"With Corporate Planner, we've ushered in a new generation in our corporate performance management."
- Operational management
- Cost management
- Sales management
Three questions for Alexander Falz
What was your starting point?
The head of accounting at the time still went through a great many manual steps to produce the reports and analyses in Excel and the Symphonie program. When the next generation took over, we were looking for a tool that came with a high level of flexibility, that combined reporting and corporate performance management and, above all, that could merge the data from multiple source systems rapidly.
What were your highlights?
The Business Logic Tree, i.e. the tree structure, is the ideal means of visualization. It’s simply a super idea. We’ve also found that being able to adjust the visible and active time spans so flexibly is extremely useful in our day-to-day work.
What lessons have you learned?
As good and as user-friendly as Corporate Planner is, you’re still responsible for building your own structure. The complexity becomes particularly apparent when you need to get other people involved with Corporate Planner and the structures that have been built.
About Azul Kaffee GmbH & Co. KG
The name originates from the bluish shimmer of the raw coffee beans from Costa Rica and therefore stands for a love of all things special. As a trend-conscious traditional roastery based in Bremen, we’re open to new ideas and are always experimenting with ways of setting new standards in the world of coffee. We’re passionate about coffee and everything you can make from it. This is reflected in our product range which, with Azul Kaffee, suits the wide-ranging tastes of our time while also featuring speciality coffees to delight connoisseurs. A modern coffee lifestyle with Italian flair is conveyed by the premium brand I O. With our Verde range, you can offer your guests top-quality coffee from sustainable plantations.
This is complemented by the Keo world of tea and by Azuco drinking chocolate, along with all the associated accessories. As a straightforward, flexible partner to the catering industry, we serve all tastes and fulfil every wish – be it for breakfast at a hotel or as coffee to go, in a traditional coffee house or a trendy café.