Case Study

Vendor & Systems Selection for a $80M Software-As-A-Service

"SLKone assisted in the evaluation, selection, and implementation of an FP&A tool for daily use to help automate recurring processes and streamline reporting functions"

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Services Performed

Situation

  • The client relied on a poorly implemented FP&A tool to handle reporting, review, and analytical needs
  • The implementation of the current system required multiple “work arounds” and manual processes to create recurring reports
  • The client knew that the current system would have to be replaced or reimplemented after a large acquisition made material changes to their accounting coding system
  • SLKone was currently retained as a financial advisor. The client approached SLKone to facilitate the vendor/system selection for the FP&A function going forward

Bespoke Solutions

  • SLKone generated a business requirements document to specify both the tool capability requirements  and the reporting needs
  • SLKone performed research, met with FP&A tool vendors, and evaluated two product offerings
  • SLKone built an FP&A Tool Evaluation one-pager to assist the leadership team in determining the best FP&A tool

Leading With Results

  • Evaluated, selected, and implemented a new FP&A tool.  The new tool has led to the automation of recurring processes and the streamlining of reporting
  • Board report generation reduced to less than a day.  Board reports are now one-click away rather than taking multiple days of manual work
  • Improved transparency of transactions. Successful implementation empowered drill-down capability to research trends in one system and reduced complexity of multiple systems
  • Error reduction. By automating report generation and managing versions, the new tool eliminated errors related to manual touchpoints
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