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Example of a Merchandise Sales Variance Report for Professional Sports Teams

What is a Merchandise Sales Variance Report?

Merchandise Sales Variance Reports are considered product sales analysis tools and are used by sales and merchandise managers to monitor variances in sales compared to the same month in the prior year. Some of the main functionality in this type of report is that it shows columns with sales and percent variance for the current month compared to the same period in the prior year. The rows show different product categories grouped and sub-totaled by clothing and non-clothing items. You find an example of this type of report below.

Purpose of Product Sales Reports

Sports organizations use Product Sales Reports to easily analyze the sales performance of different merchandise items. When used as part of good business practices in Sales and FP&A departments, an organization can improve its product strategies and increase revenues, and it can reduce the chances that excessive inventory builds up (or the opposite) due to poor visibility into product sales trends.

Example of a Product Sales Report

Here is an example of a Merchandise Sales Report with monthly variance analysis by product group.

Example of a Merchandise Sales Variance Report for Professional Sports Teams

Example of a Merchandise Sales 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: product managers, merchandise managers, buyers, sales managers, store managers.

Other Reports Often Used in Conjunction with Product Sales Reports

Progressive Sales and FP&A departments sometimes use several different Product Sales Reports, along with detailed product sales reports, sales forecasts, sales by store reports, profit & loss 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 Merchandise Sales Dashboard for Professional Sports Teams

What is a Merchandise Sales Dashboard?

Merchandise Sales Dashboards are considered product sales analysis tools and are used by sales and merchandise managers to always have a clear picture of which items drive the most sales. Some of the main functionality in this type of report is that it delivers visualization for key sales metrics, including item comparisons and monthly trends. The charts show items sold by amount and by quantity, popularity of different payment methods, monthly trend in total merchandise sales, revenue share by product class, and revenue share by item type. You find an example of this type of report below.

Purpose of Merchandise Sales Dashboards

Sports organizations use Merchandise Sales Dashboards to easily analyze the sales performance of different products. When used as part of good business practices in Sales and FP&A departments, an organization can improve its product strategies and increase revenues, and it can reduce the chances that excessive inventory builds up (or the opposite) due to poor visibility into product sales trends.

Example of a Merchandise Sales Dashboard

Here is an example of a Merchandise Sales Dashboard with key product sales comparisons and trend analysis.

Example of a Merchandise Sales Dashboard for Professional Sports Teams

Example of a Merchandise Sales Dashboard 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: product managers, merchandise managers, buyers, sales managers, store managers.

Other Reports Often Used in Conjunction with Merchandise Sales Dashboards

Progressive Sales and FP&A departments sometimes use several different Merchandise Sales Dashboards, along with detailed product sales reports, sales forecasts, sales by store reports, profit & loss 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 an Event Profit & Loss Budget for Venues and Professional Sports Teams

What is an Event Profit & Loss Budget?

Event profit & Loss (P&L) budgets are considered financial planning tools and are used by event- and budgeting managers to create revenue and expense budgets at the general ledger (GL) level. Some of the main functionality in this type of input form is that it allows for full P&L budgets by event. Using automated drivers as well as user input, the template enables input with full security and from anywhere with only a web browser required on the user’s computer. You find an example of this type of input form below.

Purpose of Event P&L Budgets

Sports organizations use Event P&L Budgets to enable managers to plan financial outcomes per event and to see such budgets consolidated across all events.. When used as part of good business practices in Budgeting and Accounting departments, a company can improve its planning accuracy and it can maximize profitability through well-informed strategic decisions, and it can reduce the chances that costly mistakes, such as overstaffing or understaffing, takes place.

Example of a Event P&L Budget

Here is an example of an Event P&L Budget Input form with drivers and attendance statistics.

Example of an Event Profit & Loss Budget for Venues and Professional Sports Teams

Example of an Event Profit & Loss Budget for Venues and Professional Sports Teams

You can find hundreds of additional examples here

Who Uses This Type of Input form?

The typical users of this type of input form are: CFOs, budget managers, event managers, staffing managers.

Other Reports Often Used in Conjunction with Event P&L Budgets

Progressive Budgeting and Accounting departments sometimes use several different Event P&L Budgets, along with expense budget forms, detailed revenue and staffing budgets, event dashboards, revenue dashboards, actual versus budget variance reports, consolidated P&L reports across all events 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 Event Revenue Budget for Venues and Professional Sports Teams

What is an Event Revenue Budget?

Event revenue budgets are considered a key component of an annual budget and are used by venue- and budgeting managers to create a detailed revenue budget by event. Some of the main functionality in this type of input form is that it lists events across the columns and input fields for revenue-generating activities down the rows. On the first row, the user enters estimated attendance for each event and then each revenue item is entered by category. You find an example of this type of input form below.

Purpose of Event Revenue Budgets

Sports organizations and Venues use Revenue Budgets to improve financial planning by event. When used as part of good business practices in Budgeting and Accounting departments, a company can improve its strategic planning and improve budgeting and forecasting accuracy. It can also reduce the chances that off target budgets lead to poor decision-making.

Example of an Event Revenue Budget

Here is an example of an Event Revenue Budget model with attendance metrics and read-only view of related expenses.

Example of a Event Revenue Budget for Venues and Professional Sports Teams

Example of a Event Revenue Budget for Venues and Professional Sports Teams

You can find hundreds of additional examples here

Who Uses This Type of Input form?

The typical users of this type of input form are: CFOs, budget managers, event managers, staffing managers.

Other Reports Often Used in Conjunction with Event Revenue Budgets

Progressive Budgeting and Accounting departments sometimes use several different Event Revenue models, along with expense budget forms, profit & loss budgets, event dashboards, revenue dashboards, actual versus budget variance 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 an Event Staffing Budget for Venues and Professional Sports Teams

What is an Event Staffing Budget?

Staffing budgets are considered human capital planning tools and are used by budget managers to automate staffing and payroll calculations in event budgets. Some of the main functionality in this type of input form is that it can be used for any event/game to capture staff cost and drivers like: Hourly wages, shift hours, total staff FTEs. The rows in the input form shows examples of types of staff like ticket box office, parking, etc. This form is used as a component of a complete event budget model for a venue(s). You find an example of this type of input form below.

Purpose of Event Staffing Budgets

Venues and Sports organizations use Event Staffing models to automate and simplify the staffing component of an event budget. When used as part of good business practices in Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) departments, an organization can improve its budget accuracy and increase revenues by optimizing event planning, and it can reduce the chances that inaccurate budgets leads to over- or under-staffing of events.

Example of an Event Staffing Budget

Here is an example of an Event Staffing input model with web-based data capture.

Example of an Event Staffing Budget for Venues and Professional Sports Teams

Example of an Event Staffing Budget for Venues and Professional Sports Teams

You can find hundreds of additional examples here

Who Uses This Type of Input form?

The typical users of this type of input form are: CFOs, budget managers, event managers, staffing managers.

Other Reports Often Used in Conjunction with Event Staffing Budgets

Progressive Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) departments sometimes use several different Event Staffing models, along with revenue budgets, other expense budget forms, profit & loss budgets, event dashboards, actual versus budget variance 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 Media and Ticket Revenue Forecast for Professional Sports Teams

What is a Media and Ticket Revenue Forecast?

Broadcasting and ticketing budgets and forecasts are considered revenue planning tools and are used by budgeting managers to create detailed bottom-up revenue estimates. Some of the main functionality in this type of input model is that it displays historical game and media metrics that users can adjust to arrive at new budgets or forecasts. Pre-season, regular season and post season games are listed across the columns. The first input section is used to plan for broadcasting and advertising revenues while the second section (seen at the bottom of the screen) is used for ticketing revenue planning. You find an example of this type of input model below.

Purpose of Media and Ticket Revenue Models

Sports organizations use Media and Ticket Revenue Models to make as automated and detailed budgets  and forecasts as possible using historical metrics as a baseline. When used as part of good business practices in Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) departments, a company can improve its revenue planning accuracy and efficiency, and it can reduce the chances that users over- or under estimates figures due to lack of easily available data.

Example of a Media and Ticket Revenue Model

Here is an example of a media and ticketing revenue budget form with input per game.

Example of a Media and Ticket Revenue Forecast for Professional Sports Teams

Example of a Media and Ticket Revenue Forecast for Professional Sports Teams

You can find hundreds of additional examples here

Who Uses This Type of Input model?

The typical users of this type of input model are: CFOs, media and ticket managers, budgeting managers.

Other Reports Often Used in Conjunction with Media and Ticket Revenue Models

Progressive Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) departments sometimes use several different Media and Ticket Revenue Models, along with profit & loss reports, detailed ticket and media reports, revenue dashboards, complete financial budget and forecast 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 Food and Beverage Sales Dashboard for Professional Sports Organizations

What is a Food and Beverage Sales Dashboard?

Food & Beverage (F&B) Dashboards are considered sales analysis tools and are used by Finance teams and F&B managers to analyze sales by location and F&B category. Some of the main functionality in this type of dashboard is that it enables comparative analysis from four different perspectives: 1) Current season F&B sales by location (i.e. restaurant or stand), 2) Current season ranked sales by food or beverage category, 3) Current season versus last season sales by F&B location, and 4) Current season versus last season ranked sales by F&B category. Using the filters on the top of the screen, the user can filter by year, regular season/pre-season/post-season as well as Home/Away games. You find an example of this type of dashboard below.

Purpose of Food & Beverage Sales Dashboards

Professional sports organizations use Food & Beverage Sales Dashboards to gives managers a clear and simple way to monitor revenues from the restaurants and stands at their venue. When used as part of good business practices in Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) and F&B departments, an organization can improve its revenues, and it can reduce the chances that underperforming locations or F&B items are not quickly detected and reviewed.

Example of a Food & Beverage Sales Dashboard

Here is an example of a Food & Beverage Dashboard with location and category comparisons.

Sports – Food and Beverage Sales

You can find hundreds of additional examples here

Who Uses This Type of Dashboard?

The typical users of this type of dashboard are: Team owners, venue managers, CFOs, F&B Managers.

Other Reports Often Used in Conjunction with Food & Beverage Sales Dashboards

Progressive Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) and F&B departments sometimes use several different Food & Beverage Sales Dashboards, along with profit & loss reports, annual budgets, sales forecasts, revenue dashboards, detailed food & beverage sales 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 Broadcasting Sales Dashboard for Professional Sports Organizations

What is a Broadcasting Sales Dashboard?

Broadcasting Sales Dashboards are considered media revenue analysis tools and are used by CFOs and Sales Executives to track sales by broadcaster as well as total broadcast revenues. Some of the main functionality in this type of dashboard is that it provides analysis from three different perspectives: 1) Current season sales by broadcaster, 2) Regular versus pre-season sales – ranked by broadcaster, 3) Current season versus last season sales – ranked by broadcaster. Using the filters on the top of the screen, the user can filter by year, regular season/pre-season/Post-season as well as Home/Away games. You find an example of this type of dashboard below.

Purpose of Broadcasting Sales Dashboards

Professional sports organizations use Broadcasting Sales Dashboards to easily understand and compare the revenues they get from different broadcast partners. When used as part of good business practices in Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) and Sales departments, an organization can improve its revenues and related media partner strategies, and it can reduce the chances that any broadcast sales issues goes undetected for longer than necessary.

Example of a Broadcasting Sales Dashboard

Here is an example of a Broadcast Sales Dashboard with comparison and ranking of revenue from each company.

Example of a Broadcasting Sales Dashboard for Professional Sports Organizations

Example of a Broadcasting Sales Dashboard for Professional Sports Organizations

You can find hundreds of additional examples here

Who Uses This Type of Dashboard?

The typical users of this type of dashboard are: Team owners, executives, CFOs, Sales Managers, Media Managers.

Other Reports Often Used in Conjunction with Broadcasting Sales Dashboards

Progressive Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) and Sales departments sometimes use several different Broadcasting Sales Dashboards, along with profit & loss reports, annual budgets, sales forecasts, revenue dashboards, detailed broadcast sales 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 Ticket Sales Dashboard for Professional Sports Organizations

What is a Ticket Sales Dashboard?

Ticket Sales Dashboards are considered revenue analysis tools and are used by analysts and ticket sales managers to monitor sales by ticket vendor and seat type. Some of the main functionality in this type of dashboard is that it provides analysis from four different perspectives: 1) Pie chart – Total ticket sales by seat type for the current and prior year seasons, 2) Column chart – Total ticket sales by seat type for the current and prior year seasons, 3) Pie chart – Total ticket sales by vendor for the current and prior seasons, and 4) Column chart – Total ticket sales by vendor for current versus prior season, ranked by vendor sales. Using the filters on the top of the screen, the user can filter by year, regular season/pre-season/Post-season as well as Home/Away games. You find an example of this type of dashboard below.

Purpose of Ticket Sales Dashboards

Professional sports organizations use Ticket Sales Dashboards to give managers an easy, single screen interface to monitor essential ticket sales metrics. When used as part of good business practices in Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) and Ticket Sales departments, an organization can improve its revenues and related strategies, and it can reduce the chances that any ticket vendor or seat type performance issues are not quickly discovered.

Example of a Ticket Sales Dashboard

Here is an example of a Ticket Sales Dashboard with analysis of vendor and venue seating sales metrics.

Example of a Ticket Sales Dashboard for Professional Sports Organizations

Example of a Ticket Sales Dashboard for Professional Sports Organizations

You can find hundreds of additional examples here

Who Uses This Type of Dashboard?

The typical users of this type of dashboard are: Team owners, executives, CFOs, Ticket Sales Managers.

Other Reports Often Used in Conjunction with Ticket Sales Dashboards

Progressive Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) and Ticket Sales departments sometimes use several different Ticket Sales Dashboards, along with profit & loss reports, annual budgets, sales forecasts, revenue dashboards, detailed ticket sales 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 Professional Sports Teams

What is a Financial Dashboard for Professional Sports Teams?

Financial Dashboards are considered financial monitoring tools and are used by CFOs and team owners to analyze aggregate revenue and expense KPIs as well as related player metrics. Some of the main functionality in this type of dashboard is that it provides trends and KPIs from five different perspectives: 1) Actual versus budgeted revenues, 2) Actual versus budgeted expenses, 3) Actual versus budgeted profit, 4) Profitability trend, and 5) Current player roster with metrics for position, age, salary, years experience, contract amount, guaranteed amount and contract length in years. You find an example of this type of dashboard below.

Purpose of Financial Dashboards with Player Metrics

Professional sports organizations use Financial Dashboards with Player Metrics to give managers and stakeholders an easy way to monitor key performance metrics. When used as part of good business practices in Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) departments, an organization can improve its decision-making and related outcomes, and it can reduce the chances that executives do not have a timely and clear understanding of key performance issues.

Example of a Financial Dashboards with Player Metrics

Here is an example of a Financial Dashboard with KPI analysis for revenues, expenses, profit and player metrics.

Example of a Financial Dashboard for Professional Sports Teams

Example of a Financial Dashboard for Professional Sports Teams

You can find hundreds of additional examples here

Who Uses This Type of Dashboard?

The typical users of this type of dashboard are: Team owners, executives, CFOs.

Other Reports Often Used in Conjunction with Financial Dashboards with Player Metrics

Progressive Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) departments sometimes use several different Financial Dashboards, along with profit & loss reports, cash flow statements, annual budgets and forecasts, 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