Enterprise Planning Reconsidered
Collaborative enterprise planning is a methodology that connects all planning activities of a company’s departments and business units, enabling them to share their plans and to plan collaboratively. This form of planning uses technology to rapidly assemble, analyze and report plans and budgets as well as compare results to these plans. Embracing collaborative enterprise planning delivers value. Our Next-Generation Business Planning bench- mark research finds that companies that directly link their plans get better results than those that don’t: 66 percent said their planning processes work well or very well compared to 40 percent that aggregate the information by copying and pasting rather than linking and 25 percent that reported little or no connection between their plans.