CPM or Corporate Performance Management is an integrated decision-making platform that allows organizations to analyze, simulate, plan and forecast data in a single and intuitive environment.
The main advantages that make CPM the number one decision-making system are:
Unitary vision on the business,
regardless of the data source
The CPM system is easily connected to any database or computer system used by the company, effectively consolidating the information, and providing in a single interface capabilities of Business Intelligence, Performance Management and Predictive Analysis.
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The CPM solution offers the full range of functionalities that support company performance management, enabling process automation:
Simulation & Forecasts
The application’s predictive capabilities allow you to assess the potential impact of decisions before they are even made.
Reporting & Analysis
The fully responsive design, the wide variety of graphics available, are only a few of the strengths of the CPM solution.
What do you get by choosing the CPM solution?
Unique capabilities that no other solution on the market has
Reporting, dashboards, planning, consolidation and simulation are based on a single data source, which generates a fair, standardized BI and performance management environment and eliminates the hassle of synchronizing separate solutions and databases.
The extended workflow management capabilities include conditional alerts & e-mailing, cell blocking, events triggered by certain factors and data validation. This offers full control over planning and allows the creation of links between planning steps and approval cycles.
Forecasts, continuous planning operations and last moment updates are completely supported thanks to the ability to generate an unlimited number of versions and scenarios, which can be audited and send to the ERP system, thus delivering a completely integrated business cycle.
Simultaneous data entry, validation rules, role based security, calculated fields, functions and the ability to lock cells offer accuracy and efficiency during the planning process and facilitate the propagation of changes to dimension and hierarchy levels.
Search for information from the planning process until operational process levels and vice-versa, with complete synchronization between the two. Make changes to business data or indicators and immediately notice their impact over other business areas, thus gaining complete transparency.
Change data from any stage of the planning and forecasting processes and add new business units, products, markets or investments in a controlled way in any step of the cycle, simulating afterwards the effect of a new scenario over the entire business model.
CPM automatically detects the best algorithm to apply to a data set, based on past events. By creating competition between different algorithms, the system is smart enough to determine what will generate the most accurate forecast.
Complete support for time functions such as years, previous period or cycle, as well as the ability to generate totals or averages per period, eliminate the need for programming and allow historical analysis and data contextualization.
Associate any file type (word, ppt, excel, pdf, rft or images) to individual data cells in order to offer an explanation for the information they contain. This simplifies sharing comments during the planning process and encourages collaboration.
International planning cycles are completely supported thanks to the the app’s integrated multilingual support. The platform adapts to the user’s login language, making sure that everyone understands what is being shown, reported or forecasted.
The Microsoft Office add-in allows users to access and interact with multidimensional data straight from the Office suite. Gain guaranteed accuracy in a medium similar to Excel, generate report snippets in Word and create presentations that automatically update in PowerPoint.
The integrated presentation and chat functionalities allow users to share dashboards, plans or reports in real-time, facilitating an collaborative approach to work, which is essential for gaining an integrated business planning.
The search-through capabilities allow you to navigate through information from data sources such as the ERP system, with an excellent user experience, thus facilitating the discovery of new data up to the most detailed levels.
CPM is the right solution for companies in any industry
Each industry has its own challenges, work processes and specific KPIs thus needing high-performance analysis tools to discover information, reduce manual and repetitive work and last but not least, make better decisions.
The CPM solution can develop a wide variety of distinct applications, adapted to the specific needs and requirements of each industry, from dashboards and reports, to forecasts, budgets and business plans.
How do you achieve Integrated Business Planning with CPM?
Planning plays a vital role in the success of every organization, ensuring that the right resources and capabilities are in place to meet market demands.
Despite its importance, in many companies, the planning process is done at the department or division level, completely lacking the overall vision of the company, which is really important for increasing performance.
Unlike traditional planning, Integrated Planning using the CPM solution is an ongoing process with constant reviews and adjustments.
Discover the benefits of CPM for each department of the company
The CPM application covers the needs for consolidation and integrated business analysis, but at the same time, it can be customized to meet the needs of each department:
CPM supports legal and management consolidation in the same integrated environment. The solution addresses the challenges that multi-entity organizations deal with: intercompany reconciliations, consolidation adjustments and group-level reporting.
In order to help human resources managers, we developed within the CPM solution a suite of 3 applications meant to increase HR performance. With their help, human resource data can be easily transformed into the right decisions for the company.
Sales performance management allows organizations to plan more effectively, but also manage and analyze employee performance, revenue and sales areas.
CPM includes both the sales planning and the analysis component.
Case Studies & Related Articles
Eldon Enclosures: “A system like CPM with a partner like Senior Software are the perfect solution for us”
“The solution enables us to have a better control over salary costs and budgeted positions, to work with multiple budget versions, to communicate easily with managers, with the Controlling Department and to increase the performance of our HR managers”