Planning Maestro is an easy-to-use Business Performance Management application, designed for the mid-market enterprise that automates many of the time-consuming activities in the planning, budgeting, forecasting, reporting, and analysis process. A giant leap beyond spreadsheets, Planning Maestro delivers incredible efficiencies, deep visibility and increased agility to help you manage the financial health of your business.
Planning Maestro streamlines your most complicated planning and budgeting process by eliminating the need to manage and maintain hundreds of formulas and worksheets. Its built-in financial intelligence and business logic eliminates errors associated with formulas, macros, workbook links and ensures 100% accuracy in your calculations. Wizards, menus and drop down boxes for pre-built spreads and schedules guide you through the budget preparation and reporting process saving you hours normally devoted to replicating and maintaining these settings over and over again in multiple areas of your spreadsheets. Data is updated in real-time so when executive management asks "Can you change this?" You'll have your new reports in minutes!
Planning Maestro's flexibility multi-view/multi-hierarchy capability allows you to budget and report by various entities including customer, product, location, division, manager, channel - going beyond the limitations of your Chart of Accounts. You can drill down into the details (at a transaction level) to see the "why" behind the numbers - something difficult and tedious to do in spreadsheets.
Conditions change. You need to respond. Planning Maestro is like your financial compass providing you with real-time analysis of possible scenarios and their impact on headcount, profitability and cash flow. With Planning Maestro you can:
- Incorporate business drivers into the planning process
- Tight alignment with your Chart of Accounts for accurate variance analysis
- Perform mutli-dimensional reporting with roll-ups
- Perform "what-if" scenarios and change analysis
- Generate a re-forecast by splicing together various versions of actual, budget or forecast data