Category: Planning Process

Business Performance Management Market Trends 2021

In this blog, I am covering the latest trends in the business performance management (BPM) market. BPM solutions in this context include software applications for business management-related reporting including consolidated results, all aspects of planning (strategic, operational, driver based, zero based budgeting, etc.) and forecasting.

Collaboration in the Planning Process

Microsoft Team(s) and Power BI Enable Better Planning Planning in larger organisations is almost always a team effort. In this blog I am covering how

Power BI Planning & Forecasting – Important Questions To Consider

Power BI is the leading analytics platform – with the right approach it can be turned into an extremely versatile and powerful platform for Planning, Forecasting and Write back. Currently there are 2 main types of planning solutions in Power BI:
Visuals connected to a central model via web service

How to Do Write Back & Planning in Power BI?

Data entry, planning and Wrte-back are key aspects of the performance management process not covered out of the box in Power BI. Acterys as developed to address that by offering a comprehensive ecosystem for enterprise grade business modelling, planning and consolidation that seamlessly integrates with the market leading data discovery solution Power BI and Excel/Excel Online.

How To Implement Rolling Forecast in Power BI

In this blog we cover how you can realize a rolling forecast with Power BI (this approach works equally with Excel Pivot Tables). A rolling forecasts is a widely used concept for financial analysts that shows actual data until a cut off date and after that future assumptions like budget or forecast values. It looks something like this:

Savings Through Platform Unification

Cost Saving and Process Efficiencies for Planning & Analytics Through Platform Unification For over 20 years the Acterys founders have been very closely involved in

Do you really need the Financial Planning & Analytics Rolls Royce?

I have seen a lot of change in the Financial Planning & Analytics (FP&A) space over the last 20 year but one thing was constant: it’s not cheap.

I just came back from a conference where I got first hand proof when asking about the required investment for specialized FP&A software. The answers I got from some of the now listed vendors (or backed by heavy VC investments – investors that likely want to see quick returns…) were in the range of $80k+ for software and then typically twice that