Over the past four decades, Callaway Golf has been a market leader in delivering innovative sporting products, helping golfers hit accurate and high-performing shots from the tee to the green. While Callaway Golf’s success stems from innovation and quality, these aspects were missing from their existing planning and reporting solution. To elevate their planning process, Callaway Golf decided to replace their outdated planning software with SAP Analytics Cloud for planning.
How Callaway Golf Transitioned their Planning Process from a Legacy Solution to the Cloud
With the help from our partner NIMBL, Callaway Golf successfully implemented SAP Analytics Cloud across their global enterprise in just 6-months. Now, Callaway Golf has a single, consolidated planning solution that has enabled the company to streamline their expense and asset plans so they can focus on what they do best—delivering cutting edge sports equipment.
Switching to the Cloud for our Planning processes was the best decision we could have made. SAP Analytics Cloud has the modern planning capabilities that were missing from our previous legacy system and as a result, has sped up our planning cycles, significantly.Norman Ruppert, Senior Manager of Global Reporting Systems, Callaway Golf
Founded in 1982, Callaway Golf has exponentially expanded across the globe—building their company from the roots up. Now, consisting of 5 powerful brands including—Callaway Golf, TravisMathew, Jack Wolfskin, Odyssey, and Ogio—Callaway Golf needed a way to consolidate and streamline their planning and reporting systems across their entire organization. That’s when Callaway Golf decided to move from their legacy planning solution to SAP Analytics Cloud.
Before integrating SAP Analytics Cloud, Callaway Golf’s planning landscape centered around SAP’s legacy planning solution—BPS. While BPS met Callaway Golf’s planning needs for many years, the enterprise began to experience limitations with their old solution:
- Disconnected Plans Across the Board: As Callaway Golf expanded, planning processes greatly differed across the enterprise with some business units using Excel spreadsheets and others using legacy solutions for their planning processes. This led to disconnected plans across the organization.
- Outdated Planning Functionalities: Callaway Golf’s legacy planning solution lacked many modern functionalities. Additionally, salary calculations and asset depreciation automation needed improvement. As a result, it became difficult to create detailed and accurate forecasts across the globe.
- Significant IT Support: The legacy solution required significant IT support to keep the solution running. IT had to carve out a full day every week to manually maintain the solution.
SAP Analytics Cloud for Planning is a true user-driven solution where businesses are able to own and manage modeling, calculations, and reporting. The biggest success working with Callaway Golf is implementing the solution together, with transparency and constant feedback, made possible through an agile solution like SAP Analytics Cloud.Will Chen, Practice Lead of EPM Solutions, NIMBL