Normally, Harry’s, the men’s care brand that is known for its direct-to-consumers model of selling razors at “an honest price–no gimmicks,” loves a clean-shaven face. Except during November. That’s when men worldwide plan to grow a mustache in support of Movember, a movement to raise awareness for men’s health.
Back in 2013, with their simple and direct planning mentality in mind, Harry’s finance team was frustrated that its budgeting process wasn’t in line. Once it realized that the company’s budget process had become anything but simple. Harry’s finance team was tracking data for manufacturing, retail, distribution and direct-to-consumer in three countries, in three different currencies, and with several different reporting requirements. Multiple Excel spreadsheets were no longer working efficiently. That’s when Harry’s turned to the Adaptive Insights Business Planning Cloud.
With Adaptive Insights, Harry’s was able to shave weeks off its process to make it more flexible and agile, cutting in half the amount of time the team spent planning and making it possible to quickly make changes.