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Business cases

Implementing a Consolidation Tool

Objectives and Context

A major player in the electricity and gas industries

Assisting with the selection process for a tool that would cover both consolidation and reporting needs while integrating seamlessly with the Group’s software environment

Our mission

Creating benchmarks for the different tools that met the client’s needs

Creating a project structure, as well as governance and oversight tools

Preparing for and organizing monitoring committees

Creating a mixed client/consultant project team

Defining functional and technical specifications

Organizing design workshops with key users

Configuring the solution, the consolidation and reporting statement rules, and the automatic transfer of transaction data to BFC

Testing and approval of the solution, assistance with a double run test

Transferring technical skills and training business line users

Post-startup assistance with the first report using BFC

Results

The tool was put into service in line with the initial schedule

Reporting times were reduced and reporting statements were automated

The Group is now able to integrate new acquisitions consistently and in a short period of time