Delivering One Version of the Truth, Within A Very Aggressive Timeline to PZ Cussons

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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

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 and track key financial performance metrics

Evaluate the impact of trading terms, lump sum costs and media and consumer promotions cost

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

Technology in Action

SAP Business Planning & Consolidation (BPC)
Partner of the Year

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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

Tracking best and worst performers, with visibility over how SKUs are changing over time, and across customers and markets

Identifying anomalies and exceptions in the financial forecast by customer and SKU

Evaluating the cash impact of changes to the product and customer mix

Understanding the impact of market conditions on Sales and Gross Margin

Forecasting poor sales in future financial periods

Evaluating the impact of trading terms, lump sum costs, and media & consumer promotions cost

Tracking the key financial performance metrics

More time for value-added activity and analysis

Interactive meetings and faster decisions

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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

Delivering One Version of the Truth, Within A Very Aggressive Timeline to 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

"
"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

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

Partner of the Year

TECHNOLOGY IN ACTION

"
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"
"

Gareth Young - Group Head FP&A for PZ Cussons International

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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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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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