Founded in 1928, Century Yuasa Batteries is Australia’s oldest battery manufacturer. An affiliate of the global GS Yuasa Corporation, Century operates in both Australia and New Zealand, employing 600 people and generating annual revenues of approximately AUD230 million.
A big challenge was that they were creating annual budgets 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 they had to spend a lot of time checking the figures. Moreover, if any information changed at the last minute, they had to update dozens of different spreadsheets individually, which could take days.
Having worked with Bistech before on a string of successful projects based around IBM Cognos Business Intelligence software, Century had built a close relationship with Bistech, and so naturally asked for advice on a new planning and budgeting solution.
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