Optimize Budgeting and Forecasting Process

Budgeting and Forecasting Like You've Never Known

Strafford focuses on improving our client’s finance ecosystem by looking at what they are doing today, what their current challenges are, and then we work together to give them the planning, budgeting and forecasting software solutions that will improve performance, increase end-user adoption and grow as they grow.

The budgeting and forecasting challenges we help our clients overcome include:


  • Accommodating reorganizations, divestitures, mergers and acquisitions
  • Standardizing Chart of Accounts
  • Data modeling changes
  • Reducing the time spent re-stating the numbers
  • Reliance on IT to maintain and support finance system(s)

Accuracy and Version Control

  • Inaccurate budgets and forecasts
  • Having to ask, "who's numbers are correct?"
  • Spreadsheets models that are managed by different people
  • Little confidence in the numbers... and the bottom line


  • Lack of accountability
  • Lack of transparency across the finance team and the business
  • Access to information all the time, from anywhere
  • Last minute changes
  • Having to say, "these aren't my numbers."

Frequency and Timeliness

  • Information that is out of date and not relevant
  • Ability to quickly respond to changes in business conditions
  • Takes too long to iterate a version
  • Long budgeting and forecasting cycles

Cost and Effort

  • Budget process takes too long, driving cost of process
  • Freeing up time to support strategic decisions
  • Freeing up time to analyze results and not deal with finance systems
  • Costly support and maintenance contracts

We believe that a planning, budgeting and forecasting solutions should serve to support your requirements and your team. We believe fully integrated EPM solutions are essential to providing corporate visibility of the activities that directly deliver growth. We believe you demand a clear framework for determining how to continuously improve and allocate resources to support the enterprise strategy.


We Partner with the Best Budgeting and Planning Solution Providers

Oracle Platinum Partner

With Strafford You Are In Good Company

Industry: Software & Network Solutions
Solution: Hyperion Planning & Essbase
Strafford was selected to upgrade and migrate their Hyperion apps and operations to the cloud. By upgrading their existing apps and migrating to the cloud, Aspect has improved application performance, team efficiencies and have almost zero reliance on IT.
Random House
Industry: Retail
Solution: Hyperion Planning
Random House needed much more than an upgrade, they needed an overhaul, and they chose Strafford to perform a from the ground up implementation of Hyperion Planning. Now their nationwide team can budget and forecast with confidence.
Strafford Customer Success

The [Hyperion Planning] tool is good, but without the knowledge, flexibility, experience and support we got from Strafford, it wouldn’t be what it is now. The service is what made it successful for us.

~ Dean H., Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis, ARIAD

Budgeting and Forecasting Software

Oracle Hyperion Planning

We are dedicated to Oracle Cloud and Hyperion Planning users and offer strategic advisory, consulting, cloud hosting and EPM support services. Our goal is to help you improve the performance and reliability of your finance applications, and to enhance team productivity during month end close, budgeting and planning cycles. The time has come for you to focus on finance, not your finance systems.

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How can Strafford help you? If your Oracle Hyperion Planning applications are outdated or if you are looking for a better way to do finance, Strafford can help upgrade and/or move your existing Hyperion Planning applications to the cloud – Oracle PBCS or another managed service solution.

Explore Your Options

Oracle PBCS 

Are you suffering from spreadsheet overload? Are you looking to automate routine tasks? Consider a move to Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS). Oracle PBCS will help you accelerate your planning and budgeting cycles, reduce your reliance on Excel, and will improve team collaboration.

How can Strafford help you? Strafford can help you with a front-to-back implementation of Oracle PBCS. Our team of certified finance and technology consultants will help you modernize your finance environment so that you can plan, budget and analyze with confidence. A move to Oracle PBCS will deliver best-of-breed finance functionality and less reliance on IT or other 3rd party services. What's more it enables organizations of any size to quickly adopt world-class planning and budgeting applications with no CAPEX infrastructure investments . Schedule a 15-minute chat >


SAP Business Planning & Consolidation (BPC) accelerates planning and consolidated financial reporting processes. It supports planning, budgeting, and forecasting capabilities with management and legal consolidation functionality in a single application. You can quickly adjust plans and forecasts, shorten budget cycle time, close the books more quickly, help ensure compliance with regulatory and financial standards, and get the information you need to make more confident decisions.

How can Strafford help you? If you are considering SAP BPC, we can assist you with:

  • Budgeting and Planning Best Practices
  • Technology Assessments and Roadmaps
  • Implementation
  • Deployment Options (On-premises, Private, and/or Public Cloud Hosting)
  • Upgrades and Maintenance
  • Security and Compliance

If you are a Hyperion Planning or SAP BPC user who is looking to upgrade and/or move your products to the cloud, we can help you with:

Are your Oracle Hyperion Planning applications up to date?

Oracle Hyperion Planning is an agile planning solution that supports enterprise wide planning, budgeting, and forecasting using desktop, mobile and Microsoft Office interfaces. It provides a robust modeling framework that helps you develop reliable financial forecasts based on sales and operational assumptions. With Hyperion Planning, you have a solution that is best in class and proven in the market place to provide timely, actionable plans to help make informed business decisions.

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