Case study: Consolidation and reporting at Jacobs Rimell. By John Stokdyk
Richard Batchelor joined London-based communications software group Jacobs Rimell in 2005 and now oversees the accounts for three subsidiaries: the product development and HQ in the UK, a US subsidiary that looks after its biggest customer and a newly formed Dutch subsidiary.
"We work with business units that sell products and services to communications service providers; they also generate maintenance revenues. So we need to report to each of those business units, but also by line of business.