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As our business grew, it became clear that we could no longer manage our budgeting and reporting with spreadsheets and Workday Adaptive Planning was the best alternative for us. It offered all of the features we required and the right level of flexibility.

Benjamin Gotta, General Manager, Group Planning and Reporting, BAI Communications

  • Reliance on spreadsheets made accurate, consolidated budgeting and reporting increasingly difficult for BAI Communications and its growing business. Consequently, the finance team was spending too much time fixing broken links and consolidating cost centre data with very little time remaining to support the business with strategic analysis.

    With the help of GK Horizons, BAI Communications swapped spreadsheets for Workday Adaptive Planning and established a central chart of accounts as well as standardized planning and reporting across its cost centres. Budgets and reports are more reliable and accompanied by value-added insight to drive continued growth.


    • Inefficient and error—prone reporting—Reporting data was manually entered into spreadsheets by multiple stakeholders, causing errors and broken links.
    • Complex budgeting—Lack of a common planning tool made it difficult to standardize planning across cost centres and deliver an accurate, consolidated budget.
    • Limted time for analysis—Time spent triple-checking and consolidating spreadsheets left the finance team with limited time for analysis to support decision-making.


    • Fast and accurate reporting—With no more broken links and manual data entry, monthly reports are turned around two days faster and present an accurate view of the business.
    • Streamlined budgeting—A shared planning tool allows for easier and consistent collection of data across cost centres to streamline consolidation of annual budgets.
    • Increased insight—The finance team has more time to spend analyzing budgets and reports to help the business make data-driven decisions.
  • About:
    BAI Communications designs, builds, and operates communications infrastructure that connects communities around the world, including cellular, Wi-Fi, broadcast, radio, and IP networks. In Australia, the company also owns and operates one of the most extensive transmission networks in the world, delivering broadcasts to 99% of the population.
    Sydney, Australia
    All Industries, Telecommunications

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Thanks to Workday Adaptive Planning, the time we used to spend checking over spreadsheets can now be used to understand the meaning behind different numbers and offer more strategic support to the business.

Benjamin Gotta, General Manager, Group Planning and Reporting, BAI Communications