Innovar Ltd Newsletter    

News update on financial planning for business


August 2015
Hi ,

Welcome to the August Newsletter. Summer is well and truly here and Innovar have been very busy since our previous newsletter. Amongst other things we have launched our new website and presented at the CIMA launch event for "Essential Tools for Management Accountants" (see article What's in Your Toolkit?)

We also have some exciting Anaplan news. Innovar will once again be attending the Anaplan Hub in London on 8th October and have complimentary tickets available for those interested in attending. We also analyse what is included in Anaplan's 3rd release in 2015.

Finally we have an article looking at Historical Data and its importance to your company.

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 IBM Cognos Planning and TM1, 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


New Website Launched


Innovar are pleased the announce the launch of their new website Please take a look and we would welcome any feedback you have.

We are delighted that our web designers Bella Design and Marketing have created a case study that explains the project they undertook to update and improve our website and how they helped us to convey our core messages.

By Janice Jones 
Anaplan Hub 2015 in London 8th October 2015


If you want to initiate change in your organisation; if you want to learn about the leading planning, budgeting and forecasting technology; if you want to improve your sales, financial or operational processes, forecasting and analysis, if you want to be inspired then join the Innovar team at Anaplan Hub World Tour 2015 in London on 8th October 2015.


The Anaplan Hub events have become a focal point for businesses wanting to meet, learn and share their expertise. The 2015 meeting in London is expected to be the biggest Anaplan event in Europe to date with an expected 500 delegates attending, key note sessions from business leaders and process experts, plus educational sessions and customer case studies. This is a brilliant learning/educational event - this is not a sales event!


Come and meet fellow Anaplanners and be inspired by their stories on how Anaplan cloud based modelling has completely changed how their organisation works across multiple functions from the executive to business users. Hear how organisations have moved away from being completely dependent on Excel or other traditional systems. Join us as a guest of Innovar to;

  • Meet the Innovar team, part of the Anaplan global community
  • Let us introduce you to the Anaplan product development team,
  • Check out the product road map
  • Talk with actual Anaplan users,
  • Arrange a one to one session with our team to discuss your requirements
  • Learn about our free Anaplan challenge


For further information and the opportunity to receive one of our limited VIP promotional invitations to gain free entry to this event please email Innovar at:


We look forward to seeing you there  


By Richard Jones 

Seminar 3   


What's in Your Toolkit?


We all accept that trades people like plumbers and electricians, carry a large toolkit around with them so that whatever the task at hand, they will have the right tool for the job. But just like those traders, accountants need a toolkit too, and like their fellow trades people, they had better know how to use them correctly.


 Read full Article Here

By Paul Baron
Anaplan's 3rd Release 2015

Anaplan's third release of 2015 is aimed at improving usability and performance and features a brand-new look and feel, to make Anaplan planning and analysis even more powerful. Here are some highlights of what is included in this release.


Read full article Here  


By Janice Jones and Richard Jones 



Historical Ice V Historical Data

I read with some interest the article from the BBC News site "Sending ice to Antarctica" 

as it seemed such a strange thing to do. Obviously having read the article I have discovered there are sound scientific reasons for doing so. But then looking at the article more closely I realised that there was so much that could be learnt from a business perspective.

Read full article Here

By Janice Jones
And Finally

     "A goal without a plan is just a wish."

      Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Janice Jones.
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If you want to improve your forecasting, then why not talk to me and find out if Innovar can help you. We are "the planning experts" and we have helped hundreds of  companies improve their planning processes so that they have more accurate forecasts  that take less time to complete.  


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