Linde Material Handling strives to maintain their leadership status by simplifying and limiting the amount of time the closing process requires through automation. Never afraid of embracing change in the name of advancement, the company turned to Smart Close to provide valuable insights into the close process. “We’ve seen a drastic increase in the speed of our closing process since implementing Smart Close,” says Karin Gunkel, Finance and IT Specialist at Linde Material Handling. “While everything was always completed on time
before, the process is significantly less time-consuming, and therefore, less stressful. We can also be certain that all the steps in the closing process are executed completely and in the correct sequence. We always know who’s responsible and when the task is complete.” To have the reliable financials that enable Linde Material Group to act responsibly, the company heavily emphasizes proactively monitoring closing activities. Smart Close gives them that ability. With Smart Close, the company can see if anything looks incorrect at any point in the process, and if so, directly see who is responsible.