Implementing automation systems for financial planning and analytics (or simply FP&A software) rarely brings direct benefits that could easily be demonstrated to a client. However, they exist, but don’t look so obvious as in case with CRM or Sales and operational planning systems (also we name them S&OP software).
The benefits of implementation of financial planning and analytics solutions are following:
Time-saving: Software for financial planning tasks can save significant amounts of time by eliminating the need for manual data entry and calculations. This allows financial planners to focus on strategic tasks, such as analyzing data and making decisions.
Increased accuracy: FP&A software can reduce errors that can occur in manual processes. This helps to ensure that financial plans are based on accurate data and calculations, which can ultimately lead to better outcomes.
Consistency: Automation can help to ensure that financial planning processes are consistent across different clients or accounts. This can help to ensure that all clients receive the same level of service and that financial plans are implemented consistently.
Improved communication: Automated financial planning tools can help financial planners communicate more effectively with clients by providing clear visualizations of financial data and allowing for real-time updates. This can help to build trust and increase transparency between financial planners and their clients.
Scalability: FP&A software can help financial planners manage larger volumes of clients or accounts, allowing them to grow their business without sacrificing quality or accuracy.
Overall, financial planning automation can help financial planners improve their efficiency, accuracy, and consistency, while also providing a better client experience.