SUSE | Connected Planning

OUR CLIENT

SUSE is a leading global independent open source provider of software-defined infrastructure and application delivery solutions. The company was created following de-merger from Micro Focus in 2019.

BUSINESS CHALLENGES

SUSE needed to have greater visibility into operational plans and performance and to connect these plans with the 3-year strategic plan.

SOLUTION

Profit& implemented Anaplan initially for SUSE 3-year strategic business plan. Anaplan was chosen as the technology to deliver the SUSE vision to manage business performance using driver-based planning, where operational plans are connected to the core strategic planning model, to give SUSE greater visibility into operational plans and performance. SUSE are currently implementing a Sales and Revenue forecasting module integrated to salesforce.com and plans are being formulated to transfer detailed planning, such as annual quota setting, and performance management processes to Anaplan.

BENEFITS

SUSE needed the solution to be implemented quickly. Profit& designed and built the 3-year plan model in just 6 weeks in January-February 2020. As the long-term plan is driver-based, the plan can be refreshed easily to give a new view based on latest data. The new Sales and Revenue forecasting module integrated to Salesforce. com is expected to significantly improve forecast process efficiency and accuracy.

“Connected Planning is not only about integrated financial plans but is about redefining planning processes across the entire enterprise. Finance leaders are ideally placed to take the lead in re-designing and integrating end-to-end sales, operational and financial planning processes that are traditionally disconnected in silos, based on my experience as a performance management consultant working with multiple FTSE-100 and FTSE-250 businesses. Without a single powerful and secure platform, this was previously challenging to achieve, but now, with a new generation of technologies, is the time to drive connected planning to support collaborative, intelligent and dynamic decision making in every area of the business”

Julia TyutrinaStrategic Planning Director Connected Planning is the key to FP&A Transformation

“We value Anaplan flexibility, allowing us to be more agile in how we plan and forecast performance. Anaplan is rapidly becoming accepted as our core decision support system and we are excited about the journey ahead.”

Julia TyutrinaStrategic Planning Director Connected Planning is the key to FP&A Transformation