Cloud usage in volatile times - how the cloud optimizes our future

In the area of controlling, local Excel applications can be found in almost every company, which are used and administered in specialist departments with great popularity. Simple, fast and immediately usable thanks to logical formulas. A tool that can be used by everyone and is available in companies. The productive and comprehensive cooperation of specialist departments, e.g. in corporate planning or in classic planning processes, reaches its natural limits after a certain time, even with Office 365, and the Excel devil slowly creeps in.

In our blog post we would like to briefly present five advantages and disadvantages of the cloud, look at the current trend and introduce the cloud-based business intelligence solution from CoPlanner:

Cloud - Advantages


Companies increase their flexibility in the area of controlling, as cloud services can be used flexibly even if the usage behaviour is difficult to calculate. Security, capacity utilization or technology risks are outsourced to the appropriate service provider.


The ongoing operation and maintenance of controlling resources is no longer necessary, updates, hotfixes, etc. are installed by the respective cloud provider and new users can be activated in a few minutes.


Data security

Through professional cloud security, the reputable providers guarantee a secure service according to the 24/7 principle. The data is stored in large, professionally protected data centres.



Controlling software from the cloud is flexible and therefore scalable up and down within short periods of time. This means that cloud applications can be specifically adapted to the needs of the user or specialist departments.


For technical reasons, "Controlling as a Service" enables new flexible working methods such as cross-location cooperation between employees and departments.