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Zero Based Budgeting Software

Build, analyze and optimize your budget in record time

With automatic data consolidation across multiple systems in real time, Drivetrain can help you quickly identify unproductive activities and reallocate those resources to high-priority initiatives that will move your business forward.
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Shrink budgeting cycles

Automatic data aggregation eliminates the need for multiple spreadsheets that make budgeting tedious, time-consuming and error-prone.

Drive faster alignment

A single source of truth and collaboration features makes it easier for teams to access and share the information they need to understand and align on the final budget.

Improve accuracy

Continuously evaluate performance in real time to create rolling budgets and forecasts to identify risks and opportunities and strategically reallocate resources for maximum impact.

Easily create a rolling, zero-based budget for faster, data-driven decisions

  • Connect all your data sources for accurate, up-to-date information, reducing the risk of budgeting errors and inconsistencies to create a zero-based budget.
  • Track actuals against your budgets and forecasts in one place across any dimension such as countries, segments, business units, or any other split without duplicating work.
  • Pull in your actuals for each period as soon as it ends to make your zero-based budget a rolling budget for a continually improving, up-to-date forecast and data-driven insights.
  • Start with one of our best-of-breed budget templates to get a jump on the budgeting process. They’re designed for SaaS – use them as-is or customize them for the unique needs of your business.
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Speed up variance analysis to drive more accurate forecasting & optimize costs

  • The ability to monitor variances and quickly drill down into transaction-level data makes budget variance analysis and variance reporting in real time, anytime, fast and easy.
  • Identify risks and opportunities with built-in tools for root cause analysis (RCA), revealing actionable insights hiding in your variances so you can quickly take corrective actions more quickly.
  • Explore your variances and budget at a deeper level with a what-if analysis to identify new ways to optimize your costs and boost revenue.
  • With built-in version control, you can create multiple versions of your plan and analyze variances to improve budget and forecast accuracy.
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With Drivetrain, we are now able to seamlessly aggregate data from multiple stakeholders into one unified planning process and collaborate within the same view. We don’t deal with offline spreadsheets or experience data fidelity challenges anymore.

Aman Bafna


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Drivetrain provided our entire company with anywhere, anytime access to our plans, budgets, forecasts and scenarios in a single place.

We were able to adapt our plans faster to market changes with access to up-to-date, drillable data and automated reporting.
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Achieve alignment on the budget faster and easier

  • A single source of truth for the entire company streamlines the budgeting process and drive alignment. With every team able to see and work with the same data, assumptions are more easily calibrated and misunderstandings are minimized.
  • Speed up the budgeting process by getting the answers you need in record time, with comprehensive audit trails, in-app communications, and notifications through email and Slack.
  • Create powerful, interactive reports and best-in-class dashboards showing the results of your analysis that you can share securely, with rule-based access controls that ensure users can only access the information they need.
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Uncover actionable insights faster

  • Use the What If scenario analysis tool to examine the potential effects of changes in churn, hiring decisions, vendor selection, or how opening a remote office might affect revenue, costs and runway.
  • Easily build and compare multiple scenarios to create new plans to determine the best, worst, and base-case outcomes.
  • Identify key drivers and anomalies with one-click root cause analysis to optimize revenue, cost, and profitability.
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Create more accurate and strategic budgets faster in Drivetrain

Connected planning

Align teams around a single source of truth with connected plans, shared metrics, and collaboration tools

Rolling budgets

Easily implement a rolling budget to ensure your plans, forecasts, and reports are always up to date

Budget variance analysis

Monitor your budget vs. actuals in real time with automated data consolidation

Scenario modeling

Answer higher-order questions in minutes with tools for What If analysis and root cause analysis

Support for multiple regions and currencies

Consolidate data from multiple geographies with different currencies for region- and currency-specific reports

Budgeting any way you like

Create top-down, bottom-up, zero-based, driver-based, or hybrid budgeting models