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Resource Planning

Resource planning provides organisations with the ability to understand, influence, and interrogate their payroll costs. For many of our customers, payroll forms a significant proportion of their overall cost. Small changes can have a significant impact on profitability, and the ability to understand and model these changes is important.

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Financial Planning

Financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting is important to decision-makers in any organisation to support business-critical decision making. The accuracy and timely production of these budgets, plans, and forecasts is imperative to allow your organisation to get more from your data and drive revenue.

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Promotional Planning

BOARD MIT brings digital transformation to many organisational processes, as well as strategic and operative planning to data analysis. We enable you to analyse, simulate, and predict the financial, operational, and logistical impact of a promotion quickly and visually, so that your organisation can make better informed decisions.

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Microsoft Azure

Building a cloud strategy can produce a series of beneficial efficiencies including enhanced security, peace of mind, reduced setup costs, compliance, hybrid deployment and scalability.

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Promotional Planning

Understanding the financial, operational and logistical impact of a promotion is one of the biggest challenges facing many of our clients. Connecting the expected promotional volume to the monetary forecast and the production and logistics plan can be critical to the smooth running of the operation.

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Financial Planning

For many organisations the process of building and maintaining budgets and forecasts and producing financial performance reporting relies on a complex and manually intensive spreadsheet process.

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Resource Planning

Start dates, leave dates, increments, spine points, and pay rise percentage all contribute towards headcount planning. Add to this maternity pay, inter-departmental transfers and national insurance thresholds and the requirement and process becomes increasingly complex.

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Resource planning, otherwise known as headcount and payroll planning, can be driven through strategic assumptions combined with detailed local assumptions at employee or role level.

Simpson Associates’ services include the development of bespoke payroll applications integrated with source payroll software, enabling both the forecasting of expected costs and the reporting of actuals. The planning application can be built to the appropriate level of detail that is right for your organisation and can incorporate the complexities of split cost centre allocations, maternity leave, temporary staff, vacancies, redundancies, headcount statistics, pensions, national insurance thresholds and role changes.

As one of the most experienced BOARD Software consultancies in the UK, Simpson Associates can work with your organisation on its journey to implement BOARD MIT resource planning. Our team of experts can work with your business and show you how to help manage and control the entire decision-making process: from data collection to information analysis; from goal setting to decision-making; from operational execution to results monitoring.

Featured Case Study: Telegraph Media Group
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Simpson Associates has worked with many organisations, whose reporting relied on a complex and manually intensive spreadsheet processes. All of which spent ridiculous amounts of time maintaining manual spreadsheet-based processes, collecting, consolidating, and validating data. This often left expensive finance professionals unable to deliver plans, budgets, forecasts, reports and value-added analysis due to a lack of time. The result: forecasts submitted without the required level of scrutiny and verification.

We have been able to demonstrate process efficiencies and provide a clear line of sight, to understand and guide business performance for many of our customers. Reducing the manual nature of many current planning processes results in greater accuracy and more time for analysis. And in many cases, for “scenario planning” capability; all providing greater control and insight.

By helping many organisations drive decision-making processes across the entire business, we have enabled Finance Teams to easily create unified analysis, planning, forecasting and simulation models – with minimal IT support.

Featured Case Study: Telegraph Media Group
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Understanding the financial, operational, and logistical impact of a promotion is one of the biggest challenges faced by many of our clients. Connecting the expected promotional volume to the monetary forecast, and the production and logistics plan can be critical to the smooth running of the operation. Accurate planning ensures reduced price, increased volume, increased variable cost and fixed costs are all considered and evaluated before committing to decisions.

By connecting demand and promotional planning with the financial planning module, your organisation can model its promotions before putting them into practice. This allows you to test volume, pricing, and product margin, including the impact of fixed costs to ensure the promotions you run are guaranteed to bring in a positive return on investment. The actual performance of promotions can then be tracked against the plan in a timely manner, to enable your business to respond. Analysis of previous promotional performance can be used to improve the accuracy of future promotions.

Scenario planning is often incorporated as part of the solution. The ability to model and compare variations, in price, product, or volume, allows your management team to understand the impact of these changes. Scenario planning may be in the form of sensitivity analysis, or specific known scenarios that require modelling. The application will allow for the scenarios to be captured and compared, and the potential responses to be evaluated.

Featured Case Study: Telegraph Media Group
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Simpson Associates have commissioned server clusters for many customers, usually to begin project development whilst awaiting new hardware. Some organisations create backup and recovery environments, while others create SharePoint sites that are responsive to the demands of flexible business requirements. In all cases, the flexibility of the available configurations means that it is possible to commission server power as it is needed, rather than making a capital purchase that accounts for the future – thereby aligning the costs more closely with the benefits.

The Cloud is a valid choice for production environments too. We have customers who have their data warehouse environment built entirely in the Cloud, with Business Intelligence suites providing information to all company stakeholders. For some organisations, a hybrid configuration allows them to gain the maximum return on their current infrastructure; while for others, their requirement to see key performance indicators on tablets and smartphones has driven their migration to the Cloud.

It is projected that by next year (2020), 24% of IT Application spend will be based on cloud deployments and that by 2025, 80% of enterprise IT, will have moved to the Cloud, reflecting the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) nature of today’s office environment. Applications like Office 365 are key drivers of this direction of travel.

We are experts in cloud migration strategy and can help your organisation understand how the Cloud can be the best choice to meet your business requirements. From there we can demonstrate how Microsoft Azure can benefit your business and enable you to quickly realise return on investment.

Our expert team can guide you through the process, ensuring that we use the best technology and solution to suit your organisation.

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Understanding the financial, operational and logistical impact of a promotion is one of the biggest challenges facing many of our clients. Connecting the expected promotional volume to the monetary forecast and the production and logistics plan can be critical to the smooth running of the operation. Accurate planning ensures the reduced price, the increased volume, increased variable cost and fixed costs are all considered and evaluated before committing to decisions.

By connecting demand and promotional planning, with the financial planning module, our clients are able to model their promotions before putting them into practice. This allows them to test volume, pricing and product margin including the impact of fixed costs to ensure that the promotions they run are guaranteed to bring in a positive return on investment. Actual performance of promotions can then be tracked against plan in a timely manner to enable the business to respond. Analysis of previous promotional performance can be used to improve the accuracy of future promotions.

Scenario planning is often incorporated as part of the solution. The ability to model and compare variations, in price, product or volume, allows the management team to understand the impact of these changes. Scenario planning may be in the form of sensitivity analysis, or specific known scenarios which require modelling. The application will allow for the scenarios to be captured, compared and the potential responses to be evaluated.

Featured Case Study: Quorn

"In the past we would have had to put blood, sweat and tears into producing the start of month forecast. The beauty of this system is that the week before the month is due to start, we can do a quick re-run of the forecast to get an update. I can now make changes to a forecast and within minutes see what the output of that is. In the past I would have had to wait days or even weeks."

Richard Garner, Sales Director
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For many organisations the process of building and maintaining budgets and forecasts and producing financial performance reporting relies on a complex and manually intensive spreadsheet process.

We work with many customers whose Finance teams still spend more time than they want to maintaining manual spreadsheet-based processes – collecting, consolidating and validating data. Because of that, these finance professionals are often unable to deliver plans, budgets, forecasts, reports and value-added analysis in a timely fashion. The net result can be budgets or re-forecasts being submitted without the level of scrutiny and verification desired. Indeed, for one of our customers our work has enabled him to stop worrying and to be able to sleep at night.

Our applications result in demonstrable process efficiencies and provide the clear line of sight to understand and to guide business performance. Reducing the manual nature of many current planning processes results in greater accuracy and time for analysis and adjustments and, in many cases, for “scenario planning” capability; all providing greater control and insight

Featured Case Study: Brenntag UK

"Before the project, drilling down into our transportation costs was a painful process with costs dotted all over the place. With BOARD all these costs are in one single place meaning we can now drill into all areas of our transport costs and see exactly where they are across the business allowing us to know who is responsible when we are over budget"

Kathryn Frosdick, Project Manager and Group Accountant
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Resource planning provides organisations with the ability to understand, influence and interrogate their payroll costs. For many of our customers, payroll forms a significant proportion of their overall cost. Small changes can have a significant impact on profitability and the ability to understand and model these changes is important.

Resource planning, otherwise known as headcount and payroll planning can be driven through strategic assumptions combined with detailed local assumptions at employee or role level.

Simpson Associates’ services include the development of bespoke payroll applications integrated with source payroll software enabling both the forecasting of expected costs and the reporting of actuals. The planning application can be built to the appropriate level of granularity (detail) for your organisation. The solution can incorporate the complexities of split cost centre allocations, maternity leave, temporary staff, vacancies, redundancies, headcount statistics, pensions, national insurance thresholds and role changes.

Featured Case Study: DC Thomson

" Simpson Associates demonstrated that they were true experts in the field; within a few weeks they had a solid understanding of our business requirements and turned around an initial solution within an astonishingly quick timescale."

Gillian Troup, Group Financial Controller
Quorn Foods Telegraph Media Group
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July 03rd 2019 Approved supplier status on G-Cloud 11 for the third year running

Simpson Associates is pleased to announce we’ve achieved approved supplier status for G-Cloud11 – this is the 3rd year we’ve been awarded supplier status to allow UK Government agencies to purchase through us on the Digital Marketplace.

We now have 29 services available on the G-Cloud framework, enabling public sector customers to procure cloud-based services without the need to run a full tender or competitive procurement process.

Some of the services available through Simpson Associates on the Digital Marketplace include Microsoft Azure Cloud Services; Power BI Services, including our Power BI Starter Engagement, Training and Power BI Embedded Services; Service Charges for Housing Management Solution; IBM Cognos Analytics and Planning Analytics services; and BOARD Consultancy Services.

Find out how Simpson Associates can help you get more from your data, giving you a deeper understanding of effective decision-making, and ultimately the ability to innovate and grow.

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