Opus Bilprovning Builds Custom, Comprehensive System for Forecasting, Sales and Revenue Planning with Anaplan

Anaplan’s cloud-based platform selected by Sweden’s leading vehicle inspection company for deeper insights on financial, operational data.

Stockholm, Sweden, August 20, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Opus Bilprovning, a leading player in the car inspection market that operates more than 70 inspection stations in Sweden, has selected Anaplan to manage its end-to-end planning process spanning finance, sales and operations. Opus Bilprovning, which performed approximately 2.1 million vehicle inspections in 2013, is replacing a custom, state-developed planning system built on IBM Cognos with Anaplan’s cloud-based, in-memory platform.

The company is implementing Anaplan to unify data from across its stations in a secure cloud/SaaS platform and interconnect plans to deliver unprecedented trust and visibility into their planning process. Opus Bilprovning will use Anaplan across departments to execute a range of activities, including: tracking cars, booking inspection appointments, budgeting and forecasting, financial follow up, analyzing production data and market information, measuring the efficiency of each station, and workforce planning.

“The old system was suited for operations when there were no real competitors, but now there is big competition in the market which requires new processes and new thinking to stay competitive,” said Lena Rosen, Controller, Opus Bilprovning. “Having a cloud-based system was a priority because we don’t want to have to take care of servers and we don’t have people in the organization that can handle that. We were very impressed with Anaplan, and now we can easily collaborate in real-time, and see a spectrum of our operations with just a couple of clicks.”

Roughly 125 Opus Bilprovning employees will initially use Anaplan: about 100 station managers will use Anaplan as viewers, and 25 business managers will use Anaplan as contributors.

Opus Bilprovning partner, Enfo Pointer, led the implementation of Anaplan.

“We are excited about the opportunities for flexible, cost-effective and rapidly-implemented planning solutions Anaplan brings customers. The cloud-based architecture brings tremendous value and we are convinced Anaplan will break more ground in the marketplace going forward,” said Åsa Landén Ericsson, CEO of Enfo Pointer. “We highly value our long-standing relationship with Opus and see the successful Anaplan implementation as a further strengthening of our cooperation.”

Enfo Pointer is a Silver sponsor of Anaplan’s Hub 2014 World Tour Stockholm event on 23 September.

Anaplan’s cloud-based platform is built on the patented, in-memory HyperBlock™ data engine delivering unparalleled immediacy, flexibility and scale. Anaplan’s intuitive user interface, integrated community and ease of adoption promotes the rapid deployment of financial models built with instant what-ifs, driver-based planning and links to a continuous stream of operational data and processes.

“Using Anaplan’s comprehensive business rules and user-based role security, Opus can finally achieve an integrated environment for secure, real-time team collaboration on shared plans,” said Thomas Anderberg, Managing Director, Anaplan Nordic. “Anaplan enables Opus’ IT to replace multiple systems with one, integrated solution that delivers against all IT requirements—speed, flexibility, low TCO, user adoption and availability.”

About Opus Bilprovning
Opus Bilprovning has a competitive position, with around 30 percent share of the Swedish market. The operations consist of 73 inspection stations in Stockholm, Mälardalen, Dalarna, Värmland, Skaraborg, Småland, Blekinge and the Norrland coast up to Kiruna. Opus Bilprovning has approximately 540 employees (including part time employees) headquartered in Stockholm. Opus Bilprovning performed approximately 2.1 million vehicle inspections in 2013. Opus Bilprovning inspect the vehicles and check that they are roadworthy.

Opus Bilprovning had revenues of approximately SEK 552 million in 2013. Opus Bilprovning’s inspection stations are principally located close to densely populated areas. They are geographically focused on Stockholm and Mälardalen but can also be found along the east coast and the northern part of Sweden and in certain areas of southwest Sweden. Opus Bilprovning has a strong market presence in the geographical areas in which the inspection stations are located.

About Anaplan
Anaplan is disrupting the world of business planning and execution. We built our platform from the ground up to empower companies to plan, collaborate and act—in real time. Stay ahead of critical business events, rapidly model potential impacts and course correct on the fly. With Anaplan’s cloud-based platform, you can continuously align your people, plans and spend to your market opportunities. Anaplan is a privately held company, headquartered in San Francisco, CA with global offices on four continents. To learn more, visit anaplan.com. Join us on twitter: @anaplan
Paul Doherty