Swissport is the world's largest provider of ground and cargo handling services in the aviation industry, moving more than 4 million tons of cargo a year in 48 countries. But as Kim Lanham, the director of FP&A for Swissport North America, found out, the U.S.-based operation had room for improvement in how it moved and managed financial data.
“I started at Swissport in February of 2015 and when I got there they said, ‘You are going to be consolidating 2,000 spreadsheets come budget season that summer,’” Lanham told me at our Host Analytics World conference last May. “And I said, ‘Oh no, no,
To win market share and increase profitability, every department must be aligned on goals and objectives, allocating resources to the right market opportunities at the right time.
This was the topic of a recent Argyle virtual event, sponsored by Host Analytics, titled "Break Down the Silos: Align Finance and Operations." The panelists included Michael Bowman, Regional CFO at Weber Shandwick and Nick Hawtrey, Chief Financial Officer at
TWC services both residential and commercial customers in 29 states, and the commercial side of TWC boasts nearly $2 billion in revenue, not including their residential business.
What Wasn't Working About the Old TWC System
The manual spreadsheet system was causing Time Warner more problems than it was