Implementing an efficient management and reporting architecture in a global company with more than 500 legal entities is a big challenge. Doing that within 8 months sounds literally impossible. Two well-known global consulting companies had already failed trying when our consultants got involved. We transformed the extremely complex structures and processes of the client into an optimized SAP BPC solution which produced significant cost and time savings right from the start.
Challenging Project Objectives
Our client was one of the largest companies in Europe with business spread over more than 500 legal entities in different countries. With a variety of product segments and a large number of customers being served internationally, the company is characterized by a very complex company and process structure.
Even though the baseline targets seemed extremely ambitious, our consultants managed to implement both planning and reporting processes and to introduce the respective SAP BPC system within the given time and budget targets. Some key success factors turned out to be crucial for such kind of projects:
- Focus on value drivers in planning
- Tackle complexity by identifying the underlying core principles of the planning processes
- Follow an agile project approach, if the selected planning tool supports that kind of implementation methodology. SAP BPC does.
SAP BPC - A Success Story
Our latest point of view paper shows how we approached this challenge and what benefits SAP BPC brought for this customer.
By André Müller