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Focus on the essentials!

Every company plans and tries to prepare itself in the best possible way for future developments. Nevertheless, in many companies the planning process no longer fully satisfies the demands of doing business today. In many cases, planning takes far too long, is overly complicated and only has a limited impact on performance management. Smaller attempts at improvement often fail to achieve the desired effect. In these cases it is necessary to use modern planning and forecasting concepts to re-orientate the entire planning process.

Modern concepts are characterized by approaches such as frontloading, the use of driver models, and focusing on essentials, as well as agility. Change measures from the strategy are integrated into the company’s daily business and anchored in planning. Real-time simulation functions make it easier to discuss scenarios. Automation functions ensure the integration and efficiency of planning. Planning is also supplemented with an automated, driver-based digital forecast – a dynamic navigation system which provides information about target achievement quickly, continuously and almost effortlessly. At the same time, detailed plans are created by the IT systems.

Alongside designing contemporary planning and forecasting processes, we support our clients in the selection of suitable planning software and make sure they find clarity in the often maze-like range of products and services. In doing so, we also take the latest possibilities offered by digitization into consideration, such as SAP S/4HANA and predictive analytics. Together with a network of implementation partners, we assume responsibility for implementing the concepts, thereby reducing the risks and costs of IT implementation.

Successfully redesigning planning and forecasting processes also requires a great degree of conviction and willingness to change by the employees involved in those processes. Our tried-and-tested change management concepts will help you anchor your new planning and forecasting processes in the best possible way.

For many years now, we have been involved in planning and forecasting as core elements in Corporate Performance Management. Among other things, our Horváth & Partners Specialist Planning Conference is one of the most important exchange platforms in the field of planning in the German-speaking world. Numerous publications and specialist articles describe our approach and our project experiences with large and mid-sized companies.

We would be happy to talk to you about our competences in person. Simply get in touch with us to find out more.