Planning & Forecasting Archives – Page 6 of 6 – Revelwood Knowledge Center
Planning & Forecasting Archives – Page 6 of 6 – Revelwood Knowledge Center

Every job has an upside and a downside.  For Jeremy, a budget manager in the commercial property and casualty insurance industry, the upside of his role is to manage corporate expenses, revenue forecasting, reporting and analysis for a leading company.  The downside was that Jeremy—and the 70 other people involved in the financial planning process—were bogged down using Excel budget templates to collect and consolidate the budget data.  The unwieldy process was time-consuming, error-prone and difficult to manage. Jeremy knew … Read More


Starting a new job can be exciting, but also stressful.  But how would you like to step into Dina Bank’s shoes?  Her first task as the director of financial systems for a full-service media and marketing communications agency was to oversee the implementation of a new budgeting, planning and reporting system.  The overall goal was to make it easier to understand staff costing, client profitability and profitability by business unit. The media company had selected IBM Cognos TM1 as the … Read More


There’s a reason the term ‘Excel hell’ is well known – many, many financial analysts and companies find themselves beholden to hundreds of spreadsheets for their budgeting and financial planning processes.  Carrie Ludwiczak, a senior financial analyst with a consumer loan company decided it was time to stop the time-consuming process of relying on Excel for budgeting. And it wasn’t just about saving time and reducing errors.  Carrie knew what her team wanted to provide to the company – comparative … Read More


The Oakland Athletics general manager, Billy Beane, proved the ROI of analytics and shared it in the wildly popular book and movie, Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game.  Nucleus Research has proved that analytics delivers for business as well; the firm found that analytics pays back $10.66 for every dollar spent. In a research note on the findings, Nucleus cites two significant reasons for the high ROI of analytics: It is easy to integrate data sources with analytics … Read More


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