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Example of an Income Statement Report for bank branches

What is a Income Statement Report for Bank Branches?

Branch-level Income Statements are considered essential month-end reports and are used by corporate executives and branch managers to track revenues, expenses and profitability. 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 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 Income Statements

Banks use Branch-level Income Statements to enable self-service analysis of the monthly performance of each branch, including monitoring of variances from plan and prior year. When used as part of good business practices in Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) departments, a bank can improve its strategic decisions and profitability, and it can reduce the chances that managers don’t quickly discover major variances and the reasons behind them.

Example of a Branch-level Income Statement

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

Example of an Income Statement Report for bank branches

Example of an Income Statement 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 Income Statements

Progressive Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) departments sometimes use several different Branch-level Income Statements, along with consolidated income statements, balance sheets, cash flow 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 Income Statement for Banks

What is a Trended Income Statement for Banks?

Trended Income Statements are considered core financial reports and are used by executives and branch managers to track monthly trends in revenues, expenses and profitability. 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 are collapsed to provide an easily readable summary. Users click on the ‘+’ sign on the rows to expand and see account detail. You find an example of this type of report below.

Purpose of Trended Income Statements

Banks use Trended Income Statements to give executives both detailed and summarized views of revenues, expenses, margins and totals 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 Income Statement

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

Example of a Trended Income Statement for Banks

Example of a Trended Income Statement 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.

Other Reports Often Used in Conjunction with Trended Income Statements

Progressive Executive- and Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) departments sometimes use several different Trended Income Statements, along with income statement variance reports, balance sheets, cash flow statements, financial 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 an Income Statement Report for credit union branches

What is an Income Statement Report for Credit Union Branches?

Branch-level Income Statements are considered essential month-end reports and are used by corporate executives and branch managers to track revenues, expenses and profitability. Some of the main functionality in this type of report is that it enables the user to run it 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 Income Statements

Credit Unions use Branch-level Income Statements to enable self-service analysis of the monthly performance of each branch, including monitoring of variances from plan and prior year. When used as part of good business practices in Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) departments, a company can improve its strategic decisions and profitability, and it can reduce the chances that managers don’t quickly discover major variances and the reasons behind them.

Example of a Branch-level Income Statement

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

Example of an Income Statement Report for credit union branches

Example of an Income Statement 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 Income Statements

Progressive Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) departments sometimes use several different Branch-level Income Statements, along with consolidated income statements, balance sheets, cash flow statements, KPI reports, executive dashboards, budget models, 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 Income Statement for Credit Unions

What is a Trended Income Statement?

Trended Income Statements are considered core financial reports and are used by executives and branch managers to track monthly trends for revenues, expenses and profitability. 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 are collapsed to provide an easily readable summary. Users click on the ‘+’ sign on the rows to expand and see account detail. You find an example of this type of report below.

Purpose of Trended Income Statements

Credit Unions use Trended Income Statements to give executives both detailed and summarized views of revenues, expenses, margins and totals 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 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 Income Statement

Here is an example of a Trended Income Statement 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 Income Statement for Credit Unions

Example of a Trended Income Statement 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.

Other Reports Often Used in Conjunction with Trended Income Statements

Progressive Executive- and Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) departments sometimes use several different trended financial statements, along with income statement variance reports, balance sheets, cash flow statements, financial 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 Monthly Operating Summary Report for a Hospitality Company

What is a Monthly Operating Summary Report?

Operating Summary Reports are considered business- and departmental analysis tools and are used by financial managers and executives to analyze key metrics, revenues and profitability. Some of the main functionality in this type of report is that it combines KPIs with financial summaries. The top of the report shows charts with Total Occupied Rooms and Revenue for monthly and year-to-date (YTD) figures. The top section with figures shows KPIs with actual, budget, last year and variances. The next two sections show revenue and profitability (not visible in the screenshot below) by department. The bottom of each section shows the company-level total revenue and profit. You find an example of this type of report below.

Purpose of Monthly Operational Summary Reports

Hospitality companies use Operational Summary Reports to provide managers with a combined departmental and summary view of the company’s top metrics. When used as part of good business practices in Executive- and FP&A departments, a company can improve its operational tactics and profitability, and it can reduce the chances that leaders don’t have a convenient way to see the relationship between department and company revenue and profitability.

Example of an Operational Summary Report

Here is an example of an Operational Summary Report with monthly and YTD charts and KPIs.

Example of a Monthly Operating Summary Report for a Hospitality Company

Example of a Monthly Operating Summary Report for a Hospitality Company

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, budget managers, department managers.

Other Reports Often Used in Conjunction with Operational Summary Reports

Progressive Executive- and FP&A departments sometimes use several different Operational Summary Reports, along with company financial statements, department P&L’s, forecast models, budgets, KPI scorecards 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 Profit & Loss Variance Report for Pharmaceutical Companies

What is a Profit & Loss Variance Report?

Profit & Loss (P&L) Reports are considered monthly financial reporting tools and are used by CFOs and Executives to get a clear picture of profitability and variances. Some of the main functionality in this type of report is that it is parameter driven and combines a classic P&L layout with charts that highlight the KPIs in the report. The top of the report shows graphics with actual versus budget comparisons for Revenues, Profit, Profit Margin and Revenue per Employee. The columns on the left side of the report display Actual, Actual Last Year, Budget and Variances for the current month. The columns on the right side include: Year-to-date (YTD) actuals, YTD actuals for the prior year and variance. The traffic lights in the variance columns drives attention to major variances. You find an example of this type of report below.

Purpose of Profit & Loss Variance Reports

Pharmaceutical companies use Profit & Loss Variance Reports to provide leaders with a modern and easy-to-read format that makes it easy to capture key elements of the financial statement. When used as part of good business practices in finance and accounting departments, a company can improve its profitability with smarter and quicker revenue and cost decisions, and it can reduce the chances that managers miss important details in financial metrics.

Example of a Profit & Loss Variance Report

Here is an example of a Profit & Loss Report with charts, traffic light indicators and a modern layout.

Example of a Profit & Loss Variance Report for Pharmaceutical Companies

Example of a Profit & Loss Variance Report for Pharmaceutical Companies

You can find hundreds of additional examples here

Who Uses This Type of Report?

The typical users of this type of report are: CEOs, COOs, CFO’s, board members, financial analysts.

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

Progressive FP&A departments sometimes use several different Profit & Loss Variance Reports, along with balance sheets, cash flow statements, financial 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 Profit & Loss Variance Report for Media Companies

What is a Profit & Loss Variance Report for Media Companies?

Profit & Loss Variance Reports are considered monthly analysis tools and are used by executives and financial leaders to review profit margins and variances. Some of the main functionality in this type of report is that it is combines charts and a typical P&L layout with dynamic rows that automatically includes new general ledger (GL) accounts. The charts highlight KPIs for Revenues, Profit, Profit Margin, and Revenue per Employee. The detailed figures include: Actuals for the month, Actuals for the same month last year, Variance, Variance in percent, Budget for the current month with variances, Actual year-to-date (YTD) current year, and Actual year-to-date (YTD) prior year with variances. You find an example of this type of report below.

Purpose of Profit & Loss Variance Reports

Media companies use Profit & Loss Variance Reports to give managers a clear financial picture of the business and in an easily readable format. When used as part of good business practices in Executive and Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) departments, a company can improve its decision-making and grow related revenues, and it can reduce the chances that managers miss the “story” behind the numbers.

Example of a Profit & Loss Variance Report

Here is an example of a Profit & Loss Report with charts, traffic light indicators and a modern layout.

Example of a Profit & Loss Variance Report for Media Companies

Example of a Profit & Loss Variance Report for Media Companies

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, CEOs and other executives, Financial Managers.

Other Reports Often Used in Conjunction with Profit & Loss Reports

Progressive Executive and Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) departments sometimes use several different Profit & Loss Reports, along with balance sheets, cash flow statements, profit & loss budgets, annual budgets, financial dashboards, 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)

Corporate Performance Management (CPM) Cloud Solutions and More Examples

Example of a Sources and Uses of Funds Report for Public Sector Organizations

What is a Sources and Uses of Funds Report?

Sources and Uses of Funds Reports are considered essential monthly financial statements and are used by CFOs and controllers to provide and review monthly financials and budget variances. Some of the main functionality in this type of financial report is that it is parameter driven and the user can run it for any department and year/period. Typical columns in the report include: 1) Actual monthly results, 2) Budget, 3) Variance (amount), 4) Variance (percent), Actual Year-to-date (YTD), 5) Budget YTD, 6) YTD budget variance (amount), and 7) YTD budget variance (percent). The rows list revenues and expenses by account as well as sub-totals and Net Surplus/Deficit. You find an example of this type of financial report below.

Purpose of Sources and Uses of Funds Reports

Public Sector organizations use Sources and Uses of Funds Reports to give leaders an account level detail of actual performance versus budget, and enables users to drill down to transactions to answer questions without having to contact accounting to look up data for them. When used as part of good business practices in Accounting departments, a government entity can improve its strategic decisions and streamline financial reporting, and it can reduce the chances that lack of self-service or limited automated reporting slows down actionable decisions.

Example of a Sources and Uses of Funds Report

Here is an example of a Sources and Uses of Funds Report with variance analysis and drill-down.

Example of a Sources and Uses of Funds Report for Public Sector Organizations

Example of a Sources and Uses of Funds Report for Public Sector Organizations

You can find hundreds of additional examples here

Who Uses This Type of Financial report?

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

Other Reports Often Used in Conjunction with Sources and Uses of Funds Reports

Progressive Accounting departments sometimes use several different Sources and Uses of Funds Reports, along with cash flow statements, balance sheets, fund reports, financial dashboards, trial balances, annual 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 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

 

You can find hundreds of additional examples here

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)

Corporate Performance Management (CPM) Cloud Solutions and More Examples

Example of a Profit & Loss Variance Report for Professional Sports Teams

What is a Profit & Loss Variance Report?

Profit & Loss (P&L) variance reports are considered essential monthly financial tools and are used by CFOs and executives to analyze monthly and year-to-date (YTD) results. Some of the main functionality in this type of report is that it can be run for any given period and will dynamically list year-to-date and monthly figures with actual and prior year with variances. Exception highlights shows high and low variances. The YTD columns can be expanded to see each individual period with its revenues and expenses. You find an example of this type of report below.

Purpose of P&L Variance Reports

Sports organizations use P&L Variance Reports to have a clear picture of revenues, expenses, margins and profitability at any time during the year. When used as part of good business practices in Executive and Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) departments, an organization can improve its performance analysis and speed up decision-making, and it can reduce the chances that managers lack real-time financial insight to drive their planning and decision processes.

Example of a P&L Variance Report

Here is an example of a P&L Variance Report with current period and year-to-date results with variances.

Example of a Profit & Loss Variance Report for Professional Sports Teams

Example of a Profit & Loss Variance Report for Professional Sports Teams

You can find hundreds of additional examples here

Who Uses This Type of Report?

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

Other Reports Often Used in Conjunction with P&L Variance Reports

Progressive Executive and Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) departments sometimes use several different P&L Variance Reports, along with balance sheets, cash flow statements, KPI reports, financial dashboards, annual budgets 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