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Example of a Consolidating Profit & Loss Report for Events and Venues

What is a Consolidating Profit & Loss Report for Events and Venues?

Consolidating Profit & Loss (P&L) reports are considered key performance analysis tools and are used by CFOs and executives to compare and benchmark profitability across events and to see the consolidated results for all events. Some of the main functionality in this type of roll-up report is that it dynamically lists all chosen event categories across the columns with a consolidated total in the far right column. The user can click on any of the tabs at the bottom of the report and see how each individual event consolidate up to the category they belong to on the main report page. Based on the event categories the user selects when running the report, both the summary page and the detailed tabs dynamically adapt. You find an example of this type of roll-up report below.

Purpose of Consolidating Profit & Loss Event Reports

Venues and sports organizations use Consolidating Profit & Loss Event Reports to give managers a clear picture of margins and profitability across all events in one or multiple venues. When used as part of good business practices in Executive and Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) departments, a company can improve its strategic decisions and related profitability, and it can reduce the chances that leaders make slow or inferior decisions due to lack of a complete financial picture.

Example of a Consolidating Profit & Loss Event Report

Here is an example of a Consolidating Profit & Loss Report with a summary tab (seen below) by event category and detailed tabs showing individual events within each category.

Example of a Consolidating Profit & Loss Report for Events and Venues

Example of a Consolidating Profit & Loss Report for Events and Venues

 

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Who Uses This Type of Roll-up report?

The typical users of this type of roll-up report are: financial executives, board members, management teams.

Other Reports Often Used in Conjunction with Consolidating Profit & Loss Event Reports

Progressive Executive and Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) departments sometimes use several different Consolidating Profit & Loss Event Reports, along with balance sheets, cash flow statements, KPI reports, financial dashboards, annual budgets and forecasts, benchmarking 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)

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Higher Education Reporting - Intercampus Matching Report Example

What is an Intercampus Matching Report?

Intercampus Matching Reports are considered month end closing tools  and are used by accountants to automate the reconciliation of eliminations of financial transactions when campuses lend, borrow, buy or sell to each other. Some of the main functionality in this type of matching report is that it automatically matches monthly intercampus transactions. For each “due to” and “due from” account pair, the report shows a total with a green color if there is a complete match and a red color if there is a difference. You find an example of this type of matching report below.

Purpose of Intercampus Matching Reports

Universities and colleges use Intercampus Matching Reports to automatically match internal transactions between their campuses. When used as part of good business practices in a Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) department, a higher education institution can improve its month end close process, and it can reduce the chances that the there are accounting mistakes when campus financials are consolidated for the entire organization and all its entities.

Intercampus Matching Report Example

Here is an example of an Intercampus Matching Report with Exception Colors and automated reconciliation.

Higher Education Reporting - Intercampus Matching Report Example

Higher Education Reporting – Intercampus Matching Report Example

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Who Uses This Type of Matching report?

The typical users of this type of matching report are: Financial officers, controllers, accountants.

Other Matching Reports Often Used in Conjunction with Intercampus Matching Reports

Progressive Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) departments sometimes use several different Intercampus Matching Reports, along with  trial balances, consolidating multi-entity reports, sources and uses of funds, balance sheets and other management and control tools.

Where Does the Data for Analysis Originate From?

The Actual (historical transactions) data 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)

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Example of a Profit & Loss Consolidation Report for a Distribution Company

What is a Profit & Loss Consolidation Report for a Distribution Company?

Profit & loss (P&L) consolidation reports are considered important month-end analysis tools for multi-entity distribution companies and are used by the office of finance to provide executives with a side-by-side and consolidated view of their business units. Some of the main functionality in this type of report is that it dynamically lists subsidiaries across the columns with an aggregate total in the far right column. The user can run the report for any month and scenario (actual, budget or forecast). The rows show account level revenues, expenses and profit figures along with sub-totals. You find an example of this type of report below.

Purpose of Profit & Loss Consolidating Reports

Distribution businesses use Profit & Loss Consolidating Reports to help executives benchmark the financial results of their business units as well as analyze consolidated figures. When used as part of good business practices in Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) departments, a company can improve its corporate-level decisions and agility, and it can reduce the chances that individual subsidiary performance issues go unnoticed in corporate meetings or during self-service analysis.

Profit & Loss Consolidating Report Example

Here is an example of a Consolidating Profit & Loss Report.

Example of a Profit & Loss Consolidation Report for a Distribution Company

Example of a Profit & Loss Consolidation Report for a Distribution Company

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Who Uses This Type of Report?

The typical users of this type of report are: Boards, executive teams, CFOs and controllers.

Other Reports Often Used in Conjunction with Profit & Loss Consolidating Reports

Progressive Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) departments sometimes use several different Profit & Loss Consolidating Reports, along with  P&L trend reports, balance sheets and cash flow statements, financial KPI 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)

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Consolidated Profit & Loss Report for a Healthcare Provider

What is a Consolidated Profit & Loss Report ?

Consolidated profit & loss (P&L) reports are considered essential monthly reports for healthcare groups and are used by Boards, CFOs and Controllers to review monthly aggregate results. Some of the main functionality in this type of financial report is that it is parameter driven and the user can run it for divisions as well as the top consolidated level in the organization. The individual clinics/locations will dynamically expand across the columns with a consolidated total on the far right. The rows are organized in a typical P&L layout, showing revenues, expenses, margins and net profit (loss). You find an example of this type of financial report below.

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Purpose of Consolidated Profit & Loss Reports

Healthcare providers use Consolidated Profit & Loss Reports to provide healthcare executives at the group level with a clear view of consolidated results while at the same time seeing how each clinic individually is contributing. When used as part of good business practices in a Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) department, an organization can improve its profitability and financial performance communication as well as reduce the chances that executives make slower or sub-optimal decisions because they don’t easily see each location’s contribution to consolidated results.

Consolidated Profit & Loss Report Example

Here is an example of a Consolidated Profit & Loss Report for a healthcare provider group and it’s clinics.

Consolidated Profit & Loss Report for a Healthcare Provider

Consolidated Profit & Loss Report for a Healthcare Provider

 

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Who Uses This Type of Financial report?

The typical users of this type of financial report are: Boards, CFOs, group controllers.

Other Financial Reports Often Used in Conjunction with Consolidated Profit & Loss Reports

Progressive Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) departments sometimes use several different Consolidated Profit & Loss Reports, along with KPI and financial dashboards, variance and trend reports, balance sheets, cash flow statements and other management and control tools.

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Where Does the Data for Analysis Originate From?

The Actual (historical transactions) data 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)

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Opportunity Analysis by Sales Person Report Example

What is a Opportunity Analysis by Sales Person Report?

Opportunity by Sales Person reports are considered pipeline analysis tools and are often used by sales managers to review prospect details and pipeline totals for each team member. Some of the key functionality in this type of report is that it pulls data from the company’s CRM system and organizes it with easy to read KPIs. The filters in the report shows Open opportunities for a given date range and based on more than e.g. 10% probability. In the rows each sales person is listed and below each person all the opportunities are listed. The columns display essential metrics such as Estimated Close Date, Probability, Estimated Revenue, Weighted Revenue, and Days in the pipeline. The Average Days in Pipeline KPI number is a very important metric on the total row for each sales person. You find an example of this type of report below.

Purpose of Opportunity Analysis by Sales Person Reports

Companies and organizations use Opportunity Analysis by Sales Person Reports to easily and quickly view pipeline metrics by sales person and in total. When used as part of good business practices in a Sales department, a company can improve its sales forecasting and sales person pipeline analysis as well as reduce the chances that managers miss sales funnel issues that could end up hurting revenues.

Opportunity Analysis by Sales Person Report Example

Here is an example of Sales Opportunity by Sales Person analysis report.

Opportunity Analysis by Sales Person Report Example

Opportunity Analysis by Sales Person Report Example

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Who Uses This Type of Report?

The typical users of this type of report are: Sales managers, sales team members.

Other Reports Often Used in Conjunction with Opportunity Analysis by Sales Person Reports

Progressive Sales Departments sometimes use several different Opportunity Analysis by Sales Person Reports, along with pipeline funnel reports, marketing and sales KPI reports, opportunity dashboards, win-loss reports, sales forecasts and other management and control tools.

Where Does the Data for Analysis Originate From?

The Actual (historical transactions) data typically comes from CRM and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems like: Microsoft Dynamics 365 (D365) Finance, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (D365 BC), Dynamics 365 (CRM), 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, Salesforce, Hubspot 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)

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Marketing Campaign Analysis Report Example

What is a Marketing Campaign Analysis Report?

Campaign analysis reports are considered essential marketing analytics tools and are often used by marketing executives and campaign managers to compare lead metrics and cost across their campaigns. Some of the key functionality in this type of report is that it provides filters so the user can see only the campaigns and time period they are interested in. The resulting campaigns are listed down the rows and across the columns you see lead and cost KPIs like: Total # of leads, Disqualified leads, Open leads, Qualified leads, Budgeted campaign cost, Cost per qualified lead. The last column shows how each campaign compares to the AVERAGE lead cost of all the campaigns. The data typically originates from a CRM system. You find an example of this type of report below.

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Purpose of Campaign Analysis Reports

Companies and organizations use Campaign Analysis Reports to easily benchmark campaigns against each other to see which ones produces the best result compared to the investment. When used as part of good business practices in a Marketing department, a company can improve its revenues by investing in the best possible campaigns as well as reduce the chances that money and marketing budgets are wasted on poor performing campaigns.

Campaign Analysis Report Example

Here is an example of a modern and automated Campaign Analysis Report that provides essential KPIs and benchmarking.

Marketing Campaign Analysis Report Example

Marketing Campaign Analysis Report Example

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Who Uses This Type of Report?

The typical users of this type of report are: Marketing managers, budget users, sales executives.

Other Reports Often Used in Conjunction with Campaign Analysis Reports

Progressive Marketing Departments sometimes use several different Campaign Analysis Reports, along with pipeline reports, campaign dashboards, marketing simulation dashboards, marketing budget models, lead and opportunity reports and other management and control tools.

Where Does the Data for Analysis Originate From?

The Actual (historical transactions) data typically comes from CRM and 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, Dynamics 365 (CRM), Sage Intacct, Sage 100, Sage 300, Sage 500, Sage X3, SAP Business One, SAP ByDesign, Acumatica, Netsuite, Salesforce 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)

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Top Sales Opportunities KPI Report Example

What is a Top Sales Opportunities KPI Report?

Top opportunity reports are considered pipeline analysis tools and are often used by sales managers and account executives to get a snapshot of the top deals that the sales team is working on. Some of the key functionality in this type of report is that it provides a ranked lists of the top (here: Top 50) active opportunities. The prospects are listed down the rows and the columns show key information like estimated revenue, close date, probability, last updated date, days in pipeline and sales person. In green on the top of the report the opportunities are automatically counted and put into Small, Medium and Large categories. The bottom of the report has totals for the two revenue columns. You find an example of this type of report below.

Purpose of Top Opportunities Reports

Companies use Top Opportunities Reports to put attention to their most important deals and also to, at any time, get an estimate of the potential revenue from their best opportunities. When used as part of good business practices in a Sales Department, a company can improve its ability to track and support its top opportunities and thus improve forecasting and increase sales as well as reduce the chances that deals are lost due to lack of pipeline visibility.

Top Opportunities Report Example

Here is an example of a Top 50 Opportunity Report with KPIs.

Top Sales Opportunities KPI Report Example

Top Sales Opportunities KPI 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: Sales managers, account executives.

Other Reports Often Used in Conjunction with Top Opportunities Reports

Progressive Sales Department Departments sometimes use several different Top Opportunities Reports, along with detailed lead and opportunity reports, win-loss reports, CRM dashboards, sales dashboards, sales reports, sales forecasts and other management and control tools.

Where Does the Data for Analysis Originate From?

The Actual (historical transactions) data typically comes from CRM and 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, Dynamics 365 (CRM), Sage Intacct, Sage 100, Sage 300, Sage 500, Sage X3, SAP Business One, SAP ByDesign, Acumatica, Netsuite, Salesforce 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)

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Website Efficiency Report Example

What is a Website Efficiency Report?

Website efficiency reports are considered web analytics tools and are often used by marketing executives to determine the cost per website vistor that converts into a lead. Some of the key functionality in this type of report is that it uses data from e.g. Google Analytics and combines it with expense data from the company’s ERP system. On the top of the report, it displays the number of unique website visitors for the past 12 months compared with the 12 months prior to that. In other words, based on the month the user runs the report for, it uses a rolling twelve month functionality to produce these figures. The second row from the top shows the number of people that filled out a form on the web-site. These are referred to as “conversions”. And, the key metric is the third row where it takes the web-site marketing expenses for the same 12 month period and divides it by the number of conversions.

In other words, this helps a marketing manager to see how well the investments in search engine optimization (SEO) and other web-site related expenses are providing a return on investment (ROI) as it relates to lead generation for the sales team. The bottom of the report (not seen in the image below) provides other popular web metrics like top referral sites, vistors by country, etc.. You find an example of this type of report below.

Purpose of Website Analytics Reports

Companies and organizations use Website Analytics Reports to decide how much money and time to allocate to website-related activities based on the ROI it provides in terms of leads and potential sales. When used as part of good business practices in a Marketing department, a company can improve its sales by showing executives the ROI on web-site investments and thus help budget requests and improve marketing decisions. This also helps reduce the chances that lack of web-site ROI information results in sub-optimized marketing and funding decisions and ultimately reduces sales.

Website Analytics Report Example

Here is an example of Web-site Efficiency Report that highlights top website and marketing expense metrics.

Website Efficiency Report Example

Website Efficiency Report Example

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Who Uses This Type of Report?

The typical users of this type of report are: Marketing and Sales Executives.

Other Reports Often Used in Conjunction with Website Analytics Reports

Progressive Marketing Departments sometimes use several different Website Analytics Reports, along with campaign analysis reports, annual marketing expense budgets, sales funnel analytics, marketing 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)

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Marketing Campaign Report Example with Cost and ROI Analysis

What is a Marketing Campaign Report with Cost and ROI Analysis?

Marketing campaign cost and return on investment (ROI) reports are considered essential marketing analytics tools and are often used by marketing executives and campaign managers to review the cost and performance of campaigns over a selected date range. Some of the key functionality in this type of report is that it provides filters where the user can select all- or specific campaigns for a given time period and see key performance metrics. KPIs include cost, expected revenue and ROI per campaign. Traffic lights and charts makes it easy for the user to see top and bottom performing campaigns. You find an example of this type of report below.

Purpose of Marketing Campaign ROI Reports

Companies and organizations use Marketing Campaign ROI Reports to easily determine which campaigns to keep investing in and which ones to discontinue. When used as part of good business practices in a Marketing department, a company can improve its ability to attract customers and thus help drive sales for the lowest cost per opportunity as well as reduce the chances that money is wasted on money-losing or low ROI marketing campaigns.

Marketing Campaign ROI Report Example

Here is an example of Marketing Campaign ROI Report to analyze cost and estimated return per campaign.

Marketing Campaign Report Example with Cost and ROI Analysis

Marketing Campaign Report Example with Cost and ROI Analysis

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Who Uses This Type of Report?

The typical users of this type of report are: Marketing managers, budget managers, sales executives.

Other Reports Often Used in Conjunction with Marketing Campaign ROI Reports

Progressive Marketing Departments sometimes use several different Marketing Campaign ROI Reports, along with pipeline reports, campaign dashboards, marketing simulation dashboards, marketing budget models, lead and opportunity 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)

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Example of a Recurring Revenue Forecast Model for a Technology Company

What is a Recurring Revenue Forecast Model?

Recurring revenue forecast models are considered planning and analysis tools and are often used by sales executives and budgeting managers to estimate key subscription-related drivers for the current- and next year. Some of the key functionality in this type of model is that it can both be used to create forecasts and budgets, and it can be used for what-if modelling without storing the resulting data. The example below is driver-based where the user enters beginning customer count, churn, new customers, new ARR and ARR expansion in the yellow cells on the top. The model then automatically calculates all the rows below both for the current year and next year. The resulting metrics includes net customer count, renewal statistics, ARR, MRR and other statistics. You find an example of this type of input model below.

Purpose of Recurring Revenue Forecast Models

Companies use Recurring Revenue Forecast Models to enable managers to quickly analyze future potential revenues and related subscription metrics. When used as part of good business practices in a sales or FP&A department, a company can improve its revenue-related planning activities, from hiring to cash flow estimates as well as reduce the chances that managers make sub-optimal decisions due to lack of visibility into future subscription metrics.

Recurring Revenue Forecast Model Example

Here is an example of a Recurring Revenue Forecast Model for a Technology Company.

Example of a Recurring Revenue Forecast Model for a Technology Company

Example of a Recurring Revenue Forecast Model for a Technology Company

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Who Uses This Type of Input model?

The typical users of this type of input model are: CFOs, sales executives, budget managers.

Other Input models Often Used in Conjunction with Recurring Revenue Forecast Models

Progressive sales or FP&A Departments sometimes use several different Recurring Revenue Forecast Models, along with detailed subscription reports, recurring revenue dashboards, budget models, profit & loss and cash flow 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