SAP tames 'spider webs on LSD' for public broadcaster

Northern California Public Broadcasting had no visibility into budget and fundraising trends until it implemented SAP Business Planning and Consolidation.

BOSTON -- The Northern California Public Broadcasting Company (NCPB) had no easy way to view and project budget and fundraising trends until it implemented Outlooksoft. NCPB stuck with the product after SAP acquired it and has seen significant ROI. SearchSAP.com spoke with Jeff Nemy, NCPB's chief financial officer, at SAP's Influencer Summit last week to learn more about how SAP Business Planning and Consolidation has helped the company manage budgets, improve fundraising, and provide more visibility into processes that Nemy described as "spider webs on LSD."


   NCPB navigates 'spider webs on LSD' with SAP  

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  Program highlights  

  • (:45) Background on NCPB

  • (2:30) NCPB's main issues

  • (3:20) Objectives of the Outlooksoft project

  • (4:20) How NCPB chose Outlooksoft

  • (5:15) NCPB's reaction to SAP's Outlooksoft acquisition

  • (6:05) How Outlooksoft integrated with NCPB's other systems

  • (8:45) Where NCPB has seen ROI from the project

  • (12:10) Advice and best practices for those considering SAP Business Planning and Consolidation

  • (15:05) Additional functionality that Nemy would like to see from SAP

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  • This was first published in December 2007

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