LUGANO/LAUFEN, Switzerland - Wednesday, January 15th 2014 [ME NewsWire]
(BUSINESS WIRE) Ricola AG have chosen BOARD International as their provider for Business Intelligence (BI) and Corporate Performance Management (CPM). Rolf Kohler, Ricola’s CIO, explains: “We were looking for a solution for BI and our Forecasting and Budgeting Process. There were two main criteria: The new tool had to work with our SAP system and we wanted to be able to enter data directly and in a decentralised way through a webtool. After comparing different vendors, we found that BOARD fulfilled all these criteria in one single solution.”
Worldwide Sales Planning with BOARD in a second step
The project is supported by BOARD’s partner Acons Business Consulting from Zurich. The first phase, which has already started, focuses on Business Intelligence and Dashboarding for sales. From 2014 onwards, the sales intelligence will be integrated into the international Forecasting and Budgeting process. “The sales analysis and planning will be carried out using the same tool which will achieve great synergies for Ricola”, explains Monika Krafft from Acons. “BOARD creates a consistent view of the data for all users which reduces the potential for error.”
Giovanni Grossi, BOARD International’s CEO is proud of being able to serve an established Swiss company such as Ricola: “I am sure that the BOARD Toolkit will help Ricola continue its success as a global leader.”
About Ricola: Ricola is one of the most modern and innovative manufacturers of herb sweets in the world. Ricola herb specialties are exported to more than 50 different countries and are famous for their fine Swiss quality. Founded in 1930, with company headquarters in Laufen and subsidiary companies throughout Europe, Asia and the USA, Ricola products now include about 30 different herb specialty flavours. All the herbs used in Ricola products are organically cultivated in the Swiss mountains.
About BOARD: BOARD International is a leading global provider of software for improving business results through better decision making. By unifying Business Intelligence and Corporate Performance Management into a single product, the BOARD Management Intelligence solution enables companies to achieve a shared vision of their performance across the entire organization, and thus a single version of the truth. Since 1994, BOARD has helped over 2,500 organizations improve their business performance by making better decisions. BOARD has a worldwide reseller network with local partners across the globe. www.board.com
Mara Skaletz, Marketing