Entries by Seth

4 Ways 4Cast Improves Efficiency & Saves Money

As a Medical Center Administrator, you’re always looking for ways to find efficiencies and save your Station money.  Each dollar saved in one area can be redirected to another area of need.  Or, if your Station is facing a deficit, savings opportunities are key to achieving a balanced financial position. The Plan 4 Healthcare team […]

5 Ways Planning Technology Saves You Time

Effective annual planning requires a lot of time and effort. Every year, you need to: prepare and collect financial and operational data gather input from managers and executives from across the organization develop financial projections make tactical decisions and establish budget targets communicate outcomes track results At the same time, annual planning and budgeting isn’t […]

Improve Budget Tracking, Monitoring, and Performance with 4Cast

As a Medical Center CFO, you’re responsible for tracking and reporting your Station’s expenditures throughout the year. You’re also on point for making end of year projections and keeping leadership informed of likely financial scenarios. Yet, even with extensive financial data and analysis in hand, it is impossible for a CFO to control all aspects […]

From the Office of the Plan 4 Healthcare CEO

From the Office of the Plan 4 Healthcare CEO: Dear Valued Customers and Partners. It is my pleasure to announce multiple internal organization changes for Plan 4 Healthcare.  First, Matt Portolese will be taking over as acting Chief of Operations.  As our current CTO, Matt has in depth knowledge of all our current projects and […]

Six Tips for Getting Ready for FY21 (Video)

For Public Sector organizations, FY21 is a mere four months away. Now is the perfect time to kick-off a planning process to get ready before the new Fiscal Year begins! Let the Plan4 team help you with Six Tips you can use to conduct an effective and efficient planning process that will set you and […]

Free Webinar: Getting Ready for FY21

Don’t miss this free webinar from the Plan4 team! In this live webinar session, planning expert Seth Sinclair will provide six simple and practical tips to help your organization get ready for FY21. Drawing from over a decade of experience, best practices, and lessons learned, this session will prepare Executives, Administrators, and Financial Managers to […]

Is there such a thing as “Business Planning” for Federal Organizations?

“Business Planning” isn’t a term you often hear used within the Federal sector. And yet, a Business Planning approach, especially one that balances private sector best practices with the realities of Federal operations, is essential to helping Federal entities plan, budget, execute, and manage more effectively. Business Planning is not a replacement for strategic planning, […]

In a Time of Crisis, Keep an Eye on the Horizon….

Many organizations are facing an unprecedented challenge as they plan and execute responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. A crisis of this magnitude can be overwhelming, taxing staff, increasing costs, displacing other priorities, and destabilizing aspects of operations. Yet, even the most severe crisis is usually measured in months, not years, and organizations must sustain a […]

The Route to Planning Success: Learning and Adjusting Along the Way

Planning is essential for all effective organizations. However, the value of planning is greatly diminished without ongoing execution, tracking, and adjusting throughout each year. Imagine planning a long drive across the country.  If your goal is efficiency, you’ll plot out the shortest, safest course.  If your goal is leisure, you may plot a longer, more […]