Profitability & Cost Management

Drive efficiency in your business by knowing your operating margin and net margin by customer, product, and channel.

The PlaidCloud Profitability & Cost Management solution calculates and shares customer profitability and product profitability information.

PlaidCloud is designed to automate the data wrangling portion of a customer profitability system while placing control of business decisions such as cost allocations into the hands of financial analysts.  Additionally, It comes equipped for the reality that source data often resides in multiple ERP systems or in offline systems with manual integration.

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Build an Accurate & Detailed View of Enterprise Profitability

With PlaidCloud, the finance and operations teams are able to calculate operating margin and net margin for every unit of sale. Our solution enables data-driven organizations to progress from a gross margin mindset to toward accurate & repeatable calculation of operating margin and net margin by customer, product & channel.

Build Complete Profitability & Cost Management Models

Automate the use of managerial accounting techniques such as activity based costing & driver-based allocations to produce accurate and timely cost allocations, customer profitability & customer profitability.

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Build Multi-Dimensional Costing & Profitability Models

Build Multi-Dimensional Hierarchies
Add Alternate Hierarchies
Augment hierarchies in Various Ways

PlaidCloud supports an unlimited number of dimensions
Therefore, models can be built around real business circumstances.
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Build Multi-Dimensional Hierarchies

Alternate hierarchies can be created and maintained quickly in the dimension user interface.
As a result, dimensions can be shaped to serve both corporate and local views.

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Utilize attributes, aliases, properties, and values for dimension item details.
This can be especially valuable for managing masterdata soured from multiple different systems.

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Allocate Costs, Monitor & Visualize Profit

OPEX Allocations
Global Cost Visualization
Cost Trends
Profit Monitoring

Point & click rule based assignments can be configured and maintained easily by business analysts.
This results in ownership by the business and responsiveness needed to maintain accuracy over time.

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View costs split by direct vs. indirect categories.  In addition,
view costs flowing through to different cost objects such as customer, product, and channel.

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Track cost and profitability performance on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis.
Additionally, both Year-to-Date  and Travelling Twelve Month views can be supported.

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Monitor net margin on a monthly basis, resulting in a more responsive organization.
Businesses are more efficient in the long run when accurate cost and P&L data is readily available.

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Key Benefits

Automation

Runs automatically as part periodic or month-end close process.

Multi-Dimensional Analysis

Analyze profitability across customer, product, channel, etc.

Configurability

The finance team controls allocation logic using interfaces, not code.

Traceability

Results tie out to company financials.

REQUEST YOUR DEMO

Fully transparent solution for automated OPEX allocations, segmented P&L reporting, profit monitoring, price resetting and country-by-country reporting.

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Start with Pre-Built Flexible Solutions

PlaidCloud's AI managed infrastructure ensures the technology is always there when you need it and self-heals so you never have to worry. Batteries included, nothing to install or settings to decide. Focus on analysis and insights. Leave the tech to us. Fast and complete, everything you need from data collection with powerful transformations to beautiful dashboards. All built for speed on any size data.

Goods Transfer Pricing

Automate OPEX allocations, segmented P&L, profit monitoring, price resetting, CbCR reporting.

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Profitability & Cost Management

Calculate net margin by customer, channel and product.

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Intercompany Invoicing & Tax Compliance

Generate & post invoicing across multiple systems.

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Data Pipeline

Leading data analysis methods, workflows & techniques.

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IT Chargeback

Based on standard (e.g. ITIL, MOF, TBM) or bespoke framework of your choice.

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Data Visualization

Pipeline from source data to Apache Superset charts & dashboards.

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