Corporate Performance Management

Corporate Performance Management - Resources To Optimise Business Outcomes

What is CPM and why does it matter?

Corporate Performance Management involves measuring, analysing and reporting the performance of an organisation. It includes processes of planning, budgeting, forecasting and reporting.

Organisations who practise strong Corporate Performance Management reap the rewards of truly understanding their business, being able to pivot based on real-time insights, and remaining competitive to drive business success and longevity.

Benefits of Corporate Performance Management

Corporate Performance Management is not just reporting or what your business intelligence tool can give you. It is much more. The benefits of CPM include:

  • Enhanced planning, budgeting and forecasting – such as rolling forecasts and forecasts based on actuals
  • Increased transparency, accountability and alignment across departments
  • Better understanding of drivers and how that impacts your business
  • Stronger risk management through real-time visibility into trends and potential challenges
  • Improved decision making based on accurate and timely facts in context

Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting

What is Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting?

Planning, budgeting and forecasting is an important part of any business. When done poorly, they lose meaning as they becomes outdated and the organisation relies on outdated or incomplete data.

But when done well, it enables finance and the entire business to truly measure, track and deliver performance.

Best practices for modern organisations to thrive

The benefits of strong planning, budgeting and forecasting include:

  • Understanding business drivers and how that impact outcomes – and make forward thinking decisions
  • Having accurate, timely insights to business performance
  • Shorter budget cycles, with the ability to do rolling forecasts and higher frequency planning based on actuals
  • Being able to plan for the future, through understanding trends and planning scenarios
  • Staff spending less time on manual budgeting processes, and more time on value-adding analysis
Kieran Garriga

Rolling Forecasts for Modern Finance Teams

Learn what high performing teams are putting into practice, and discover how rolling forecasts can empower your team to navigate an ever-changing landscape to drive business growth.

Corporate Performance Reporting

What is Corporate Performance Reporting?

From the CEO to the operations and marketing teams, everyone relies on key reports to understand how the business is performing and to make decisions on many levels.

Reports with poor data quality from disparate systems result in organisations that are bogged down by too much manual consolidation, poor business intelligence, and decisions based on outdated data.

That’s why implementing best practices in reporting are important. You want to have reports that provide timely, accurate insights in context that will help your business stay agile and able to respond to marketplace changes.

Get reports based on accurate, reliable data that drive better decisions

What are the benefits of good reporting?

  • Deliver true business intelligence when the reports contain reliable underlying data which are accurate, up-to-date, and show the right relationships
  • Access to timely data to manage risks – to spot trends, identify risks and pivot quickly
  • Make fact-based decisions that are are founded on true and current trends and insights
  • Improved business processes and efficiencies when insights are applied relevantly

What is Workday Adaptive Planning?

Workday Adaptive Planning is a leading cloud-based Corporate Performance Management system that enables organisations to conduct continuous planning, reporting and analysis.

It is rated as a top performer on sites like Gartner, TrustRadius and G2 Crowd based on its features and high customer satisfaction rating.

Plan, budget and forecast with a top-rated solution

What are the benefits of Workday Adaptive Planning? With this corporate performance management system, your finance team can spend less time on manual data entry, consolidation and checking across spreadsheets.

Instead, they can focus on more analysis and value-adding work – because the system simplifies their work.

The wider organisation also benefits, with access to more reliable and timely data that provide a timely representation of the organisation, and drives agile decision-making  to deliver results.

Workday Adaptive Planning Features

Get to know features of Workday Adaptive Planning

Workday Adaptive Planning is highly rated by finance teams for its practical features which enable planning, budgeting, forecasting and reporting in a way that just makes better sense for finance teams. It lessens manual work and clunky spreadsheets, and empowers your team to focus on analysis and strategy instead.

Workday Adaptive Planning also empowers the wider organisation to understand and manage performance as a whole, and drive data based decisions that lead to more successful business outcomes.

Explore features through demos, use cases and in-depth write ups

What can Workday Adaptive Planning do? Its features include:

  • Financial planning: Budgeting and forecasting, analytics and reporting, scenario planning
  • Workforce planning: Headcount and cost planning, workforce capacity planning
  • Sales planning: Quota planning, territory planning
  • Operational planning: Demand and supply planning, project planning
  • Integration with ERP/GL/other data sources to access quick and reliable data

CPM Case Studies

Practical stories from Australian businesses with real results

QMetrix has worked with organisations across many industries to achieve their Corporate Performance Management, and Financial Planning and Analysis goals.

Learn about the challenges, solutions and outcomes in these case studies of real businesses like yours.

What can a CPM solution do for you?

“Workday Adaptive Planning has fundamentally changes the way we work. It provides a wealth of accurate information quickly. With it we can forecast, see pipeline, and manage our existing portfolio of loans.

The dashboards provide a brilliant overview of everything we need to know.” – Justin Smart, Chief Operation Officer, Trilogy Funds

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Workforce Planning

What is Workforce Planning?

It has been a struggle for organisations to retain talent in a constantly changing marketplace. But people are core to every business, and we need the right people in the right place at the right time.

With proper workforce planning that integrates HR, finance and operations, your organisation can achieve its strategic goals and deliver results.

What are best practices in workforce planning? How can we plan in a way that sets us up for success now and in the future?

Strategic and integrated workforce planning

What are the benefits of Workforce Planning? 

  • Align workforce needs with financial and operational priorities
  • Understand teams and needs by location, department, entity, country and more
  • Plan for the future by matching talent projections with strategic goals
  • Hit goals on target, within budget

Why integration matters

A solution is never bought alone – it must often be considered in relation to others in the organisation’s digital ecosystem. When software is integrated, interoperability is enhanced, allowing systems and applications to work together.

A key strength of Workday Adaptive Planning is it can seamlessly integrate with multiple data sources including ERP, CRM, GL and other data warehouses. These include Microsoft Dynamics, NetSuite, Pronto, Xero and more.

Seamless integration for better data flow and enhanced interoperability

What are the benefits of software integration? When data flows automatically between your systems, you can:

  • Save on manual work, and improve operations and productivity
  • Reduce the risk of human error, and trust your data is accurate and consistent
  • Gain better accessibility, as having a unified view means people can access data anytime, anywhere
  • Enhanced business intelligence and analysis when data and reports are pulled together so for quicker and more complete analysis


Corporate Performance Management events

QMetrix organises webinars and events, and participates in other events, to share how organisations can benefit from corporate performance management solutions.

Get expert tips and practical insight

What you can expect from QMetrix webinars and events (varies based on event):

  • Expert-backed thought leadership
  • Insights into CPM based on years of experience across industries
  • Guest speakers, including clients who have been through similar challenges as you and have found a solution that works
  • Practical demos and tips for Workday Adaptive Planning
Brett Ruwoldt

Adaptive Insights Webinars for FP&A

Finance leaders, join these free webinars hosted by FP&A experts who will share their experiences and best practices. These events are hosted by Adaptive Insights.

Want to leverage the right technology to make smart decisions, plan better and propel business growth?

We’ve worked with businesses across Australia to do just that. Let’s chat about how it could work for your organisation too.

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