Spreadsheets have no place in forecasting, budgeting and many other core financial routines. Spreadsheets were not designed for many of the tasks they are currently used to accomplish. A spreadsheet is a great tool for creating static graphs for a report or designing and testing a reporting template. It is not and never should have been a building block for your company’s planning systems. The high level of errors in spreadsheets is the main reason why.
There is a better way.
In this paper, you will learn how to get management to understand why an investment in a planning tool is essential. The paper will cover why you need a planning tool and:
- -Making the planning tool sale to your senior management team
- -Getting the green light from influential sages at your business
- -Evaluating potential planning tools
- -Selecting a planning tool