“Clarivos has helped us deliver one version of the truth, within a very aggressive timeline”, PZ Cussons

PZ Cussons

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Outcomes

  • Track best and worst performing SKUs across customers and markets
  • Identify anomalies and exceptions in the financial forecast
  • Evaluate the cash impact of changes to the product and customer mix
  • Understand the impact of market conditions on sales and gross margin
  • Forecast poor sales in future financial periods
  • Evaluate the impact of trading terms, lump sum costs and media and consumer promotions cost
  • Track key financial performance metrics
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We’ve been on a journey with Clarivos to achieve a single system and set of agile, flexible and immediate processes. The previous disconnected tools worked but consolidating data for planning at group level required too many steps that we have now eliminated
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Gareth Young - Group Head FP&A for PZ Cussons International

The Challenge

  • Vision to create an integrated planning system to replace legacy systems
  • Greater agility of decision making
  • Reduce manual tasks and risk of inconsistency in analysis between markets
  • Speed forecast cycle process
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TECHNOLOGY IN ACTION

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Clarivos helped us to design and implement SAP BPC Embedded within a very aggressive timeline. They contributed essential technical skills and best practice financial process knowledge to create new integrated planning and forecasting processes - delivering the one version of the truth we were seeking
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Gareth Young - Group Head FP&A for PZ Cussons International

Project Deliverables

  • SAP BPC Embedded forecasting system minimised reliance on spreadsheet-based systems and streamlined processes
  • Finance Team has enhanced efficiency and improved the quality and responsiveness of forecasts
  • Reduced resources invested in manual data management and used this for high value analysis
  • Advanced planning functions on the HANA platform gives scalability to manage large data sets
  • Empowered users with “on the fly” calculations and ability to update the Commercial P&L in real-time
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Project Deliverables

OUTCOMES

  • Track best and worst performing SKUs across customers and markets
  • Identify anomalies and exceptions in the financial forecast
  • Evaluate the cash impact of changes to the product and customer mix
  • Understand the impact of market conditions on sales and gross margin
  • Forecast poor sales in future financial periods
  • Evaluate the impact of trading terms, lump sum costs and media and consumer promotions cost
  • Track key financial performance metrics
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PZ Cussons

A Partner For Long Term Transformation

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We’ve been on a journey with Clarivos to achieve a single system and set of agile, flexible and immediate processes. The previous disconnected tools worked but consolidating data for planning at group level required too many steps that we have now eliminated
"
Gareth Young - Group Head FP&A for PZ Cussons International

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