News Update on Financial Planning for Business
October 2017

A warm welcome to our October Newsletter. For many of us it is THAT season..... budgeting season! We hope you can take a few minutes out of your diary to check out the latest news and advice from Innovar, the planning experts.

In this issue: 
We are delighted to introduce our guest writer, Matt Jones (no relation), who is an Independent Finance Transformation Consultant. Matt has a wealth of experience with companies such as RSA, Nationwide Building Society and AXA and helps companies focus on getting much more out of planning implementations. Please read his article providing tips for a successful implementation of your planning tools.

Train your staff well and they feel valued and perform optimally. We announce the release of our latest training offerings; our courses and an update to our e-learning programme  - Innovar show me. 

Sale now on! Read our thoughts on financial planning in retail.

Finally we analyse some of the features from Anaplan Q1/Q2 release that we have found particularly useful - and we hope you do too.

What's the Plan
Successful implementation of planning tools - a transformation

Whether you are migrating from a legacy platform or simply replacing the plethora of excel files held across multiple drives and inboxes it is important to think beyond the initial tool selection and delivery partner engagement. Thinking of your implementation as a Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) transformation project
 rather than purely a technology project will maximise the success of the investment

Read Full Article Here

By Matt Jones
Independent Finance Transformation consultant

Empower your staff with our leading training programmes

Team Innovar are pleased to announce our latest training offerings.

As those of you who have worked with us before will know, we have always been passionate about training and realise the importance of training staff and laying the foundations for successful projects. At the last count we had trained over 500 delegates and we see it as our responsibility to ensure delegates not only have the right software skills but also for us to inspire and motivate as to what is possible and how to go about doing it.

Read Full Article

Time to Learn: Quick! Innovar Show Me

A t Innovar we believe in empowering our clients and, indeed anyone who is looking to improve their knowledge and so, either by chance or design finds themselves on our website. With this in mind we are continuing to add to our online collateral, particularly around our product demo video offering

Read Full Article  Here

Planning in Retail: Sales Now On!
Having worked with a number of retail companies, we have learnt quite a bit about some of the challenges being faced in the retail sector. Here we discuss a few of the issues and look at how improved financial planning can help tackle these challenges.

Read Full Article  Here

Anaplan Q1/Q2 2017 - New Features  

The first half of 2017 has seen a number of releases from Anaplan with some really effective enhancements for the end user - in fact two, in particular, are already big hits with me!

Read Full Article  Here

And Finally

"You can't plow a field simply by turning it over in your mind." 

About Innovar

Innovar is the expert planning company. We offer Anaplan Performance Canvas,    IBM Cognos Planning and TM1 software  and implementation services. We provide specialist budgeting and forecasting training and consultancy services and we help solve spreadsheet issues.

We hope you find this useful and would welcome any feedback you may have. If you enjoyed reading this then please feel free to share this with your colleagues 

Best Regards

Janice Jones
Innovar Ltd

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