Electrolux: Greater transparency and planning security

Facts & Figures

  • Manufacturer of Household Appliances
  • Well-known, traditional Swedish brand
  • Brands: Electrolux, AEG, Zanussi
  • 10.000 products
  • 32 countries
  • 58.000 employees
  • ~ 100 bn. SEK turnover
  • www.electrolux.com

“Thanks to the Rapid-Transformation® Method, our employees were able to get to grips with the new system very early on in the project. This allowed our users to quickly identify the benefits and embrace the new IT landscape.”

Peter Messetter, Head of Finance Solutions ELECTROLUX

 

Electrolux reduced the planning time for sales and revenue forecast from 3 - 5 days to 1/2 - 1 day - achieving significantly better data quality and more reliable forecasting.

CONTEXT

  • 28 markets in Europe with country-specific customizations
  • Heterogeneous IT landscape
  • Inconsistent and restricted documentation and KPI architecture
  • Fragmented processes due to diverse solutions
  • Heterogeneous reporting &  forecasting programs lead to slow processing times, inconsistent data and poor data quality

BENEFITS

  • Central SAP Business Intelligence platform
  • High data quality due to uniform data storage structure
  • More clarity thanks to end-to-end workflows and CFO Dashboard
  • Consolidated information and reports accessible in all markets
  • Improved lead-times and consistent financial and sales planning across countries

 

 “Country-specific monthly planning previously took an average of three to five person days,” adds Messetter. “We need quick, regular, standardized results and statements on real margins categorized by products and countries.”

APPROACH

  • Definition of global end-to-end processes such as order-to-cash and key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Consolidation of data from SAP ERP and the data warehouse
  • New Business Intelligence Strategy
  • Conception and implementation of CFO dashboard (fast comparison of actual and plan data, the efficient control tool for CFOs of the national subsidiaries)
  • Implementation of SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (SAP BPC) and upgrade of business warehouse solution

TECHNOLOGY

  • SAP Business Intelligence (SAP BI) Platform
  • SAP Business Planning and Consoliation (SAP BPC)
  • CFO Dashboard
  • Integration to ERP and Data Warehouse

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