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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 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.

SCM FORECASTING TOOLS: Driver-based Budgets and Forecasting Driver-based Budgets and Forecasting Source: Alight Document Type: White Paper Description: 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
8/16/2007 2:48:00 PM

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 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.

SCM FORECASTING TOOLS: Forecasting under Uncertainty Using Portfolio Navigator Forecasting under Uncertainty Using Portfolio Navigator Source: SmartOrg Document Type: White Paper Description: 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
4/13/2011 9:45:00 AM

Escaping Excel Hell: Budgets and Forecasting
For many companies, spreadsheet applications such as Microsoft Excel are the principal interface for budgets and forecasting. Often, these companies find themselves in “Excel hell,” a state of inefficiency and disruption related to using spreadsheets for collaborative planning. The result: frustration, and decisions based on bad information. Learn about solutions that can help your company stay out of “Excel hell.”

SCM FORECASTING TOOLS: Escaping Excel Hell: Budgets and Forecasting Escaping Excel Hell: Budgets and Forecasting Source: Alight Document Type: White Paper Description: For many companies, spreadsheet applications such as Microsoft Excel are the principal interface for budgets and forecasting. Often, these companies find themselves in “Excel hell,” a state of inefficiency and disruption related to using spreadsheets for collaborative planning. The result: frustration, and decisions based on bad information. Learn about
3/23/2010 1:16:00 PM

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. 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 projections, headcount, spend-ing and capital requirements. Learn how driver-based planning, empowers managers to do better budgeting and, in particular, improve the accuracy and decision making usefulness of rolling forecasts.

SCM FORECASTING TOOLS: Driver-Based Planning for Budgets and Forecasting Driver-Based Planning for Budgets and Forecasting Source: Alight Document Type: White Paper Description: 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
1/19/2010 3:18:00 PM

ERP and SCM ImplementationsPart One: Doing Too Much Too Soon
In order to get ahead of the systems development power curve, companies are attempting what is equivalent to executing a quadruple jump in ice skating; running a sub 3:50 minute mile in track; and winning the Tour de France in cycling--all in the same year. How? By trying to implement enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) software at the same time. Read on why this is an ill-advised course of action with an extremely low probability of success.

SCM FORECASTING TOOLS: ERP and SCM Implementations Part One: Doing Too Much Too Soon ERP and SCM Implementations Part One: Doing Too Much Too Soon Joseph Strub - April 8, 2004 Read Comments Introduction Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are typically very complex and all-encompassing software. Supply chain management (SCM) systems are no slouches when it comes to complexity and scope, either. So why would a company attempt to implement both systems at the same time? Some rationalize that their software is in such dire
4/8/2004

Transforming Spreadsheets: Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting for Midsize Companies
This white paper describes how workgroups and midsize companies can transform their spreadsheet-only processes to create flexible and timely plans, budgets, and forecasts. It outlines recommendations for implementing a complete performance management system, using an integrated reporting, analysis, and planning solution purpose-built for workgroups and midsize companies.

SCM FORECASTING TOOLS: Transforming Spreadsheets: Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting for Midsize Companies Transforming Spreadsheets: Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting for Midsize Companies Source: IBM Document Type: White Paper Description: This white paper describes how workgroups and midsize companies can transform their spreadsheet-only processes to create flexible and timely plans, budgets, and forecasts. It outlines recommendations for implementing a complete performance management system, using an integrated
5/22/2013 4:37:00 PM

Sales and Operations PlanningPart One: Identifying and Forecasting Demand
An effective sales and operations planning game plan results in fewer stock-outs, shorter delivery lead-times, higher on-time shipping percentages, a manageable amount of expediting, and improved customer service. Several guidelines are suggested to improve a firm's sales and operations planning process and the effectiveness of each product's game plan.This is an excerpt from the book Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Navision.

SCM FORECASTING TOOLS: Sales and Operations Planning Part One: Identifying and Forecasting Demand Sales and Operations Planning Part One: Identifying and Forecasting Demand Dr. Scott Hamilton - December 11, 2003 Read Comments Sales and Operations Planning Part One: Identifying and Forecasting Demand Featured Author - Dr. Scott Hamilton - December 11, 2003 Introduction A firm s sales and operations planning (S&OP) process starts with the definition of all demands for the firm s goods and services. It formulates game plans that
12/11/2003

IT Project Management Tools: MS Project and Its Alternatives (Part 2) » The TEC Blog
retail SaaS salesforce.com SAP SCM Software Selection talent management Categories Ask the Experts (12) BI and Performance Management (182) Business Process Matters (67) Customer Relationship Matters (161) FOSS Ecosystem (24) From the Project Manager s Desk (32) Humor (43) Industry Observation (1140) Information Management and Collaboration (39) Inside TEC (92) Manufacturing Operations (100) Product Lifecycle Matters (81) Risk and Compliance (27) Software 101 (66) Software Selection (255) Supply Chain

SCM FORECASTING TOOLS: Business Process Modelling, PPM, Project Management, TEC, Technology Evaluation, Technology Evaluation Centers, Technology Evaluation Centers Inc., blog, analyst, enterprise software, decision support.
20-02-2008

The Underbelly of Software Project Management Tools
The Underbelly of Software Project Management Tools. Download Free Tools Research Reports Linked To the Software Project Management Tools Project management tools for software development should include a broad range of functionality. Project teams must be able to estimate the scope and duration of each project, divide work into components and tasks; provide quality assurance; and generate detailed performance metrics. Find out how many project management solutions are missing the mark, and learn what to look for when choosing a solution of your own.

SCM FORECASTING TOOLS: succession. They were titled SCM (Software Configuration Management) tools and not as Project Management tools on the one hand and are not directly aimed at making the certification / surveillance audits easier to face. Couple with this, the penchant of the software developers and managements to see every thing in a browser and having it on the Internet / intranet, gave rise to new breed of document controllers under the garb of Project Management tools. These packages are mainly document controllers and
1/12/2009 10:22:00 AM

ERP and SCM ImplementationsPart Two: Interfaces and Priorities
To a large extent, software packages do work out of the box. Packages that do not perform perfectly or as users would expect is when dissatisfaction arises. These can be dealt with in a rational manner through the employment of effective project and change management procedures. However, an area that typically creates problems, whether expected or not, is the development of interfaces between proprietary software that cannot be replaced.

SCM FORECASTING TOOLS: ERP and SCM Implementations Part Two: Interfaces and Priorities ERP and SCM Implementations Part Two: Interfaces and Priorities Joseph Strub - April 9, 2004 Read Comments Interfaces To a large extent, software packages do work out of the box. Packages that do not perform perfectly or as users would expect is when dissatisfaction arises. This dissatisfaction can be dealt with in a rational manner through the employment of effective project and change management procedures. However, an area that typically
4/9/2004

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