Budgeting & Forecasting

Mercur Business Control supports all types of planning processes and handles traditional budgets and forecasts for any time period and rolling forecasts.

Planning with better control and higher quality

With Mercur Business Control your planning processes will become easier and faster, using the flexible input functionality that can be used for both traditional financial planning or for detailed plannng of sales, production, projects, HR etc. 

Historic actuals, or other reference information according to your choice, presented in the input image provides valuable support for the users in assessing the future. With a click users can drill down to details, transactions and scanned invoices providing even more information to back up the plan. 

You will also find support for strategic planning and long range forecasts , all with optional planning horizon and level of detail.. 


Currency conversion and distributions

Mercur Business Control comes with currency conversion as standard functionality allowing you to automatcally convert and simulate different exchange rate scenarios or create reports adjusted for exchange rate differences. 

Distribution of centrally planned items can be done automatically according to the rules defined, eg based on used internal services, area in square meters or similar. 

Immediately after entry, whether from input by users or data imports all data is automatically consolidated so that it is immediately available for analysis on all levels.

Work Process Control

With the integrated work process control tool responsible managers at all levels have full control over the progress of work and can easily identify what stage in the process each employee has reached. Automatic messages can be sent, for example, when a budget or forecast is opened up for entry, when a deadline is approaching or when a user is reporting as finished.

Simulations of different scenarios

With the system's functionality for simulation you can quickly analyze the effects of changed circumstances and developments at various levels may have. For example, if the drivers for a department or a product change, the system can make an immediate recalculation and display the result.

Examples of functions

  • Automatic distributions of centrally planned items

  • Automatic aggregation at all levels

  • Work Process Control (Workflow)

  • Simulations and recalcutations

  • Modelling and complex calculations

  • Logical dependencies between different models

  • All the planning in one system

  • Budgeting, forecasting, rolling forecasts

  • Strategic planning and long range forecasts

  • Management by strategic targets

  • Comment functionality

  • Allocation keys 

  • Input controls

  • Integration with Microsoft Office

  • Automatic currency conversion

  • Support for handling different languages ​​at all levels of the system



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