Workday Adaptive Planning

Energy&Utility

Budgeting and expense management for today's energy providers

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Demand forecasting software for energy & utility providers

The world’s largest energy providers run Workday Adaptive Planning to help them effectively forecast demand and align capital expenditures and labor costs across multiple plants and locations.

Use driver-based planning for revenue with units such as kilowatt-hours, gallons, cubic feet, or tons of coal, and pricing that can vary across customers or geography, or even within large customers by contract.

Plan multiple categories of employee expenses, such as direct and indirect labor and union and non-union pay grades, and plan for multiple shifts, turnover, and workforce redundancy.

Analyze profit margins across dimensions such as geographies customer type.

Model integrated P&L, balance sheet, and cash flow statements, with effects of demand, supply, and capital spending on available cash.

Plan variable and fixed costs, with variable costs tied to cost units and direct labor, and fixed overhead costs derived from history or activity-based cost forecasting.

Perform what-if scenario analysis, such as for various billing rate schedules, to analyze the impact on revenue and the bottom line.

Use driver-based planning for costs, including variables such as lease rates and purchased or produced energy.

Use dashboards to manage key performance metrics, including rates, usage, price, and energy charges.

“There used to be ambiguity about whether certain activities were adding value—now we’re more confident, and we can quantify the value better.” 

- FP&A Manager Doe Run