More Certainty for the Austrian SME Sector

Joint Campaign by Corporate Planning and Erste Bank

CP Corporate Planning AG (CP) is strengthening its field of international partners. The newest member of the growing CP partner network is Erste Bank, the leading institute of Österreichische Sparkassengruppe, one of the country’s largest banking groups. Under the slogan “Reliable financial planning in uncertain times”, Corporate Planning and Erste Bank are enabling SMEs to get started with professional liquidity management and integrated financial planning for a fixed price.

“In uncertain times with increasingly dynamic markets, the importance of efficient planning and forecasting is growing. This applies especially to SMEs as well as their financing partners,” says Matthias Kläsener, CEO of CP Corporate Planning AG. “Together with our new partner, Erste Bank, we’ve put together two attractive software packages that enable businesses in Austria to get off to a flying start in reliable planning and fulfil the prerequisites for obtaining a loan.”

Smart Planner is the ideal entry-level solution for businesses with a total operating revenue of up to €15m. The fixed-price comprehensive package covers the use of the cloud, support and online training sessions in addition to the licence fee. For businesses with a total operating revenue exceeding €15m and that are interested in a professional solution which is easy on resources, Corporate Planner Finance is exactly what they need. Here, the implementation and structure build with customized planning logic are included in the package price, as are the monthly actual data import service and training sessions with Controller Institut experts.

“Particularly in the present situation, precision in business management is essential. To be able to make the right decisions, you need to have the right information at the touch of a button. With this solution, our customers can always keep track of their most important KPIs, so they are ready to implement measures rapidly whenever necessary. That’s not just a major advantage for the businesses themselves; it also builds confidence with other stakeholders,” says Willibald Cernko (picture: © Marion Payr), Chief Corporates Officer at Erste Bank Oesterreich.

Erste Bank and Sparkassen are among Austria’s largest financial service providers. Around 15,500 staff serve over 3.8 million customers in 1,000 branches and banking service points. In 2019, Erste Bank and Sparkassen helped more than 28,000 people to fulfil their dream of home ownership, paid out €292m in interest to domestic savers, and helped over 22,000 young entrepreneurs to set up new businesses or continued to support them with their existing enterprises.

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