Modern trends in business planning and analytics

Modern trends in business planning and analytics

We have dedicated this year’s event to business planning and analysing variances.

Our guest Þorsteinn Siglaugsson is an expert with extensive experience in planning and budgeting processes.

He will present the modern trends in business planning for businesses, that is moving companies away from the annual budgeting into a much more dynamic planning and forecasting cycle. This requires stronger tools like ValuePlan and TIBCO Spotfire® that allow more detailed driver based and eventually statistical forecasting and planning. He will demo solution ValuePlan, which was successfully implemented in many copmanies worldwide  by Ultima Planning.

We will also demo analysing variances budgets vs actual with TIBCO Spotfire® solutions using best visualization practices.

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The event is open to all who have to deal with the challenges of preparing annual and long-term business plans and want to learn more about

  • modern trends in business planning
  • multi-dimensional and hierarchical planning
  • managing the large number of interrelated measures
  • integration of the individual plans into one comprehansive plan (eg. in the financial statements)
  • establishing an automated process of planning, creating plan versions and approvals.


Number of seats is limited. We reserve the right to change the content of the event in case of unpredicted events. Participants will be informed about their reservation and any significant changes of the event.

Location in dates

Date and location

June 1st 2017
09:00 – 13:00

Dvor Jezeršek
Zgornji Brnik 63, Cerklje na Gorenjskem


08:45 - 09:15

Participants registration.

09:15 - 09:30

Welcome and intro.

09:30 - 10:00

Modern trends in business planning. Þorsteinn Siglaugsson, Ultima BV, Director (in english).

10:00 - 10:45

Demo integrated planning with ValuePlan solutions. Þorsteinn Siglaugsson, Ultima BV, Director (in english).

10:45 - 11:00

Coffee break.

11:00 - 11:15

How to analyze budgets vs actual. Marko Žnidaršič, Ansera, Spotfire consultant, director.

11:15 - 11:30

Demo analyzing budgets and variances with TIBCO Spotfire.

11:30 - 12:00

Questions and open discussion.

12:00 - 13:00



Thorsteinn Siglaugsson is an Insead MBA and chairman of Ultima BV. He has assisted a number of Icelandic companies improve and streamline their planning and budgeting processes over the last 15 years.”

mag. Marko Žnidaršič, MBA, is dedicated to analytics and business planning for last few years. Sooner he used this knowledge on leading positions in Kovinoplastika Lož d.d., Lekarna Ljubljana in LL Grosist.

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