Innovar Ltd Newsletter    

News update on financial planning for business


December 2013


Once again Christmas is upon us and I am sure many of you, like us, are making the final preparations to enjoy the festive season.
Most importantly all of us at Innovar would like to "Wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year". As usual instead of sending cards we are making a donation to charity. Read the article on the Home Start Snowflake Appeal to find out more. We have also put together a very short video with a Christmas message from us:

Innovar Christmas Message 2013 
Innovar Christmas Message 2013

Before you go off for a well earned Christmas break, why not join one of our free Webinars:

  • Introduction to BOARD - 6th December 1pm 
  • What does Anaplan give me that Excel doesn't -  12th December 2pm

Details are below. They may give you a few ideas for when you return to work in the New Year. 


Again with charity in mind, particularly at Christmas, find out how Innovar's Richard Jones got on at the annual Pound Gates Charity Golf Day. And why not have a go at our Christmas quiz with a chance to win 50 for your chosen charity. 


We hope you find this useful and would welcome any feedback you may have. If you enjoyed reading this then please feel free to share this with your colleagues 


Innovar is the expert planning company. We offer Cognos Planning, BOARD and  Anaplansoftware and implementation services. We provide specialist budgeting and forecasting training and consultancy services and we help solve spreadsheet issues.

In this issue
Free Webinars on Anaplan and BOARD
Home Start Snowflake Appeal
Christmas quiz
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Free Webinars on Anaplan and BOARD

An Introduction to BOARD
Friday 6th December 2013 1pm

An invitation to see how Planning and Reporting have finally merged. 1 package, one interface, infinite uses from budgets and Forecasts to management account packs embedded in PowerPoint Presentations. Finally detailed product and customer profitability is available by allocating your indirect costs across your entire product portfolio and customer list. Big Data is made to look small, and complex processes are handled with ease. Throw in a spectacular user interface, graphs and dashboards and you have the award winning BOARD.

To find out more and register for this webinar: Click Here

What does Anaplan give me that Excel doesn't?
Thursday 12th December 2013 2pm


This webinar will give you the opportunity to find out what Anaplan can give you that Excel doesn't. We will look at how some of the well known Excel issues, such as spreadsheet sparsity and requirements for multiple sheets and workbooks, don't exist with Anaplan and how building an efficient model becomes just second nature. It would be great if you could join us.

To find out more and register for this webinar: Click Here 


Home Start Snowflake Appeal
As has been the custom in previous years it is Innovar's intention to make a donation to charity instead of sending Christmas cards. This year we are donating to the Home Start Snowflake Appeal which is a very worthy cause.

Home-Start's aim is to help parents through times of poverty, illness, family breakdowns, isolation, addiction and physical and mental health issues. There are a number of Home Start groups around the country helping parents in their local community.   


Home Start recruit and train volunteers, who are usually parents themselves, to visit families at home and offer them informal, friendly and confidential support. The families will have at least one child under 5.  


Read more about Home Start  Here 


On October 10th on a squally Autumnal East Anglian day, Innovar were delighted to support our Insurance broker, Pound Gates at their annual Charity golf day.


Despite the atrocious weather conditions and by all accounts pretty poor golf from Innovar's Richard Jones, the event itself raised over 3,500 towards Pound Gates fund for the Suffolk Community Foundation. The event was covered in the East Anglian Daily Times with the featured pictures being found here:  Photos of Charity Golf DayRichard (who looks like he has no hair!) is in the middle of the page with his guest and keen golfer Steve Wyeth.


A great effort Richard!  

Christmas Quiz

Over the festive season, why not take 2 minutes to have a go at our Christmas quiz. It is a general knowledge quiz  with 10 questions and  all the questions have a loose connection to Christmas.

A winner will be selected at random from all correctly completed Quiz sheets and we will pay 50 into the charity of their choice.

Quiz answers and the winner will be announced in our next Newsletter. 



Try the Quiz Here
And Finally
"Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful."

Norman Vincent Peale

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Best regards, 



Janice Jones

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