Delivering successful planning and forecasting systems requires an understanding of both the tools and forecasting process. Planning systems are often seen as configuring a model and building a history feed, but in reality there is typically a need for hierarchy management, conformance of ongoing historical data to the planning hierarchies, as well as the ability to handle new subjects to be planned. This has to be managed in the context of business structures and hierarchies that are likely to change frequently. System agility and adaptability is key for both planning and forecasting routines. They require the ability to quickly adjust to ever-changing structures, industry trends and legal requirements while taking into account data volatility and time variance.
Effective accommodation of business needs and data analysis in a fast-paced environment is challenging and potentially impossible without well architected systems designed on principles of supportability, adaptability and extendibility. From multiple implementations using different planning tools, we have the experience and ability to assist your business in building an adaptable solution.