Planning and budgeting processes that are solely supported by Excel are starkly contrasted by highly developed solutions for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM). This is where potential for optimization is buried, which you can easily tap into with modern EPM solutions. Let’s take a look at how Bystronic optimized their internal business processes:

Successful global operations require reliable EPM solutions

With over 2,800 employees worldwide, Bystronic is a leading supplier of solutions for sheet metal processing. The Swiss company is part of the industrial holding Conzzeta and is represented in over 30 countries. Decentralized budget planning for various development and production sites used to be done with Excel – a time-consuming and error-prone process.

Stefan Rusu, Senior Group Controller, enthusiastic about the solution, says: “With the introduction of the planning application, we made a big leap forward. Jedox is very user friendly. In doing so, we can design our own individual planning model and place operational planning in the hands of the world-wide distributed specialist users.”

Deployment within a few months

Together with Jedox partner Business & Decision (B&D), Bystronic’s group controllers implemented their customized model. The B&D Simple.Planner-Suite® uses Jedox’ integration with Qlik which allows an intuitive analysis and visualization of the planning implemented with the solution. The ready-made structures of the model from the Jedox Marketplace accelerated the process. In just six months, Bystronic and B&D were able to complete the implementation and improve their budgeting processes in over 30 countries.

Working independently with advanced self-service functions

With integrated EPM, planning, analysis and reporting are possible within one unified solution. The Jedox solution achieved outstanding scores for ease of use1, which means that resources from other departments, such as IT, are preserved.

The intuitive user interface makes planning, analysis, and reporting processes easy for business users – without the need to know coding. With the ease of use, flexibility of the platform, Qlik integration, and easily adaptable solution, Bystronic optimized their budgeting, planning, and forecasting with seamless automation.

The ability to create quick ad hoc analyses with a high level of detail helps the company to always have an overview of the current business drivers. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) of the industry division such as Capex, Opex, and warranty costs are effortlessly integrated and are thus included in the planning and budgeting processes without further tedious efforts.

Learn more about how Bystronic’s successful implementation improved planning across their global organization in our Customer Success Story.

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1 BARC The Planning Survey 18, 19, 20