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Integrated Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting for the NHS.

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Horizon from NHS Shared Business Services is a cloud-based, integrated financial intelligence tool that enables NHS organisations to create robust plans, budgets and forecasts to meet regulator requirements and run their organisations more efficiently and effectively.

Horizon is designed by the NHS for the NHS, to provide visibility and control throughout the end-to-end financial planning process.

We have developed Horizon in partnership with Wolters Kluwer/ CCH Tagetik, who are recognised as a leading vendor in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Financial Planning & Analysis Solutions 2020.


Accessible - as a
cloud-based system, your Horizon
data and analytics are available on
desktop or laptop, whenever and
wherever you're online, empowering
stakeholder meetings anywhere.

Accurate - integrated with
Oracle, data input is automated,
eliminating human error and the
risks associated with combining
multiple spreadsheets. So accuracy
of, and confidence in, the numbers
increases, and organisational and
financial resilience is improved.
Detailed - with built-in top
down and bottom up in-depth
planning for current and subsequent
year, and summary level top down
planning for years 3-5, driving
long-term plans and deep-dive
views as needed.


Compliant - a fully
version-controlled audit trail informs
any necessary data investigations
and demonstrates robust change
control processes and organisational
financial rigour.

Insightful - instant, real time
views on some analytics and quick
reporting outputs on others save
staff time and simplify the delivery
of plans to the regulator. Horizon is
compatible with dynamic reporting
in MS Office applications too, so
no more data lifting and shifting to
populate reports you run regularly.
Familiar - Horizon's interface
looks and feels like Excel so it's quick
and easy for teams to learn to use
the system and be comfortable
working with it.




Seamless - Horizon's rolling
budget capability ensures a smooth
transition from year to year, giving
confidence in financial comparisons
and forecasts based on prior years.
Powerful - the scenario
planning and modelling functionality
enables risk-free decision impact
analysis and 'what-if' scenario
Flexible - can be implemented
at any point in the financial cycle, so
there's no need to change systems in
the middle of a busy year-end, and
user experience can be gained at
non-peak periods.


Horizon brochure NHS SBS Horizon brochure [382KB]


To find out how Horizon can support your organisation's financial planning strategy, please contact us on:
0113 307 1500 |




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