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Example of a Balance Sheet Report for Bank Branches

What is a Balance Sheet Report for Bank Branches?

Branch-level Balance Sheets are considered essential month-end reports and are used by corporate executives and branch managers to track actual balances and variances for assets, liabilities and equity figures. Some of the main functionality in this type of report is that it enables the user to run them for any month and any bank branch, including at the consolidated level. The columns compares the current month to the same period last year as well as to the budget, and it calculates the variances and enables drill-down to detail. You find an example of this type of report below.

Purpose of Branch-level Balance Sheets

Banks use Branch-level Balance Sheets to enable variance analysis for branch-level balance sheet metrics. When used as part of good business practices in Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) departments, a bank can improve its fiscal- and strategic decisions, and it can reduce the chances that managers don’t quickly discover major variances and the reasons behind them.

Example of a Branch-level Balance Sheet

Here is an example of a Branch-level Income Statement Report with prior year and budget variances.

Example of a Balance Sheet Report for Bank Branches

Example of a Balance Sheet Report for Bank Branches

You can find hundreds of additional examples here

Who Uses This Type of Report?

The typical users of this type of report are: Executives, branch managers, finance leader.

Other Reports Often Used in Conjunction with Branch-level Balance Sheets

Progressive Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) departments sometimes use several different Branch-level Balance Sheets, along with income statements, consolidated balance sheets, cash flow statements, trended financial statements, KPI reports, executive dashboards, budget models and forecasts and other management and control tools.

Where Does the Data for Analysis Originate From?

The Actual (historical transactions) data typically comes from enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems like: Microsoft Dynamics 365 (D365) Finance, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (D365 BC), Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics SL, Sage Intacct, Sage 100, Sage 300, Sage 500, Sage X3, SAP Business One, SAP ByDesign, Acumatica, Netsuite and others.

In analyses where budgets or forecasts are used, the planning data most often originates from in-house Excel spreadsheet models or from professional corporate performance management (CPM/EPM) solutions.

What Tools are Typically used for Reporting, Planning and Dashboards?

Examples of business software used with the data and ERPs mentioned above are:

  • Native ERP report writers and query tools
  • Spreadsheets (for example Microsoft Excel)
  • Corporate Performance Management (CPM) tools (for example Solver)
  • Dashboards (for example Microsoft Power BI and Tableau)

Corporate Performance Management (CPM) Cloud Solutions and More Examples

Example of a Trended Balance Sheet Report for Banks

What is a Trended Balance Sheet Report for Banks?

Trended Balance Sheets are considered analytical financial reports and are used by executives and CFOs to track monthly trends in assets, liabilities and equity. Some of the main functionality in this type of report is that it dynamically expands months across the columns based on the period you run the report for. The rows in the reports show a typical balance sheet layout with Assets, Liabilities and Equity sections and account balance details rolling up to sub-totals. The user can get further detail by drilling down on individual cells to see transaction-level information. You find an example of this type of report below.

Purpose of Trended Balance Sheet Reports

Banks use Trended Balance Sheet Reports to give executives both detailed and summarized views of assets and liabilities for each month up to the current period. When used as part of good business practices in Executive- and Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) departments, a bank can improve its strategies and profitability, and it can reduce the chances that leaders make poor decisions because they don’t see if a figure is a trend or an outlier.

Example of a Trended Balance Sheet Report

Here is an example of Trended Balance Sheet Report with dynamic listing of year-to-date months and rows that can expand/collapse to simplify analysis.

Example of a Trended Balance Sheet Report for Banks

Example of a Trended Balance Sheet Report for Banks

You can find hundreds of additional examples here

Who Uses This Type of Report?

The typical users of this type of report are: Executives, Regional Managers, Branch Managers, CFOs, Analysts.

Other Reports Often Used in Conjunction with Trended Balance Sheet Reports

Progressive Executive- and Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) departments sometimes use several different Balance Sheet Reports, along with income statement variance and trend reports, cash flow statements, financial dashboards, KPI dashboards, budget models and other management and control tools.

Where Does the Data for Analysis Originate From?

The Actual (historical transactions) data typically comes from enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems like: Microsoft Dynamics 365 (D365) Finance, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (D365 BC), Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics SL, Sage Intacct, Sage 100, Sage 300, Sage 500, Sage X3, SAP Business One, SAP ByDesign, Acumatica, Netsuite and others.

In analyses where budgets or forecasts are used, the planning data most often originates from in-house Excel spreadsheet models or from professional corporate performance management (CPM/EPM) solutions.

What Tools are Typically used for Reporting, Planning and Dashboards?

Examples of business software used with the data and ERPs mentioned above are:

  • Native ERP report writers and query tools
  • Spreadsheets (for example Microsoft Excel)
  • Corporate Performance Management (CPM) tools (for example Solver)
  • Dashboards (for example Microsoft Power BI and Tableau)

Corporate Performance Management (CPM) Cloud Solutions and More Examples

Example of a Balance Sheet Report for credit union branches

What is a Balance Sheet Report for Credit Union Branches?

Branch-level Balance Sheets are considered essential month-end reports and are used by corporate executives and branch managers to track actual balances and variances for assets, liabilities and equity figures. Some of the main functionality in this type of report is that it enables the user, based on security access rights,  to run them for any month and any credit union branch, including at the consolidated level. The columns compare the current month to the same period last year as well as to the budget, and it calculates the variances. You find an example of this type of report below.

Purpose of Branch-level Balance Sheets

Credit Unions use Branch-level Balance Sheets to enable variance analysis for balance sheet metrics. When used as part of good business practices in Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) departments, a company can improve its fiscal- and strategic decisions, and it can reduce the chances that managers don’t quickly discover major variances and the reasons behind them.

Example of a Branch-level Balance Sheet

Here is an example of a Branch-level Balance Sheet Report with prior year and budget variances.

Example of a Balance Sheet Report for credit union branches

Example of a Balance Sheet Report for credit union branches

You can find hundreds of additional examples here

Who Uses This Type of Report?

The typical users of this type of report are: Executives, branch managers, finance leaders.

Other Reports Often Used in Conjunction with Branch-level Balance Sheets

Progressive Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) departments sometimes use several different Branch-level Balance Sheets, along with income statements, consolidated balance sheets, cash flow statements, trended financial statements, KPI reports, executive dashboards, budget models and forecasts and other management and control tools.

Where Does the Data for Analysis Originate From?

The Actual (historical transactions) data typically comes from enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems like: Microsoft Dynamics 365 (D365) Finance, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (D365 BC), Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics SL, Sage Intacct, Sage 100, Sage 300, Sage 500, Sage X3, SAP Business One, SAP ByDesign, Acumatica, Netsuite and others.

In analyses where budgets or forecasts are used, the planning data most often originates from in-house Excel spreadsheet models or from professional corporate performance management (CPM/EPM) solutions.

What Tools are Typically used for Reporting, Planning and Dashboards?

Examples of business software used with the data and ERPs mentioned above are:

  • Native ERP report writers and query tools
  • Spreadsheets (for example Microsoft Excel)
  • Corporate Performance Management (CPM) tools (for example Solver)
  • Dashboards (for example Microsoft Power BI and Tableau)

Corporate Performance Management (CPM) Cloud Solutions and More Examples

Example of a Trended Balance Sheet for Credit Unions

What is a Trended Balance Sheet?

Trended Balance Sheets are considered analytical financial reports and are used by executives and CFOs to track monthly trends in assets, liabilities and equity. Some of the main functionality in this type of report is that it dynamically expands months across the columns based on the period you run the report for. The rows in the reports show a typical balance sheet layout with Assets, Liabilities and Equity sections and account balance details rolling up to sub-totals. The user can get further detail by drilling down on individual cells to see transaction-level information. You find an example of this type of report below.

Purpose of Trended Balance Sheet Reports

Credit Unions use Trended Balance Sheet Reports to give executives the ability to see trends for both detailed and summarized views of assets and liabilities for each month up to the current period. When used as part of good business practices in Executive- and Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) departments, a company can improve its strategies and performance, and it can reduce the chances that leaders make poor decisions because they don’t see if a figure is a trend or an outlier.

Example of an Trended Balance Sheet Report

Here is an example of a Trended Balance Sheet with dynamic listing of year-to-date months and rows that can expand/collapse to simplify analysis as well as actual to budget comparisons.

Example of a Trended Balance Sheet for Credit Unions

Example of a Trended Balance Sheet for Credit Unions

You can find hundreds of additional examples here

Who Uses This Type of Report?

The typical users of this type of report are: Executives, Regional Managers, Branch Managers, CFOs, Analysts.

Other Reports Often Used in Conjunction with Trended Balance Sheet Reports

Progressive Executive- and Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) departments sometimes use several different Trended Balance Sheet Reports, along with income statement variance- and trend reports, cash flow statements, financial dashboards, KPI dashboards, budget models and other management and control tools.

Where Does the Data for Analysis Originate From?

The Actual (historical transactions) data typically comes from enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems like: Microsoft Dynamics 365 (D365) Finance, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (D365 BC), Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics SL, Sage Intacct, Sage 100, Sage 300, Sage 500, Sage X3, SAP Business One, SAP ByDesign, Acumatica, Netsuite and others.

In analyses where budgets or forecasts are used, the planning data most often originates from in-house Excel spreadsheet models or from professional corporate performance management (CPM/EPM) solutions.

What Tools are Typically used for Reporting, Planning and Dashboards?

Examples of business software used with the data and ERPs mentioned above are:

  • Native ERP report writers and query tools
  • Spreadsheets (for example Microsoft Excel)
  • Corporate Performance Management (CPM) tools (for example Solver)
  • Dashboards (for example Microsoft Power BI and Tableau)

Corporate Performance Management (CPM) Cloud Solutions and More Examples

Example of a Balance Sheet by Fund Report for Public Sector Organizations

What is a Balance Sheet by Fund Report?

Balance Sheet Reports that break out funds across columns are considered period end financial statements and are used by controllers and accountants to present funds in a side by side format. Some of the main functionality in this type of report is that it is filtered by the year/period parameter chosen by the user and both the rows and the columns are driven by dynamic ranges that automatically can include new accounts (object codes) or funds created during the year. This is often a problem with legacy reporting tools or manual spreadsheet models where users must remember to manually insert new items that were created in the ERP system. The report can also be set up to include charts and indicators. You find an example of this type of report below.

Purpose of Balance Sheet by Fund Reports

Public Sector organizations use Balance Sheet by Fund Reports both because it is often a required report format by the institution and to make it easy for managers and external users to review fund balances side-by-side. When used as part of good business practices in Accounting departments, a government entity can improve its monthly and annual report preparation process, and it can reduce the chances that comes with using static legacy reporting tools.

Example of a Balance Sheet by Fund Report

Here is an example of a Balance Sheet by Fund Report with Funds listed across the columns and a typical row layout.

Example of a Balance Sheet by Fund Report for Public Sector Organizations

Example of a Balance Sheet by Fund Report for Public Sector Organizations

You can find hundreds of additional examples here

Who Uses This Type of Report?

The typical users of this type of report are: CFOs, controllers, accountants, executives.

Other Reports Often Used in Conjunction with Balance Sheet by Fund Reports

Progressive Accounting departments sometimes use several different Balance Sheet by Fund Reports, along with cash flow statements, sources and uses of funds, fund detail reports, trial balances, KPI reports and other management and control tools.

Where Does the Data for Analysis Originate From?

The Actual (historical transactions) data typically comes from enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems like: Microsoft Dynamics 365 (D365) Finance, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (D365 BC), Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics SL, Sage Intacct, Sage 100, Sage 300, Sage 500, Sage X3, SAP Business One, SAP ByDesign, Acumatica, Netsuite and others.

In analyses where budgets or forecasts are used, the planning data most often originates from in-house Excel spreadsheet models or from professional corporate performance management (CPM/EPM) solutions.

What Tools are Typically used for Reporting, Planning and Dashboards?

Examples of business software used with the data and ERPs mentioned above are:

  • Native ERP report writers and query tools
  • Spreadsheets (for example Microsoft Excel)
  • Corporate Performance Management (CPM) tools (for example Solver)
  • Dashboards (for example Microsoft Power BI and Tableau)

Corporate Performance Management (CPM) Cloud Solutions and More Examples

Example of a Financial Dashboard for Manufacturing Companies

What is a Financial Dashboard for Manufacturing Companies?

Financial dashboards are considered performance monitoring tools and are used by CFOs and Executives to analyze monthly Profit & Loss and Balance sheet metrics and trends. Some of the main functionality in this type of dashboard is that it gives the user an easy way to analyze financial results using several different perspectives, including: 1) Monthly balance sheet summary with variances versus prior periods, 2) Monthly trend in net assets, 3) Net assets compared to prior periods, 4) Actual vs budgeted employee headcount, 5) Actual vs budgeted revenue, profit, profit margin and revenue per employee, 6) Actual, budgeted and forecasted monthly trend, and 7) Profit & Loss summary with actual, budget and prior month comparisons with variances. The user can select month and year from the dropdown list on the top of the dashboard. You find an example of this type of dashboard below.

Purpose of Financial Dashboards

Manufacturing companies use Financial Dashboards to provide executives with an easy way to analyze financial performance. When used as part of good business practices in Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) departments, an organization can improve and speed up its decision-making, and it can reduce the chances that leaders don’t frequently pay attention to financial metrics because of lack of self-service or too much detail.

Example of a Financial Summary Dashboard

Here is an example of a Financial Dashboard for a manufacturing company with key metrics from the P&L and balance sheet as well as headcount information.

Example of a Financial Dashboard for Manufacturing Companies

Example of a Financial Dashboard for Manufacturing Companies

You can find hundreds of additional examples here

Who Uses This Type of Dashboard?

The typical users of this type of dashboard are: Executives, CFOs, analysts.

Other Reports Often Used in Conjunction with Financial Dashboards

Progressive Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) departments sometimes use several different Financial Dashboards, along with detailed versions of profit & loss reports, balance sheets, cash flow statements, revenue dashboards and other management and control tools.

Where Does the Data for Analysis Originate From?

The Actual (historical transactions) data typically comes from enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems like: Microsoft Dynamics 365 (D365) Finance, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (D365 BC), Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics SL, Sage Intacct, Sage 100, Sage 300, Sage 500, Sage X3, SAP Business One, SAP ByDesign, Acumatica, Netsuite and others.

In analyses where budgets or forecasts are used, the planning data most often originates from in-house Excel spreadsheet models or from professional corporate performance management (CPM/EPM) solutions.

What Tools are Typically used for Reporting, Planning and Dashboards?

Examples of business software used with the data and ERPs mentioned above are:

  • Native ERP report writers and query tools
  • Spreadsheets (for example Microsoft Excel)
  • Corporate Performance Management (CPM) tools (for example Solver)
  • Dashboards (for example Microsoft Power BI and Tableau)

Corporate Performance Management (CPM) Cloud Solutions and More Examples

Trended Balance Sheet Example with KPIs

What is a Trended Balance Sheet with KPIs?

Trended Balance Sheet reports are considered month end analysis tools and are often used by CFOs and analysts to monitor and analyze anomalies and trends in assets and liabilities. Some of the key functionality in this type of report is that it dynamically displays each month up the the current period this year as well as the same months for the prior year. The charts on the top of the report speeds up analysis for key metrics like Current Assets, Fixed Assets, Current Liabilities, Other Liabilities and Equity. The rows in the report shows Account Categories and the user can expand each row to see individual GL accounts and their amounts. The yellow row below the charts is a customizable and automated narrative. You find an example of this type of report below.

Purpose of Trended Balance Sheet Reports

Companies and organizations use Trended Balance Sheet Reports to quickly detect changes over time and exceptions with assets or liabilities. When used as part of good business practices in a Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) department, a company can improve its decision speed as it relates to liquidity and other balance sheet metrics as well as reduce the chances that anomalies goes undetected for longer than necessary.

Trended Balance Sheet Report Example

Here is an example of a Trended Balance Sheet with KPIs and automated narrative.

Trended Balance Sheet Example with KPIs

Trended Balance Sheet Example with KPIs

You can find hundreds of additional examples here

Who Uses This Type of Report?

The typical users of this type of report are: CFOs, Analysts and Executives.

Other Reports Often Used in Conjunction with Trended Balance Sheet Reports

Progressive Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Departments sometimes use several different Trended Balance Sheet Reports, along with monthly Balance Sheet reports, KPI dashboards, trended P&Ls and cash flow statements and other management and control tools.

Where Does the Data for Analysis Originate From?

The Actual (historical transactions) data typically comes from enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems like: Microsoft Dynamics 365 (D365) Finance, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (D365 BC), Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics SL, Sage Intacct, Sage 100, Sage 300, Sage 500, Sage X3, SAP Business One, SAP ByDesign, Acumatica, Netsuite and others.

In analyses where budgets or forecasts are used, the planning data most often originates from in-house Excel spreadsheet models or from professional corporate performance management (CPM/EPM) solutions.

What Tools are Typically used for Reporting, Planning and Dashboards?

Examples of business software used with the data and ERPs mentioned above are:

  • Native ERP report writers and query tools
  • Spreadsheets (for example Microsoft Excel)
  • Corporate Performance Management (CPM) tools (for example Solver)
  • Dashboards (for example Microsoft Power BI and Tableau)

Corporate Performance Management (CPM) Cloud Solutions and More Examples

Modern Balance Sheet Variance Report Example with KPI Analysis

What is a Modern Balance Sheet Variance Report with KPIs?

Balance Sheet variance reports are considered month end analysis tools and are often used by CFOs and analysts to track key metrics and their variances. Some of the key functionality in this type of report is that it enhances analysis by providing a three section report: 1) Charts for Assets, Cash and Ratios, 2) Automated narrative, 3) Balance sheet report. The user can drill down to see transaction detail. The latter shows current month versus prior month and prior year with variances. You find an example of this type of report below.

Purpose of Balance Sheet Variance Reports with KPIs

Companies and organizations use Balance Sheet Variance Reports with KPIs to easily analyze changes in assets and liabilities. When used as part of good business practices in a Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) department, a company can improve its monthly analysis as well as reduce the chances that managers miss important exceptions or changes.

Balance Sheet Variance Reports with KPI Example

Here is an example of a Balance Sheet Variance Report with KPI Analysis.

Modern Balance Sheet Variance Report Example with KPI Analysis

Modern Balance Sheet Variance Report Example with KPI Analysis

You can find hundreds of additional examples here

Who Uses This Type of Report?

The typical users of this type of report are: CFOs, Analysts and Executives.

Other Reports Often Used in Conjunction with Balance Sheet Variance Reports with KPIs

Progressive Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Departments sometimes use several different Balance Sheet Variance Reports with KPIs, along with monthly Balance Sheet trend reports, KPI dashboards, trended P&Ls and cash flow statements and other management and control tools.

Where Does the Data for Analysis Originate From?

The Actual (historical transactions) data typically comes from enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems like: Microsoft Dynamics 365 (D365) Finance, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (D365 BC), Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics SL, Sage Intacct, Sage 100, Sage 300, Sage 500, Sage X3, SAP Business One, SAP ByDesign, Acumatica, Netsuite and others.

In analyses where budgets or forecasts are used, the planning data most often originates from in-house Excel spreadsheet models or from professional corporate performance management (CPM/EPM) solutions.

What Tools are Typically used for Reporting, Planning and Dashboards?

Examples of business software used with the data and ERPs mentioned above are:

  • Native ERP report writers and query tools
  • Spreadsheets (for example Microsoft Excel)
  • Corporate Performance Management (CPM) tools (for example Solver)
  • Dashboards (for example Microsoft Power BI and Tableau)

Corporate Performance Management (CPM) Cloud Solutions and More Examples

Monthly Balance Sheet with Prior Month and Last Year Comparisons Example

What is a Monthly Balance Sheet with Prior Month and Last Year Comparisons?

Monthly Balance Sheet reports are considered essential month-end financial statements and are used by CFOs and accountants to review key elements of the company’s assets and liabilities. Some functionality in this type of report is parameter driven and will populate the data and headers in three columns. You will find an example of this type of report below.

Purpose of Monthly Balance Sheets

Companies and organizations use Monthly Balance Sheets to easily track month-over-month performance of assets and liabilities. When used as part of good business practices in a Finance and Accounting Department, a company can improve its monthly reporting automation and fiscal control as well as reduce the chances that important changes goes undetected.

Monthly Balance Sheet Example

Here is an example of a Balance Sheet with current month, prior month and last year balances.

Monthly Balance Sheet with Prior Month and Last Year Comparisons Example

Monthly Balance Sheet with Prior Month and Last Year Comparisons Example

You can find hundreds of additional examples here.

Who Uses This Type of Report?

The typical users of this type of report are: CFOs, Controllers and Accountants.

Other Reports Often Used in Conjunction with Monthly Balance Sheets

Progressive Finance and Accounting Departments sometimes use several different Monthly Balance Sheets, along with monthly profit & loss, cash flow statements and other management and control tools.

Where Does the Data for Analysis Originate From?

The Actual (historical transactions) data typically comes from enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems like: Microsoft Dynamics 365 (D365) Finance, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (D365 BC), Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics SL, Sage Intacct, Sage 100, Sage 300, Sage 500, Sage X3, SAP Business One, SAP ByDesign, Acumatica, Netsuite and others.

In analyses where budgets or forecasts are used, the planning data most often originates from in-house Excel spreadsheet models or from professional corporate performance management (CPM/EPM) solutions.

What Tools are Typically used for Reporting, Planning and Dashboards?

Examples of business software used with the data and ERPs mentioned above are:

  • Native ERP report writers and query tools
  • Spreadsheets (for example Microsoft Excel)
  • Corporate Performance Management (CPM) tools (for example Solver)
  • Dashboards (for example Microsoft Power BI and Tableau)

Corporate Performance Management (CPM) Cloud Solutions and More Examples

Trended Balance Sheet Report Example

What is a Trended Balance Sheet Report?

Trended Balance Sheets are considered key month-end reports in many companies and are often used by the finance team to analyze monthly trends in assets, liabilities and equity. Key functionality in this type of report dynamically lists months in the columns, starting with January and going to the current period. Users can drill down on any figure to analyze the underlying transactions. You will find an example of this type of report below.

Purpose of Balance Sheet Trend Reports

Companies and organizations use Balance Sheet Trend Reports to quickly determine upward or downward patterns for any particular item on the statement. When used as part of good business practices in a Finance & Accounting Department, a company can improve its ability to quickly detect trends or exceptions, as well as, reduce the chance that issues are caught late in the process on important items like cash, receivables or payables.

Balance Sheet Trend Report Example

Here is an example of Trended Balance Sheet report with months across the columns.

Trended Balance Sheet Report Example

Trended Balance Sheet Report Example

You can find hundreds of additional examples here

Who Uses This Type of Report?

The typical users of this type of report are: Board Members, the Executive Team and Controllers.

Other Reports Often Used in Conjunction with Balance Sheet Trend Reports

Progressive Finance & Accounting Departments sometimes use several different Balance Sheet Trend Reports, along with trended profit & loss reports, cash flow statements and other management and control tools.

Where Does the Data for Analysis Originate From?

The Actual (historical transactions) data typically comes from enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems like: Microsoft Dynamics 365 (D365) Finance, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (D365 BC), Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics SL, Sage Intacct, Sage 100, Sage 300, Sage 500, Sage X3, SAP Business One, SAP ByDesign, Acumatica, Netsuite and others.

In analyses where budgets or forecasts are used, the planning data most often originates from in-house Excel spreadsheet models or from professional corporate performance management (CPM/EPM) solutions.

What Tools are Typically used for Reporting, Planning and Dashboards?

Examples of business software used with the data and ERPs mentioned above are:

  • Native ERP report writers and query tools
  • Spreadsheets (for example Microsoft Excel)
  • Corporate Performance Management (CPM) tools (for example Solver)
  • Dashboards (for example Microsoft Power BI and Tableau)

Corporate Performance Management (CPM) Cloud Solutions and More Examples