Western Container has long served as a premier bottler of Coca-Cola refreshments, but adjusting to changing business needs required a refresh of its outdated financial management system. The company turned to Workday Adaptive Planning to resolve budgeting discrepancies. Then the company realized that Workday Adaptive Planning can do much more. Calculating expenses, analyzing historical data, and forecasting finances of its growing plant locations took minutes instead of weeks. With strategic insight into production costs, Western Container stays competitive in the beverage industry.
After implementing Workday Adaptive Planning, our executives have been able to spend less time looking into the line items and more time on the bigger-picture view of the business.
Calculating bottling and plant production costs in spreadsheets took weeks
Sharing reports through email lacked assurance of accuracy and timeliness of the data
Collaboration and data gathering among plant locations that rolled up to the corporate level
Increased integrity of data improved cost analysis, helped identify opportunities to lower production and unit costs
Improved budget input, ownership, and collaboration among departments
The most important part of my position as a Plant Accountant is to calculate the cost to make each unit. That used to take weeks… [But] it's now at the click of a button in Workday Adaptive Planning.