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Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting 

Provide the necessary insight to adjust to new trends with OneStream XF’s Unified SmartCPMTM Platform for financial planning, budgeting and forecasting.

Enjoy the multiple benefits of deploying a single rational SmartCPMTM system for actuals reporting, budgeting, planning, forecasting, profitability, variance analysis and more.

Plan Bug Simp.use

Simplify Use: Use familiarity of Excel® and Guided Workflow for simplified planning, budgeting, and forecasting

Plan Bug Unify Plan

Unify Planning and Reporting: Operational and financial planning and reporting processes are combined for true unification

Plan Bug Improve. Agil

Improve Agility: One rational system where actuals, budgets and forecasts all live together for maximum agility

Plan Bug Acc Plan

Accelerate Planning Cycles: Seed budgets or rolling forecasts with our automated data copy between scenarios

Eliminate the chaos of seeding, collecting, revising and approving plans, budgets, and forecasts by offering guided and controlled processes with the flexibility to adapt as your business changes.

The XF MarketPlace contains a full set of specialty planning solutions that all leverage the OneStream XF Platform.

  • People Planning
  • Capex Planning
  • Cash Planning
  • Sales Planning
  • Thing Planning (think anything)

Pre-built specialty planning solutions allow you to begin solving the business problem on day one.

OneStream XF’s unique Extensible Dimensionality® provides the flexibility to achieve standardization for corporate budgeting without sacrificing business unit operational relevance in a unified application.

Deliver 100% data and process transparency for confidence, compliance and controls.

“What-if” and Driver-Based Planning

Visualize the impact on profitability and margins with “What-if” driver-based planning.

  • Model a variety of “what-if” scenarios based on differing assumptions
  • Eliminate the need to recreate metadata when creating new “what-if” models
  • Maximize formula re-use with encapsulated member formula logic that travels with the dimension
  • Powerful allocation capabilities drive the impact of change to the bottom line
  • Add new members on the fly during the planning process

Gain the agility needed to adapt with clear visibility to the impact of business changes.

Strategic Planning

Drive long-term strategy and analyze alternative value creation scenarios.

  • Quickly develop baseline plans for organic growth strategies and potential M&A initiatives
  • Pressure-test assumptions and flex key value drivers to evaluate impact on Free Cash Flow and other value metrics
  • Analyze the impact of alternative what-if scenarios and funding options on key liquidity, profitability, and performance ratios as well as debt covenants and capital structure
  • Quickly analyze the sensitivity of your cost structure, revenues, or capital structure to external drivers such as commodity prices and evaluate FX and interest rate exposure.

Gain the agility needed to adapt with clear visibility to the impact of business changes.

Strategic Planning

Drive long-term strategy and analyze alternative value creation scenarios.

  • Quickly develop baseline plans for organic growth strategies and potential M&A initiatives
  • Pressure-test assumptions and flex key value drivers to evaluate impact on Free Cash Flow and other value metrics
  • Analyze the impact of alternative what-if scenarios and funding options on key liquidity, profitability, and performance ratios as well as debt covenants and capital structure
  • Quickly analyze the sensitivity of your cost structure, revenues, or capital structure to external drivers such as commodity prices and evaluate FX and interest rate exposure.

Gain the agility needed to adapt with clear visibility to the impact of business changes.

Budgeting and Forecasting Allocations

OneStream XF takes the risk out of delivering powerful allocations across multiple dimensions and currency with our magic “do over” feature.

  • No need to limit allocations to a single currency as allocations are currency-intelligent and results are automatically translated to the destination currency
  • “Do over’s” are always ok with the ability to clear out any and all allocations as OneStream always stores the original baseline values independently
  • Results are highly scalable and fast, even with very large data sets
  • Allocation source and target definitions are extremely flexible and user-friendly

Multiple approaches to defining/running allocations, with techniques appropriate to different user types & use cases:

  • Highly structured traditional Journal-Entry style allocations
  • Highly interactive Business Rule and Dashboard guided allocations
  • Highly flexible on-the-fly ad-hoc Form allocations

Revenue & Expense Planning

Simplify the entry of budget and forecast revisions by leveraging dynamic web forms or the comfort of Excel to instantly update the plan or forecast

  • Spread changes across multiple periods by simply typing into totals
  • Guided Workflows offer a standard, defined and repeatable collection process
  • Video training offers context sensitive training to infrequent budget users
  • Complete transparency to every cell change for the budget and forecast
  • Audit trails stores the original values as well as all adjustments for a walk from version to version including details of every change in between

Unify planning and actual reporting processes to leverage rules, calculations, and reporting in one application.

  • View, manage and compare actual vs. budget instantly in one application
  • Eliminate the need to build, maintain and support multiple products and applications
  • Move data between scenarios easily to begin the budgeting process
  • Automatically populate rolling forecasts with actuals as soon as actuals are certified
  • Maintain one metadata repository that supports all scenarios
  • Version controls provide a walk through from version to version to see where and how the budget evolved

Provide a more flexible and maintainable solution as budgets, forecasts and plans all live together with actuals for a uniquely unified experience.

Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting eBook

The OneStream XF SmartCPM Platform consists of financial consolidation, budgeting, forecasting, planning and data quality deployed on-premise or in the cloud. There is no substitute for a single rational system to be owned and maintained.

Simplified
Use the familiarity and functionality of Excel® for simplified data collection

Unified
Combine operational and financial planning processes in one application

Flexible
Perform driver-based budgeting or spreading for more accuracy

100% CUSTOMER SUCCESS