Vanguard Predictive Planning for Finance

Still using spreadsheets to run your finance organization? Still running consolidations manually? Still mired in lengthy, error-prone processes? Static desktop technology has no place in enterprise functions as critical as budgeting, planning, and forecasting.

With Vanguard Predictive Planning, an Integrated Business Planning platform, all of your processes are automated and integrated on a single platform that handles budgeting, planning, forecasting, financial consolidation, reporting, visualization, what-if testing, and risk analysis. The benefits are multiple:

  • Increase forecast accuracy.
  • Close the books faster.
  • Improve reporting and compliance.
  • Simulate hundreds of business scenarios in seconds.

All while reducing costs.

Bring Finance into the IBP / S&OP Process

Companies reach peak performance when sales, operations, and finance teams work together to forecast and plan their business. Vanguard’s Integrated Business Planning (IBP) and Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) capabilities help finance teams bring together forecasts and plans from other departments, reconcile gaps between plans, and build consensus.


Advanced Modeling

Develop multiple financial-plan alternatives to compare to each other and to actuals to raise confidence and drive optimal business decisions

What If Scenario Planning

Test thousands of scenarios in an instant to understand the impact of any change on the financial plan

Advanced Reporting and Analytics

Leverage easy-to-access, easy-to-use, pre-built financial reports and custom reporting features

Pre-Built Applications

Leverage two-decades of experience in best-of-the-best industry practice, including for use-case-specific applications, such as cash flow forecasting


Enable workflows with business rules, alerts, and more to automate budget development and review processes


Enable enterprise-wide collaboration and review with role-based access and permissions, version control, and full audit history


Improve Forecast Accuracy

Compare and analyze actual versus projected financial results; finetune with an iterative approach

Reduce Planning and Cycle Times

Run thousands of what if financial scenarios in an instant to understand the impact of any change to financial plans

Improve Visibility and Transparency

Real-time access to financial performance across the enterprise

Align the Organization

Eliminate shadow budgets and unite the enterprise around one truth, one budget, and one total financial picture

Tie Financial Outcomes To Projects and Programs

No more investing on gut instinct; fund programs and projects based on statistically calculated ROI and other financial outcomes

Root Cause Analysis

Run rigorous financial analyses to understand why results stray from expectations

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Vanguard Software Applications

Our collaborative, web-based forecasting applications unite roles, teams and departments in achieving the most accurate forecasts in the world – bar none.