It takes a lot for a business to succeed. Even when you do everything right it doesn’t always work. Don’t rely on gut feelings and guesswork.
Let us gather, organize and derive meaningful conclusions from the data your business is generating.
Stage 1 has a refined system to integrate your reports, budgeting, and forecasting. We take the complex data and simplify it into valuable, timely reports. We then use those reports to continually adjust your budgeting. It’s an integrated approach that keeps you nimble and operating at peak efficiency.
If you’re ready to talk about how our Financial Planning and Analysis team can help your business we’re ready to jump in and show you why so many amazing startups trust us to guide them.
Financial model a.k.a. the “Budget”
3-year plan with KPIs
May require step 2 reporting
Weekly Cash Forecasting
Step 3 reforecasting feeds into cash model
1. Financial Statements – Via Tableau
– Budget to actual
– P&L, BS, etc.
– LY vs CY
2. Revenue/Ecommerce Reporting “Sell in”
– In the moment data
– Historical revenue
3. Distributor/Retail Reporting “Sell-Thru”
– Velocity, Doors, Regions
– Feeds monthly reforecast
4. Ecommerce Reporting “Sell-in = Sell -Thru”
– Product performance
– Shopify & Syndicated Data
– Feeds Monthly Reforecast
Monthly Reforecasting of Model
Board Decks via Tableau
Monthly Demand Planning
Your budget is the blueprint and the foundation for your business.
We implement a bottoms-up approach while building your model. We plan your sales on a SKU, customer level. Our system allows us to easily reforecast on a regular basis, to reflect the changes to the business.
We use the forecast to track the actual results vs the plan. We create a project cash flow based on the model.
This gives us a clear picture of where the business is going and your long-term cash needs.
Cash management addresses your short-term cash needs on a 13 weeks basis. It’s based on the financial model and the demand plan.
We review the accounts receivable, accounts payable, and available working capital solutions and create a plan to use cash and working capital in the most efficient way
This process is extremely beneficial to keeping control over the cash, especially in tight months when hard decisions must be made.
“Sell-thru” = “Sell-In”
We recommend reviewing the plan monthly, to ensure accuracy for upcoming material changes and to identify key business trends
Why it is important:
With this service, your business can plan cash and working capital needs towards purchases of materials and future production.
How we do it:
Using the financial model’s sales projections and monthly reforecasting helps to “fine-tune” the timing. The demand plan takes into account production schedule and production requirements.