As Fiat Group Automobiles adds operations and brands, financial managers need more-detailed planning functionality. This is particularly important in EMEA and Latin America because outside of Italy, Fiat Group Automobiles’ largest country of production is Brazil (where Fiat is the market leader).
Managers needed to easily cross-analyze data among countries, channels, and products, even drilling down into variables such as model, power train, and vehicle equipment. They needed a decision-support system for planning and analysis within each region, brand, and legal entity.
Additionally, an emphasis on integration between Fiat and Chrysler has challenged Fiat’s finance community to redefine the business accountability and develop metrics that would allow senior management to monitor the business at a minute level.
To address these issues, the information and communications technology (ICT) team launched a cross-region initiative to develop a new group reporting platform based on Oracle Hyperion solutions.
Techedge, an Oracle partner, collaborated with Fiat’s finance department and ICT team to implement the EPM solution.