Navigating the intricacies of a budget process can often feel like embarking on a complex journey. From financial planning and resource allocation to decision-making and prioritisation, understanding how budgets are formulated and executed is crucial for individuals and organisations alike.
This article will delve into the importance of forecasting and budgeting, explore best practices for their implementation, and highlight how they empower financial professionals in making informed decisions to drive profitability and sustainable growth.
A forecast is a prognosis of future developments. When it comes to predicting hotel demand, we can never really say that we know exactly what will happen, but rather what is highly likely to happen. The forecast quantifies the uncertainty of the future.
The crisis has shown that in turbulent times and in a highly dynamic market, close monitoring of hotel performance by doing a rolling forecast is crucial. The introduction of FairPlanner as a financial planning tool simplifies the entire forecasting and budgeting process. The rolling forecast feature enables regular performance analysis of the entire hotel business with a focus on profit.