Budgeting Lacks Insight
Does Your Budget have Foresight, Hindsight, or Better Yet: Both?
Budgeting and planning have long been resource intensive areas requiring excessive analyst and management time. Consequently, there is little opportunity for analysis and forecasting, and positive changes in trajectory are minimal.
Financial Decision and Planning Workbench
- Decision Analytics – utilizes SAS analytics such as forecasting and optimization routines within the financial workbench to do scenario analysis and derive optimal pricing, optimal inventories and optimal workforce requirements. Utilizes process and workflow that meets controllership and governance standards.
- Budgeting and Planning — increases the quality of the budgeting process by shifting analyst and manager time from preparation to value-added analysis. Eases communications and speeds up planning cycles using workflow control and enterprise collaboration.
- Consolidation and Reporting — close the books efficiently and quickly where ownership rules, intercompany transactions, currency translation, and other factors increase consolidation and reporting complexity. Meet all accounting and regulatory requirements while using a fully compliant process.
- Inventory and merchandize planning — incorporate demand forecasting and inventory optimization into the planning process. The workbench can be used as part of S&OP process as well as financial planning and scenario analysis.