Top Down Budgeting in Planning Analytics

In the first post of this series we looked at some of the considerations for implementing Top down budgeting, you can find this post here.

Planning analytics leverages the existing Actuals reporting to make Top Down Budgeting a simple enhancement. Planning analytics data spreading functionality enables budget holders to input high level values to be automatically allocated into business units.

To highlight a top down budget, I have created a copy of the Profit and Loss cube which holds data by version, period, years, regions, chart of account line and measures:

Spitfire have a depth of understanding not only in Cognos/TM1 technologies, but also in finance and accounting. It is this combination of expertise and their ability to get to the heart of business problems that has resulted in such confidence in their delivery and capabilities. The insight and value-add they have brought is evident.


- Peter Smith, Head of Solution Delivery – Edrington

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