How Holcim built an Integrated planning tool in Anaplan

CLIENT
Holcim
SECTOR
Construction materials
FUNCTIONAL AREAS
Budgeting and Sales planning, Integrated business planning coving HR, Capex, Logistics, Production, Purchasing planning
PLATFORMS
Anaplan
How Holcim built an Integrated planning tool in Anaplan

I’m definitely a fan of this platform. It is capable of automating most of the planning areas we needed. We are eager to expand the solution to new processes where the cost of individual decisions is high.
Equipping the team with the right tools, we will be set to address everchanging internal and external challenges in order to achieve our business goals.

Maxim Goncharov, CEO Holcim Russia
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Business Challenge
Holcim is the world’s leader in manufacturing building materials and providing complex solutions for the construction industry. As a response ... Читать дальше

Holcim is the world’s leader in manufacturing building materials and providing complex solutions for the construction industry. As a response to market challenges, the company develops and sells universal and innovative products: cement, aggregates, concrete blends for building oil and gas facilities, plants, skyscrapers, highways, low-rise buildings, and private residences.

In a bid to increase effectiveness of the current planning process and react faster in a very competitive environment, the business needed a platform for planning automation to consolidate detailed plans efficiently and support a cross- functional collaboration around planning and budgeting.

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Solution
The Anaplan integrated planning platform was chosen and implemented to address the following project objectives: To allow key business users ... Читать дальше

The Anaplan integrated planning platform was chosen and implemented to address the following project objectives:

  • To allow key business users to become fully involved in the planning and budgeting processes.
  • To create a unified forecasting environment for business users, empowering them to work with harmonized references and data.
  • To have more detailed plans without hiring new employees.
  • To introduce pre-set calculations and swift data transferring with the aim of switching from a mechanical way of analysis (data collection and cleansing) to an analytical one.
  • To decrease manual work and hence the number of errors in planning.
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Business value
A significant time reduction for sales representatives which allows for more time to be spent on demand planning, plans consolidation, ... Читать дальше
  • A significant time reduction for sales representatives which allows for more time to be spent on demand planning, plans consolidation, reviewing and making corrections.
  • The time spent on collecting and analyzing information for panning was reduced to several hours and days depending on the department.
  • Process automation and a single methodology significantly reduced errors and dependency on people.