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Planning & Budgeting

Budgeting, planning and forecasting (BP&F) are the three processes an organization needs to focus on in order to determine the long- and short-term financial goals. Additionally, those processes help companies to react faster and anticipate changing circumstances to make the right decisions.

PLANNING & BUDGETING

Budgeting, planning and forecasting (BP&F) are the three processes an organization needs to focus on in order to determine the long- and short-term financial goals. Additionally, those processes help companies to react faster and anticipate changing circumstances to make the right decisions.

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Our Expertise

Every single company needs to have a controller who takes on the role of a business partner in the planning process. Having an EPM tool to support the above processes is key within the company to know what kind of activities deliver growth to determine how to allocate the resources to support the companies’ strategy. In addition, these software help to make it easier for finance managers to produce more accurate budgets and perform what-if scenario analysis.

Our passion at Sonum is to help organizations make their budget, planning and forecasting processes smarter, faster and easier by eliminating all the activities which do not add value and keep the ones which do. Thanks to our more than 20 years of experience at companies such as AB InBev, eDreams, Yamaha, Vivo Energy and Philips we know the industries best practises and we can advise our customers on what works best for them and what does not.

There is no universal planning tool which fits all companies no matter size, needs, budget, culture, structure or maturity of operational planning process, but Sonum is able to advise and support customers with selection and implementation of “best-in-class” planning solutions. Thanks to our expertise and experience we support our clients in choosing the best solution for their specific needs and we make sure that organizations are ready for the future. Only then can we consider our mission as successful.

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AI for dummies / Introduction in the world of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is booming the last decade. The options seem limitless, the potential is huge, the gains are substantial and therefore the current investments are enormous.

The journey to a successful planning & forecasting process with Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning

For many businesses, improving Financial Planning processes (including FP&A, S&OP, IBP and forecasting), is one of the highest priorities. Nowadays, AI & ML appear to offer promise in this area but is this really what your company should purchase and/or develop?

Connected Planning for Procurement: Commodity Procurement Operations Planning

The management of Commodity and direct purchasing activities is becoming increasingly complex due to supplier globalization and supply chain impacting events such as tariffs and COVID.

Anaplan is recognized as a Leader by Gartner for the fourth consecutive year

Anaplan is recognized as a Leader by Gartner for the fourth consecutive year

Cornerstones of Holistic Planning: People, Data, System, Process and Reporting

What is the main reason why technology implementations fail to succeed in some organizations? The change itself.

Experience

Below a selection of some interesting projects we did that helped our clients to bring their processes to the next level

Financial Planning & Analysis

A multi-dimensional model  where 13+ countries directly enter their budget in the model, while actuals are loaded in a fully automated process

Workforce Planning

Anaplan allows calculation of all the People costs (both PS and NPS) for all the zones based on positions. After being succesfully implemented at EUR, a Global roll-out scope was carried out.

Retail focus at ASICS

As well as maintaining growth in its wholesale-activities, ASICS Europe wishes to focus more on its retail trade in order to manage the ambitious growth in the number of ASICS shops.

Implementation of SAP BPC 10.1 NW

Implementation of SAP BPC 10.1 NW (embedded) for homogenizing the reporting processes of the operators on a worldwide level

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