Progas GmbH & Co. KG
Why did you choose the Corporate Planning software?
In the past, consolidation was a very complex and confusing task in Excel, as was the 3-year company and subgroup plan, where the emphasis was on profit planning. Before the rollout of the consolidation and reporting solution, PROGAS only used the CP basic version on an ad-hoc basis for parts of its cost planning.
What are your highlights?
The integrated profit, financial and balance sheet planning at company and group level.
What lessons have you learned?
A uniform software solution throughout the group makes processes more reliable and increases transparency in planning, group accounting and reporting.
PROGAS is a German liquefied petroleum gas supplier focusing on the domestic market. With sound business development and a reliable provision of services, the company has excelled as an energy supplier to business and household customers and as a manufacturer of industrial aerosol propellants for more than seventy years. The aim of this dependable partner for households, industry, trade and agriculture, with expertise built up over decades and well-developed infrastructure, is always to be customer-oriented. It has business operations in the following segments: fuel and industrial gas, bottled gas, LPG for vehicles, aerosol, key account business (central business) and infrastructure (filling stations). The company, which was founded in 1949, is based in Dortmund. Its sales activities are organized from three regional centres in Hamburg, Kassel and Munich and by a field sales force covering the whole of Germany. To ensure security of supply at all times, PROGAS operates 17 liquefied gas storage facilities of its own and also has access to a large number of affiliated filling stations. The company has two wholly owned subsidiaries and shareholdings of up to 50% in thirteen other companies.
Industry: Energy management
Sites: Dortmund, Germany
Solution(s): Consolidation, Cost Management