Innovar Ltd Newsletter    

News update on financial planning for business


December 2014
Hi ,

As the holiday season approaches, we'd like to take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year . May your holiday season and the new year be filled with much joy, happiness and success. We look forward to having the opportunity to work with you in the coming year.
Christmas Bells

As usual instead of sending cards we are making a donation to charity. Read the article on the Home Start charity to find out more.

We also have two articles on Anaplan - reviewing Anaplan Hub 14 and explaining Innovar's involvement in the Anaplan Beta Test Program - and two articles on BOARD - a press release announcing Jersey Electrics purchase of BOARD and an article about BOARD 9 release and what this has in store.

Finally we have a light hearted look at planning for Christmas using the initials from the word Christmas as a guide.

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  Anaplan software and implementation services. We provide specialist budgeting and forecasting training and consultancy services and we help solve spreadsheet issues.

In this issue
Home Start
As has been the custom in previous years it is Innovar's intention to make a donation to charity instead of sending Christmas cards. Once again this year we are donating to Home Start 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


Anaplan HUB 2014 in London


In November this year, Anaplan staged the London leg of its world-wide tour that has seen events in San Francisco, Paris, Stockholm and Eindhoven. As the leading Anaplan partner in the UK, Innovar was very proud to sponsor this extremely successful event.  


Read full article Here

Anaplan Beta Test Program 


Innovar are proud to announce that they are one of the selected partners who are involved in the Anaplan Beta Test program. This will enable Innovar to test Anaplan's new features and functionality whilst taking into account the needs and requirements of our customer base. More details of Innovar's involvement in this program are to follow. 

Jersey Electric uses BOARD for budgeting and forecasting

We are delighted to announce that, through Innovar's partnership with BOARD, Jersey Electricity PLC  have selected BOARD as their long-term replacement for Cognos Planning. See the full press release -


Board 9 Wordwide Launch

BOARD have announced the release of BOARD 9 - Easier, more powerful and predictive. BOARD 9 addresses the need for smarter decision-making.

The main features of BOARD 9 are:

* New Chart Engine - to make your visual analyses easier, faster and more intuitive
* Mobile V2- to support your planning, simulation and forecasting applications
* Geo Mapping- to localize your data on dynamic maps
* Nexel - to include Excel-like formulas in reports
* InMemory Clustering - to deploy applications in memory across multiple physical machines
* BEAM - to embed advanced and predictive analytics into your business processes

If you wold like to find out more about BOARD contact one of the Innovar team

What Does Christmas Mean to You?

When planning for Christmas there are a number of things that need to be thought about. No doubt these may vary slightly from person to person as we all have our own way of celebrating Christmas with unique family traditions and rituals. Using the word Christmas as a guide, here are some of my thoughts on Christmas planning.



Read full article Here
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