The new Connected Planning Processes and Anaplan rollout—consisting of several go-lives along the way—were completed in less than a year and on budget.
ASK now has a connected planning framework, encompassing RFQ, sales budget, investment budget, financial budget and the strategic plan. Anaplan users can now collaborate simultaneously across multiple departments around the world and keep the planning process under control.
The time and effort of RFQ analysis was vastly reduced, so now ASK can quickly and accurately assess the long-term impact of new business opportunities—and decide whether or not to bid.
Consolidation of the sales budget, which previously required a week of work, now takes less than a day. And calculating what-if scenarios associated with an RFQ, which used to take a full day of work, now takes just seconds. The calculations are proven to be spot on every time.
The new system has freed up employees across the various departments and geographies from data sourcing and crunching to instead analyzing results and making strategic decisions. Best of all, no additional personnel were hired to manage or maintain the system. Instead, this new platform is run by one person on ASK’s Finance team, part-time.
Developing audio components for cars may be complex, highly technical work. But evaluating new business opportunities in that space is now nearly as simple as switching on the car radio.