Our Work / Etihad Airways
reduced from months
Too much time spent crunching the numbers
This data was stored in large, complex excel sheets or access databases. Huge amounts of time and manpower were spent gathering, validating and reporting on data in the run up to budget time. More time was spent crunching numbers than analysing and making decisions.
With no central set of business drivers and data repository, each department worked separately, making it harder to pull in total results.
Ability to understand our needs...
Miagen had recently opened an office in the Gulf and we were intrigued with their offering, particularly their ability to understand our needs and meet our exacting requirements, along with the familiarity and ease of use of the Adaptive Planning modelShariq Daudi, Head of Planning at Etihad Airways.
Move from old world FP&A to technology empowered decision making
Determine KPIs and define numeric modelling
Financial planning models were created to allow specific and detailed analysis of what elements of the business were driving costs and driving profits. This helped management and finance departments instantly see where profits could be increased. A clear, robust financial model was designed for deployment.
Implement FP&A technology
An automated, cloud based application was implemented as this was fundamental to moving Etihad to technologically empowered FP&A.
Automating the existing reporting process had an almost immediate impact as the amount of errors reduced overnight, improving financial close time and accuracy. Building in new features such as dynamic rolling forecasts significantly freed up resources as less time was spent gathering data.
The single cloud application connected all areas of the business, bringing everyone at Etihad into the finance picture and sharing responsibility for FP&A to all stakeholders within the organisation.
Empower the Etihad team
The Etihad team were fully trained and supported on the new models and systems, empowering them with the ability to make changes on the fly, in line with strategic direction, without depending on a consultant.
A crystal clear view into the real mechanics of Etihad’s profitability.
Multi-dimensional view of business profitability
Further reduced financial close time and improved accuracy
Moved finance to consultative role
Decentralised planning to responsibility holders
On the fly modelling in line with changes in strategic direction
Easy to use...
Our team love using Miagen's budgeting model; it’s fast, easy to use and we can manage it ourselves.Shariq Daudi, Head of Long Term Planning & Budgeting, Etihad Airways