From gas heating to ventilation systems, the Vaillant Group is one of the leading providers of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning technology in the world. With 13,000 employees, the company generates almost €2.4 billion in sales each year. With eight brands and eleven locations in six European countries as well as China, the family-owned company is internationally positioned.
In order to harmonize its processes and rework its reporting systems, the Vaillant Group launched an overarching program called "Controlling Excellence." Planning processes and, in particular, multi-year planning were also put to the test in this context. Previously the company had been using an older planning tool for this purpose. But it was no longer state-of-the-art. Users in individual departments and locations were barely integrated and, in some cases, Excel-based solutions that could only be used by individual persons in the head office were still in circulation.
Working with external consultants, Vaillant investigated which planning solution would best suit the company, with a clear emphasis on meeting its requirements. Functionality accounted for the lion's share of the score (50%), while cost accounted for 35%. The extent to which the solution is future-proof made up the remaining 15% of the score, a wise move given the strongly SAP-oriented IT landscape at Vaillant.
The CCH Tagetik solution
In an IT landscape dominated by SAP solutions, the internationally operating family company Vaillant decided to use CCH Tagetik as its tool for multi-year planning. It was fully integrated into the SAP HANA environment introduced at Vaillant. Employees have a direct link to the data from the business warehouse, making planning processes significantly faster and more accurate.
CCH Tagetik not only convinced based on the evaluations of potential users, but also stood out from an alternative because it offered logics already used by other companies. The company was looking for a planning tool that really thinks ahead in tandem with them and that's exactly what they found with CCH Tagetik.
|Complete integration of CCH Tagetik into the SAP-HANA environment without additional interfaces
High level of detail
|The data is 1:1 comparable with the information from the budget or the forecast. Budget figures are significantly closer to targets
More accurate planning processes
|Employees have a direct link to the data from the business warehouse, making planning processes significantly faster and more accurate.
|Integration of product roadmaps and data from market research
|Mapping of many individual special features within the planning processes
Use of driver-based approaches in planning
|Price developments based on percentage increases can be included in the business plan