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Write back in a Business Intelligence application will provide Budgeting and Forecasting capabilities. Combine that with business modelling (calculations or business rules) and you have CALUMO. CALUMO’s write back capabilities enables Finance teams to streamline month-end reporting then move to significantly improve the Budgeting and Forecasting processes. Most BI tools require a separate model or application to enable Budgeting and Forecasting, CALUMO has write back built in so you get it for no extra cost.

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Why is write back so important?

Most of our clients love that CALUMO saves them 16 man-days or more every month for month-end reporting. Reporting historical data is only part of the job you have as a finance team. You also have to help the organisation plan. Planning means Budgeting and Forecasting – predicting the future. With CALUMO, you use the same tool, interface and skills for your planning processes as you do for your month-end reporting. You don’t have to introduce new applications, interfaces or training when you use CALUMO. Enter your data into the same application and compare Forecasts and Budgets to actuals instantly. There is no waiting for updates from the field.

Top-down or bottom-up?

Flexibility to write data back on your terms is important and we know that at CALUMO. No two organisations are the same nor do they have the same processes. For example, some organisations ensure they have a fast and smooth forecast complete in one day with over 140 contributors. That means they need top-down Forecasting. Enter a percentage for a KPI and have that drive detailed costs and revenue.

Other organisations prefer to have a bottom-up approach to Budgeting, forcing people to focus on their business plans in detail. Build up a revenue stream with associated costs and add that detail with results to CALUMO.


  • Bottom-up Budgeting and Forecasting.
  • Top-down KPI data entry.
  • Capture input via web pages.
  • Calculated data can be capture via Excel.
  • Sophisticated modelling capable.
  • Secure data capture and storage.


  • Fast Budgeting processes.
  • Streamlined Forecasting.
  • Data stored in reliable database
  • Comfort data is stored and won’t be ‘lost’.

1. Save significant time for finance people.

2. Remove key man risk. Report should not be dependent on 1 or 2 people.

3. Self-service BI – business users access their reports and can answer questions themselves.

1. Built and run by Finance People.

2. Dramatically reduce the time and cost involved in the budget process.

3. Significantly increase accuracy. Remove the risk of human error involved in manual data handling.

1. Instant access for Instant visibility.

2. Analyze with ease.

3. Built for finance people and business analysts.

1. Reforecast at a moment’s notice.

2. Remove the constraint of financial year end for decision making.

3. Decrease time required for the budget process.

1. Get answers Instantly, save hours of efforts.

2. Reduce spend on audit fees.

3. Reduce Finance’s investigation time.

1. Access all your data. Make decisions now.

2. Access to your data at any time

3. Don’t wait for other people for information

1. Save days, weeks and months while dramatically improving user satisfaction

2. No more dumping 1,000’s of transactions and massaging in the hope of finding answers.

3. No more waiting for IT or Finance to produce special analysis

1. Get answers Instantly, save hours.

2. Reduce spend on audit fees.

3. Reduce Finance’s investigation time.

1. Dynamic, live and interactive.

2. Month-end is complete when the last journal is posted.

3. No more printing required.

1. Professional and really good looking

2. Use data from any source

3. Always have the very latest data

1. No bottlenecks. You are not dependent on other people.

2. Build Reports with speed and ease

3. Use your existing knowledge of Excel for fast report building

1. Keep Excel as your report authoring tool

2. Remove the excess workbooks you don’t need with Excel

3. Convert Excel sheets to dynamic web pages

1. Fast report building – Finance people and Business Analysts can build and share reports in minutes.

2. Self Service BI i.e. no reliance on IT to produce reports.

3. Trusted and enterprise grade database.

Web Users have read and write (reporting, budgeting and forecasting) access to all CALUMO Web Portal content.
Office Connected Users have access to CALUMO Office integration with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
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