BUSINESS CHALLENGE: A CPG manufacturer wanted to leverage their Travel expense reporting system to forecast travel expenses based on historical and known events as well as understand key drivers of change in travel expenses quarter on quarter.

APPROACH: Integrated internal data (expenses by type/unit, etc.) and external data (economic indicators) and developed robust forecasting models at business unit level

BUSINESS IMPACT: Improved budgeting process by providing visibility into forecasted unit level travel expenses during each quarter and gaining insights into key drivers of these expenses