arcplan Edge is an integrated budgeting, planning, and forecasting (BP&F) solution for organizations of any size that seek to streamline processes and shorten budgeting cycles by 50% or more. It enables users to gain control of lengthy, spreadsheet-based budgeting processes, improve the accuracy and timeliness of plans, and trade in tedious, manual work for more time to analyze data and make informed decisions.
Those responsible for entering budgeting and planning data will appreciate arcplan Edge's intuitive Web user interface, which offers a wide range of planning and spreading functions. These capabilities shorten and improve the typically time- and labor-intensive consolidation process. Combined with arcplan's business intelligence capabilities, arcplan Edge empowers organizations to deploy a complete performance management solution – from budgeting and planning to analysis and reporting.
Many larger planning solutions require modifications to the organization's BP&F process often introducing new, unwanted software and process changes. arcplan Edge offers the flexibility to adapt to the organization’s current methods with a software solution that is NOT disruptive to your organization's approach. More on budgeting and planning here.
With arcplan Edge, organizations can continue to use the successful aspects of the Excel-based BP&F process that exists today. The difference is that arcplan Edge enables corporate rules and IT governance to be introduced into the process to ensure that budgets are completed to expectations and with no surprises.
Not only are standard spread functions available within arcplan Edge, but budgets can also be applied across multiple time periods, accounts and views as end-users expect. With the workflow capabilities of arcplan Edge, status is immediately updated as users save versions and submit plans. Additionally, automated alerts are triggered based on system interaction, prompting users for task completion at various milestones of the process.
The budget process often requires greater visibility into the details of the plan at a level not required by the corporation’s Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) methods. arcplan Edge's "supporting details" functionality enables departmental managers to record source information and commentary for their budget submissions, whether the details are in the form of line item calculations, their own explanations, documents or online services. arcplan Edge’s commentary capabilities allow users to add qualitative information and notations, offering contextual details throughout the process.
Read more about arcplan Edge in our product brochure (PDF format).
arcplan Edge can be used with all arcplan supported data sources. Notably with common planning systems based on Oracle Essbase (versions 6-11), IBM Cognos TM1, and SAP BW with Integrated Planning. Our complete list of supported interfaces can be found here.
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