Management needs reliable information on the current status in the company and in the market. Additionally, future developments should be captured using statistical tools such as projections and trends. Information becomes a valuable asset and gives management a competitive edge.
Many companies lack the necessary transparency between their different business units, making information procurement a laborious process. Meaningful and up-to-date information is not available for the decision making process, but has to be compiled from a variety of sources and tailored to the needs of the individual recipients in the SAP system.
However, the drill down of business objectives is of crucial importance to corporate management in particular, because it allows companies to better understand complex interrelations and to pinpoint weaknesses.