Longview Planning software enables dynamic planning, budgeting and forecasting from which you can report to the marketplace with confidence, changing direction if needed, with the most accurate and up-to-date information.
Longview 7 is a comprehensive web-based solution that drives Finance processes as well as a wide range of operational planning processes, from a single repository of accurate information throughout the enterprise. Powerful workflow functionality empowers users to track and communicate the progress of their plans and budgets, supported by the use of email notifications and alerts. Flexible rolling forecasts, using real-time information, provide greater visibility into future operating performance. Longview 7 tracks business plans, budgets, and forecasts to strategic objectives, operational goals, and targets.
Our modeling engine, inherent in our technology platform, enables essential data to be calculated in limitless business scenarios.
The ChallengeThe pressure is on - from senior management, boards of directors, shareholders, and regulators - for organizations to produce more accurate plans, budgets, and forecasts; to manage expectations; and to quickly explain any variances. There is increased demand for financial reports to be made more transparent, and for Finance to partner with operating units in the business planning process. But the administrative aspects of budgeting can consume a Finance organization and cause a distraction from value added analytical activity.
Planning, budgeting, and forecasting processes in legacy systems are time-consuming and cumbersome. Maintaining spreadsheets, manually consolidating the information in those spreadsheets, and trying to leverage the data from ERP or operational systems in a meaningful way, are difficult challenges that can thwart the objective of developing agile, continuous plans and rolling forecasts that are both dynamic and flexible.
Business units need a simple process, where they are planning, budgeting, and forecasting from a single repository of real-time enterprise-wide information. Planning, budgeting, and forecasting must link performance to strategic vision. Ultimately a company with the right planning, budgeting, and forecasting process can accurately drive its business based on enterprise-wide, real-time truth.
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