The Johannesbad Reha-Kliniken AG with approx. 1000 employees consists of different facilities for orthopaedic recovery, mother-child care, cure and after-care as well clinic management.
Johannesbad, located in the spa Bad Füssing/Bavaria, is Europe’s largest and Bavaria’s most famous hot springs resort. It is also Germany’s large rehabilitation centre to treat disorders of the musculoskeletal system.
The corporation offers a wide range of treatments, cures and therapies for different diseases in different locations throughout Germany.
Initial situation and objectives
So far a self-developed, Excel-based system was used
That covered planning the balance sheet and the liquidity status.
The same system was also used for creating monthly reports. The IDL KONSIS standard software for consolidated accounting and management reporting provided the data needed. This was the prerequisite for quickly implementing the new system. KONSIS already hosted all interfaces to the different accounting systems and realised the transition to a uniform classification system (account system).
Likewise the interface from KONSIS to Professional Planner was identical for all units. IDL-KONSIS still remains the central system; Professional Planner is completely compatible with it. The healthcare industry experiences an enormous urge to act facing health reforms in order to cut expenses.
Changing structures within the corporation make it necessary to react even faster to demands. For this reason, possible future modifications have to be quantified in advance and their effects have to be simulated. These high demands on the system’s flexibility could not be met with the existing systems or without raising the resources.
„With the help of Professional Planner we can now simulate the effects of changes in different locations, companies, profit centres and sales segments at short notice. This speeds up the decision-making process considerably. We can reduce the time needed for preparing the decision-making criteria.“, says Helmut Karg, CEO.
Three days were allowed for implementing Professional Planner, TUM-Tech GmbH was in charge of the operation. All planning levels were determined in advance of the Professional Planner training.
1Installation / Fine-tuning the technical details
(one day internally, supported by the hotline). The situation was an atypical one since single workstations (Notebooks) as well as a server environment (Citrix) had to be taken into consideration.
2 Training the system - some basic Professional Planner knowledge existed. This was followed by internal work with the model and real data (approx. two weeks)
3Solving special problems that occurred while working with the application.
4 Benefits for the client:
· High data consistency supports the financial controlling process
· All planning steps display the effects on profit & loss and liquidity immediately
· Decentralised gathering of plan data and decentralised access to controlling evaluations
· Professional Planner guarantees integrated profit & loss/ financial and balance sheet planning
· High time savings when creating company plans and monthly reports
„Professional Planner considerably sped up our decision-making processes. We can prepare the decision-making criteria with far less effort. The project paid off after six months and now we can make use of the approx. 40 man-days per year saved in budgeting, reporting, strategic management and ad-hoc evaluations for more important measures”, confirms Karg.
“Professional Planner is the tool to depict the future. Deviations can be spotted at an early stage, so we are able to take countermeasures in time to reach our target.” Helmut Karg, CEO Johannesbad Reha-Kliniken AG
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Last updated on: 27/08/2010
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