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Decision Critical's zero-based budgeting software out-simplifies and out-performs unwieldy spreadsheets and rigid budgeting programs

Clear analytics

Get a complete cross section of the enterprise. Decision Critical's built-in reporting allows teams to leave rigid ratio-based guesstimates behind. Teams get accurate reports and rolling future views of key operational events and their consequences, anchored in the kind of granularity invariably absent in most budget reporting (for example, the real world effects of seasonality, temporary cash flow shortfalls, price fluctuations, etc.).
Market estimation
Choose from a variety of demand calculators to size the market quickly. Change demand rules quickly or create granular exceptions – there are no formulas to break!
Throughput analysis
Based on step-by-step process data, taking into account resource limitations, prioritization and other factors. Identify and address bottlenecks instantaneously.
Financial statements
Automatic calculation of monthly, quarterly and yearly income statements, balance sheets and cash flow statements. Full drilldown capabilities.
Operational reports
Staff deployment, equipment roll-out schedules, physical space requirements, capital adequacy, resource use and much more.

Dynamic flexibility

Decision Critical seamlessly integrates teams' best information into multiple 'what if' iterations to support any business decision. Easily change inputs and understand how results ripple through the entire enterprise at multiple levels. See scenarios visually in charts, graphs, tables and get or share a quick visual graphic understanding of the likely results of any decision on all parts of the enterprise.
Change values
Change any value and see the immediate impact on results. Don't be bound by the rigid unidirectionality of spreadsheets, update forecasts according to the best, most up-to-date information available.
Manage dependencies
Causal chains are essential to robust forecasting. Build a more elegant forecast that updates more quickly and precludes data-entry errors with Decision Critical's simple set-up of cause-and-effect relationships.
Scenario analysis
Automatic calculation of monthly, quarterly and yearly income statements, balance sheets and cash flow statements. Full drilldown capabilities.
Sensitivity analysis
Zero-in on key parameters that influence performance in the enterprise. Don't be distracted by factors which do not.

Increased participation

Leverage your entire knowledge base. Decision Critical's user-friendly interface collects and synthesizes information from multiple sources and serves as a team's double-check on possible missed costs (or opportunities). Decision Critical won't let teams forget important items that are material to both performance management and potential strategic decisions. Beyond the cross-checking that comes from structured collaboration, increased participation in shaping a plan compiled through realistic, transparent methods serves as a powerful mobilization tool to align and motivate all of key implementers to achieve results.
Transparent structure
Abstract, ratio-driven modeling methodologies and financial jargon can alienate participants, negatively impacting data collection efforts. Decision Critical focuses on discrete, observable events as the building blocks for enterprise models.
Cross-functional collaboration
Traverse seamlessly between units, process times, accounting entries and other functional perspectives to break down silos and encourage high-quality, spirited engagement across teams.
Intuitive use
Enterprise modeling is not just for spreadsheet power users anymore. Decision Critical does not presuppose a specific technical skill set – clear thinking and inquisitiveness are sufficient.
Better buy-in
Ultimately, a transparent and participatory planning process is a powerful motivator. Make the strategic plan a living vision for the company, a roadmap that people helped create and want to get behind.