Kapacity’s approach ensures a link between financial planning and follow-up. Budget and forecast are updated and approved in the Performance Management solution, but often the approved business plans will be exported to the Business Intelligence solution so that follow-up and deviation analyzes are performed in the existing BI solution.
We are increasingly experiencing companies using statistical algorithms to increase the quality of budgets. Time-based projections can support the development of budgets, and confidence intervals can validate budget inputs and give rise to a qualitative dialogue concerning the level of budget and forecasts.
Most importantly, however, the input from the algorithm is explained and accepted by the business as budget input and not the final budget output. With modern Performance Management, it will be possible to adjust the technical input.