Infrastructure is a critical component of the EPM and BI environment that has significant impact to security, performance, change management, scalability, and stability of the financial applications.
As such, a properly scoped and installed environment is a necessary component of any EPM and BI projects.
In today's fast paced and competitive business environment, it is imperative for organizations to be able to efficiently, effectively, and accurately plan and forecast. A sound FP&A business process will integrate the strategic, operational, and financial plans to achieve its goals.
Is your organization able to accurately plan and forecast?
Are you drowning in spreadsheets?
Disconnected processes lead to inefficiency and missed targets.
Time - cycles take too long, missed opportunities and obsolete plans
Quality - data integrity, lack of standardization and communication
Flexibility - lack of responsiveness to change
Cost - many wasted resources, questionable benefits
Problems with spreadsheets
- Error prone
- Maintenance intensive
- Fragile, easy to break
- Poor audit trail/version control
- Difficult to aggregate/consolidate
- Lack of security
By leveraging industry leading best practice processes and implementing best of breed technology, your organization can shorten the cycle and increase predictability and transparency.
Shorten planning cycles and improve predictability
- Efficient data integration
- Powerful workflow and process management
- Flexible modeling
- Intuitive interface
Predictability - using the past to help accurately predict the future and also using operational drivers to make sound financial decisions
Transparency - Making sure stakeholders throughout the organization have visibility and an understanding of the numbers and their source. This allows people to own the financial results by understanding the drivers they are managing to on a daily basis.