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(IBM Global Solution Directory ID#: 46646)
The PM2Plan solution is an integrated business planning solution that leverages expertise, industry knowledge and built in features from PMSquare's implementations with clients in the mid-market, health care, manufacturing, industrial and consumer goods sectors.
Detailed solution description
PM2Plan is a fully integrated performance management solution for companies including financial, sales and operational capabilities such as Sales planning, Opex planning, Capex planning, Headcount planning, sales dashboards and financial analytics. PM2Plan provides a re-usable solution for a single deployment in country or for multi-region, multi-country deployments. The PM2Plan solution leverages the methodology and experience with customers that deployed asiapac rollouts including Boehringer, Sanofi, Bluescope and many more.
Integrated Performance Management solution for the Asia Pacific Region hosted in Singapore. Planning models including OpEx, Sales, Order Requirements, CapEx, Headcount, P&L, Shared Service Allocations. All relevant reports and planning models will be accessed by the end users through the single web portal. Data capture happens via Web Client with short commands, break back, history tracking and ownership and workflow management. The web portal also provides advanced Reporting and Analysis capabilities. Other features include, Change history & ownership, Real Time plan status, Provision of aggregated hierarchical view of all business units and Centralised Maintenance
The PM2Plan solution uses a unique methodology and has integrated capabilities for financial, sales and operational planning. It takes into consideration HQ requirements but also the needs of distributing/production/business units in Asia Pacific. Not just for the country specific implementations, but especially as an adaptable methodology to roll out applications to multiple countries as part of a regional deployment. PMSquare has developed a proven and workable approach to re-using the applications that have been built, we have also seen impressive time savings for the implementation for single countries participating in a regional project (up to 60% time savings due to re-usability). The PM2Plan solution competes very well against AnaPlan, MaxiPlan, Board and other non-IBM solutions.
There is a challenge for customers to rollout PM solutions throughout the ASEAN region i.e. with different countries, different languages and, typically, a shared services structure. PM2PLan integrates the requirements of sales, finance, operations and other departments but with a unique modular approach that can be leveraged across international borders.
There are many business opportunities in AsiaPacific for an integrated planning & reporting solution and with PM2Plan's unique methodology for rolling out solutions across regional centers and the solution capabilities, there are better chances of winning in asia. The key areas that PMSquare sees business opportunities is with pharmaceutical, consumer goods, manufacturing, information services companies and with organizations that look to boost productivity in Singapore/ASEAN. Many of the organizations start in Singapore and then rollout regional solutions to Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam etc, this is how PMSquare can provide value with the PM2PLan solution.
Return on investment
The return on investment for PM2PLan is calculated with 3 pillars, (1) cost reduction due to reduced effort & time, (2) revenue optimization by taking advantage of opportunities and (3) profit maximization through enhanced business effectiveness. PMSquare can share more details on how this was achieved in partnership with our customers.
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