Inetum implements Financial Planning and Analysis solution at BIAL

Inetum implements Financial Planning and Analysis solution at BIAL

Inetum, a digital services and solutions company, leader in SAP solutions, announces the successful completion of the project to implement the SAP Analytics Cloud Planning tool at BIAL, one of the main Portuguese pharmaceutical companies. The project represents a significant milestone in the company's digital transformation.


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BIAL, a pharmaceutical company focused on Research & Development, witnessed, over the course of 10 months, a restructuring process of its internal SAP systems, which involved all planning areas of its business.

Using the advanced resources of the SAP Analytics Cloud Planning solution, Inetum was able to fully integrate different types of planning tools, such as forecasting, planning and budgeting, with flexible multi-level approval structures specific to BIAL's needs. Furthermore, a bidirectional integration was carried out with an external non- SAP system and user-configurable calculation automation rules were implemented.

“The fact that SAP Analytics Cloud Planning is an easy and collaborative solution that guarantees accessibility for everyone, was one of the key points for BIAL when it handed over this project to Inetum. And the results are remarkable. With this new process, BIAL is now able to fulfill the objective of making its internal processes more immediate, guaranteeing fewer errors and effort on the part of the end user. It is a key piece that will make the company more agile, versatile and capable of responding more effectively to the challenges of the current market”, says João Cóias, SAP Director at Inetum in Portugal.

BIAL's budgeting processes were redefined, allowing for a complete redesign of the approval flow. Automations and a monitoring cockpit were introduced, which provides BIAL's internal Support Unit with a comprehensive tool to manage all stages of the budgeting process. This cockpit allows you to send forms, monitor the status, resolve problems, create backups, generate pre-filled forms, check the approval flow, send parameter reset requests, execute automation, among other features.

”The advantages associated with the implementation of SAP Analytics Cloud, namely the centralization and integration of processes and planning, the reduction of data processing time, the possibility of obtaining an aggregated and comprehensive view, combined with easy access and visualization of data, contributed significantly to the efficiency and effectiveness of the BIAL Group’s Management Planning and Control processes, aligning them with the company’s strategic objectives.” says Vera Castro, Senior Planning & Control Manager at BIAL.

SAP Analytics Cloud is a complete analytics and planning solution designed to crowdsource plans across the enterprise, unlocking the full potential of investments in your critical business applications and most valuable data sources.

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