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„As an international bank with more than 3.000 employees in seven countries, our requirements towards a CPM tool are extreme: we want to report, consolidate, forecast, analyse and simulate across several countries, reporting standards, languages and currencies using one technology. So we looked for one tool to cover these requirements and answer my ad-hoc questions in a user-friendly, flexible and fast way. smartPM.solutions’ team implemented Unit4 prevero CPM software in a very agile, effective and efficient way. Today we use the software as intended and benefit in more ways from the solution than I expected: smartPM.solutions’ team turned out to be the perfect partner for us – and the solution is a landmark in a Finance Transformation.“
“As a company with more than 7.500 employees, selling into 125 countries, we were looking for a highly flexible CPM system and an implementation partner who truly understands our business. We started with the project, as smartPM.solutions’ Consultants were still working for prevero and we were highly satisfied with every aspect of the collaboration. Now we are happy to have both perfect support from the software vendor as well as from smartPM.solutions. Their Consultants know Unit4 prevero inside out, walk their talk and take the ‘extra-mile’. We are happy to leverage their know how as ‘sparring partners’ for all strategic and hands-on questions related to Budgeting, Forecasting and Reporting.”
Why we start a CPM Project during a global crisis?‘If you find yourself in a hole, you better stop digging.’ OR ‘Attack is the best form of defence.’ Both mottoes mean that we rather should act, since any crisis offers opportunities. Thus, and because of a proper backlog, we want to take our whole CPM (‘Corporate Performance Management’) Software architecture to the next level. We have invested a lot of time and effort for skilling up our team throughout the past years, now we want to support them with state-of-the-art software. That’s why we have selected smartPM.solutions as our preferred partner. We focus on the three main business requirements ‘Project Calculation’, ‘Project Management’ and ‘Integrated Business Planning’. Our main targets are process optimization, data/decision transparency increase and to unleash core competency of dedicated expert teams in our company. We want to get rid of VBA code, ‘impossible to understand Excel formulae’ and manual input overlap/inconsistency. That’s why we replace our historically grown reporting and planning framework with modern smartPM.solutions. As early adopters we expect major benefits and strong competitive advantages for LIST GC as a result of our cooperation with smartPM.’
“At Hillebrand we needed to adopt our Unit4 Prevero based CPM system quickly because we wanted to include in our reporting and forecasting system the COVID-19 impact estimates. That’s why we reached out to smartPM.solutions on Thursday. Their consultants started working on the requirements, and our system was up and running with the specified enhancements (we call it ‘COVID-19 impact overview’) in our productive environment next day afternoon. This is what I call agile and helpful.”
"If you have the courage to break up and re-arrange existing structures and processes, you can save a lot of time, effort and money with a centralized Project Performance Management tool. With the help of smartPM.solutions Consultants, Hamburg Airport saves several Mio. Euro every year: As the logical result of the rigid and system-immanent cost-control of the PPM tool – that resonates very well, considering software costs in the low six-digit range.”
“The main benefit is that now everything is in one system. Both the key figures and the corporate planning derived strategy goals, etc. You can get target-actual comparisons within the same system. The transfer from one system to another is no longer necessary. You no longer use a wide variety of systems for planning, key figure analysis, etc. I would recommend having a look at Unit4 Prevero and request them to work with smartPM.solutions. Because we really felt being in good hands there and we are still convinced that the experts sitting there really helped us.”
"We have been successfully working with smartpm.solutions’ Professional Services team for several years, with exceptional results regarding time to completion, agility and business results. As a Professional Services driven company, we use our Performance Management Solution for Budgeting, Reporting, What If Analysis and decision support – it helped us speed up our processes significantly and build a better foundation for our decisions. Even though my time available for the system is scarce because of my role as Group CFO, I personally create new content and administrate the system, since it is easy to use and we benefit from quick results."
“We demand a lot from a CPM tool: it needs to allow for mid- and long-term bottom line simulation, including financial derivates impact analysis. We expect the system to connect data and experts from several departments and take our existing, spreadsheet based approach to the next level: this is what we call true integrated business planning. smartPM.solutions’ Professional Services team has built a fully functional prototype with our data in no time, including balance sheets for several periods. Because of their obvious expert know how in connected planning and Unit4 Prevero it was an easy decision for us. We expect to be able to work with the system in a few weeks.”
“As an innovative company, we are always actively looking for new processes and solutions. smartPM.solutions has convinced us of the advantages of their new AI-based models and their forecast quality.”
“Our Goal: We didn’t want to rely on spreadsheets anymore and needed to stop inefficient processes. We strived for a single, reliable data set – our ‘Single Point of Truth’. Now that we work with Unit4 Prevero technology, x-checking endless numbers of spreadsheets belongs to the past. The time we won throughout our project with smartPMs.solutions we use for high-value tasks like ad-hoc analysis and improved decision support. Since our project with smartPM.solutions we save 50-60% on planning time.”
“We were looking for a flexible reporting and planning solution to cover our requirements in S&OP, Project / Client Performance Management and Integrated Financial Planning. What we gained was a very open and configurable CPM platform (Unit4 FP&A) which was set up using expert implementation support from smartPM.solutions. They understood our business cases quickly and managed to help us obtain real value from the solution straight away.”
“The improvements after our project with smartPM.solutions are that the numbers are much more reliable, we are faster, and we have more time to deal with the results. For me personally working with the new planning software is a lot of fun. I have learned that the system is very flexible and that you can start ad-hoc analyses or link numbers at a speed that is not possible in any other planning system. You can click on a number in the report and then a completely different diagram is shown. That’s impressive.”
"The smartPM.solutions consulting director Markus Edlinger personally supervises multi-project controlling at AIT, with "...exceptionally high personal commitment, great project management competence and excellent technical skills."
„We had to build our monthly sales reports with Excel in the past – this was error-prone, slow and painful. Now we automatically connect our Unit4 Prevero based reporting system to our source systems like SAP and Soptim. Thus we can analyze and report data ad-hoc or in a pre-defined, standardized way, addressing the needs of all stakeholders individually. It was a good decision to work with smartPM.solutions: they know the CPM software inside out, easily connect source systems and manage the project in a straight-forward way.”
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