Press Release

Board enables Schwarzmüller Group to pursue its vision of a unified approach to corporate management

Tuesday, 04 May 2021 - Chiasso, Switzerland and Boston, US

The commercial vehicle manufacturer will use the Board decision-making platform to map its entire reporting and planning process to advance digitization in controlling

Board International, the #1 Decision-Making Platform provider, today announced that the Schwarzmüller Group, an innovation and technology leader in the commercial vehicle sector, is introducing the all-in-one Board Decision-Making Platform which unifies business intelligence (BI), planning, and predictive analytics. The Austrian company will use Board to modernize reporting and planning activities.


Integration of analysis, reporting, and planning in a single, self-service platform

The trigger for the implementation of Board was the use of an IBM controlling tool that is no longer being developed. "After a detailed market survey, we quickly recognized that there are few solutions on the market that integrate analysis, reporting, and planning as consistently as Board,” explains Monika Gruber, Head of Group Controlling at Schwarzmüller. " This, in combination with Board’s inbuilt workflow management, self-service capabilities, ability to write-back to source systems, and a successful proof of concept by implementation partner MCG Management Consulting, convinced the vehicle manufacturer that the platform was the right choice.

More efficient work and a reliable database

“It is a challenge to start such a project during the Corona crisis. But we are convinced that we have taken the right path with Board and are driving our digitization forward in controlling. Our first goal was to map our financial and sales figures such as incoming orders, market data, and offers. We are currently completing this sub-project successfully. MCG provided great help with this and contributed valuable suggestions as well as best practices.”

Monika and her team, who are already involved extensively in the implementation of Board through coaching, are already thinking about how its use can be extended in future. As a next stage, they would like to replace complex planning procedures with a clean, workflow-controlled planning process in Board. “With our new solution we have created a transparent, reliable number structure and set up clean, controlled processes. This will relieve our team considerably in the future, so that we can concentrate more on analyzing the data in order to question things better and to act as consultants within the group,” she explains.


About Schwarzmüller Gruppe

The Schwarzmüller Group, based in Freinberg, near Schärding, Austria, is a leading supplier of towed commercial vehicles in Europe. The company develops, produces and services premium vehicles for bespoke added-value transport solutions. As an innovation and technology leader with 150 years of experience, Schwarzmüller is setting the benchmarks for commercial vehicles.

The Schwarzmüller Group has an international network covering 21 Central and Eastern European countries.

Together with its subsidiary Hüffermann Transportsysteme, the company produces 11,000 commercial vehicles each year. Schwarzmüller employs a workforce of around 2,500 employees, and generates an annual turnover of over 400 million euros. 


About MCG

MCG Management Consulting Gesellschaft mbH has been a management consultancy specializing in the conception and implementation of business intelligence since 1995. As a leading consulting company, the company takes a holistic approach to business intelligence and business communication. 


About Board

Board is the #1 Decision-Making Platform. Founded in 1994, Board enables people to have a transformative impact on their business, helping them to intuitively explore and leverage their data in a flexible, all-in-one decision-making platform. By unifying Business Intelligence, planning, and predictive analytics, the Board platform allows companies to produce a single, accurate, and complete view of business information, gain actionable insights, and achieve full control of performance across the entire organization. Thanks to Board, more than 3,000 organizations worldwide, including Coca-Cola, Ricoh, KPMG, Puma, Siemens, and ZF Group, have deployed end-to-end decision-making applications at a fraction of the time and cost associated with traditional solutions.