Bluegarden

A large number of Excel reports as a basis for the budget process. It was a long, drawn out process that created a lot of frustration and was no longer a sustainable approach to handle budget and forecasting.

Bluegarden has shortened its budget process to one month with plenty of margin.

Bluegarden budgeted in a complex and unsustainable Excel-based solution and needed a planning system that would clarify and shorten the budget process. They wanted to be able to see real time outcomes and thereby have a more efficient and transparent approach. Having good experience of working with Konsultnet in the past, the natural choice was Effectplan.

Challenge

A large number of Excel reports as a basis for the budget process. It was a long, drawn out process that created a lot of frustration and was no longer a sustainable approach to handle budget and forecasting.

Solution

Effectplan was implemented in the early summer of 2013, and was connected to QlikView which had already been implemented as the Business Intelligence tool. With Effectplan, Bluegarden got a web-based tool that allowed for more communication around the numbers, as the budgeting managers had the opportunity to focus more on the costs and revenues that lay within their business areas. It was also easier to analyze data in real-time.

Value

The company has saved an enormous amount of time. It has become a considerably shorter budget process and it’s much easier to set up a time schedule. The entire process is completed within four weeks with plenty of margin.

Without taking too big a risk, I wanted a system that was easy to set up, and to be able to work in a way where we can develop the system and processes as we go along.

Inger Söderström, CFO Bluegarden

Facts

  • Bluegarden has operations in Sweden, Norway and Denmark
  • years of experience and knowledge of system support for HR and salary processes. offers complete solutions within HR and salary administration
  • handles 20% of Scandinavia’s employees, in total 2,3 million people.
  • 600 employees

Read more on www.bluegarden.se

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