Hill Laboratories Testimonial

Main Business Challenges

We had quite a few business challenges that we wanted to overcome:

One of them is that certainly in terms of our processes around our budgeted, forecasting and reporting it was very manual;

  • A lot of time was taken; and,
  • We really needed to get more robustness in our processes.

Results and Benefits

Having utilised the new product (Workday Adaptive Planning) through GK Horizons, the budgeting time was reduced significantly. In fact it was reduced by about the six weeks so it made a huge impact on our ability to get robust budgets out and replaced a lot of our manual processes.

Why work with GK Horizons?

One of the main things with working with GK Horizons, that made a huge impact for us, was their ability to implement and deliver the configuration of the product for us within budget and within time, and that obviously is a huge benefit to us at implementing the product; and,

Ongoing as well their knowledge of us as a business and of our finances has made a huge difference in our team being able to work with GKH in a professional manner which certainly continues to enhance the way we utilise our product.

Alistair Brown, CFO, Hills Laboratories

Get in Touch

To learn more please call us on:

AU: +61 2 8067 8589
NZ: +64 9 283 0669

Alternatively, please use the contact form and we’ll be in touch.

Our Offices:

Level 24 | Three International Towers,
300 Barangaroo Avenue, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia

Level 23 | Collins Square Tower Five,
727 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3008

 


Yalumba Testimonial

Main Business Challenges

Before we got on board with GK Horizons we had a software package that was fairly large, it was a very complicated package that wasn’t accepted much by the users at all.

We wanted to simplify things and the big thing was really the cloud, we saw some real benefits from the cloud.

Why GK Horizons?

We found that going with GK Horizons helped us solidify exactly what we’re trying to achieve out of the system and also they helped us with the global side of the business.

Results and Benefits

The software, Workday Adaptive Planning that GK Horizons implemented, has probably cut our processing time now by about a third of what it was and it’s still decreasing.

Probably the biggest benefit, from my point of view, is the process has not become the means to the end it, we used to be bogged in the process.

Now we’re actually utilising the strategy and the process is facilitating that rather than being the main event.

Phil Armstrong, General Manager, Finance and Administration, Yalumba

Get in Touch

To learn more please call us on:

AU: +61 2 8067 8589
NZ: +64 9 283 0669

Alternatively, please use the contact form and we’ll be in touch.

Our Offices:

Level 24 | Three International Towers,
300 Barangaroo Avenue, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia

Level 23 | Collins Square Tower Five,
727 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3008

 


Port Nelson Testimonial

Main Business Challenges

Why we wanted to implement a forecasting tool was two-fold: one our current systems were very reliant on Excel and it was also resident within one particular person. What we found going through an RFP process was the two things that we wanted to get out of it, in fact the determining things, were usability and obviously functionality.

Why GK Horizons?

The key is getting the right people and there’s no doubt about it, the people who we had on the implementation up for Workday Adaptive Planning (Adaptive Insights), the GK Horizons team was second to none, it was absolutely a vital part of a successful implementation.

Implementation Timeframes

Implementation timeframes from the forecasting tool for us was it was sort of unbelievable and then if it could be done in six weeks or even less three weeks was talked about. Ultimately Martin came in and his expertise allowed us to, within a three-day turnaround, summarize our ports entity wide activities, which consists of probably half a dozen small medium-sized businesses in its own right and able to transpose that into a solution within Workday Adaptive Planning (Adaptive Insights).

Results and Benefits

We had a hailstorm on a Friday that pretty much devastated our crops. For that Friday meeting [which was] three days later, we were able to pull some levers, make an estimate of the reduction in our apple crop, which is not really our business, but certainly the resultant produce flowing through the port impacts on our business activity.

By moving some key levers that flowed immediately through to the bottom-line balance sheet and cash flow, we were able to update the board within a two-day minimal effort requirement and that was a good justification and outcome from a board level perspective as to the results.

Mason Robinson – Port Nelson Finance Manager

Get in Touch

To learn more please call us on:

AU: +61 2 8067 8589
NZ: +64 9 283 0669

Alternatively, please use the contact form and we’ll be in touch.

Our Offices:

Level 24 | Three International Towers,
300 Barangaroo Avenue, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia

Level 23 | Collins Square Tower Five,
727 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3008