Finance

Drive transparency in your profitability analysis

Gain complete visibility of your profitability at all levels of business activity and allocate costs, profits, and capital with ease

Profitability analysis is highly valuable to strategic and operational decision-making but is typically a time-consuming process requiring significant time and effort to conduct. By unifying information from sources business-wide, the Board decision-making platform creates complete transparency over the profitability of every business activity in real time, supporting faster decisions and the easy allocation of costs, profits, and capital.

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Profitability analysis software for the modern enterprise

Combining business-wide data with unified business intelligence and monitoring capabilities, Board enables you to effortlessly conduct profitability analysis without the time-consuming manual workload.

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  • Gain complete transparency of profitability measures

    Exhaustive profitability measures with respect to revenues such as:

    • Gross margin, acknowledging revenues and all operating variable direct costs
    • Operating income, acknowledging revenues and all operating costs including amortizations, write offs, and provisions
    • Earnings, acknowledging revenues and all costs
  • Take advantage of advanced measures and key profitability indicators

    Consistent profitability measures with respect to capital such as:

    • Return on capital employed = ROCE
    • Spread net tax return on capital employed minus cost of capital = (net tax ROCE – wacc)
    • Value creation Spread = (net tax ROCE – wacc)*CE
    • Return on assets = ROA
    • Return on equity = ROE

    Accurate cash generation measures such as:

    • Operating free cash flow = OpFCF
    • Equity free cash flow = eqFCF
  • Achieve a multidimensional perspective of your profitability

    All profitability measures can be analyzed by any significant dimension - from legal entities, business units, markets, and geographical areas to product families, customer types, and distribution channels - at various levels of hierarchy, giving a multi-dimensional view of profitability and cash generation

  • Easily produce gross margin allocation to single item level

    Following a landed cost approach, perform allocation of all variable direct costs such as purchase costs, transportation costs, customs expenditure, and insurance costs to a single shipment, transaction, or item. Compound this allocation with revenues allocation in order to come up with gross margin allocation down to a single shipment, transaction, or item

  • Understand what really drives your operating profitability with support for different costing methodologies

    Following different methodologies such as the cost center approach, activity-based costing, and efficiency-based absorption costing, ensure proper multi-stage and multi-dimensional allocation of all operating costs powered by platform flexibility and business modeling capabilities

  • Effectively perform capital allocation

    Following complex and articulated methodologies, perform proper capital allocation in terms of capital employed, net fixed assets, and net working capital, understanding what really drives your return on capital

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Customer success story: Avaloq

Complete transparency of profitability

Creating a multidimensional view of profitability by customer, service, and business unit, Board has enhanced the level of financial detail available to Avaloq. Costs and revenues can now be reallocated from profit centers to projects or from divisions to departments using a series of predefined drivers.

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