Integrating Actuals Into Financial Plans
Financial and operating results are spread across multiple databases. Actual results and plan detail are at different levels. Lack of underlying volumes and rates make meaningful causal analysis difficult. You want apples to apples. Too often you get fruit salad. With today's more intensive focus on driver based planning and key performance indicators, this timely white paper will help management and FP&A staff think through the issues for better actual versus plan analysis: reporting on actual and plan line items below natural class accounts; getting a handle on activity driver relationships with units, rates and amounts; capturing volume and rate impacts underlying plan variances.