Thursday, December 8, 2011

How to Build Financial Budgets with Operational Models

This is part 2 of a 3 part series on combining financial & operational models to link key business drivers to budgets & forecasts.  Click here to review part 1.

So, how should you go about building financial budgets with live linkage to operational models?
  • Shed disconnected, error prone and broken-linked spreadsheet models popularly referred to as 'Excel hell'
  • Leverage technology to:
    • Eliminate manual processes used to 'link' operational data
    • Enable variance analysis at both the financial and operational model level
  • Leverage manager and professional/analyst resources by having them focus on higher-value work (i.e. rather than compiling data)

Please browse this  autodemo for an overview of Prophix CPM, a solution that can facilitate sophisticated operational modelling.