CENTURY YUASA BATTERIES
CENTURY YUASA BATTERIES AMPS UP ITS PLANNING CAPABILITIES
Forecasting multiple scenarios enables rapid, effective response to fluctuating market conditions
Malcolm Gray, General Manager, Finance at Century Yuasa Batteries, comments: “We used to create an annual budget for all three divisions based on a complex web of linked spreadsheets. It was a laborious process that took about three months each year. It was easy to make mistakes and introduce errors, so we had to spend a lot of time checking the figures. Moreover, if any information changed at the last minute, we had to update dozens of different spreadsheets individually, which could take days.
“In addition to the complexity of the process itself, the resulting budget wasn’t as detailed as we would have liked, and it didn’t really take into account the different priorities and operational needs of the different divisions.”