Brussels Airlines Chooses Anaplan for Heightened Financial Planning and Analysis
Anaplan’s platform selected to replace legacy spreadsheet system- element61 selected as Implementation Partner
Brussels Airlines, the Belgian airline offering the widest choice of flights to and from its base at Brussels Airport, has selected Anaplan to boost its financial planning and analysis (FP&A) strategy. Brussels Airlines, which experienced record passenger growth in April 2014, selected Anaplan over legacy software vendors to replace its spreadsheet-based FP&A processes.
With Anaplan’s cloud-based, in-memory platform Brussels Airlines can get insights on product planning and allocation, cost planning, and capital expenditures. The airline will leverage Anaplan to determine passenger revenue allocation to flight numbers in real-time. The Belgian company can also more accurately forecast future demand, and adjust plans on the fly to account for personnel costs and functional costs.
"Our business users are very enthusiastic about using Anaplan, as it is the only platform capable of handling the operational parameters and operational data used in our planning processes,” said Vanessa Rentiers, Vice President of Controlling and Business Intelligence, Brussels Airlines. "As a modern company, we must be able to act quickly, which means we need flexible tools that are natural to use throughout the organization. Anaplan will play an important role in our concerted effort to improve financial and operating results stemming from our performance improvement plan.
”Anaplan’s cloud-based platform is built on the patented, in-memory HyperBlock™ data engine delivering unparalleled immediacy, flexibility and scale. Anaplan unifies data from across the organization in a secure cloud/SaaS platform and interconnects plans to deliver unprecedented trust and visibility into the planning process.
"With Anaplan, Brussels Airlines will never have to deal with miscellaneous spreadsheets, disparate databases, or unwieldy planning systems again,” said Anaplan CEO Fred Laluyaux. "Brussels Airlines can be confident that their data and plans are telling a consistent story, results are mapping to projections and business decisions are backed by accurate test scenarios.”
The implementation of the Anaplan project at Brussels Airlines will be done by element61, the though-leading Business Analytics consulting company in Belgium. The implementation is the second project element61 has won in 3 months, following being the first Belgian certified Anaplan implementation partner.
About Brussels Airlines
Brussels Airlines is the Belgian airline that offers the widest choice of flights to and from its base at Brussels Airport. A fleet of 44 aircraft and about 3500 employees from Brussels Airlines are assuring some 300 punctual flights daily, connecting the capital of Europe to more than 80 premium European and African and US airports. Brussels Airlines is owned by SN Airholding and is backed up by more than 80 years of aviation experience in Belgium. In June 2009, Lufthansa acquired 45% of the company’s shares. Since 9 December 2009, Brussels Airlines is a member of Star Alliance, the world largest airline alliance.
Anaplan is disrupting the world of business planning and execution. We built our platform from the ground up to empower companies to plan, collaborate and act—in real time. Stay ahead of critical business events, rapidly model potential impacts and course correct on the fly. With Anaplan’s cloud-based platform, you can continuously align your people, plans and spend to your market opportunities. Anaplan is a privately held company, headquartered in San Francisco, CA with global offices on four continents.
Press coverage of this successful project can be found here :
(Dutch) Anaplan maakt komaf met Excel bij Brussels Airlines
(French) Anaplan en finit avec Excel chez Brussels Airlines
The compete case-study of the project can be found here : Taking Brussels Airlines' business planning to the Cloud