Integrated Planning

Plan with all relevant departments together to create Integrated Business planning (IBP) and/or Extended Planning & Analysis (XP&A).
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What is Integrated Business Planning (IBP) ?

Integrated Business Planning  or IBP means that  planning & analysis is best not only used in finance (also the F in FP&A), but in any relevant organizational area that produces business plans and management information, including area’s like sales, marketing, production and HR. Other related terms are XP&A (it stands for eXtended Planning & Analysis) or Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP). 

What about Integrated Business Planning?

Blogs & How to’s

Blog

Top 5 reasons to start XP&A

 Read why XP&A is relevant for most organisations and how you can start with it.

Case

Hamilton Bright

Find out how Hamilton Bright benefits from Board International.

How To

Short IBP-XP&A movie

See IBP or XP&A in action in this short Board movie with multiple planning area’s

Frequently Asked Questions

What is XP&A?

First, a short introduction to XP&A: it stands for eXtended Planning & Analysis, meaning the planning & analysis is not only used in finance (the F in FP&A), but in any (X) relevant organizational area that produces business plans, including area’s like sales, marketing, production and HR. Other related terms are Integrated Business Planning (IBP) or even Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP).

Why is XP&A relevant (for me)?

In our view, XP&A can add great value to the planning processes. Also, we think there are multiple angles to look at XP&A without using all the (sometimes confusing) terms. First of all, we think it adds value to do the planning not only from the finance team, but with multiple teams in your organization. Also, the planning should be done together in order to you the knowledge, experience and strengths of all those people and teams.

What are potential benefits?

Here are some examples:

  • Increased collaboration
  • The right people are planning
  • Increased speed and frequency in planning
  • Opportunities via scenario’s
  • Automation = Less errors

Cases & Events in Integrated Business Planning

TriFinance

TriFinance

TriFinance adding value to the financial processes with Board international At TriFinance, we care about the professional growth of our people. This often leads to new paths, new destinations and new ideas. We offer our consultants projects that are aligned with their...

Top 5 reasons to start XP&A

Top 5 reasons to start XP&A

Top 5 reasons to start XP&A What is XP&A? And how do you implement it?  What is XP&A? First, a short introduction to XP&A: it stands for eXtended Planning & Analysis, meaning the planning & analysis is not only used in finance (the F in...

Webinar Oct 4th

Webinar Oct 4th

Watch the recording of our webinar with our Customer TriFinance. In which they present their improvements in Financial Consolidation with Board Financial Consolidation. TriFinance shares their results and experiences with both Board BFC and PlanPulse.About the webinar...

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