Budgeting, Forecasting and Planning 

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

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

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Simplify Use: Use familiarity of Excel® and workflow for simplified budgeting and forecasting

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

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Improve Agility: One rational system where actual, budget and forecast all live together for maximum agility

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Reduce Budget Cycles: Seed budget or rolling forecast with our automated data copy between scenarios

Eliminate the chaos of seeding, collecting, revising and approving budget, forecast and plan 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
  • Thing Planning (think anything)
  • All are FREE downloadable solutions for current customers

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

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

  • People Planning
  • Capex Planning
  • Cash Planning
  • Thing Planning (think anything)
  • All are FREE downloadable solutions for current customers

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

OneStream XF’s unique Extensible Dimensionality® offers 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.

  • True direct integration and drill back to source data and systems
  • Improve governance with complete transparency to all budget changes and comments
  • Validate materiality and thresholds to require change or comment

OneStream always stores the original baseline and all revisions to provide a walk of all budget changes for a true representation of the budget path.

“Evoqua implemented OneStream XF for financial consolidation, reporting, budgeting and forecasting. We were able to leverage OneStream’s core budget and forecast capabilities to perform forecasts at detailed profit center and cost center levels. Management and external reporting are now standardized with executive dashboards and Guided Reporting as well as our monthly financial reporting book. Additionally, by automating SAP feeds using OneStream connectors users can now have visibility and drill back capabilities to detailed transactions within SAP, something we simply could not accomplish in our previous environment. OneStream XF delivers more detailed reporting and analytics in one unified product and application.”

Rahul Nanavati, Director or Financial Systems, Evoqua

“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.

Financial 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

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 our of delivering powerful allocations across multiple dimensions and currency with our magic “do over” feature.

  • No need to limit the allocation 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 and 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 transpancy 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

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 transpancy 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 financial 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 and quickly to begin budget 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 budget, forecast and plan all live together with actuals for a uniquely unified experience.

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