Planning

Many businesses use Excel spreadsheets to complete business critical Budgeting, Forecasting, Sales, Resource and Cash Flow planning. Such spreadsheet ‘solutions’ usually start life as quick fixes to functional inadequacies in formal business systems but grow organically to become cumbersome and error prone. More…

The Qtier-Rapor Solution

Qtier-Rapor allows the creation of fully automated, secure Excel based planning solutions to meet both the current and future needs of your business.

Planning solutions created with Qtier-Rapor are fully functional and may include multiple version planning cycles, multi-currency and allow for budgeting and forecasting at all levels.

Providing real-time access to corporate data and automated central storage of end user planning inputs leads to reduced planning timescales and ensures accurate planning results are immediately available.

End user planning inputs are stored dynamically in the Qtier-Rapor User Data Repository, eliminating the need for manual data transfer and the error prone consolidation phase.

Providing an easy to use ‘enterprise standard’ security and control framework, Qtier-Rapor empowers business process owners to utilise existing Excel skills and create functionally rich, flexible planning solutions with a familiar end user interface.

Security features ensure that only authorised end users can access relevant information and those parts of the planning solution relevant to themselves.

End user training requirements are kept to an absolute minimum due to the familiar Excel interface.

Where planning solution ‘logic’ changes are required Qtier-Rapor’s formal change control functionality ensures that end users are able to use live versions until authorised business process owners have completed required changes in a work-in-progress environment, tested and promoted new versions for live usage.

All archived versions of spreadsheet planning solution ‘logic’ can be retained for later analysis or possible re-use.