Steer financial results with unified profitability analysis, performance management, and analytics
Easily analyze your budgeted and actual data, gain visibility of your profitability and performance across the sales process, and make your analysis more insightful with advanced analytics
In today’s fast-paced business environment, finance teams are under pressure to support business decisions by providing insights in increasingly short timeframes, which can be extremely difficult when faced with data silos, outdated solutions, and manual processes.
To combat this, businesses are seeking a more unified approach, utilizing profitability analysis software, corporate performance management, and analytics to enable decisions to be made faster using a solid foundation of data to drive accuracy and success. Board’s all-in-one Decision-Making Platform provides finance professionals with the solution, offering the complete range of tools needed to drive quick, effective decisions and maximize competitiveness.
Drive profitability analysis, modeling, and optimization
Gain complete visibility of your profitability at all levels of business activity and allocate costs and earnings with ease.
Create higher quality insights by implementing accurate, consistent profitability measures along relevant business variables such as market, product family, customer type, and channel, at various levels of hierarchy, removing reliance on assumptions and personal interpretation
Top line allocation
Acknowledge complex and sophisticated criteria, allowing for proper allocation of revenues, gross margin, and variable direct costs to single items or transactions
Use different methodologies to fully allocate operating costs, such as Cost Centers and an Activity-Based Costing approach, to understand what really drives your operating profitability
Gain complete control of performance management
Produce comprehensive performance analysis on historical figures and simulate the effect of internal, macro, or microenvironmental changes on your future results.
Conduct gap analyses between current data and past data or between actual and target data contained in your long-term planning, budget, revised budget, or short-term forecast
Examine gaps in business variables such as market, product family, customer type, and channel, understanding where performance is achieved
Dissect your performance in terms of volume, price, and mix effects to understand what drives your results
Make your storytelling consistent, adjusting performance results through like-for-like modeling
Create multiple What-If scenarios to simulate the effect of key value driver changes on your financial results
Benefit from business analytics built for the office of finance
Take advantage of a platform conceived to support data discovery across accounting, planning, and budgeting cycles and effectively support analysis, simulation, consolidation, and allocation activities.
Gain a single, shared version of truth
The integrated Board environment enables the generation of analyses and reports at various corporate levels which point to a unified data set validated by the Office of Finance, guaranteeing a unique version of truth across the organization
Easily create and share analyses, reports, and dashboards
Board’s self-service capabilities enable business users to easily create analyses, interactive dashboards, and reports, and share them effectively through advanced collaboration functionality
Explore your data both by financial and operational dimensions
Exploit native business intelligence features, navigating data through multiple dimensions and hierarchies with the possibility to drill down to the lowest level of detail
Effectively manage allocation, reconciliation, and consolidation
Easily create any kind of business or financial model, exploiting Board’s allocation, reconciliation, and consolidation capabilities
Simulate future outcomes to inform decision-making
Take advantage of simulation capabilities to accomplish sensitivity and scenario analysis aimed at better understanding the relationships between key value drivers and helping you identify value creation paths
BI for the Office of Finance
Traditional approaches to Business Intelligence (BI), data visualisation, and analytics are failing to deliver what CFOs need to fulfil their wider role as dependable business partners and advisors to the rest of the board.
Recent research identifies that two thirds of CFOs consider that they are inadequately supported in decision-making, predicting performance, and responding quickly to market change. Yet, at the same time, there has never been a greater choice of standalone BI and data visualization tools.
So, what should the Office of Finance expect from a Business Intelligence tool?
A single solution for global Planning and Analysis
Beginning with the transformation of reporting and analytics processes across the business to create a worldwide Management Information System, Board has since been extended to manage all strategic and operational processes at ZF. The business now has a single solution for global planning and analysis across 230 offices and 40 countries.
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Profitability Analysis, Performance Management, and Analytics
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