CloudSense, a leading configure-price-quote (CPQ) and order management platform with a global customer base that spans multiple industries, including communications, media, and energy, has reported that Planful Workforce Planning, the leader in financial performance management cloud software, has significantly improved organisational change management.
Given the combined effects of internal reorganisations and economic instability, the CloudSense Finance team required quicker, more efficient methods of working. Its time-consuming, spreadsheet-based procedures were prone to errors, and meeting urgent demands was made challenging by a lack of visibility. The Finance team now works more closely and as a trusted business partner with stakeholders across the entire enterprise thanks to Planful.
When executives need insights rapidly to make crucial personnel decisions, manual, spreadsheet-based methods are just not up to the task, according to Jane Watkins, vice president of finance at CloudSense. “The times we live in need greater agility,” she added. We can be so much more responsive with Planful, and we have the tools we need to work with stakeholders in real-time while modifying scenarios to consider alternative possibilities. It has increased internal perceptions of finance and added immeasurable economic value.
Watkins added that adopting the Planful platform reduces data input errors and saves a lot of time. The requirement to export data from several systems and then copy and paste numbers into decreases inefficiency and errors because we are no longer spending hours on manual entry.
The Finance team can give business insights in a fraction of the time it used to take thanks to Planful’s rapid data delivery. Finance can quickly update the models in response to changing circumstances or additional what-if scenarios requested by executives.
Kimberly Simms, Chief Customer Officer at Planful, stated, “We are thrilled that CloudSense picked Planful to reduce friction and promote collaboration across the various areas of their business. Nothing makes us happier than seeing our Planful customers surpass their financial performance management objectives quickly and effectively, eschewing the need for antiquated technology.