TIP Group

Better Financial Planning at TIP Group

With SAP Analytics Cloud

Finext and TIP Group joined forces to perform an optimization battle over the existing models. We also started working on a scenario & forecasting module. This allows TIP to quickly calculate the most lucrative investment options within the organization or the impact of certain market conditions. Read here why TIP Group chose SAC.

One-stop shop for trailer and truck

A one-stop shop for all customer's trailer and truck needs. That's what TIP Group stands for. Even as a major player in the entire European and Canadian market, TIP is continuously working to further automate its financial processes. To this end, TIP drew up 'Vision 2025'. A large-scale program which enables the organization to extract more control and predictive information from the available data. The main goal of this vision is to have a simplified work structure by 2025 that is supported by a renewed digital environment in cooperation with technology partners. With the implementation of SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC), an important milestone in that vision has been realized.

TIP Group

With more than 130 branches spread across 18 countries and a large and diverse range of trailers and trucks, financial planning is an important process in TIP's operations. Previously, this process was largely facilitated from Excel. This was error-prone, but, partly due to TIP's strong growth, now also too time-intensive. As a result, valuable time was lost when it could be much better spent in the rapidly developing market.

"Financial Planning is Core Business at trailer leasing company TIP Group. To shape this future-proof in the cloud, this was built with Finext in SAP Analytics Cloud."

SAP Analytics Cloud

TIP chose SAP Analytics Cloud. SAP's strategic solution for financial planning. One of Finext's software partners. Using SAP Analytics Cloud, TIP wants to achieve higher data quality, accelerate the financial planning process and meet the reporting needs of the shareholder. That was a fun challenge. Especially planning revenues from such a large fleet in a dynamic market is complex and challenging. Partly because the working methods of different branches are very different, it is not easy to establish a process that everyone agrees with.

The result

Rudie van Dijk, Finance director of TIP Group has been closely involved in this project. 'We have been able to build up a Centre of Excellence with a relatively small team in which we are getting to know the SAP Analytics Cloud and processes better and better. Finext has helped us with this'. 'We used a co-build approach in which my team was increasingly empowered to make its own changes. This included building various reports, dashboards and maintaining and updating master data. 'Meanwhile, the application is in full use and a faster financial planning cycle with higher reliability has been realized. This again gives the financial department of TIP more time and opportunities to add value to the company," says Rudie van Dijk.

"This gives TIP's finance department more time and opportunities to add value to the business."

Scenario & forecasting

The final product tastes like more. Finext and TIP Group recently joined forces to perform an optimization battle over the existing models. We have also started work on a scenario & forecasting module. This allows TIP to calculate various investment options at regional or group level or to determine the impact of certain market conditions. Data insights make it possible to look ahead with today's certainties. A key component for TIP FP&A to grow to an advanced level.