New Software Takes Planning To the Web

Kaplan Singh, Laurie
November 2000
Financial Executive;Nov/Dec2000, Vol. 16 Issue 6, p22
Academic Journal
The article discusses software for financial executives that uses Web technology and portals to integrate and distribute information related to the planning, budgeting, and forecasting processes. The Web-based systems control data quality which improves analysis and results in more accurate earnings predictions. Managers can monitor actual performance and reconcile topdown plans with bottom-up budgets. The databases supported by systems such as e.Planning from Adaytum, Cognos Finance, MPC 4.0 from Comshare, Financial Management and Financial Planning from Hyperion, Khalix from Longview, Everest from Outlook-Soft, SmartSite Planning from Revelwood, and Financial Collaborator from QSP Inc. are mentioned. INSET: Choices, Choices: Things to Consider.


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