Saint-Gobain. Worldwide leader in construction.

About the customer

As a worldwide leader in light and sustainable construction, Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes materials and services for the construction and industrial markets.

Saint-Gobain integrated solutions for the renovation of public and private buildings, light construction and the decarbonization of construction and industry are developed through a continuous innovation process and provide sustainability and performance.

The Group’s commitment is guided by its purpose: making the world a better home.

About the project

Saint-Gobain Insulation generally works with Excel to support their Financial Planning & Analysis processes. However, they often encounter limits and face a number of challenges as a result such as time-intensive reconciliation exercises, limited reporting capabilities & less flexibility to perform scenario planning.

In 2022 the Saint-Gobain’s Finance Team started to invest into a future proof solution for FP&A. To make sure there was a step-by-step change management process within the organisation to adopt a new process and tool, Saint-Gobain chose, first, to implement it within one business unit (Insulation), and focus on Revenue Planning process.

Secondly, they teamed up with Numlix to roll out Anaplan and to ensure a gradual knowledge transfer of the FP&A tool towards the internal resources.

With the new FP&A model in Anaplan they are able to:

  • Perform scenario planning
  • Budget till margin level: revenue, COGS & transport costs for all their products (& customers).
  • Involve the Supply Chain, Sales & Finance team during the budget exercise in 1 single planning tool
  • Have real-time analysis of their budget figures

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