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Budgeting and Forecasting Software for Better Financial Performance & Analysis


The need to look further than static quarterly or annual budgeting and planning cycles to get greater business insights from them, is driving change in what once could have been considered a tick box exercise.

Spreadsheets are usually the primary tool that finance departments turn to for their budgeting and forecasting requirements, but these very quickly become extremely difficult to manage due to issues such as version control, data accuracy, and collaboration for efficient financial analysis.

An integrated Budgeting Planning and Forecasting toolset can deliver the cashflow forecasting reporting, which is now so critical to many companies, as part of a much enhanced business budgeting system across your company as a whole, which in turn enables faster financial forecasting and decision making.

A built-for-purpose FP&A system utilises a dedicated application that not only easily overcomes spreadsheet issues, but also effortlessly enables all key business systems to be integrated for financial and operational plans across the organisation.

Financial forecasting software that can deliver ease of use with powerful capabilities is only part of the key to success however. We help our clients to enhance their internal processes and develop forecasts based on integrated budgets and plans which enable managers to see trends, patterns, opportunities and risks long before their competitors.

InfoCat focus on the delivery of these capabilities. Our long experience of this discipline enables us to deliver world class CPM systems to our clients. 

Budgeting and Forecasting Software Expertise

InfoCat have a long history of supporting Cognos TM1 and IBM Planning Analytics budgeting and forecasting software. More recently, we have diversified to include Vena Solutions software within our portfolio of budgeting and forecasting tools. The addition of Vena Solutions enables us to provide faster implementations to companies who already have a well-developed Excel-based budgeting system, and who need to convert their solution to a more easily managed and automated system capable of full Corporate Performance Management capabilities.

Get Expert Insights on a Range of Forecasting Software Systems

Whether you are completely new to FP&A Budgeting & Forecasting software or are an experienced business finance professional, our advice has proven to be invaluable to our clients. Read our Case Studies overviews to find out more.

How Modern Budgeting and Forecasting Software Improves Your FP&A Teams Processes

You either rely solely on spreadsheets for your budgeting processes, or have identified the need for a more integrated Corporate Performance Management system. There are pro's and con's with either approach and you need to make the right choice for your environment. Both options should provide you with easy control, collaboration, and a single version of the truth. The links below indicate some of the key areas for consideration.

Centralised Data Mapping

Without a centralised data mapping capability, version control, plus amendments, resubmissions, your approval process and more, become cumbersome and expensive overheads.

Integrates All Business Systems

Numbers often need context. Any system should provide an easy means to drill-to-detail and provide the full story behind the headlines. Ensure that your FP&A tool can easily integrate all business data and systems.

Finance Automation

Automation is coming to the office and it's arriving fast. Financial processes that were once regarded as tedious monthly requirements can be easily automated, leaving you more time to run your business effectively.

Financial Transformation

Making the finance function digital is a key imperative for many companies. Any new system must be capable of delivering a digital solution for a finance-led culture.

Top Features That Deliver Better Forecasting Tools for Business

Financial Analytics

Gain clarity and focus across all areas of your business.

Driver Based Forecasting

Enable in depth analysis of your key financial drivers.

Budget, Plan, & Forecast

Combine 'top down' and distributed 'bottom up' processes.

Operational Planning

Deliver real-time calculation and consolidation.

Scenario Planning

Conduct 'what-if' analysis quickly and accurately.

Leverage Excel

Use existing reports while reducing spreadsheet errors.

Cashflow Forecasting

Accelerate your cashflow analyses & gain faster insights.

Faster Consolidations

Increase accuracy, transparency, and access to information.