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.
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.
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.