prevero, a Unit4 company and a leading provider of Corporate Performance Management (CPM) and Business Intelligence (BI) solutions, today announced that Carglass in Germany (known as Autoglass in the UK), has selected its cloud-based planning software. The car glass replacement specialist will replace error-prone Excel-based processes with prevero as it seeks to streamline, automate and modernise its business planning, data management, budgeting and forecasting.
With prevero, Carglass will be able to create top-down forecasts and budgets for each of its 330 individual branches in Germany, without the need to enter and consolidate large volumes of data manually into a number of linked Excel files. As a result, Carglass will reduce the time taken to process and consolidate significant volumes of complex data and allow its teams to focus on more strategic, value-add activities. In selecting cloud-deployment, Carglass also benefits from secure access to up to date, reliable and comprehensive data at any time and from any location.
In addition to budgeting and forecasting prevero will play a vital role in a number of Carglass’s wider business planning processes including employment assignment, investment, balance sheet and cash flow calculations.
Marko Klapproth, Finance Controlling Manager at Carglass: "As an expanding business generating a lot of information around the diverse services we undertake for our customers, we recognise the importance of having full transparency and accuracy when it comes to our data management as well as our financial and operational planning processes. Indeed, we are dealing with around 1.6 million customer invoices each year and that is growing, so it was clear to us that our Excel based systems were simply not capable of keeping up with our informational and planning needs. In selecting prevero we have both a solution that will enable us to achieve a significantly higher degree of accuracy in budgeting and clearer insights into our data as well as a partner who understands the needs of our business.”
Alexander Springer, CEO and co-founder of prevero: "Carglass is a major brand in Germany and we are delighted that our solutions and approach to this project are helping to ensure it achieves its objectives. This is a long term partnership for us and we are excited about the benefits we are delivering already and to seeing Carglass expand this success in the future.”
Carglass in Germany specializes in the repair and replacement of vehicle glass. In Germany, Carglass employs some 2,200 people, of whom approximately 1,500 are specially trained Carglass technicians. More than 300 employees work in the head office in Cologne, while more than 200 agents are employed in the Customer Contact Center (Call Center). The company processes approximately 1.2 million customer contacts per year and helps car drivers throughout Germany, either in one of the 330 service centres or in one of the more than 380 mobile units.
Since 1990, Carglass has belonged to the international Belron family and has been trading as Carglass GmbH since 1993. Belron is the world's largest company specializing in the repair of damage to vehicle glass. The Group employs roughly 26,300 people throughout the world, of whom more than half are highly qualified technicians, and operates in more than 30 countries on five continents. In 2016, the company recorded a global turnover of over EUR 3.3 billion from the approximately 11.3 million vehicle glass repairs and replacements.
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About prevero Group
prevero, a Unit4 company, provides Corporate Performance Management (CPM) and Business Intelligence (BI) solutions for planning, budgeting, forecasting, data analysis, dashboarding and reporting – supporting companies of all sizes in making smart decisions across every part of the business. Additional prevero functionality covers financial and operational planning, project planning, HR planning, strategy planning, risk planning and financial consolidation, and the company also supports the specific needs of industries such as energy, manufacturing, finance, airports, telecommunications and the automotive sector.
Headquartered in Munich with additional offices in Europe, Asia and the USA, prevero employs 160 people and maintains an international partner network. The company helps more than 4,500 international clients including Bizerba, EDEKA, EWE TEL, Hamburg Airport, Fresenius Medical Care, Konica Minolta, Swiss Life and Swisscom.