Integrated business planning

Achieve cross-enterprise alignment of planning and execution processes to improve predictability and financial performance while managing risk.


Integrated business planning (IBP) is a model that enables greater planning accuracy and operational performance by aligning strategic planning, finance, supply chain, sales, marketing, and product development functions.

It is this alignment that drives real corporate performance like earnings per share, operating margin, and working capital.

Executives use IBP to evaluate plans and activities based on the economic impact of each consideration. Those business decisions are aided by current financial and operational performance through dashboards and reporting, identifying specific levers that require immediate focus to address potential financial shortfalls and recommending redress strategies, if plans are jeopardized.

A strong integrated business planning process can help provide:

  • Aligned financial and operations plans
  • A formal cycle for proactive executive review and commitment
  • Ownership and accountability in all areas and levels of the organization
  • Sales, inventory, and production plans reviewed by all areas
  • Goals focused on business performance
  • Enhanced revenue, reduced operating expense, and improved shareholder value

KPMG can help you establish leading capabilities in supply chain visibility, process integration, and collaboration to meet today's integrated business planning needs. Our competencies bridge the disciplines of finance, technology, and operations to offer broad business perspective as well as deep functional and process knowledge.

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Ron Walker

Ron Walker

Finance Transformation Service Network Lead, KPMG US

Brett Benner

Brett Benner

Partner, Finance Transformation, KPMG US