We manage the complexity,
you manage the business
BlackBriar FP&A Solutions provides integrated planning solutions for the most complex business challenges. Dynamic organizations choose BlackBriar to address the financial planning and reporting requirements that exceed the capabilities of spreadsheets and rigid performance management systems.
We integrate and consolidate operational and financial data on an easy-to-use, multidimensional platform to provide the insights necessary for improved business performance. Using the latest cloud-based technologies, our solutions enable collaborative budgeting, forecasting and planning for stakeholders and strategic decision-makers that are on the front lines of your organization. Leveraging our deep finance knowledge, vertical market expertise and systems savvy, we create and manage comprehensive solutions so that your teams can focus on their priorities. As a full-service firm, we build close, long-term relationships with our clients to ensure their success.
BlackBriar takes a full-service approach to all client engagements. Using our combination finance and systems expertise, we deliver easy-to-use solutions that help you improve business performance. Whether you need a highly integrated multidimensional model for budgeting, a dashboard for running multi-factor “what if” scenarios, or self-service reports, we can provide the dynamic plans and analyses that meet your challenging requirements.
We understand that finance and operations professionals need to focus on their day-to-day responsibilities. That’s why we proactively manage and maintain our delivered solutions to ensure your decisions are made with the most accurate and timely information. We eliminate the data silos, formula errors and scalability issues that exist with spreadsheet-based processes to provide you with solutions that can be fully utilized by the stakeholders that drive your business. Learn more about our services here or contact us for a discovery call.
What We Offer
BlackBriar provides integrated business planning (IBP) solutions and services that connect the planning functions of each department in your organization to align operations and strategy with your financial performance. We integrate data from relevant source systems into multidimensional models to provide real-time insights that combine financial and non-financial information and metrics. We reduce the complexity to end users by presenting the drivers that truly impact the business. New products, services, changes in demand, and more are all reflected in easy-to-use worksheets, reports and dashboards.
Responsive output tied to business drivers, full set of integrated financial statements, module design allows for division of labor to maintain and update model, allows for sensitivity analysis.
BlackBriar develops and maintains the financial and operational metrics and reports required by Boards and Investors to perform their obligations of governance, due diligence and financial stewardship. We work on an ongoing basis with finance teams and Boards to present the required information in a transparent and comprehensive fashion.
BlackBriar creates cash flow forecasts for the time horizons that are most important for your business. Additionally, accurately forecasting your cash disbursements and receipts, the model can accurately predicts your asset based lending position. As part of an integrated planning model, you will always know when the timings of cash inflows and outflows will change your liquidity position.
Are your contracts and deals priced to ensure acceptable margins and realistic delivery dates. Are they based on accurate data and validated by historic performance? We provide easy-to-use models that calculate the margins necessary to execute on your marketing, sales, and positioning strategies. You no longer need to price contracts based on the gut feelings of sales and other stakeholders. Our contract models factor in projections and “what if” scenarios for cost of goods/services, capacity planning, competitive pressures, and other variables to provide you with the real-time insights to win projects and ensure profitability.
Many of our clients have existing models, whether in spreadsheets, legacy systems, or Quantrix models. We provide diagnostic services to ensure your models are fully optimized to drive business performance. When issues are uncovered, we provide full documentation and a comprehensive plan to get your models and systems up to speed.
Optimized model improves performance, using best practices for model building leads to more elegant models, feedback to model build to improve future models
Spreadsheet-based M&A modeling is time-intensive and prone to significant material error. BlackBriar’s M&A planning solutions provide accurate insights into the structure, value and profit potential of target companies. We recreate target-supplied financial models in our multidimensional modeling platform to uncover errors, inconsistencies, and hidden opportunities. Our solutions enable transparency and collaboration among your team to make the best decisions possible. By incorporating “what if” scenarios, you can analyze and project the variables that have the greatest impact on target value and risk.
Quickly build integrated financial model of target, align dimension for consolidation into existing business, ease of creating "what-if" scenarios.
Blackbriar FP&A is now offering extended product support to Quantrix customers. Premier Quantrix Support includes:
Note: this service does not include application installation and upgrade support. You will still use the Quantrix help desk for those issues. We are happy to help out if we can, but our focus is on making top quality Quantrix models.
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Our team of finance and systems experts works closely with client staff to ensure they get the maximum value from the solutions we implement. We provide curriculum-based training with documentation and in-solution help capability to get your team proficient and productive. We also fit gap any skills deficiencies so that your team is better positioned to move into roles of greater responsibility as you grow.
BlackBriar works as a partner with companies in fast-moving industries. In order to pro-actively manage company, supplier and market dynamics, our ability to create multi-variable “what if” scenarios allows you to analyze changes across the enterprise to ensure you are equipped to plan for and act on future possibilities. Scenarios can be saved to versions with upstream and downstream impacts presented to other stakeholders in real-time.
We recognize that many organizations, particularly those in high growth or restructuring environments, lack the human resources or expertise or simply time to take finance to the next level. That’s why we offer outsourced CFO and FP&A services. Our finance leaders function as member of your team, uncovering the issues and inefficient processes that hinder success or consume monstrous amounts of time. We design, implement and sustain the models and solutions that allow your organization to focus on business development initiatives without adding costly headcount. We manage the complexity, while you manage the business.
Allows financial management focus of value added activities, model is updated on regular basis to changes in the business or assumptions, monitor via dashboards the status of the model, extension and modifications are verified by BBA.
At BlackBriar, we employ a proven approach that delivers ongoing success to our clients. We begin with discovery sessions to fully understand your particular challenges and needs. Our findings progress to a fully documented design phase where we build out highly functional models, worksheets, analyses and reports. We test against actual data and scenarios with your team to ensure your solution meets or exceeds expectations. We then train end users and “go live” with the solution so that you can begin to experience real benefits for your business. As an ongoing partner to your team, we sustain and update the solutions as your requirements evolve. With BlackBriar, we manage the complexity, you manage the business.
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