Project for Business Car Group of Companies

Budgeting automation with IBM Cognos Express


Task
Automate the budgeting process
Closing date
2017

Project goals

Reduce the time required to develop the budgeting model and to consolidate the budgets of the whole Group of companies
Reduce the labour costs of the budgeting system administration
Streamline the process of adjusting the budgeting model

Project features

The project team conducted a pre-project analysis of the previous budgeting system based on IBM Cognos Planning platform
Then the budgeting model based on a new platform, IBM Cognos Express, was developed
Within the Group of companies, the project team established the IBM Cognos Express competency center whose staff can maintain and develop the new system on their own

Results

Results
Business Car's transfer to a new platform – IBM Cognos Express – has increased the speed of information processing within the Group of companies, reduced the workload of the IT department and streamlined the administration of the whole system. The employees got convenient tools for budgeting, planning, analysing, forecasting and corporate reporting.

Feedback

«We aim at becoming the top dealer in terms of efficiency and service quality. Our Group of companies has been continuously expanding and changing both internally and geographically. We engage in very different kinds of business such as car retail and rental, service provision and accessories distribution, and to manage the whole business we needed an accurate and streamlined financial system. Our new budgeting system enables us to quickly respond to both the external and internal changes, and provides us with the capabilities to develop the system, as well as the Group of companies in general, even further».
Andrey Retivykh, Corporate System Support Chief at Business Car

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