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Corporate planning & management: Your compass for successful corporate development

Corporate planning & management

Powerful tools and processes for planning and controlling your company and finances

The 3 pillars of successful corporate planning and management

Supply Chain Controlling

In addition to ensuring the flow of goods and services within supply chains, the optimization of the costs and quality of business processes is a fundamental objective of supply chain management. We assist you in integrating your E2E processes and value flows to generate reliable information on the financial impact of operational processes and changing market requirements.

You can…

  • ... generate reliable, real-time information on the financial impact of operational processes and external market trends.
  • ... quickly identify weak points in your supply chain and initiate effective and sustainable measures to address them.

Financial Controlling

The finance department has the challenging task of extracting data from operational business transactions,consolidating it, and preparing it for management in the shortest possible time.Furthermore, financial risks must be monitored, sufficient liquidity ensured, and day-to-day business carried out.
We help you create efficient accounting tools and processes and optimize your daily workflows and closing processes.

You can...

  • ...manage costs and financial risks better.
  • ...safeguard liquidity.
  • ...fulfill local regulatory and tax requirements.

Group Controlling

The relevant information for group reporting is consolidated and prepared for external and internal reporting.
We support you in the design and implementation of efficient and integrated planning and reporting processes for group management.

You can...

  • ...fulfill global regulatory and tax requirements.
  • ...create transparency across global value chains.
  • ...Adjust product margins quickly and easily.
  • ...Automate and accelerate consolidation work.

Supply Chain Controlling

Overhead cost management

Get an overview of the costs incurred in your company. Analyze the efficiency of your operational performance and allocate the overhead costs incurred by specific activities. Allocate your costs appropriately and obtain reliable information for your management decisions.

What we can do for you:

  • Benefit from our extensive experience in overhead cost management and numerous overhead cost value analyses in the manufacturing industry.
  • Together we will develop a holistic and balanced plan for the recording and appropriate allocation of costs.
  • This will give you transparency about the origin and causation of costs.
Product cost & Production controlling

Determine the costs incurred to manufacture a product or provide a service and set the lower price limit for the profitable marketing of a product. Establish efficient production controlling to manage your production processes. Carry out comprehensive target/actual and variance analyses and create a sound basis for make-or-buy decisions. Create the basis for efficient evaluation of your material stocks.

What we can do for you:

  • As specialists in the integration of operational quantity and value flows, you benefit from our decades of extensive experience in the integration of production processes and product cost and production controlling in the manufacturing industry.
  • We provide you with expert advice, regardless of whether you carry out sales order production, make-to-stock production, process manufacturing or batch production with production orders. This is particularly advantageous if, for example, you are diversifying your services and product portfolio, or expanding through acquisitions.
Investment & Project controlling

Plan your procedures and all associated activities and ensure that they are implemented on time, on budget, and in line with performance. Provide the necessary financial resources and budgets and monitor the degree of utilization. A clearly and unambiguously structured project is the basis for successful planning, monitoring, and control. It does not matter whether it is a customer project, an overhead cost project, or an investment project.

What we can do for you:

  • Use the possibilities of S/4HANA for project controlling. We can advise you on how to use and structure projects for the different project types in a meaningful way.
  • Take advantage of our integration experience and benefit from our knowledge of the commercial processes of projects such as cost and revenue planning, commitment of funds, budget and commitment management, as well as settlement in the income statement.
Profit and market segment accounting

Analyze the success of your individual market segments. Get a decision-making basis for your sales, product and customer strategy. 

With the margin analysis in SAP® S/4HANA (formerly “accounting profitability analysis”), the cost and revenue data are always up-to-date and 100% reconciled with the income statement.

This means that multi-level contribution margin reports can be created in the income statement, with the option of breaking down any market segment, and can be reconciled with financial accounting at any time.Margin analysis provides comparable analysis and reporting functions to imputed profit and loss accounting, but alos offers the advantage that it can be reconciled with financial accounting.

Forecast your business performance with predictive accounting.

What we can do for you:

  • We have decades of experience in imputed earnings accounting and extensive experience with the new margin analysis. We can provide you with comprehensive advice on the advantages and disadvantages.
  • Benefit from our industry, process, and integration know-how in sales controlling.
Profit center accounting

Perform a results determination for internal areas of responsibility. You can conduct Profit Center analysis in various ways:

  • Product-related (e.g., by divisions or product lines),
  • Regional (by locations), or
  • Functional (production, sales).

In the Profit Center accounting, you can allocate balance sheet items such as fixed assets, receivables, liabilities, and inventories. This allows you to enable a range of controlling metrics for Profit Centers such as Return on Investment, Working Capital, Cash Flow, etc.

What we can do for you:

  • Optimize the financial management of the company
  • Ensure and enable long-term development

Financial controlling

Increase the efficiency of your daily processes. Optimize and automate routine activities in finance and accounting.

General ledger accounting

Create individual financial statements quickly, securely, and in compliance with regulations. Gain more time for analysis and decision-making processes.

What we can do for you:

  • We help you to simplify and speed up reconciliation and closing processes.
  • With parallel valuation approaches, you can simultaneously comply with various accounting regulations in accordance with local legal and tax requirements, as well as group requirements. We advise you on which approach is suitable for you.
  • We not only help you to meet regulatory deadlines, but also show you how you can beat them in future with soft-close.
  • This enables you to identify problems at an early stage and act quickly to correct them.
Accounts payable

The postings in accounts payable are also managed in the general ledger. Automate your payment processes and correspondence with your suppliers. Maintain an overview of your liabilities and your liquidity planning.

What we can do for you:

  • We help you to automate your processes and integrate them with your purchasing processes.
  • We show you how you can use AI to simplify your reconciliation and invoice verification processes.
Accounts receivable

The postings in accounts aeceivable are also managed in the general ledger. Automate your payment processes and correspondence with your customers. Maintain an overview of your receivables for your liquidity planning.

What we can do for you:

  • We can help you to automate your processes
  • We can advise you on how you can optimize your liquidity planning and credit management.
  • We can show you how you can improve the transparency of your dispute cases and process them more effectively.
Asset accounting

Manage your assets securely and in compliance with regulations.

What we can do for you:

  • We can help you to optimize the posting and management of asset additions and disposals, costs and services subject to capitalization and assets under construction, as well as accrued depreciation, interest. We can also help you to integrate them into the general ledger, as well as into the adjacent components, such as controlling, materials management or maintenance.
  • We will show you how you can display parallel values in different currencies and>
Bank accounting

Manage your banking transactions, such as incoming and outgoing payments, and retrieve your account statements electronically.

What we can do for you::

  • We can show you the special features of creating bank master data and the necessary settings for the payment program
  • We can help you receive account statements via EDI, and learn how to process returned direct debits.

Group Controlling - Group Reporting

For legal reasons, companies with legally independent units in Germany and abroad must prepare consolidated financial statements for their companies in compliance with commercial law and tax requirements. In addition to this, it is also valuable from a corporate management perspective to standardize the individual financial statements from the whole group, in order to integrate corporate controlling into group reporting. 

Data transfer

The data from individual financial statements must be extracted and made available or imported. The system requirements for this can vary greatly from company to company. Some have their entire operating and financial processes in one SAP®S/4HANA system. Others have heterogeneous structures with different ERP and finance systems. This means that the solution must be tailored to the individual needs of the company.

What we can do for you:

  • We analyze your individual situation and work with you to develop a tailor-made target architecture  
  • If your companies use SAP® S/4HANA Finance for their individual financial statements and you use SAP® S/4HANA Group Reporting for consolidation, data provision is not a significant challenge. SAP® Group Reporting is fully integrated into the SAP® S/4HANA platform and therefore automatically integrated into the accounting and planning solutions. We can advise you on what you need to do to prepare the consolidation for the individual financial statements.
Consolidation functions

Most companies do not usually start consolidation work until the individual financial statements are available. The following steps are then processed one after the other and are therefore correspondingly time-consuming:  

    • Data extraction and transfer to the consolidation system
    • Currency translation from local to group currency
    • Carrying out the intercompany reconciliation
    • Carrying out the consolidation work

As a result, the data is only available after a significant amount of time.  

What we can do for you:

    • We can show you how to save time by bringing forward activities to the current period.
    • Time-consuming reconciliations are no longer necessary, as you have access to the same database as for the preparation of the individual financial statements.
    • No problems with master data, as the same master data basis is used for both the individual financial statements and the consolidation.
Transfer prices and parallel valuations

Transfer prices are often used for tax or distribution policy reasons in the individual financial statements of group companies. From a group perspective, these should be eliminated. From a profit center perspective, transfer prices are used for internal profit calculation and corporate management.
If raw materials are processed, refined, or resold in several production stages in different legal business units or profit centers, it quickly becomes apparent that the only way to obtain reliable controlling information is to map the quantity flow of logistics with several parallel value flows.

What we can do for you:

  • We can show you the various ways in which you can map transfer prices and explain the associated advantages and disadvantages.
  • We advise you on how you can map a parallel valuation of your inventories according to local, group, and profit center aspects.

Do you have any questions? Please send us a message or give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you!