Like we said before in our blog on the benefits of Integrated business planning, IBP is not a big-bang project. It’s easy to start small and gradually evolve towards fully-fledged IBP. “Companies often come to us with a very concrete question or demand,” explains Evelien Vanhooren. “Their finance or S&OP teams have specific challenges, like difficulties balancing capacity, for example. Sometimes they are looking for a particular type of report or want to better understand the why behind certain results. That’s when they realize they need a more end-to-end view of the business to find answers.”
“We start every project by assessing the maturity of the customer’s existing planning process as well as their planning needs,” Evelien continues. “Based on that assessment, we then help them define a roadmap towards integrated business planning. The three-wave transformation model that we have designed to help companies move towards value-added finance serves as a guideline in that exercise:
Customers can choose how they want delaware to support them on their journeys to fully-fledged IBP. By combining our knowledge of IT with a deep understanding of finance, we can always deliver the expertise they need – whether that is to optimize operational processes or to implement SAP-integrated business planning. “More than that, we can call in the help of colleagues who are experts in supply chain or HR processes. Their input is also very valuable in streamlining and optimizing planning and budgeting processes, as these touch every aspect of the business,” Evelien concludes.
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