We help medium and large sized companies to unlock profit within their organisation through the use of self-service data analytics, integrated planning and predictive scenario models.
We help CFOs and executives in mid-sized and large organisations to unlock profits, improve performance, reduce waste and plan strategically with the alignment of all components towards the strategic goals.
We do the above through solutions ranging from business-driven analytics for more profitability, to financial consolidating and automating processes to reduce errors, save time and improve audit trails.
We enable improved forecasting accuracy by up to 80% and reduce the time that it takes to budget. Customer and product profitability monitoring also forms an integral part of business management. We provide analysis assistance to identify the customers that are non-profitable and to ensure focus on profitable business ventures.
Businesses furthermore benefit from our integrated planning expertise to ensure overall business predictability and reduce time spent on planning. The performance management solution that we offer helps to align everyone in the organisation to common goals and provides a framework for driving performance up between 10% and 30%. Finally, our strategic planning methodology improves the efficiency of the strategic planning process.
Far too many companies rely on outdated tools for business data analytics and reporting. By keeping data in centralised silos, it means that more time is needed for analysis. The data should be available on all levels of business decision making to allow for quick and accurate analysis and reporting.
Relying on spreadsheets for budgeting in the modern competitive environment is similar to still connecting to the internet via a dial-up modem, while your competitors all have high-speed, broadband with 24/7 access. Yet, with over 72% of businesses still using spreadsheets for planning, even though over 87% of spreadsheets contain errors, the only conclusion is that they haven’t received the memo – modern solutions for streamlined, time-saving and accurate budgeting and forecasting are now available.
Financial consolidation and reporting can be excessively complex or rather straightforward, but the overriding consensus amongst successful companies is that the main goal is fast, efficient and accurate closing.
If your business is stuck and doesn’t grow – then it is time to remove the dead weight. Let’s clarify – if you’re not generating enough profit, it is because you are just attempting to work harder. Instead, it is time to work smarter. By using the wrong revenue model, incorrect product price structuring and focusing on the wrong customers, it eats into business resources and ultimately, profits.
Companies that successfully implement integrated business planning realise more operational and financial success than those who still work in silos with everyone focussing on the building of their own little kingdom.
Human error is the leading cause of costly operational and business financial mistakes. Locating errors is a time-consuming process and running data audits just once a year is inefficient and means that business users are working with erroneous data and processes.
A staggering number of people are employed in the wrong jobs, don’t know what they’re doing and simply put – waste company time and money. But, don’t blame them. The problem lies with improper performance management or the complete lack of it.
The purpose of strategic planning is to clearly define strategic goals and also provide detailed plans on how to achieve desired outcomes. Strategic planning doesn’t contain a to-do-list and it is not a vision of the future either. It anticipates the future, but involves decision making now.
Without proper business process documentation, you are driving to an unknown destination using blurred vision and inadequate directions. Of course, you may be in a hurry to get to the goal, but if you don’t know what the goal is and which turns to take, you are just wasting time and resources.