Building a budget by taking last year's figures and applying a multiplier doesn't work when the underlying business environment has completely changed. To adjust to a radically different environment, you need the level of control that only a bottom-up approach can give you.
Forecasting supply and demand accurately is vital for producers of short shelf life products. Compas is ideally suited to building such forecasts, as demonstrated in this case study for a major supplier to supermarkets and hospitality outlets.
Business is complex, but using Excel to plan limits you to two dimensions. Working around this adds risk and complexity to the process. Compas uses an industrial-strength multidimensional database for planning that reflects the real world.