„We have reorganized our financial planning. Lots of interfaces to external systems become unnecessary – thus, we save money and time.“
Josef Bichler, Group Controlling Manager, TÜV Süd AG
The technical service group TÜV Süd has over 600 locations worldwide – and it is more than a mere testing and inspection institution. The certifi ed experts advise their customers, inspect facilities and products, certify and train. Over 16,000 employees with comprehensive industry knowledge ensure the optimization of technology, systems and know-how in Europe, Asia and America.
Global presence and competency in diff erent departments also require a worldwide transparent reporting with current and uniform key fi gures – with a central reporting, planning and consolidation tool to which all companies are affi liated. In addition, the controlling department of TÜV requires as few interfaces as possible as well as intuitive and easy handling interface so that users need short-time training. Standard SAP software alone was not enough. Both add-ons AGIMENDO.edit and AGIMENDO.process, developed by our partner IBsolution, together with the solution for fi nancial planning of SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse met all expectations: “IBsolu- tion supported our ideas from the beginning. Their competent IT-experts adapted the new solution, so that now we have a very reliable planning application”, sums up Peter Chrobok, responsible for consolidation systems. Not only TÜV Süd, but also SAP AG were pleased by the implementation: some of the functions of the new add-on are going to be integrated into SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse as standard functionality.
A fast estimation
TÜV Süd AG not only manages reporting, consolidation and controlling processes with the SAP solution, it has also integrated fi nancial planning. All data is interconnected – financial experts create for approximately 150 companies an annual report in the twinkling of an eye, plan their balance sheets for the upcoming three years and conduct consolidation. Everything without extensive IT knowledge. In the past, master data had to be entered manually into the diff erent systems. Today, a single entry is suffi cient. This reduces errors and increases efficiency. Time-consuming data migrations from old systems to SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse are no longer necessary. Thus, employees can focus on their core competencies.
Master data maintenance
The AGIMENDO add-on software, developed by IBsolution, ensures simple processes, a transparent user interface and short project durations. It is a standardized and preconfigured solution, and can be easily integrated into the existing solution SAP ERP or SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse. It saves money and time. With AGIMENDO.process controllers have the full overview of the planning processes at all time: These are now running centrally for all parts of the corporation, media discontinuity will be avoided. As a planning process starts, all the offi ces world-wide will be automatically informed by email and thus, they can directly enter their planning – missing data can be seen at a glance by the headquarters and they can ask accordingly. Tight reporting periods are no longer a challenge. AGIMENDO.edit allows authorized employees to maintain master data needed for the process control of an integrated fi nancial planning. This is the basis for a signifi cant reporting. „Our departments are now in charge of business planning and reporting – and it is much easier for us to manage“, sums up Josef Bichler, Group Controlling Manager of TÜV Süd AG. „Planning, reporting and consolidation are now done in one system, without delay through interfaces.
Briefly summarized: Customers benefits
- Decreasing costs by replacing the legacy system
- Consistent processes without time-consuming coordination
- Automated processes reduce errors during data transfer and recording
- Increased data quality through multi-level data cleansing