Resource Capacity Planning for Professional Services

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This Resource Capacity Planning model provides a platform to plan and optimise resources based on the latest sales/services forecasts and budgets. The model collects forecasted services revenue and budgeted rescource capacity, and then incorporates information about team size, project assignments, resource availability and contractor pools to enable real-time resource optimisation for Professional Services Managers and resource planning for HR.


Business Function
HRProject PlanningStrategic PlanningPlanning, Budgeting and ForecastingSupply Chain PlanningProfitability AnalysisWorkforce Planning
Professional Services
App Last Updated
May 7th, 2015
12 MB
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Identify Resource Requirements
  • Provides visibility into resource requirements based on sales pipeline, services forecast, contractor availability and planned hiring. Enables HR to create or adjust the hiring plan based on real-time business inputs.
Capacity Planning
  • Provides ability to forecast and optimise resource capacity across client projects, services teams and geographical regions. Resources can be: assigned to projects, scheduled for hire, supplemented by contractors or identified as having space capacity to support other teams.
  • This application integrates with the Anaplan Budgeting and Financial Planning app to collect you organisation structures, and also integrates with the OpenSymmetry Revenue Planning app to collect Revenue Forecasts, Planned Resource Assignments and Sales Pipeline data.
Real Time Collaborative Planning
  • The built in integrations enable key inputs to be updated in real time. Allowing the business to plan capacity in real time; adjusting the capacity in response to the changing forecast and sales pipeline. This removes the need for back and forth emails and multiple versions of spreadsheets.


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