Advanced Budgeting and Forecasting:
- Simplifies entry of sales budgets by giving you an accurate starting point based on your history.
- Ensures your Sales budget and production plan are synchronized.
- Dramatically reduces manual keying into Production Forecasts.
- Provides more insight into Production and Purchase Planning.
- Enables creation of Component forecast by exploding the BOM of budgeted finished goods.
- Improves sales reporting capabilities.
Advanced Budgeting and Forecasting addresses two common concerns with standard Business Central budgeting & planning:
- Within standard, there is no functionality to copy your sales history to create a base for future Item budgets.
- There is no link between a Sales Budget and a Production Forecast (which is used as demand within the Inventory Planning engine). Consequently Forecasts must be maintained separately to Budgets, and these do not have an Export to/Import from Excel function, meaning maintenance is difficult.