SudOcean streamlines budgeting & planning with Kepion

By - Jun 14, 2012

Seattle, WA (Thursday 14th June, 2012) – Kepion Software, a global leader in simplified performance management software, is helping companies like SudOcean streamline their budgeting and planning process across the organization. With Kepion, SudOcean was able to standardize and automate their budgeting process that allowed finance to eliminate any data inconsistencies and duplication of data.

SudOcean is one of the leading providers of representation services for maritime port operations, oil & gas shipping and freight forwarding. It is headquartered in Chile with operations in Latin America and Central America in countries with Peru, Colombia, Panama, Uruguay, Brazil, Chile, Argentina and Ecuador.

SudOcean has been facing rapid growth within all their business units and subsidiaries. As a result, there has been increasing demand for budget accuracies and standardization of information. Both finance and IT faced difficult challenges in manually reconciling budget data through spreadsheet files. This involved a high effort in consolidation information that resulted in inaccurate information and misplaced efficiencies.

Working together with a local Kepion partner, BI Applications was able to deliver a budgeting and reporting solution that hit all of SudOcean’s key criteria’s.  BI Applications initially built a prototype to demonstrate how SudOcean’s Sales, Expense and HR modules can be built within Kepion. SudOcean immediately saw value and commenced the project to start to reach the next year budget start date.

“Thanks to the flexibility of Kepion we can assemble forms in a standardized format. We can easily schedule budget distribution rules without any problems.” says Ariel Severo, Systems Manager, IT, SudOcean.

With Kepion, SudOcean was able to standardize and automate their budgeting process that allowed finance to eliminate any data inconsistencies and duplication of data. This enable finance more time for analysis, and less time recovering. In fact, the organization was able generate replacement versions to fix actuals in budgeting months prior to use of Kepion.

“The Kepion generated cubes could be used as real-time data feeds to our PowerPivot dashboards for a consolidated view of the company.” says Sebastian Favilla, Finance Planning Lead, SudOcean.

About Kepion on the Microsoft BI Platform

Kepion (www.kepion.com) delivers global corporate performance management software (CPM) based on Microsoft’s technology across the North & South America, Australia, Europe and Asia. Companies, which include some of Microsoft’s top enterprise customers, have adopted Kepion as their global budgeting and financial forecasting software.

Since Kepion is built on the Microsoft Business Intelligence platform, customers are able to plug their own Microsoft BI tools directly to Kepion for reporting and analysis.  Kepion business performance management software allows business users to easily enter their targets for company-wide strategic plans, top-down & bottom-up budgeting and continuous fiscal & rolling forecasting, all within a single, easy to navigate web interface environment.

About Kepion

Kepion delivers performance management solutions for the office of finance. Kepion is built on the Microsoft BI platform powered by SQL Server 2008. Kepion provides an entirely web-based planning solution founded on the principle “Simply Flexible: Providing simple access & navigation to your needed information, combined with a fully flexible platform to build solutions that fit around your key business functions”.

About SudOcean

SudOcean S.A. is a multinational shipping agency headquartered in Chile with multiple business units in Argentina. SudOcean has six business units, with over 50 types of services provided to more than 500 customers.

For more information, please visit our website at www.kepion.com or email us at info@kepion.com


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