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Hymmen produces machines and equipment of the highest quality. Why should not this requirement also apply to the company's financial planning? The planning of the projects, the company result, the balance sheet and the liquidity are now more reliable and easier to handle with the CoPlanner solution. In addition, unlike Excel, the data is protected against formula errors. A comprehensive reporting tool also replaces manual charting.



Hymmen GmbH Maschinen- und Anlagenbau faced the challenge of planning ongoing project business more reliably. This planning has so far been done by means of numerous Microsoft Excel folders. The effort to keep the various Excel folders up to date and to ensure synchronization is - understandably - enormously high. It is no coincidence that financial planning is seen as a major challenge in the industry. A solution was sought that would enable the planning of long-term customer projects with the correct accounting of the resulting payments, inventory changes and timely revenue recognition, and translate this into integrated financial planning.


At the heart of the solution at Hymmen is the central project planning (yield, effort, deposits and disbursements) combined with a milestone planning, which allows the comprehensive accounting representation of the company result with minimum data collection effort. For each project, it should be possible to forecast the course of costs and benefits and to visualize the impact of each project on profit and loss and liquidity. In addition, the desired standard results (profit and loss account, balance sheet, indirect financial planning) of the integrated financial planning, the weekly-based operative planning of incoming and outgoing payments as well as the determination and consideration of stock changes.

All this is necessary in order to keep the planning overview in complex machines, such as a digital printer with several thousand components. The additional spare parts business and other business areas should also be considered in the planning.


The standard module "CoPlanner Project Planning for Mechanical and Plant Engineering" was introduced in conjunction with the standard model of integrated financial planning in the company. A link to the actual data from ProAlpha via a direct database connection, other data can be loaded as CSV files in the database.

CoPlanner has flexibly and fully implemented our desired requirements for standardized and integrated financial planning. The many different Excel folders and the enormous time required to maintain them are now a thing of the past.

Mathias Prieß, Head of Controlling, Hymmen GmbH Maschinen- und Anlagenbau


Since 1892 Hymmen stands for high-quality and innovative machine and plant construction, which precisely implements customer requirements. Hymmen is headquartered in Bielefeld. This is where concepts and technologies emerge that make industrial production processes more effective all over the world. With around 200 employees worldwide, we work on investment projects in a wide variety of industries.

Focus of the company: Production technology for the mass production of plate-shaped materials and the surface finishing of plate or web goods.

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