In the public sector, time is of value not just for the organization, but for taxpayers as well. With countless spreadsheets being utilized across the organization, the financial team at The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) needed a more efficient way to manage disparate data sets and optimize their resource allocation. To maximize taxpayer value, boost productivity, and streamline operational efficiency, the organization began searching for a solution that could cut down on the time required for data crunching and provide an integrated planning platform.
By partnering with Bedford Consulting, CPS implemented Anaplan for Finance and was able to quickly replace time-consuming consolidation processes, producing plans that could be analyzed and refined in real time across the organization. Not only did the Anaplan platform provide CPS with a powerful modeling engine with scenario-planning capabilities, but it also enabled the organization to build the required expertise in-house to maintain and further enhance its models.
Before Anaplan, the CPS team spent significant time each month pulling together and collating data. With the platform, it is now achieved instantaneously. As a result of improved efficiency, more time is available to analyze the outputs and provide deeper insights to inform the decision-making process. Having a single shared system has also improved organizational collaboration and greater transparency, with an accepted single version of the truth. In recent years, CPS has experienced an increase in the volume of complex cases that they need to prosecute while having to simultaneously deliver efficiency savings. Using Anaplan’s cloud-based platform, CPS can respond more quickly and better plan for the future.
The CPS team needed an agile planning approach—one that they could deploy in an easy-to-use platform with a quick implementation period. Within just a few months of implementing the Anaplan for Finance solution, the CPS team was able to supercharge their planning and decision-making process through the deployment of a robust, widely accepted, and evidence-based approach to budget setting and performance tracking.