Founded in 1999, LucaNet is a German vendor focused on corporate performance management addressing finance departments. The company is headquartered in Berlin with additional offices in Germany, Europe, Asia and the United States. According to its own accounts, LucaNet has over 2,000 customers worldwide.
LucaNet’s software portfolio comprises solutions for consolidation, planning, financial reporting and additional financial management topics, which can be used in any desired combination. All products are targeted at business users and are based on a proprietary multidimensional, in-memory database (LucaNet.Financial OLAP Server). The database provides a predefined data model with intertwined business rules for establishing an integrated financial planning model and creating consolidated financial statements. There are over 140 predefined standard connectors for importing source data. It is also possible to collect and validate data via a web interface, including intercompany reconciliation.
LucaNet’s CPM solutions focus on financial consolidation, integrated corporate and financial planning as well as financial reporting and analyses. Since LucaNet’s planning functionality is geared towards its consolidation logic, it is also possible to compare planned versus actual data at group level. For individual, flexible (ad hoc) reporting and analysis, LucaNet recommends its Excel add-in as a front end, or the enhanced functionality of various BI products available on the market such as Power BI, Qlik, Tableau, BOARD and others. Due to its open architecture, BI front ends capable of accessing OLAP data sources can access the LucaNet.Financial OLAP Server including all structures, hierarchies and values via XMLA.
In recent versions, the product’s flexibility has been enhanced beyond its traditional focus on finance-specific content. An integrated development environment provides functionality to design individual forms, calculation rules and applications. Using the integrated development environment, LucaNet provides apps for several operational planning scenarios that can be used to feed the vendor’s inherent financial planning model. They can be adapted to customer-specific needs and requirements.
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