Many have had to rebuild the planning model within 18 months of its commissioning, as a better understanding of the planning tool and its capabilities comes to light.

In my article “Demolishing barriers to success” (March 2005) I said that quarterly rolling planning (QRP) is the most important management tool of this decade. I explained how quarterly rolling forecasting and planning fit together and the features of a QRP process. This article will look the lessons learnt from implementing planning applications that will perform the forecasting and planning activities.

[Article] How to implement a quarterly rolling forecasting on a planning tool – the lessons to learn