emotion.   The hardest question revenue teams face is, How is the quarter going? At best, the answer is a guess or a crapshoot, until the last 10 days of a quarter. Despite the use of Read More

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