Forecast5 at the ICAEW CFO Conference in October

September 28, 2016 JAK

On 13 October we will be exhibiting Forecast5 at the CFO Conference at Chartered Accountants Hall, Moorgate Place, London, EC2R 6EA.
Previously entitled The Finance Director Conference, this event is now in its 9th successful year.

The 2016 programme will focus on achieving sustainable growth in turbulent times and will offer essential technical updates alongside career development guidance designed for CFOs and Finance Directors.

As co-sponsors of the CFO Conference, our team will be led by Geof Nightingale, Developer of Forecast5 & CEO of Navigator Business Software, of Auckland, New Zealand together with Juliet and Jonathan Kipps of Kipps Business Reporting, Distributors of Forecast5 software in the United Kingdom.

Tickets are available here. If you are able to attend, please call me first on 07770 608 900 as there are some discounts available on a first come, first served basis.

Built to replace Sage Winforecast, with enhancements and improved features, Forecast5 completes the budget process for all types of entities, allows the input of actuals leading to rolling forecasts, with analysis and review of your variances.
Forecast5 has been designed to maintain the integrity of the output whilst eliminating the time-consuming task of producing spreadsheets (with their well-known incidence of errors!) to create financial models and having to modify them as business assumptions change.
Using Forecast5, it can take just 30 minutes to complete your first forecast and instantly view a variety of reports including integrated Profit and Loss, Cash Flow, Funds Flow and Balance Sheet forecasts.
The CFO Conference will showcase a significant development – integration of Forecast5 with Sage 50 and Sage 300.
With the launch of this development, Sage users will be able, automatically, to update Forecast5 on a monthly (or other periodic) basis by transferring actuals from their accounting or erp programme into Forecast5 at a click of a button. Once the account codes have been mapped to Forecast5, manual intervention will no longer be necessary.
And that most sacred objective of forecasting software – the automated Rolling Forecast – will have been achieved.

After this, integration with Xero won’t be far behind!


As an aside, last night I was at Chartered Accountants’ Hall myself.

If interested, enlarge the picture of Hilary Lindsay, President, ICAEW, addressing new members and all will be revealed!

It would be a few years since I went through a similar – but far less auspicious – event in South Africa!


There are two more days to take advantage of our Autumn Heatwave Sales Blitz.

Quite a few have sensibly taken the opportunity to purchase Forecast5 at a 40% discount.

The heatwave has disappeared and the Sales Blitz won’t be far behind – but there is still time!

If you order and settle before the end of the month, you, too, can save 40% on your purchase of Forecast5.

But you will have to be Nimble!

(And to help you – the downloadable and interactive Order Form is here.)

Jonathan Kipps