Improved budgeting and forecasting integrated with an existing Qlik solution
"The forecasting process is faster and easier for everyone involved."
Business Controller, Almondy
This is Almondy
Almondy is a Swedish bakery that makes and sells cakes both within food service and retail
The organization made manual entries from their business system to a database, which was time-consuming and inefficient
There was a lack of transparency between the systems
It was hard to get a clear overview of the business results
Almondy needed a suitable budgeting and forecasting tool
The organization already had a Qlik BI solution, and could therefore take advantage of the smooth integration between BizView and Qlik
Almondy is a Swedish bakery that makes and sells cakes both within food service and retail. It all started with a small bakery in Gothenburg and has now grown into one of the biggest manufacturers of cakes in Sweden.
Bizview Systems partner Optivasys is a Gothenburg-based consultant, specializing in implementing and designing BI and financial planning solutions to customers. They had previously helped Almondy with their QlikView solution. QlikView was used in virtually all parts of the company with applications for finance, production, quality and inventory.
When Almondy identified a need to add a forecasting and budgeting tool, they opted for BizView with the help of their existing implementation partner Optivasys. Before BizView was implemented at Almondy, they worked with an in-house database which was manually filled in with results from their business system. Furthermore, they were mapping tables between the systems. The transparency between the systems was lacking and it was hard to get a clear overview.
Now, Almondy uses BizView for their sales forecasts and soon they will make a first sales budget.
With BizView fully integrated towards their Qlik environment, the base consists of an already validated data source, which is updated through one click, and subsequently makes up for the foundation of BizView’s structured budgeting and forecasting process with its Excel-like forms.
“The project implementation was very smooth and efficient”, says Mikael Niklasson, Business Controller at Almondy.
"It was a very smooth integration between QlikView and BizView, and the systems work great together."
Faster forecasting processes and improved collaboration
"The forecasting process is faster and easier for everyone involved. We also have better possibilities to secure the data in every step, and it’s clear to see who has made what, which improves collaboration and makes the process more efficient."
For more information, please contact us or our partner Optivasys.