In an effort to optimize accounting information flows and management control, Arkadin's financial management team decided to migrate its SAP BO financial reporting system to SAP BPC. With some thirty subsidiaries across the world, one of Arkadin's major needs was for a financial reporting system that is automatically populated with data from the accounting tool (Navision) and the Data Warehouse (Business Object). Activity indicators' as well as cash flow tracking are now performed with minimal error and risk and in much shorter deadlines. The application also generates on-demand reports for top management.
Arkadin was introduced to the SAP BPC solution during the Matinale de la Performance®* in December 2009. The company, already using SAP tools, chose Business & Decision to integrate this solution because of its consultants' financial sector and Business Intelligence expertise and insight.
Alexis CORNU-THENARD, Administration and Finance Director at Arkadin comments: "The support provided by Business & Decision teams throughout the project was extremely efficient. All our expectations were met in due time. The deployment of this new tool is a success namely because the users trust this more intuitive and stable solution. Our application is hosted by their Eolas subsidiary, which delivers flawless services."
The project covered the following phases: functional and technical specifications, modelling, integration, release, deployment, and finally, functional and network administrators' training. It was carried out between September 2010 and February 2011 so that Arkadin would be able to use the new solution to start its 2011 reporting.
Nicolas Stenz, Business & Decision Manager, adds: "Business & Decision and Arkadin are quite similar in terms of organization and culture. In fact, the two companies are each other's customer! In 2012, we will continue to work with Arkadin on budget planning and statutory consolidation projects."
* The "Matinale de la Performance" is an annual event organized by Business & Decision. Its aim is to get companies acquainted with the market's BI and EPM solutions.
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About Business & Decision
Business & Decision is an international Consulting and Systems Integration (CSI) company. It is a leader in Business Intelligence (BI) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and a major player in e-Business, Enterprise Information Management (EIM), Enterprise Solutions as well as Management Consulting. Business & Decision contributes to the success of customer projects by driving maximum business performance. The company has a reputation for functional and technological expertise and has forged partnerships with all of the key technology vendors.
Located in 19 countries, Business & Decision currently employs more than 2800 people in France and worldwide.
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