More effective planning reporting and analysis with Mercur Business Control  

Svenska Spel uses Mercur Business Control for operational analysis of its business areas and much more. Mercur also supports consolidation of all the group’s companies, making it possible to also analyse the business in total and from a legal perspective.

The introduction of Mercur Business Control

Svenska Spel have a long cooperation with Mercur. Already in 1998 they introduced Mercur Business Control. 

Since 2007, the system supports a new management model with the new package of reports and scorecards, and operational group consolidation.

The system is integrated with the ERP system IFS and the eleoctronic invoice handling system Basware.

A central system with userfriendly uniform processes 

Mercur is used by approximately 300 users in seven business areas that are divided into two divisions.  Division BRK is made up of the business areas Bingo, Restaurant and Casino and Division SoL consists of the business areas Retail, Internet, Subscription  and Assocation. Mercur also supports Svenska Spel's five administrative functions.

Svenska Spel was formed in 1997 when AB Tipstjänst and Penninglotteriet AB merged. Svenska Spel is now Sweden's leading gaming company with a market share of about 55%. The company has its headquarters in Visby and an office in Stockholm in Sundbyberg. The Group consists of the Svenska Spel, Casino Cosmopol, CC Casino Restaurant, Swedish Spel AB, Casino Cosmopol AB and the Swedish Spel Service Center.

 

 

 

Manual routines have been eliminated, resulting in a direct gain of 4 Mondays each month.

Svenska Spel

A central system with simple, common routines 

Today, Mercur is used by approximately 300 users in seven business areas, which are divided into two divisions, which reflect Svenska Spel's meeting with the customer. Within Div BRK you will find the business areas Bingo, Restaurant and Casino and Div SoL consists of Shop, Internet, Subscription and Association. In addition, Mercur supports Svenska Spel's five administrative functions.

The operational structure is created in Mercur 

Mercur's advanced allocation and distribution functionality creates the operational perspective with follow-up in the business areas. Thereby, analysis can be done from both a legal and an operational perspective, something that would not have been possible before without a big manual work effort.

Reorganization and new model 

In the fall of 2004, Svenska Spel got a new CEO, which led to a lot of reorganizations in the spring of 2005. This meant drastic changes not least for the controller operations in terms of organization, management and reporting. A new model, which included both new report packages and a new control model, was developed.

In connection with this project, a new evaluation of systems from different suppliers was made. Svenska Spel then made the decision to continue using and further developing Mercur according to the new requirements. In connection with this, Svenska Spel upgraded to the latest version of Mercur Business Control.l

In addition, the functionality for group consolidation and comment management was developed in Mercur.

New control model with balanced scorecards in Mercur

The control model, which is formulated for each manager, is based on the task to be completed within a certain period of time. The CEO's longest task, which is the starting point for all other levels, may, for example, include goals about where Svenska Spel should be in ten years in different areas and how to get there.

The longest task is then broken down into measurement points and goals. Mercur's scorecard is used to present these goals and goal fulfillment from different perspectives, such as Results, Customer, Process, Responsibility and Employees.

Increased financial awareness with Mercur Business Control 

The report packages have been modified over the years. In addition to ongoing spontaneous analysis, reporting from Mercur is currently conducted as follows::

  • Monthly reporting - results

  • Quarterly reporting - result + control model

Follow-up meetings are held quarterly with the CEO to review the above reports.

Since the reorganization, Svenska Spel has ensured a functioning both operational and legal reporting in Mercur. In addition, report packages and control models have been refined.

Svenska Spel next step, supplier analysis

The next step with Mercur is to develop functionality for purchasing and supplier analysis with links to the company's contract database.

Mercurs solution

System: Mercur Business Control
Users: ca 300
Processes: Budgeting, Forecasting, Goal Management with Balanced scorecards, Reporting and Analysis, Allocations and Distributions

Other: Svenska Spel applies Mercur in multi-company solution with a consolidation company for analysis of the group in total.

About the company: Svenska Spel  was formed in 1997 when AB Tipstjänst and Penninglotteriet AB merged. Svenska Spel is today Sweden's leading gaming company with a market share of about 55%. The company has its head office in Visby and a Stockholm office in Sundbyberg. The Group consists of Svenska Spel, Casino Cosmopol, CC Casino Restaurant, Svenska Spels Förvaltnings AB, Casino Cosmopols Fastighets AB and Svenska Spels Servicecenter.

Revenue: ca 2 066 MEUR
Employees: ca 1 738  

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