Inconsistent reporting irked the detail-orientated POAL financial team and slowed down their monthly reporting processes. The reports differed in look and feel from one to another, and there was no surety that they all used the same set of correct information.
“We were looking for reporting consistency,” says James Kennedy, Group Financial Controller for POAL. “Our reporting was done in Excel and Word, which meant we were ending up with multiple versions, formatting inconsistencies – and not always one version of the truth! We also wanted to reduce time taken in the whole reporting process.”
As POAL has a long, well-established relationship with Fusion5’s Corporate Performance Management team going right back to their Mindfull days, Kennedy says they were the natural choice . “It was a logical extension to go to them – we didn’t feel the need to look elsewhere.”