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Not Just for the Here and Now

Business planning requires optimising scarce resources, not just now but in the short, medium and long-term too. Are you maximising your bang for buck when it comes to the cash investments, assets used, staff hired?

SumProduct can assist with budgeting and forecasting – key tools in the planning process.

Time and again businesses have failed because:

  • Management has reacted rather than been proactive
  • Cash wasn’t controlled before it controlled the businesses
  • Profitable businesses expanded too rapidly with insufficient cash (“overtrading”)
  • Budgets were inadequately prepared
  • Forecasts were not developed accurately enough.

SumProduct has the experience and expertise to develop the tools required to avoid these pitfalls and develop a successful business / operational plan. We can assist with:

  • Preparing forecasts key stakeholders (managers, staff, customers, shareholders) will buy into
  • Understand the nature of your key costs (variable, fixed, stepped) and how it affects the operating leverage of your business
  • Assist with allocating costs appropriately (e.g. Activity Based Management, Avoided Costs, Standard Costing)
  • Agree the key outputs for business measurement and identify the critical success factors
  • Assess your capital structure, determine your cost of capital and implement appropriate investment appraisal techniques
  • Perform ratio analysis, Balanced Scorecards and other dashboard metrics in order to interpret key risks facing your business.

Contact us for a health check on your business today.