Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences (RUAS) is the third largest university in The Netherlands with over 36,000 students and around 4,000 members of staff. RUAS offers a broad range of courses – ranging from the Rotterdam Business School, the School of Commercial Management Studies, the Rotterdam Mainport Institute and the School of Engineering and Applied Science, to further options including Financial Management, Social Work, Education, Health Care and Communication, Media and Information Technology. All these different schools and institutes are aligned to clear areas of focus across the metropolitan region of Rotterdam.
Preparing the annual budget and producing forecasts is particularly challenging for larger educational institutions such as Rotterdam University of Applied Science. Frustrated by the traditional lengthy and error-prone Excel cycle, the university adopted the Jedox Enterprise Performance Management solution to transform its processes, and now uses Jedox to produce multi-year budgets across its key Finance, Personnel, Student and Investment activities. Planning cycle preparation now takes hours not days.