Manual planning processes with ERP and Excel are outdated. A BI solution can help make planning and reporting more flexible and efficient. This eBook documents a successful BI implementation at a midsize company. Alexander Bürkle, a supplier of wholesale electronics and technology services, replaced its previous planning system based on ERP and Excel with a BI platform from Jedox. The software’s program modules support the planning process through individual P&L positions for revenue and cost planning. It also addresses the unique requirements of wholesale or industrial companies with regard to cost of sales, gross margin, HR expenses, and material costs.