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What BARC The Planning Survey 18 had to say about IBM Planning Analytics

Posted on Nov 13, 2018 by Udhara de Silva

Leading software industry analysts Business Application Research Center (BARC) recently released The Planning Survey 18, their annual report based on “the world‘s largest survey of planning software users.” IBM Planning Analytics…

Are Those Planning Apps Too Good to be True?

Posted on Nov 4, 2016 by John Vaughan

Choosing a budgeting tool is hard. There are many vendors. Some offer apps and fast starts or pre built models. Be careful of taking their bait and then finding you need a custom build after all. In this post we examine the pitfalls of buying a corporate planning tool where you get apps or the model prebuilt for you and it just needs “minor customisation”. Ask yourself the questions: “How long did our Excel model take to build?” and “is it likely it could be replicated in 15 days”? And then test them. Hard.

Planning Horizons – How far out should your business plan? InfocubeTV Video

Posted on Jun 4, 2014 by Danielle Bartle

Planning Horizons How far out should your business plan? Should strategic planning, demand, operational, capital and financial planning all be for the same horizon? Should you plan to the wall,…

Choosing the Right Planning Tools InfocubeTV Video

Posted on May 14, 2014 by Danielle Bartle

Your choice of planning tools is vital to the success of your corporate plans. Would you like to shorten your planning cycles, make fewer errors, save management time and money…

Driver Based Planning Video from InfocubeTV

Posted on Apr 29, 2014 by Danielle Bartle

Driver based planning can dramatically decrease the time required for budgeting, planning and forecasting.  It is also a key part of setting up a planning environment that facilitates sensitivity and…

What Planning Frequency should You Use? InfocubeTV Video

Posted on Apr 14, 2014 by Danielle Bartle

Planning frequency varies from industry to industry and for different types of plans.  Are you planning to the frequency that matters? Should you plan every month, every quarter or just…

Planning Levels: Too Granular or Just Right? Video via InfocubeTV

Posted on Mar 9, 2014 by John Vaughan

Many organisations plan to same level that they operate.  They plan for every general ledger account in every cost centre, they plan gross profit for every product they sell and…

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