Paul and his team are the right blend of professional, competent, relevant and realistic. I needed a pragmatic approach to something we didn’t know enough about but needed to trust someone from the off. Paul and his team delivered a rare experience of the perfect package that resulted in a significant expansion on original scope, but for an unusual reason…Paul’s team showed us the true value of their product and services, they did not disappoint !
Solid financial planning is never an “optional extra” for any company. It is the backbone of a successful business and the deciding factor that determines whether a company can withstand the bad times and thrive in the good.
Accident Exchange Group Plc (“Accident Exchange”) wanted to make solid financial planning, budgeting and forecasting a tangible reality, and move away from the inefficiencies of Excel.
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“Innovar is the best Cognos Planning Partner.”
I was introduced to Innovar via one of their Forecasting & Budgeting seminars, which I found most informative. A by-product of the seminar was to be added to their weekly Budgeting Tips. The Tips help to bring to the forefront of your mind things we all think we know already. The most evident practical result for 5N Plus UK has been to take the time to review actual performance compared to budget.
This has resulted in a new page being added to our monthly management pack with 8 graphs showing our performance against budget for different types of cost, being: Sales Volume, Total Costs, Production Labour, Production costs, Sales & Distribution Labour, Sales & Distribution Costs, Administration Labour & Administration Costs.
So no matter how much you think you know, a gentle reminder now and again is always worth it.
Here at Riverside we have a long standing relationship with Innovar.
Their training and consultancy services are always first class and are customised to our needs and requirements. They have a wealth of knowledge at their disposal and their service delivery is always a perfect fit for us.
We have welcomed their friendly and personable approach over the years and have developed a fruitful professional partnership which has enabled us to develop and drive efficiencies in our organisation.
Unlike other organisations we have dealt with, their customer relations and account management are extremely pro-active and we are always kept up to date with developments in the industry and with any new releases of product.
“After completing the training course with Innovar I went from a Cognos novice to an expert in 3 days, the training course was tailored to the current needs of the business and an insight of what else we could get out of it. As a company we have gone from using it as a simple sales analysis tool to producing full management accounts, stock reporting, product variance analysis, cash flow forecasting and reconciling.
The biggest benefit has come from the now fully detailed daily reporting analysis from sales to P&L forecasting for the current month, giving us full visibility of our business at any time. The support Innovar have given to us is outstanding, even with the smallest issue, I know I will get a response immediately.”