Planning Maestro® budgeting, forecasting and planning software helps a wide range of organizations – from healthcare to not-for-profit to manufacturing and beyond – streamline their financial management processes, make better decisions, foresee opportunities, expose pitfalls, and improve business performance.
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Architecture, engineering and construction industries need to continuously evaluate their against the competition in order to survive. Planning Maestro allows these companies to run what-if scenarios (i.e. increased labor costs, etc.) and view consolidated data to fully see the impact of decisions across divisions, departments projects and the company in seconds.
Business service organizations need to carefully measure and manage key metrics such as headcount and service profitability. Planning Maestro enables business service providers to plan headcount in detail, allocate personnel across multiple projects, departments, or services and tie headcount to both costs and revenue.
Distribution organizations offer flexibility, fast response to customer needs, consistency of service, and local presence. In order to be profitable, they must keep a close eye on costs and turnaround times for all aspects of the supply chain. Planning Maestro of solutions enables these companies to budget with fluctuating inventory levels and to conduct what-if scenarios, revealing potential problem areas (i.e. impact of delayed inventory, adding a new route or hiring new drivers).
Planning Maestro’s integrated budgeting and planning capabilities enable educational institutions to track performance on an ongoing basis, respond quickly to changes, and closely monitor cash flow. Educational providers can plan and report on all-in employee costs and allocate headcount and overhead expenses across the organization. Performance can then be viewed and reported on for the entire institution, by location, or at a department level.
Energy and utility companies need a reliable integrated planning solution that provides timely access to key operating and financial metrics, along with the ability to frequently re-forecast and perform what-if scenarios. Planning Maestro enables energy and utility companies to monitor performance and increase profitability.
Healthcare and medical organizations require robust planning capabilities to face unique challenges including fluctuating patient numbers, government regulations, accreditation, and increased costs. Budget Maestro business budgeting software helps these organizations to monitor performance through integrated revenue, expenses, and cash flow; driver-based planning; and personnel planning to easily identify and address areas of concern.
Insurance companies face increased pressures from regulatory agencies and must accurately allocate revenues and expenses across a range of business components including state, product line, and premium type. Planning Maestro helps to simplify this process with driver-based planning and allocation spreads and provides insurance companies with the ability to perform frequent re-forecasts and what-if analyses to reduce risk and effectively manage costs.
Manufacturers depend highly on efficiencies in production and distribution, allowing little room for unnecessary risks in planning and forecasting. Planning Maestro enables manufacturers to accurately plan labor and materials based on fluctuating demand; consolidate data from multiple plants, divisions, and functions; and analyze key metrics including inventory turns, COGS and prices.
Non-profit organizations must have accurate, reliable, and flexible projections of cash flow to ensure that they have enough cash on hand when they need it. Planning Maestro’s fully integrated P&L, balance sheet and cash flow statements enable detailed and careful cash management so that at any given time, an organization can quickly and accurately evaluate their financial performance across multiple funds or programs.
Retailers need to be able to quickly respond to economic and business fluctuations. Planning Maestro business budgeting software allows retailers more control over their financial objectives by offering the flexibility to run what-if scenarios for margins, seasonality, promotional cycles, new store openings, and more. These businesses can also plan, report and analyze their business performance on a variety of levels (i.e. region, division, department, SKU).
The software and technology industry is growing and ever-changing. Because of this, software companies need an accurate, flexible business plan that supports business growth and allows key stakeholders to see the impact of scenarios before decisions are made. Planning Maestro budgeting software supports these and other software-specific needs, including the ability to set up a variety of revenue recognition schedules.