Comparative analysis – an overview of results from multiple subsidiaries
Each subsidiary of an international company has a planned budget that is to be met and customers, customer groups, sales channels or regions which it covers. Thus, global reporting in a multi-site organization group a prerequisite of reporting per various categories. For example, an overview of item data per specified subsidiaries. Intercompany data transparency is crucial as it ensures accurate reporting not only for P&L account, but also for supply chain management, item rotation (slow-moving stock), output quality and production line load. Viewing all production plants for machine load data is a good example. The insight into this data may lead to a decision to move production from one country to the other in order to reduce costs and production resources overload. What is meant here by standardized group reporting, is an overview of data based on groups, periods etc. Reports viewing sales data from multiple subsidiaries in one table are also possible. Such group reporting provides valuable data for comparative analyses.