Helen Haines, Executive Manager Finance, originally joined Junction as a Financial Analyst. At the time, the organisation was heavily reliant on large, complex sets of Excel spreadsheets to produce their long-term planning, modelling, and budgeting.
Initially thinking the best way to improve and simplify how they tackled these tasks was through finding a partner experienced in Excel modelling, Haines also approached Fusion5 to discuss Workday Adaptive Planning.
“We needed to shift from our typical finance team mindset of not spending money on the tools we needed to do our jobs better and being more efficient. While quick to recognise the benefits of having better tools elsewhere in the organisation, we tended to underestimate the value of streamlining our forecasting and decision-making ability. Instead, we accepted the inherent errors in Excel, and the inefficiencies it created.”