Powerlines Group GmbH
Three Questions for Ruth Unger
What was your starting point?
The monthly reporting, as well as the forecasting and budgeting, was all done in Excel by the subsidiaries. Our corporate performance management team would then manually summarize the data in one Excel file.
What are your highlights?
We have an overview of our group budget straight away, as soon as our subsidiaries have finished their planning. We use the web client to display the daily financial KPIs of all our subsidiaries in a uniform layout with a previous year, budget and forecast comparison at the touch of a button, and also to prepare a standardized set of reports for the quarterly finance meetings.
What lessons have you learned?
To implement the software efficiently with a Corporate Planning consultant, you really need sound knowledge of the data availability in your source system. You also need to have a good overview of your specific reporting requirements and of the reports to be provided by Corporate Planner.
About Powerlines Group GmbH
Powerlines Group is one of Europe's leading providers in the electrification of rail infrastructure for local and long-distance transport and a long-standing, reliable partner in the construction of energy transmission infrastructure in the German-speaking countries. With its comprehensive range of services in the RAIL, ENERGY, PRODUCTS and eMobility divisions, Powerlines Group provides its international customers with sustainable and reliable solutions for their energy-related challenges. Headquartered in Lower Austria and with local subsidiaries in Central and Northern Europe, Powerlines Group employs more than 1,100 people and generated revenue of over €350m in the financial year 2021. Powerlines Group, as an Equans company, is part of the French Bouygues Group.
Ruth Unger, Deputy Head of Corporate Performance Management