A major consumer goods client has just completed a very successful Proof of Value (POV) for inter-company reconciliations.
The payback was very significant.
The client was trying to halve their monthly financial close. A major blocker was the volume of inter-company reconciliations required. Over 100 FTEs were engaged in this over a 3-week period, each month. There was a significant backlog of unreconciled transactions. The client had a two year internal project to resolve this with a team of 10 staff.
The r4apps Proof of Value was delivered in 5 weeks, leveraging the r4apps platform to:
- Connect disparate SAP systems (ERP, BW), Cognos & Hyperion
- Cleanse and analyse the data
- Dynamically model business objects
- Categorise the intercompany reconciliation issues
- Develop a dashboard (presented in Qlik)
r4apps provides the ability to diagnose, visualise and correct inter-company reconciliation issues and allows for real-time reporting.
BUSINESS CASE: 80% reduction in staff and time, redeploying these FTEs to higher value activities.
In addition, the fact that r4apps was deployed, provides an integration platform for standardised global processes, further automation (RPA) and additional staff reduction.
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