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October 10th, 2017, 11:00 AM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Oct 2017 From: St. Louis Posts: 2 Thanks: 0  Calculate monthly goals towards an allup target
My business has an allup target for this year's subscription revenue (e.g. $100,000). We came out of last year with revenue (e.g. $50,000) that we expect to maintain, but there's no guarantee that we will. Subscription revenue comes in monthly so I need to be able to measure our yeartodate progress towards monthly goals. Monthly goals will grow linearly since a month's goals will include the previous month plus growth. All of the monthly goals should sum up to the year's revenue target. I'm hoping there is a means by which I can calculate the monthly goals. Thoughts? Last edited by jfattic; October 10th, 2017 at 11:14 AM. 
October 10th, 2017, 07:02 PM  #2  
Math Team Joined: Oct 2011 From: Ottawa Ontario, Canada Posts: 13,456 Thanks: 949  Quote:
What d'heck is an "allup target"? Your post is almost impossible to "follow". Can you clarify what you're after, using an actual example; thank you. Last edited by Denis; October 10th, 2017 at 07:05 PM.  
October 11th, 2017, 02:35 AM  #3 
Senior Member Joined: Apr 2014 From: Glasgow Posts: 2,132 Thanks: 717 Math Focus: Physics, mathematical modelling, numerical and computational solutions  I guess he has revenue coming in every month and the revenue will eventually lead up to a total. The idea is to create a variable that, month by month, changes depending on the month's revenue which gives the likelihood of hitting or exceeding some target value at the end of the year.

October 11th, 2017, 05:31 AM  #4  
Newbie Joined: Oct 2017 From: St. Louis Posts: 2 Thanks: 0  Quote:
100,000 = SUM of all 12 monthly goals 50,000 = last year's revenue; alternatively, I also have the final month revenue from last year (let's say it's 20,000 for this example) Example: Month 01 target = 20,000 + new1 Month 02 target = 20,000 + new1 + new2 Month 03 target = 20,000 + new1 + new2 + new3 etc. up to Month 12 I was thinking that I could use y=mx+b, where b=20,000 (slopeintercept), but since I only have the annual target, I'm not sure how to proceed.  

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