Navistar engineers and manufactures commercial trucks, engines, commercial buses, and school buses. For several years, they had been forecasting resources in a homegrown, ‘megafile’ spreadsheet.
Navistar engineers and manufactures commercial trucks, engines, commercial buses, and school buses. For several years, they had been forecasting resources in a homegrown, ‘megafile’ spreadsheet. They struggled to do accurate forecasting and reporting with resource management and had to develop a lot of workarounds for reviews and updates.
Before working with Planisware, it could take a couple of days to determine which updates had to be made. Now updates can be identified in mere minutes. The additional visibility means Finance can make accurate forecasts for variable costs, determine if they are realistic, and adjust accordingly. Ease of use means with just a couple of clicks - leadership can identify potential problems, filter bottleneck analysis, and prevent emergencies before things become a problem.
Navistar no longer needs to manage data entry duplication. With Planisware, they focus more on troubleshooting bigger issues, plan improvements and train users on the system. Everyone’s time is used more efficiently and effectively while the organization benefits from faster change management.
Lynn Wolfe, Senior Engineering Manager, Navistar, discusses how Navistar simplified the management of their complex research and development system with Planisware so that all users can easily and quickly use it to make accurate estimates and better decisions.