Infinitus Reporting facilitate the Budgeting, Forecasting and Monthly Reporting Solution for Airports Company South Africa “ACSA” with the RollupSheets solution

About ACSA

Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) operates South Africa’s ten principal airports, providing airlines with world-class, secure infrastructure. ACSA’s mission is to manage and develop world-class airports successfully, for the benefit of all stakeholders.

Its vision: to be a world leading airport business.

For ACSA, increasing shareholder value entails the delivery of sustainable returns in line with expectations, to balance investment in infrastructure, and to contribute to the development of South Africa as a strong regional and international economy, including:

Achieving financial and operating targets, Managing costs and increasing revenues, Optimising capital structure, and Managing access to debt financing at affordable rates.

The requirement

ACSA required a software solution to drive Corporate Performance Management (CPM) with the ability to perform budgeting, forecasting, planning, reporting, consolidations, business and regional scorecards and data analysis and modelling, all in a single, web-based and MS Office compatible platform. The requirement was urgent, as other solution providers had failed to deliver the goods!

The solution

ACSA engaged with Infinitus Reporting, who understood and scoped the requirement within hours. The final go-ahead was given to Infinitus Mid October 2009, with Phase 1 Budgets due to go-live on 26 October 2009. Phase 1 included the set-up of the budget application and rollout of the RS2 software to in excess of 250 users. Users were trained on the system and the budgeting process during a 3 week intensive training program at 11 airports countrywide. The 1st round of budgets, were completed and ready for review during the 2nd week of December 2009. Phase 2 of the project, forecasting and consolidation, kicked off on 23 November and went live mid December 2009.

The result

ACSA now have an end-to-end budgeting, forecasting and consolidation solution, used and enjoyed by more than 350 users. The solution has been such a success, that it has evolved to incorporate additional airport and regional scorecards to monitor financial and operating targets and measure the organisations progress against its strategic objectives.

“What I like about the overall solution, is the flexibility, can do attitude of the team and the ability to continually evolve to meet our ever increasing reporting requirements, all within scope, within budget and delivered on time.”
Tracy Zouganelis (Management Accountant: Corporate Office)

“The solution has vastly enhanced the reporting capability and reduced man-day effort required to report on time. I would definitely recommend their consulting and implementation services to any business as the integrity and trust relationship framework they operate under is truly rare.”
Zack Adam (Contracts Manager: IT)

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