How Compas helps SMEs escape spreadsheet mayhem

Spreadsheets are great for analysis, but not for managing a successful business. Our explainer video shows how Compas supports businesses that have become too dependent on Excel.

Launch of new YouTube channel

We are delighted to announce the launch of the new Compas channel on YouTube. This will be used to host videos that highlight specific features of Compas, and also to demonstrate how the system can be used to its best advantage.

How Compas helped keep the supply of eggs flowing during lockdown

The Covid-19 lockdown of March 2020 initially had a devastating impact on access to staples like eggs, flour and pasta. Read how Compas helped the country’s biggest dedicated supplier of organic and free-range eggs fight back.

Only a bottom-up approach gives you real control over your forecasts

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.

In times of uncertainty, flexibility is key

The Coronavirus outbreak means business plans need updating frequently. Compas streamlines this process, enabling businesses to update forecasts easily and operate as efficiently as possible.

See Compas at the B2B Marketing expo – 10/11 November

If you would like to experience Compas for yourself, then come along to the B2B Marketing Expo at the Excel centre in London’s docklands. See for yourself how much time and effort it can save you when building forecasts and creating reports.

10 signs you have outgrown your Excel planning spreadsheets

Excel is a fantastic business tool, but its versatility leads to it being used in all sorts of areas where it is really not appropriate. A light-hearted look at what happens when the spreadsheets get out of hand…

Businesses work better with joined-up planning

Businesses frequently plan in Excel but report using a variety of other systems. Compas integrates planning and reporting, saving time and helping analysis of past activities to improve future planning.

Your business is not two-dimensional, so why is your planning?

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.

What is Compas?

Compas is an integrated tool for business planning, monitoring and analysis. This post explains how it is more powerful and less risky than using a spreadsheet and cheaper and simpler than a bespoke system or an ERP.