JCB has deployed an enterprise performance management system across its international business.
The £2.7 billion turnover construction and agricultural equipment group has implemented the Infor Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) platform, which is designed to create greater cohesion of financial data across JCB's business units.
JCB said the system will "make it easier for business units to report on and share business critical information in a timely manner". Synergies between the new application and JCB's existing Excel-based legacy system were also key, said JCB, as they would simplify training and deployment across multiple territories and languages.
As Infor EPM is web based users from across JCB's global business units can upload financial information directly onto the system where it can be centrally collated.
"Infor EPM is easy to implement and intuitive to use," said David Brown, director for group finance at JCB world headquarters in the UK. "This helps ensure that the system can be fully optimised by non-technical personnel in JCB's finance departments."
Brown said, "As we operate in a fast changing industry it is particularly important that we can produce timely and accurate information for the JCB board.
"Using Infor EPM our colleagues around the globe can submit data in a consistent manner so that it can be collated quickly and easily."
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