Everything under one roof for planning and controlling
Success story Gesobau AG
GESOBAU is one of the largest housing companies in Berlin and Germany. As a publicly listed company and control instrument for the state government, its operations are legally bound by the stock corporation law – from an economical as well as legal and ethical perspective. For the flexible planning of specific value drivers, GESOBAU relies on LucaNet for reliable controlling.
LucaNet can be adapted to such an extent that individual requirements and industry-specific modifications can be implemented in no time. In addition to the software, the specialist and technical consulting services provided by LucaNet employees is first-class.
How GESOBAU uses LucaNet software:
- Sales and profit, financial, and cash flow planning and reporting
- Import of diverse information per business area
- Data integration with SAP connection and data collection
Planning software not able to meet requirements
For GESOBAU, the targeted calculation, analysis, and management of the development of specific value drivers is daily business. These value drivers include rents, maintenance, large-scale repairs, revenue reductions, as well as personnel and material costs. The previous system slowed down the redesign of plan items and was not flexible. Long response times and the need for manual data entry posed further obstacles for the planning process. On top of this, the functionalities no longer reflected the changes in demand. The planning data needed to be recorded efficiently and flexibly at the level of the residential unit, with changes to the planning basis also occurring simultaneously. There was software out there to remedy all these problems.
Fast data collection – meaningful overall planning
GESOBAU came across the LucaNet solutions at exactly the right moment. Implementation as well as customer support and even custom-made programming for the import of various business information came all in quick order with LucaNet. All the data was also integrated via an SAP connection.
GESOBAU's planning is implemented in a decentralized manner in the various departments. The planning figures are then collected centrally by Controlling, entered and processed in LucaNet to create a meaningful overall plan, where particular focus is placed on sales and profit, balance sheet, and cash flow planning. GESOBAU plans its value drivers at cost center, business unit, and profit center level. Other items are mapped at the company level. “LucaNet enables us to carry out the most complex of planning processes at a very deep and detailed level. Planning items can be entered and processed faster with LucaNet – especially in case of changes,” emphasizes GESOBAU.
How LucaNet software benefits GESOBAU:
- User-friendly interface
- Flexible and efficient collection of planning data
- Meaningful overall plan down to a detailed level