Case study: Costing Software
Imprensa Oficial do Estado de São Paulo
“The MyABCM software is surprising because it combines ease of use with versatility and flexibility. The limits are virtually in the design of the model rather than the tool. MyABCM presented a high standard of quality in its tech support services, its technical consulting and its training, exceeding all expectations. In addition, its great experience with ABC costing models provided significant help in the structuring of our costing model as well as the system’s rapid implementation and delivering the project on time. From the first meeting, MyABCM’s posture has been that of a true partner, making it very clear that the success of the implementation was as important to them as it was to us.”
Imprensa Oficial do Estado de São Paulo, Brazil
It was created in 1891 with the mission of providing transparency to the acts of the Government of São Paulo through the newspaper Diário Oficial do Estado, which today has more than a thousand employees. It has gone through many transformations during its history, starting as a purely graphic representation, then becoming a written newspaper, gaining autonomy to become a news agency distributing information about the State to other newspapers and magazines, and finally assuming the responsibility of being the State’s Digital Certification Authority.
The growth of the company and the increasing complexity of its processes created a challenge to improve the management of its costs, expenses and results, requiring a solution that would complement the Accounting Department.
The company decided to develop a hybrid model of costing software, combining an ABC (Activity Based Costing) model with a fixed and variable cost model. This model offers management views in various dimensions with all the detail necessary to make informed decisions.
The first version of the system has already been tested and a second version is rapidly being developed based on user feedback. The managerial reports are produced more often and with a single source of information guaranteeing more accuracy and agility. The software also enables the user to make analyses that use scenarios and simulations, adding greater richness to the company’s strategic discussions.