Graeme Vaughan , CIO , Meridian Group , says the well-designed and user-friendly solution Corporate Planning – integrated into the group through its robust and intimate relationship with Insight Consulting – has fundamentally shifted a formerly disparate reporting and budgeting process into a consolidated and streamlined business strength .
The Meridian Group , with headquarters in Mauritius , is the holding company of 23 subsidiaries across Malawi , Mozambique , Zambia and Zimbabwe . The subsidiaries , in turn , are made up of four units : fertiliser blending , fertiliser distribution , retail and production of commodities . It caters for all farmers ; from small holding to commercial enterprises , NGOs and government growing programs .
“ Technology is a key growth driver for the business and supports its ultimate goal of improving food security in Africa ,” said Vaughan .
Insight Consulting works with businesses to formulate and deliver on data strategies at all levels of the organisation . It does this by embarking on long-term relationships with customers and unlocking actionable insights , using the latest thinking and technology across the data value chain .
Corporate Planning ( CP ) software assists businesses to overcome the time-consuming , manual burden of the planning process as well as the challenges associated with inconsistent reporting during their planning and forecasting cycles . Businesses are able to integrate strategic and operational planning to facilitate transparent and well-founded business decisions .
The impact of Corporate Planning software on The Meridian Group
The Meridian Group did not have full visibility of its cash flow and much of its cash was tied up in raw materials .
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