Now at at Bunge Cone Sul five countries have integrated financial management.

Financial integration among 5 countries? It can be done!

It seems like chaos, but it is possible to integrate financial information from 5 countries, involving production by dozens of factories and products from different areas.

More time to predict the future.

Outlining scenarios has become a matter of minutes, which has made the process extremely agile. Executives now have more time to spend on strategies and the future.

Goodbye spreadsheets.

There were over 100, with different numbers from one to another and lots of broken links. Now, one single template resolves the issue more efficiently, quickly and securely.

Challenge: Management across 5 countries isn't easy, with different currencies and taxes and dozens of distinct requirements. It seems impossible to integrate Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Paraguay into the same platform, but this was precisely the plan outlined for Bunge Cone Sul. Planning and budgeting was done using over 100 Excel spreadsheets, which were precariously integrated and had problems with links and inconsistencies between the data from one file to another. Totally integrated projections were needed to be sure of the consistency of the various types of information projected: Sales, Revenue, Taxes, Costs, Inventory, Expenses, Investments, Working capital, Balance sheet, Income and Cash flow.

Solutions implemented: The platform implemented at Bunge Cone Sul is integrated and meets the needs of nearly 100 users. It streamlines and provides firm figures for planning, budgeting, balance sheets and financial consolidation as well as scenario simulations, aimed at measuring impacts by product, by plant or by input. Outlining scenarios has, by the way, become a matter of minutes, which has made the entire process extremely agile. Executives now have more time to spend on strategies and the future. Solutions developed: Budgetary and planning.

Solutions developed: Budget and planning.

Platform used: IBM Cognos TM1.