Board Customer Awards go to RWE Generation, DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga and 1&1 Telecommunication

Friday, 05 July 2024 - Frankfurt, Germany

Board presents customer awards in Rising Star, Long-term Achievement, and World Class Transformation categories for inspiring planning projects

Board International, a global leader for Enterprise Planning solutions, has honored companies in three categories with the Board Customer Award for particularly innovative customer projects. At the "Board Beyond" customer event, Board CEO Jeff Casale and Ansgar Eickeler, Area Manager DACH at Board, presented the Rising Star Award to RWE Generation SE, the Long Term Achievement Award to DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga GmbH and the World Class Transformation Award to 1&1 Telecommunication SE.

"We would like to congratulate the winners of the Board Customer Awards. These awards recognize customers who have demonstrated the flexibility of Board solutions and have inspired others with their implementation. All three projects demonstrate the ease with which Board can be adapted to different needs in order to achieve good, intelligent planning", said Jeff Casale, CEO of Board.

Rising Star Award: RWE Generation SE – Flexible use for a wide range of planning tasks

RWE Generation has set up a DTO (Digital Transformation Office) to drive digitalization with seven initiatives known as lighthouses. In the area of digital planning, RWE Generation has opted for Board. Within a short period of time, the team implemented an MVP (Minimum Viable Product)  for the financial sector. At the same time, the DTO is working on implementing other use cases with Board, such as project and resource planning for hydropower or biomass.

"We have implemented the first projects with Board and are discovering more and more planning tasks that can be implemented pragmatically with Board. We are eager to see how our planning landscape will develop", said Dr. Jörg Schumann, Finance Director at RWE Generation.

Longterm Achievement Award: DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga GmbH – Continuous development based on the original core project

Board has been in use at the DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga since 2012 and is the central tool for the finance department, from booking to reporting. The DFL has continuously developed the use of Board and added new applications. As a result, all budget managers outside the controlling department have access to Board, where they can plan their budgets and use Board's extensive planning, reporting and analysis functions in self-service mode.

"Board is open to change and innovation. This has allowed us to build on the core project we originally implemented and to evolve the system step by step to meet our needs", said Corinna Schmidt, Head of Controlling at DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga GmbH.

World Class Transformation Award: 1&1 Telecommunication – Planning and forecasting of complex customer behavior

The challenge for 1&1 Telecommunication SE is to forecast the behavior of its many customers in the various product categories and tariffs in order to implement financial planning as accurately and realistically as possible. Based on a detailed data model, the various cohorts are analyzed to identify when changes are made, when they become active, and what impact this has.

„We have replaced a complex Excel solution with Board. This allows us to benefit from additional analysis options and agile as well as simple planning and forecasting processes," says Frank Dewender, Head of Business Controlling at 1&1 Telecommunication SE.

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