Integrated Business Planning: Driving Speed, Agility and Profitability
Executive Summary: Businesses today are challenged to be agile, move at a rapid speed, and drive topline growth while improving profitability. Adding to this digital innovation, market transformation, and new business models have accelerated the scale and pace of change. To be competitive organizations need continuous analytics, real-time strategic planning, and dynamic re-allocation of limited resource. Enter Integrated Business Planning (IBP) – a planning approach to help organizations align strategy, operations, and financial planning while enabling advanced modeling and “what-if” analysis. Leading businesses are leveraging a four-step approach to implement IBP while focusing on guiding principles and best practices to ensure the success of the transformation effort.