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Whitepaper on Transformation of Business Applications - Leading the Generation change of a critical Business Application to success
  • The main challenges in companies
  • Phase 1 - Transformation Impact & Strategy
  • Phase 2 - Transformation Design
  • Phase 3 - Transformation Execution
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Whitepaper to CSR reporting - legal duty and marketing dumb or meaningful control?

Since 2014, certain companies have been obliged to publish non-financial information on corporate social responsibility. We provide an overview of CSR reporting:

  1. Challenges in CSR Reporting 
  2. Implementation of Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting
  3. Benefit of CSR Reporting
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Whitepaper to Project Governance - successfully master the change marathon: How management and top management can still sleep peacefully with 4C Project Governance © in mission-critical projects
  • The essential challenges and change processes in companies
  • Solution: The initialization of 4C Project Governance ©
  • 4C Consulting approach
  • Benefits and Results of a Created 4C Project Governance ©: Overview of Key Value Contributions of 4C Project Governance ©
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Minimalism in Reporting - The 4C Notation ©: How to use a company-specific presentation to make your reporting appealing, thus increasing the acceptance and effectiveness of your top management


  • General rules of 4C notation ©
  • Negative Rules and positive rules of Notation
  • Guidelines for column and bar diagrams


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Whitepaper to profitability management
  • Objectives of profitability and cost management
  • Basics and principles
  • Instrument kit
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Whitepaper to IFRS 16 - More than just balance sheet effects

The application of IFRS 16 has far-reaching accounting, organizational, procedural and technical implications. We provide an overview of:

  • Challenges
  • Solutions
  • Standardized process model to IFRS 16
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Whitepaper to Hospital Management - From the past to the future: with the right compass, the hospital can be optimally controlled
  • Challenges for hospitals
  • Focus on integration and efficiency improvement
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Whitepaper to process mining - unprecedented transparency opens up the potential for standardization and permanent optimization!

Contents at a glance:

  1. Challenges 
  2. Identifying potentials 
  3. Measure the success 
  4. Best practice approach
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Whitepaper - MDK Management / Management of the Medical Service of Health Insurance Companies: From primary revenue assurance to quality improvement through smart procedures and optimized reports for the right view of the core factors.
  • Challenge and approach
  • The most important value contributions of structured MDK management
  • Multidimensional reporting
  • MDK Risk and fields of action 
  • Measure Control
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Digitization and many innovative tools - and we fight with Excel and user exits! A new tool must come! You can see the computer revolution everywhere just not in the productivity statistics
  • What's the problem?
  • 4C Solutions-Navigator - take the right tool in your hand!  
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Whitepaper Target Operating Model - Preparation for CFO 4.0: Without a clear target image of the future finance organization, the CFO area will become the company's dinosaur!
  • How can the new available data be integrated into the reporting?
  • What does reporting and control look like under industry 4.0 sign?
  • What effect will the relocation of CRM systems to the cloud have on the CFO? 
  • Is the old paradigm that every number in the company must come from the CFO area losing its validity?
  • Can one trust the promises of the manufacturers who once again promise integration?
  • When can reporting and planning finally become part of general corporate management and not a controlling event?
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Whitepaper for Digital Finance - Digitization will increasingly change finance

Contents at a glance:  

  1. Where does digitization begin? 
  2. Digitization is the project to use digital technology to offer new products, to improve processes and to improve communication and networking 
  3. Digital Strategy, Digital Operations and Digital Capabilities
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Whitepaper electronic invoicing - paper invoices are a thing of the past: The ZUGFeRD format - an industry initiative
  • e-Invoice - everyone creates their own standard
  • The ZUGFeRD* format - an industry initiative
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Whitepaper to process automation using the example purchase to pay - What happens to the accounts payable accountant?

The advancing digitalization promotes a process automation of the Purchase-2-Pay process and turns the buyer into an accountant - or vice versa!

  • Why process automation at all?
  • The choice of a suitable change management approach is of utmost importance for the success of the project.  
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Whitepaper - Integrated Reporting: Fashion trend or future of corporate reporting?
  • Why a paradigm shift in reporting is necessary
  • Integrated Reporting at a glance
  • Implementation of integrated reporting in practice
  • Benefits of Integrated Reporting 
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Whitepaper to key figure control: Signal for corporate management with a course towards strategic and operational goals
  • Challenges of key figure control
  • Potential of key figure control: on the way to the key figure system
  • solution approach 
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Human Capital Reporting - Overview
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Risk management: Ensuring long-term economic health of your company by actively managing opportunities and risks
  • Challenges in managing risks
  • 4C model for integrated management of operational risks
  • Benefits and results: Advantages of integrated risk management
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Whitepaper for Reporting Factory - Reporting and digitization
  • Reporting 4.0 - digital and efficient
  • Challenges of the implementation
  • Best Practice - Reporting Factory in its purest form
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4C GROUP AG | International guideline for human capital reporting ISO 30414: Our consulting services
  • Opportunities of Human Capital Reporting ISO 30414 at a glance
  • Contents of Human Capital Reporting ISO 30414 
  • Requirements and successful implementation of Human Capital Reporting ISO 30414
  • The most important steps: Your benefits and our consulting services
Download (PDF - 18 pages, 1,5 MB)
4C GROUP AG | ISO 30414: Our certification services
  • Opportunities of Human Capital Reporting ISO 30414 at a glance
  • Contents of Human Capital Reporting ISO 30414 
  • Requirements and successful implementation of Human Capital Reporting ISO 30414
  • The most important steps: Your benefits and our certification services 
Download (PDF - 17 pages, 1,5 MB)
4C GROUP AG | International guideline for human capital reporting DIN ISO 30414
  • Importance of Human Capital for Organizations
  • Core content and application of the guideline
  • Benefits and implications
Download (PDF - 15 pages, 1,7 MB)
Das Krankenhaus MVZ - Zukunft ambulanter Versorgung
Excerpt from "The Krankenhaus MVZ" - Future of outpatient Care
  • Framework conditions
  • Structure and Organization
  • Interfaces
  • Operational management 
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4C GROUP AG | A Guide to ESEF / European Single Electronic Format
  • FAQs - who is affected, what is to be done, when must one react?
  • Effects of ESEF regulation on processes and systems
  • Overview of the system providers on the market
  • Recommendations and solutions of the 4C GROUP
  • Demonstration tagging and XBRL generation using an exemplary solution
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4C GROUP AG | SAP S/4HANA Transition Management - The way to SAP S/4HANA: only through excellent transition management you reach your goals!
  • Expectations of the "new" tool
  • The view of SAP customers and their needs
  • The Business Transformation
  • S4/HANA Roadmap
  • procedure model
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4C GROUP AG | Our understanding of change management - using proven approaches - managing change
  • Change Management at 4C
  • Transporting the right messages
  • Keeping employee enthusiasm high in the long term
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4C GROUP AG | Implementation or change of business applications
  • Initial situation and benefits for the customer
  • transformation drivers
  • 4 steps to successful transformation
  • transformation strategy
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4C GROUP AG | Schönhofer Sales & Engineering (SSE) GmbH – RegTech
  • Presentation of cooperation between 4C GROUP AG and Schönhofer Sales & Engineering
  • Core Technologies for the Next Generation of Regulatory Management: Data Fusion, Real Time Analytics, Forensics/ Visualization, Automation
  • Selected examples in the anti-financial crime environment for application and implementation
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4C GROUP AG | Conflict of interest management at investment services companies
  • Advanced stages of conflict of interest management
  • regulatory framework
  • Conflict of Interest Policy
  • Types of conflicts of interest
  • Measures / tools to manage conflicts of interest
Download (PDF - 11 pages, 540 KB)
Funding Guidelines - Your way through the funding jungle
  • Types of public funding
  • investment plans 
  • innovation projects
  • Innovative investment promotion
  • 4C ADVISORY provides advice and support on grants and subsidies
Download (PDF - 22 pages, 3,4 MB)
RegTech – Regulatory Excellence
Mini e-Book - Regulatory Technology (Regtech)
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4C GROUP AG | PSD2 - Digital Transformation
  • Opportunities of the PSD2 at a glance
  • Requirements of the PSD2
  • The regulatory challenge: What non-banks need to consider
  • Approval package of the 4C GROUP
Download (PDF - 18 pages, 1,4 MB)
4C GROUP AG | Human capital reporting ISO 30414 certification services
  • Opportunities of Human Capital Reporting ISO 30414 at a glance
  • Contents of Human Capital Reporting ISO 30414 
  • Requirements and successful implementation of Human Capital Reporting ISO 30414
  • The most important steps: Your benefits and our certification services 
Download (PDF - 17 pages, 1,5 MB)
Key figures in HR - Human Capital Reporting

First guideline for human capital reporting published: DIN ISO 30414

Publication in HR Performance 2/2019

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Success without (personnel) strategy

A clear orientation of the human resources department is crucial for success

Publication in FAZ Personaljournal 2/2019

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Skill Management - "Wonder Weapon for Business"

"Do you know the skills of your employees?" Most companies have to answer this question in the negative and thus give away part of their potential. Competence management can provide an answer here and serves as a driver of personnel development in your company.
Publication in "FAZ Personaljournal"

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Team 4.0 (Multiteaming) - One for all

If employees work in several teams or projects at the same time, this has advantages and disadvantages. Whether the so-called multiteaming approach is worthwhile for them and the company depends in particular on the structure of the organisation.

Publication in "Personalwirtschaft"

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Personnel work and recruiting in start-ups

Why it is important and rewarding to be involved as a founder (team) early on with HR.
Practical tips and considerations for personnel work in start-ups.

Publication in "startingup.de"

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Headcount and personnel costs one step ahead - exact planning of staff and personnel costs

No plan survives long-term contact with reality, Deutsche Bank has found. Nevertheless, it is essential to plan staff levels and personnel costs precisely. The Rolling Forecast as a solution.

Publication in "Personalwirtschaft"

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Digital Business Transformation in HR - Career Planning in 5 Minutes

The “Digital Prototype Career Management” can be seen as an example for an increasingly stronger spreading Digital Business Transformation, representing the digital change of all sectors of modern economy.

Publication in "HR Performance"

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Not always the full program - Agile project approach in a non-agile enterprise environment

"Agile Project Management" and "Scrum" - the Next Big Thing. Everybody is talking about it and many a consultant would prefer to oblige entire large corporations to unconditional agility. In practice, however, things usually look different.

Publication in the "HR Performance"

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Hard on the own wind practice - Training for business consultants

Consultants are a demanding target group as training participants. In order to build a constructive and intensive relationship with them, trainers have to get involved with them and adapt the seminar accordingly. An HR manager from a medium-sized management consultancy and an external trainer report on how this works.

Publication in "Training aktuell"

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Via app to internal career - a self-developed app for internal job search

Internal career development as a driver of digital transformation in HR: For Deutsche Bank it is more important than ever to use the potential of its employees and offer them perspectives. The solution is a self-developed app for internal job search.

Publication in "Personalwirtschaft"

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Women in salary negotiations - "Tell me what to earn!"

The problem of the gender pay gap is well known. But why is it that women with the same qualifications often earn less than men? Claudia Irsfeld has conducted a number of job interviews and salary interviews and has found answers and solutions that go beyond what the literature provides.

Publication in "managerSeminare"

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Clinic in your pocket - University clinics focus on career planning by app

Against the background of the blatant lack of nursing staff, clinics describe the prevailing complexity and lack of transparency about development opportunities within a hospital as a further challenge. 


Publication in "Das Krankenhaus" (The Hospital)

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4C Study: Key figure-oriented corporate management: Development into a driving force in decision-making and implementation processes

Content at a glance

  • What are the control requirements?
  • Evaluation with 4C maturity model
  • From interview to 4C maturity model
  • Results at a glance
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The job in the bag - Interview with Christian Baier on the topic "Development and Implementation of a Job App"

Deutsche Bank restructures. Existing positions will be eliminated and new ones created. A specially developed app shows the bank's employees quickly and precisely what new job opportunities they have. Christian Baier helped develop and implement this app. immobilienmanager spoke to him about it.

Publication in the "Real Estate Manager"

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What role does digitalization play in change processes in hospitals?

Interview with Andreas Walter about corporate development in hospitals and the role of digitization in this context.

  • What makes change management successful?
  • What role does digitization play in change processes in hospitals?
  • What makes a hospital successful?

Publication of the interview in KMA Online  

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Communication on progress for the UN Global Compact
Communication on progress for the UN Global Compact 2018 - Reporting period February 2018 to February 2019
Content at a glance:
  • Statement by our CEO on continued support
  • Human rights & labour standards
  • Environment & Climate
  • prevention of corruption
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4C Code of Conduct

The 4C Code of Conduct and its respect is aimed at all those who contribute to the success of 4C GROUP - employees, suppliers and service providers as well as our business partners.

  1. Our values, vision and mission 
  2. Conduct towards our customers
  3. Conduct towards our employees
  4. Conduct towards our stakeholders
  5. Conduct towards laws and official regulations
  6. Environmental responsibility and social commitment
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4C FOOTSTEPS FOUNDATION - Flyer about the foundation

The foundation's goal is to identify promising projects in early childhood education in socially disadvantaged areas and to support them sustainably financially and with the personal commitment of our employees. Support the 4C FOOTSTEPS STIFTUNG!

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Introduction of Human Capital Management Systems - Are you HCM ready?

Cloud-based Human Capital Management (HCM) systems as part of future HR strategies and drivers of digital transformation

Publication in FAZ 3/2019

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Competitive advantages and transparency through effective IT controlling - A repositioning of IT controlling beyond budget control is overdue
  • Increasing IT requirements
  • IT controlling and IT management: value creation phases
  • Solution und Consulting approach of the 4C GROUP 
  • Benefits of performance-oriented IT controlling
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Successful implementation of corporate goals through active management of the project portfolio: Focusing scarce resources on business-critical projects
  • Challenges in project portfolio management
  • Solution: Intelligent project portfolio management
  • Methodical approach and 4C consulting approach
  • Benefits and results of a consistent application of project portfolio management
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Competitive advantages through effective IT control - The 4C maturity model for evaluating the performance of IT control
  • Challenges for the control of a modern IT area
  • Determining the Maturity Level of IT Control: Establishing the Maturity Level Assessment for the IT Control Modules
  • Solution and 4C consulting approach
  • Benefits and results of the maturity model/ maturity assessment
  • Recommendations for action and roadmap to the maturity level model 
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Effective IT risk management creates real value in information technology: IT risk management is much more than just compliance
  • Risks in IT and the associated risks in the business processes of companies
  • Goals of IT risk management
  • Basis for effective IT risk management
  • 4C Consulting approach + benefits and results: Enabling effective and efficient risk management 
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Effective group controlling ensures efficiency gains in group controlling: Success factors for the implementation of a successful group controlling
  • Why do we need effective group controlling?
  • Solutions and 4C Method for effective group controlling
  • Benefits and results


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Innovation Management - Laying the foundation for tomorrow's business: Not the generation of ideas, but their structured implementation to market maturity differentiates the champions from the competition
  • Innovation as one of the essential success factors of a company
  • Effective control and efficient organization
  • 4C Consulting approach and benefits and results
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Reporting requires a structured closing process: Period ending - the inconspicuous process that depends a lot
  • Significance of the closing process for corporate management
  • best practice
  • Approach 4C GROUP
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Top management reporting: Focusing corporate management on real key performance indicators - Powerful control concepts are the prerequisite for effective management cockpits
  • Need for effective and transparent control information as a starting point for the introduction of a Management Cockpit
  • 4C approach to developing an effective management cockpit
  • Advantages and Benefits of a Management Cockpit
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Cost and activity accounting indispensable in the age of digitisation? Increase the benefit!
  • Challenges: are the old ones - only in higher cycles and greater complexity
  • Cost and activity accounting is more than a BAB or a disregarded cost center evaluation.
  • 4C Healthcheck for a sound analysis of the KLR in your company
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Cost management - more than just cost reduction: Advantages of continuous potential control
  • Cost management - a central topic of corporate management
  • Solution: Control model aligned with the entire value chain
  • 4C consulting approach: holistic consideration of all relevant components of cost management
  • Results and benefits
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Creating the foundation for effective performance management: The path from controlling to corporate management
  • Initial situation and basis for successful performance management
  • 4C approach: creation of an instrument matrix 
  • Benefits and results: Support for the overarching management of the company and its individual divisions
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Effective planning concepts are consistent with the business model
  • Efficient and coherent planning processes
  • Solution: the 4C Planning Map
  • 4C consulting approach: 4C planning assessment method
  • Benefits/ Results and Tools
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Successfully manage service providers: Success Factors for effective Vendor Management
  • Challenges: Managing external service providers or shared service centers
  • Factors for result-oriented and successful vendor management 
  • Solution: Targeted design and consistent performance of the central tasks of vendor management
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Liquidity management in the hospital - a best practice approach

Your liquidity status. Which resources can you access?

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Participation controlling

Who knows whats on, can control better

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SAP S/4HANA Discovery Workshops

Evaluate the potential of SAP S/4HANA finance for your company - individual, compact and fast!

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Restructuring in Healthcare

How do you find out what is really relevant for your house and how do you shape change?

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POLAVIS - Die zentrale Lösung für eine integrierte Krankenhaussteuerung
POLAVIS - The central solution for integrated hospital management

Active planning and controlling in the hospital - all relevant control instruments in one application

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Planung und Forecasting mit Polavis MEDplan
Planning and forecasting with Polavis MEDplan

From the fog into the clutter - with the right planning instrument, keep the hospital on track

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IT control in insurance companies: Control wins

The realignment of the IT organization in insurance companies for a tailor-made, modern and sustainable IT.

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Anti money laundering (AML) - Implementing the money laundering act successfully
  • 4C fields of support
  • Specialist focus in the area of anti-financial crime
  • Methodical expertise
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Case study on agile product development at a financial services provider - with structured creativity to innovative services

The Lean Service Creation approach to developing digital product ideas for a Pure Digital Player in the financial services industry.

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Planung - Implementierung eines weltweiten Lean Plannings
Case Study on Lean Planning at a leading global provider of special medical products - lean planning is only useful under certain conditions

Successful implementation of a worldwide lean planning

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Planning and implementation of a concept for planning and control processes
Case study of a pharmaceutical company - improve planning without overstraining the workforce

Implementation of a concept for planning and control processes to increase planning quality and safety

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Structure of a planning process
Case study on planning in a technology company - Planning must be? Then please helpful and fast

Development of a planning process and standardized project procedure in the area of application systems at a technology company

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Planning - Development of a control concept
Case study for the development of a uniform control concept for a spectacle manufacturer - Creating flexibility and an increase in the quality of planning and control

Development of a uniform, group-wide and information-based control concept

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Planning - Sales Planning
Case study on sales planning in an IT service and consulting company group - we get your numbers rolling

Analysis, implementation and support in setting up rolling sales planning

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Case study on the liquidity bottleneck of an hospital - financial management in times of crisis

Restructuring and interim management - Finance in hospitals

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Case Study - on the way to digital transformation with innovative services for the digital further development of the existing business model

Insight into the digitalization in a German retail bank: Development & implementation of a personal finance management application as well as business model definition & anchoring

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Checklist - framework parameters for the perfect consolidation tool

Get a summary of typical criteria for selecting a consolidation system in our checklist.

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Self-Check to HCM Readiness - Checklist

Download the HCM Readiness Self-Check now!

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