Volkswagen de Mexico Selects BOARD International BI Platform for Financial Planning and Reporting
BOARD International, a leading global provider of software for unified Business Intelligence, analytics and performance management, today announced that the Volkswagen manufacturing center Volkswagen de Mexico, has selected the BOARD 9 platform for detailed financial planning and production reporting to executives at Volkswagen headquarters in Germany.
According to Bjoern Ehlbeck, Executive Vice-President, Finance and Organization of Volkswagen de Mexico, the BOARD platform was chosen after an extensive evaluation for its flexibility and depth of capabilities, including the ability to calculate precise margins achieved for new vehicles and spare parts manufactured. Primary criteria for the selection included maintaining maximum data quality, seamless integration with back-end SAP systems, monitoring of the systems progress, and the ability to report results faster and better than the center’s legacy systems.
“Perhaps most compelling to us, though, was that the BOARD all-in-one platform was software that we could customize to our business needs now and into the future, rather than having to change our business practices to fit others’ BI software offerings,” said Mr. Ehlbeck.
Giovanni Grossi, CEO of BOARD International, commented, “Volkswagen is a great example of a highly profitable and competitive business that will reap the benefits of our unified platform for performance management and analytics. The BOARD platform is ideally suited to granular performance management for the financial side of a business, as well as predictive analytics and Business Intelligence for operational planning and management.”
About Volkswagen de Mexico
Volkswagen de México was founded in 1964. It represents the Volkswagen Group brands in the Mexican market, and operates two manufacturing plants, in Puebla and Silao. The Puebla plant is one of the biggest Volkswagen plants worldwide, producing the Volkswagen Jetta, Beetle and Golf models. The Silao plant builds engines to supply the Puebla assembly plant as well as the Chattanooga plant in the US.
About BOARD International
BOARD International has enabled more than 3,000 companies worldwide to rapidly deploy Business Intelligence, analytics and Corporate Performance Management applications on a single integrated and programming-free platform, in a fraction of the time or expense required by traditional BI/analytics solutions. The BOARD platform provides a single, accurate and complete view of an organization’s information, fully integrated with enterprise processes, while uniquely monitoring and communicating performance from strategic down to operational detail. BOARD has a worldwide direct sales force and a reseller network with local partners across the globe.