Imagine a major business unit in a global technology company that wants to implement a slim and efficient solution for the bottom-up planning of central key performance indicators without the complexity and overhead of a massive planning application. Centrally defined KPIs and a global data consistency should be achieved while local units are given a high degree of freedom in how to derive these KPIs. Paluma developed a taylor-made solution that bridged the gap between diversity and consistency in planning.
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.
Successful medium-sized companies often have very specific requirements with regards to the functionalities of a planning & consolidation tool. Tangible and immediate benefits as to process cycle times, data quality and transparency are expected. Nonetheless the system needs to be flexible and should be manageable by functional departments. In our recent project at a German chemicals company SAP BPC proved to be ideally suited for efficient consolidation solutions in SMEs.