Plan as a team and adapt with agility with built-in collaboration

Active planning depends on trust

Collaboration is easier when you stop relying on static spreadsheets and on-premise legacy planning applications. Start by getting everyone working with one trusted set of numbers. When you trust the numbers, you can spend your time on analysis and providing insights to your stakeholders. When your partners in other departments take more ownership of the data, everybody wins. With a single source of truth and engaged stakeholders, you are on the road to what we call "active planning."

Planning is a team sport

At Workday Adaptive Planning, we believe everybody plans. Planning is a process that includes participants at many levels, within a department, across departments, from corporate through business units, domestic and international. Workday Adaptive Planning gives you the tools to manage the people, the process flow, and the accountability of everyone involved so that together, you can better manage your business.

Orchestrate your team

Our native workflow allows you and your team to sequence, assign, and track tasks for business owners throughout the planning process.

Manage processes with clear visibility

Our Process Tracker helps you manage collaboration and provides real-time visibility into the status of planning processes and individual tasks across your organization. Assign process tasks to contributing users and then track their progress at the individual and cross-process level.

Make it easy for people to participate

Easily create step-by-step guides for your users, tailored to their specific roles, with links directly to the location in the financial model where their input is required. Simplify the process and help occasional or new users collaborate in each budget and planning cycle. Ensure that business and FP&A users complete all the necessary planning steps on a timely basis while giving them an experience that is easy and fast.

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Implementing Workday Adaptive Planning has greatly reduced the time I spend developing our annual budget. Our managers are very happy with the tool because it is very easy to use and easily showcases data so we can optimize programs and make adjustments.

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Share notes with everyone

Cell notes enable users to enter comments, assumptions, instructions, and a variety of other information useful for collaboratively planning. Notes follow a cell, making information available to reports and dashboards leveraging data and formulas from that cell.

Respond to change with agility

Compare plan versus actuals as a team and you'll understand what happened. With that knowledge, you can collaborate to determine how and why the variance occurred. Drill down to underlying detail to analyze contributing factors. With real-time information, you can use your variance analysis insights to evaluate alternatives to course-correct. With scenario management, you can determine the best path to achieve your objectives, despite changes or challenges during execution.

See how it's all connected

Visual Model Overview allows you to quickly grasp your business model and data flows in a single view. See a graphical representation of your model that dynamically updates with the version and level you select. Understand your model and data flows without clicking through multiple pages. Grasp your overall planning process quickly. Enable new administrators to come up to speed with ease and to quickly understand your model.

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