"Although they were not deciding factors in the business case, improved efficiency and cost savings are the result", emphasizes Bart Blokland, director of Alliander Shared Services, the shared service center that works for Alliander and its three subsidiaries, Liander, Liandon and Liandyn.
"First and foremost we want to improve the quality."
view the major benefit for Alliander
is the fact that Runbook
matches perfectly with the strategic themes of Shared Services.
The fact that everyone at Alliander
is convinced that Runbook
is an important factor in creating a professional organization was an important reason for the implementation of Runbook
, says Blokland
We succeeded in doing so", says Blokland
for period-end close and the digital audit trail, whereas work on the creation of a Tax Control Framework is in progress.
"We're doing a pilot on Horizontal Monitoring with the Dutch Tax Administration", says Blokland
also points to the American Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which focuses on being in control of financial reporting.
Lower audit costs because auditors have to spend less time on gathering information are not a reality yet for Alliander
at this stage, says Blokland
This is due to the standardization amongst the companies, according to Blokland