Creating an Integrated Planning Organization in Today’s Environment

How to Ensure Sustainability with Evergreen Data in your Planning Process

Colleen D'Hondt, Industry Consultant, Aucerna

Planning is a challenge at the best of times and with today’s volatile market and virtual working environment, this can pose unique challenges. In this webinar, Colleen D’Hondt, Industry Consultant at Aucerna, will discuss the planning process and the main pain points of a process that can arise when companies find themselves running multiple scenarios in a volatile commodities market. From Colleen’s 20 years of planning experience in large North American oil and gas companies, she will show you tips that she learned firsthand and how she overcame challenges related to data accuracy, version control, and quick turnarounds. These issues can be exacerbated when working remotely but by implementing some best practices and planning ahead, you can avoid these issues before they arise!

What will you learn?

  • The pitfalls of the planning process
  • Best practices and rules of engagement
  • Benefits of a fully integrated planning organization
  • The value of transparency and having access to your data
  • The challenges of planning in a virtual environment

Having a connected planning organization that allows for evergreened information is invaluable in today’s world. When you leave this webinar you will have learned to work with a solid process and you will see how best practices can help you to make better and more efficient business decisions on data you can trust.

North America & Europe:

Wednesday, March 24, 2021.

8:30 AM MDT | 9:30 AM CDT | 4:30 PM CET

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Colleen D'Hondt

Industry Consultant

About the Presenter:

Colleen D’Hondt graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Calgary and has over 20 years of experience in planning and strategy at large oil and gas companies with a focus in North America, primarily in Canada and the Gulf of Mexico.  Colleen has led the successful implementation of a variety of financial and planning processes including budget and performance reporting in Essbase. She has also lead successful process development and software implementation projects for planning utilizing Val Nav, Enersight and esi.manage. Through her extensive work leading Business Units and Regional Planning teams, Colleen has become extremely passionate about process improvement and efficiency. She also has a strong background in economics, financial modeling, and economic analysis. Currently, Colleen is an Industry Consultant at Aucerna and is focusing on providing her expertise to help organizations improve their processes with the use of best-in-class software applications.  In her spare time, she can be found in the mountains, snowboarding, or mountain biking with her family.

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