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Client Overview

With a multigenerational outlook and enduring partnerships, the Group manages a multi-billion-dollar investment portfolio that includes Listed Equities, Private Equity, Real Estate, Fixed Income, and Foreign Exchange. The Olayan Group is a global enterprise originating in Saudi Arabia. It is a single-family-owned private concern.

The Challenge

The requirement was to implement an integrated Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) solution for financial consolidation, budgeting, planning, and reporting. The challenges faced internally were

  • There were multiple data sets that were not consistent which made reporting a challenge
  • The system had a disparity in legal and management
  • Misalignment between budgeting, forecasting, and business goals
  • There was a requirement for analysis reports, variance reports, and KPI dashboards
  • Delays occurred in Cash flow reporting, currency variance analysis, and variance analysis. as they were done manually

Our Approach

We Implemented SAP BPC Financial Consolidation Solution, Analytics & CXO Dashboards

  • We Conducted workshops to understand existing processes and made a common data structure that optimized data collection and data management
  • By simplifying processes and streamlining business flows with Automated Business Rules
  • Ensuring consistency by implementing data input forms, checkpoints, validations, and synchronized data for capturing movements and non-financial data
  • Designed rules for automated reconciliation, elimination, and currency translation.
  • Supporting Consolidation with a defined ownership structure
  • We set up data cubes for Reporting and dashboards for multi-level analysis

Project Highlights

MDSap implemented SAP BPC for Financial Consolidation, integrating data from SAP ERP and legacy systems. We ensured

  • user-friendly manual data input
  • streamlined process workflow, automated business rules, drill-down analytics
  • CXO dashboards. Enabled IFRS-compliant statutory
  • Management reporting, including disclosure notes

Value-Driven Benefits

The client reduced time spent on

  • Executing business processes by automating unifying and consolidating data with minimal manual intervention
  • Single integrated solution for Budgeting, Planning, and Consolidation of financial information, generation of statutory, management, and IFRS compliance disclosure reporting
  • Controls for complete transparency audit trails, and visibility on processes by automating business rules for elimination of intercompany transactions, investments, calculation of minority stakes, and goodwill
  • Re-distribution of cost of shared services by automated allocation process
  • Data consolidating and analyzing by quick data input