Press Release

Johnston Sweepers choose Board for Sales & Operational Planning

Thursday, 28 July 2016 - United Kingdom

Board International announce that world leading manufacturer of outdoor surface cleansing equipment. Johnston Sweepers has chosen the Board Platform to provide Business Intelligence (BI) and Corporate Performance Management (CPM). 

Johnston Sweepers identified the need to strengthen the existing S&OP process in order to bring a new level of clarity to the business to support strategic decision making. The current process is supported by a network of spreadsheets and monthly meetings leaving the process open to exposure of manual error/loss of knowledge as process owners leave the business.

Board, chosen for its unified BI and CPM functionality and ease of use, will provide Johnston Sweepers with a single version of the truth by allowing all processes to be consolidated into one system with workflow for monthly demand review submissions and what-if analysis. With Board, users will be able to drill down into forecasts by product, market, customer, probability and more, and add commentary at cell level for more detailed analysis.

The Board S&OP solution will provide the senior management team with a summary dashboard by family of product; Order Book Quantity; and Orders Shipped during current year allowing to execute real-time what-if scenarios.

With a single integrated approach to Business Analytics and Corporate Performance Management, Board provides critical information quickly and easily, integrating budgeting, planning and forecasting with reporting, analysis and dash-boarding with write-back capability. Board has already enabled over 3,000 companies to improve their business performance by making better decisions.

Manuel Ribeiro Gourmand, Master Production Scheduler at Johnston Sweepers says:

We had to be sure that we were picking the right solution for our business. We selected Board amongst five other vendors after an intensive 2-year selection process. Not only did we feel that the Board solution was fit for purpose, their consultants demonstrated the best understanding of our underlying business requirements.

Dominic Policella, Director at Board UK adds:

The use of Board amongst manufacturers is fast growing as the need for deeper insight into the link between sales and operational costs and process becomes more urgent with the emergence of Industry 4.0. We welcome the chance to work with a globally established business like Johnston Sweepers to provide a future-proof platform to enable the delivery of their corporate strategy.