Quorn Foods selects BOARD to enhance their Sales & Financial Forecasting
In the past, Quorn Foods had been forecasting their sales data using spreadsheets, a process that was becoming more and more laborious and prone to errors. This sparked the search for a solution which would offer them the ability to analyse, forecast and report accurately and efficiently and help them to make faster and more informed business decisions.
After careful consideration of other products, BOARD was selected as their preferred solution thanks to its easy-to-use, programming-free environment that not only offers them fast access to one version of their data, but also the flexibility to extend their use of the product with the future needs of their organisation.
BOARD will reduce their reliance on spreadsheets and also connect and analyse data that they are holding in SAP using the BOARD SAP Connector.
Once the initial phase of the project is completed, Quorn Foods hope to extend their use of BOARD into promotional management workflow and consolidation.
Martin Lofnes, Finance Director at Quorn Foods comments: “ We chose the Board product to enable us to produce regular and up to date forecasts to allow the business to respond quickly to issues and opportunities. It also provides an integrated forecasting and reporting tool. We believe Board will allow enable us to improve the speed and efficiency of decision making and provide a robust database containing ‘one version of the truth”.
Dominic Policella, Managing Director of BOARD UK, adds: “We welcome Quorn Foods to the growing list of BOARD customers. It is great to see BOARD helping them to improve their sales forecasting processes and we look forward to seeing them enhance their use of the product”.
About Quorn Foods
Quorn Foods offer a wide range of meat-alternative products, made using proprietary technology, that uniquely deliver the taste and texture of meat to people who have chosen to reduce, replace or cut out their meat consumption and who still want to eat a normal healthy diet. Launched nationally in 1995, Quorn is now the UK’s 35th biggest food brand. Quorn Foods is an independent company focused on creating the world’s leading meat-alternative business. In 2010 Quorn Foods’ turnover was £128.8 million, selling products across 11 different countries and employing around 600 people across three UK sites.
BOARD International is a global leader in the BI and PM Toolkit space. BOARD has enabled over 2,500 companies worldwide to rapidly deploy BI and CPM applications in a single integrated environment completely programming-free and in a fraction of the time and cost associated with traditional solutions. BOARD provides one accurate, complete view of an organisation’s information, fully integrated with its processes, uniquely linking performance from strategic vision to all levels down to operational detail. BOARD has a worldwide re-seller network with local partners across the globe.