American ValueMetrics offers revenue planning, budgeting and forecasting services for cash flow projection, sales planning & balance sheet forecasting, plus strategic and business planning support. These services generally require a large up-front effort to get implemented and then are updated on an annual basis. Depending on your personnel resources and investment preference, AVM will assist with the initial set-up and the creation of strategic operating model assumptions and then either update the models for you on an ongoing basis, or implement the modeling systems and train your staff to assume management of these planning tools.
By building financial models in proven software, we can cut budgeting and forecasting cycle times by up to 90% while reducing errors and improving accuracy. Shorter processing time allows timely reporting and analysis with better, faster, more-informed business decision-making. Our cash flow forecasting and sales forecasting software combines a powerful financial modeling engine with an easy-to-use interface. Applications include:
Revenue planning and sales forecasting
Cash Flow forecasting
Capital Asset planning
Multiple Currency planning
Rolling forecasts ‘on demand’
What-if scenario projections
American ValueMetrics will work with you and your management team to develop business plans for new product lines and start-up scenarios. When taking a project from concept to reality, it is important to foresee as many elements of the business plan as possible in order to determine project milestones, funding requirements and their timing. Solid business plans are key to securing funding, whether it is internally or externally sourced.
Poor strategic planning is worse than no strategic planning. It can be a big waste of time and money. Or worse, it leads to a strategic mis-step. Our strategic planning process looks at your business through Michael Porter’s Five Forces Model for determining your competitive advantages and the viability of your particular industry for profitability. Against this back drop of situational factors, we work with management to develop multiple product plan options, logistics strategy, marketing strategies, sales channel approaches, merger and acquisition possibilities, strategic alliance options, business value enhancements and liquidation events. We then facilitate the down-select of the set of options into a cohesive group of appropriate strategic initiatives that meet the company’s vision statement, mission statement, and stakeholder objectives.
Our professionals not only have superb credentials, but extensive experience in senior executive positions. We ensure that your strategic plan is turned into action with clear tactics, resource allocations and accountability controls.
With implementation the investor/owner lifecycle, American ValueMetrics facilitates with exit planning and liquidity events which can take the form of a full or partial sale, estate plan, ESOP implementation, or orderly liquidation. American ValueMetrics will assess the likely scenarios and help ownership decide on the value-maximizing direction to benefit their investors.
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