Financial Management Solutions

FM Business Analytics

To maintain a competitive advantage through accurate decision making requires knowing what your company is doing and what to do next.

Every company needs an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system to process its transactions and financial information. The reality is despite large investments in ERP systems, companies still operate Excel spreadsheets on the side for financial management information and decision making. Why?


Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting

  • Should be efficient value-add processes. But they aren’t. Typically these process are time consuming and costly

Key characteristics of our Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting functionality in our 4FMS Facilities Management Analytics modelling software are:

  • Reduce planning, budgeting and forecasting cycle times by up to 90%
  • Produce timely reporting and analysis, including what-if scenarios
  • Reduce errors, improve accuracy with cash flow, income statement and balance sheet forecasting
  • Plan and Budget at the level of detail required and the currency required
  • Combine bottom-up and top-down planning
  • Automated aggregation and transformation of different levels of detail and currencies
  • Using workflow to significantly improve collaboration across the business
  • Better, faster, more-informed business decisions
  • Using Rolling Forecasts let you keep your finger on the pulse of your business.
  • Deliver frequent rolling forecasts with income and expense forecasting
  • Continuously optimise decision making with frequent rolling forecasts for better planning
  • Use event-driven planning to model changing business environments
  • Use multiple versions to analyse performance and what-if scenarios
  • Automatically and frequently integrate actual data from other systems

Rolling Forecasting

4FMS rolling forecasting is a strategic opportunity, not an onerous task. Implemented correctly, rolling forecasting can be the single most valuable tool to identify where changes need to be made in order to maximize profitability and minimize losses. Let us show you how to turn Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting into dynamic value add business processes. Cut cycles times and measurably improve analysis of the numbers and insights into your business.

Costing & Profitability

To operate a profitable business, you need to have a robust understanding of the underlying costs and cost drivers as well as the income and income drivers. Key insight required is profitability per product per brand per SKU (stock keeping unit) per segment per client per region per process per channel etc. (analytics by business segment)

Business leaders need answers to fundamental business questions:

  • What are my supply chain costs?
  • What are my support costs?
  • What are the main cost drivers?
  • How is funding utilised?
  • What do various activities cost?
  • Which of our products/clients are unprofitable?
  • What are the costly processes?
  • How can I optimise my supply chain?
  • How can I improve my client profitability?

To improve organisations’ profitability we make extensive use of advanced costing and profitability management solutions such as Activity-Based-Costing (ABC)In actual practice, client profitability analysis looks at each segment (activity) of the process of creating and selling products to clients. The objective is to look closely at the costs that are associated with each of those activities, and compare those costs with the gains that result from the processes and activities connected with the operation of that segment.

Breaking down the processes into activities makes it much easier to identify what is actually working to increase profitability with a major client or a group of clients within the client base, as well as what activities may be inhibiting the potential for earning more revenue from those same clients.

The same methodologies and principles used for Client profitability analysis are applied for Product, Channel or Process Profitability measurement and analysis.

4FMS Facilities Management Analytics model equips you to keep a pulse on real-time business activity by quickly answering operational as well as management questions.