Planning and Budgeting
Get a flexible core planning application that supports goal-oriented plans, multi-dimensional applications, and driver-based rolling forecasts.
Collaboration and Workflow
Leverage flexible workflow and process management, threaded annotation and commentary, and shared document management for collaboration.
Connect to core source systems such as ERP, as well as other applications and sources including spreadsheets and native databases.
Access intuitive, role-based user interface with Web and Excel interface and reports.
Model for Uncertainty
Get built-in scenario modeling features like goal-seek, iterative calculation logic, instant calculation, and undo capabilities out of the box.
Align Strategy with Plans
Reveal the impact of strategic decisions on the bottom line, balance sheet, cash flow, and shareholder value.
Optimize Capital Structure
Address the iterative nature of funding and the impact of strategies on credit ratings and capital structure.
Prebuilt Financial Tools
Add complex what-if modeling to the financial planning process with built-in tools and logic. No need for writing logic from scratch in spreadsheets.
Plan by employee, by job code, or both using driver-based planning for compensation-related expenses. The Workforce Planning framework allows planning at a level of detail that makes sense for your business and even accommodates large multinational workforces.
Strategic Workforce Planning
Plan the right skills, at the right place, at the right time, and at the right price, aligning your HR strategy with corporate and line-of-business priorities.
Keep things easy with planning wizards that allow business users to easily maintain even complex employee expense calculations, such as the benefits and tax expense calculations.
Capital Asset Planning
New Capital Investment
Plan with a framework for new standalone and project-based assets that supports depreciation and amortization calculations using different methods, cash flow planning/funding for investment and leased assets, “buy versus lease” comparisons, as well as asset-related expense planning for full P&L impact.
Manage Existing Assets
Take advantage of planning for asset-related expenses such as repairs and insurance, including automated processes for retirements, transfers, and improvements.
Use planning for new and existing intangibles, including amortization and cash flow planning, and impairments.
Capital Expense Review
Get overall capital expense spend analysis including asset summary reports, actual versus plan variances, as well as the impact on the balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow by asset class and business unit.
Project Financial Planning
Streamlined Project Planning
Use a planning framework for internal projects within the enterprise—such as IT projects, marketing campaign planning, R&D, and training plans—with driver-based planning for cost pools relating to both short and long-term projects.
Detailed Project Planning
Leverage a planning framework for more complex, project-oriented industries such as construction, engineering, and professional services, with driver-based planning for individual employee and asset-related expenses as well as project revenues.
Get out-of-the-box analysis and reports to review project performance, project revenue, expenses, and cash flows. Real time metrics including NPV, Payback, IRR, and ROI to cover project performance, while EVM measures to track project variances and performance.
Financial Statement Planning
Access a configurable framework for revenue/sales and gross margin planning, adding dimensions for the unique drivers of your business.
Leverage a configurable framework for drivers-based and trends-based planning, using prebuilt, best practice expense drivers. Optional prebuilt integration with workforce and capital processes is available.
Integrate balance sheets fully with income statements and cash flow, and configure for industry-specific requirements.
Focus on cash from operations with fully integrated cash flow. Both direct and indirect cash flow methods are supported.