Adecco Group North America Uses TopDown Consulting to Implement Oracle Hyperion On Time, and on Budget
The company’s North American subsidiary, comprising of about 8,000 employees, has undertaken a significant evolution in its use of Hyperion products since 2005. Initially, Adecco used Hyperion Enterprise 5.0 running on one server with 12 total users — all with administrator privileges — to manage P&L reporting. Next, in 2006, the company updated to Hyperion Enterprise 6.3.1 to handle expanded needs like B/S, supporting multiple divisions, providing access to more than 90 users, and budgeting and forecasting. Despite the upgrade, Adecco
was still tied to a cumbersome data-gathering process that relied upon using Microsoft Excel.
“Collecting data was too time consuming, and if there was an error we’d have to reload all the data,” said Bill McGarry, Vice President of Financial Systems and ICOFR Compliance at Adecco Group North America. “The end result was an Excel document with dozens of tabs that made data analysis very difficult. We decided to put an end to ‘death by 1000 spreadsheets,’ and began the process of upgrading to Hyperion Planning 22.214.171.124.”