|UniPlan's consolidation routine calculations and aggregates data in relation to all hierarchical dimensions in the data set - for example, the location and product structure. The system can also calculate an input variable at aggregated levels. Not only can you enter price and volume and get the program to calculate the sales income - you can also calculate the effective sales price achieved at all aggregated levels in the geographical and product structure.
UniPlan has its own report generator, which makes it easy to create reports with a few clicks of the mouse. The reports can be defined in three dimensions with an extra row section. You can use a dimension of your choice as columns and rows. (The time dimension cannot be defined as rows.) In UniPlan, you can also define print sequences for large printing jobs. For example, this might comprise all the main reports from the budgeting departments. Print sequences can be transferred to printer, Excel, HTML or text files.
UniPlan handles both centralised and decentralised budget processes. In large organisations, users are often located in different places and use physically different databases. To take this into accounts, UniPlan can generate budget packages that can be distributed to database platforms other than the one used at head office. UniPlan can currently be run on Oracle, Sybase, SQL Server, SQL Anywhere and Access - or a combination of the five.
UniPlan can be configured in different ways depending on the user's competence. To make the system more accessible to novice users, you can remove menus and toolbars. You can also define menu icons that make it easy to manoeuvre through the system. Individual users have access only to their own area of responsibility, along with any underlying units.
Users can write and read comments linked with each area of responsibility. Comments can be printed as attachments in a print sequence.