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iTell China

iTell China is one of the largest mobile phone retail providers in China. iTell China is based in Shenzhen, CN with over 826 stores across China, 112 of which is operated in large departments stores. iTell has established distribution partnerships with Apple, Samsung, HTC and Nokia. iTell has total revenues of 208 billion Yuan, and the company is amongst the top 500 Chinese enterprises and top 100 Guangdong enterprises.

In the past iTell has used spreadsheets to support their annual budget process, but since the company switched to Kepion to streamline their budgeting and forecasting process, finance has been able to realize faster turnaround and increased accuracy of their budget data each year.

Situation

iTell has over 800 stores across China and management of each retail store required detailed revenue and operating expense tracking. As iTell continued to grow, the company had increasing demand for sales forecast and budget accuracies across all locations. Both finance and operations faced difficult challenges in consolidating their information for management reporting and analysis, which resulted in missed opportunities and risk to the company.

Solution

With Kepion, we were able to quickly tailor the applications specific for their needs and allow our management team to run budget reviews more frequently for each of our lines of business.
Xu, Director of Finance

iTell has selected Kepion to provide a complete performance management solution for their management and finance. In working with the local Kepion delivery team, iTell was able to translate their budgeting and revenue forecasting requirements into a Sales, Expense and HR apps within the Kepion solution. This helped streamline the budget consolidation process so that management were able to have real-time results to analyze and report on.

"With Kepion, we were able to quickly tailor the applications specific for their needs and allow our management team to run budget reviews more frequently for each of our lines of business." Xu, Director of Finance

Results

Kepion has provided iTell with a centrally managed solution to help standardize and streamline their process for collecting budget and forecast information. With the powerful real-time aggregation engine of Microsoft BI Platform, iTell management team are able to see real-time results of their budgeting process, and exercise their what-if analysis for their strategic planning.

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Profile

iTell one of the largest mobile phone retail providers in China. iTell is based in Shenzhen, CN with over 826 stores across China, 112 of which is operated in large departments stores.

Situation

Due to existing spreadsheet planning process, iTell has budgeting and forecasting inaccuracies.

Solution

Partnered with Kepion Solution Delivery Team, iTell was able to realize a centralized budgeting solution for their sales, expense and management groups.

Results

  • Standardize budgeting process across organization
  • Increased budget and forecast accuracies by 50%
  • Provides a single solution for analyzing data from multiple sources
  • Streamline planning, budgeting and forecasting process

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