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5 Steps to Better Budgeting and Forecasting

Article posted by Mark Bodger - Thursday, 31st March, 2016 / Best Practices


Time: Do you need to balance time and resource pressures with the need to deliver accurate budgets and forecasts? 

Systems: Do you find yourself in Excel hell with your line managers spending days each month preparing their budget figures in various spreadsheet documents across the business and then trying to type them into your templates? 

Process Improvements 

If you’re looking for better ways to improve business planning, here are the five key steps that regularly make most impact with our clients: 

Step 1: Create an automated ‘driver based’ model to simplify data management 

Step 2: Find a budget planning solution which can be used easily by all relevant company operations 

Step 3: Build a scorecard 

Step 4: Get ready for rolling forecasting 

Step 5: Analyse your way to business success 

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