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:

  1. Within standard, there is no functionality to copy your sales history to create a base for future Item budgets.
  2. 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.