Clariant and Mibcon NDC Join Forces on Automated Product Cost Forecasting and Analysis

Clariant and Mibcon NDC sign cooperation agreement improve and automate the product cost forecasting process by cooperating in the development of a standardized SAP application for the manufacturing industry.

  • The agreement signed today will strengthen collaboration on the development of an application for cost analysis and forecasting of SAP products for the manufacturing industry.

  • The joint project imagined by Clariant and implemented by Mibcon NDC aims to continuously work on innovation and process improvement and to share the knowledge acquired in the field of product costing with peers from the manufacturing industry.

PRAGUE, March 9, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Clariant, a specialty chemicals company, and Mibcon NDC, an SAP Platinum partner specializing in business performance management and analysis, signed a cooperation agreement to strengthen their collaboration on business development. ‘Applications based on cost forecasting of SAP products for the manufacturing industry. and their goal of marketing it to other industry leaders. Companies combine their industry know-how and cloud computing capabilities to create accurate, real-time product cost forecasts with transparent reports using SAC analysis.

“Product costs are particularly complex in the chemical industry, with multi-step production processes that involve a large number of materials and specific reactions. Imagine trying to forecast precise product margins on a monthly basis for over 20,000 end products made from 50,000 materials, “mentioned Markus Mirgeler, CPO at Clariant.

Clariant and Mibcon NDC have developed a product costing solution that enables instant calculation for an entire portfolio, including specific mass change requirements, such as price forecasts. This step is particularly important given that the application has been implemented and used successfully at more than 70 Clariant sites around the world. Since implementation, Clariant has been able to instantly calculate the impact of future commodity price changes on finished products, enabling faster pricing decisions needed in volatile markets.

“The implemented solution allows a complete simulation of the portfolio – also of different scenarios – in a few minutes and can therefore be carried out ad hoc at any time, whereas previously it took several days for a single analysis with the tools. previous ones, ”said Robert Vultier. , Senior Category Manager of Purchasing at Clariant.

The agreement signed between the companies focuses on continuous innovation and improvement of the application. The processes implemented for Clariant currently cover end-to-end product costing and finished product cost simulation using purchase forecasts. In addition, BOM simulations, mass changes or material replacement are additional components of the standard functionalities already developed. The next step in the product roadmap is supplier risk analysis based on Clariant’s award-winning holistic risk management and CO2 footprint prediction for the entire production process.

“Soon we will be hosting webinars and presentations showcasing the full transformation study and product roadmap of Clariant to introduce this application to a wider audience,” said Vladislav Štefaňák, CEO of Mibcon NDC.

MIBCON NDC is the leader in the implementation of the SAP Analytics Cloud solution in Switzerland and one of the main players in Germany and Austria.

In 2020, MIBCON NDC achieved intensive growth of around 40%. The experienced team has completed over 90 BI / EPM projects using cloud and on-premise SAP solutions. Mibcon’s solutions are used by global companies, from different industry segments including insurance, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, banking, automotive, sports, retail and food and drinks. For example, Mibcon NDC has deployed the solution at the UN-IOM for 178 countries. The result of these activities are the winning projects of the SAP Quality Awards in the years 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2016, winners of the gold medal for the best SAP project in the EMEA region.

To leverage and share Mibcon’s experience of SAP Analytics Cloud, SAP Cloud Platform and SAP Data Warehouse Cloud, Mibcon NDC is also the training creator for SAP Education as an SAP program partner.

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