Corporate Budgeting Software


The Greenfield Group Limited is a wholly-owned enterprise based in the UK. The Greenfield Group Limited comprises Elmac Technologies, the global flame arrester specialists; KnitMesh Technologies, world leaders in the manufacture and marketing of knitted mesh components; and La Cafetière, the hot drinks specialists who have established an international café culture brand in Europe and North America. With annual revenue of £20 million, The Greenfield Group Limited has more than 200 employees and oversees operations in the UK, the Netherlands, the USA, South Africa and China.

The Greenfield Group’s Finance team benefits from greater automation helping save time and reducing manual intervention


Managing three separate and unique businesses on Excel spreadsheets increasingly became more difficult for the finance team. As the company became more complex through acquisitions, keeping all the formulas and links accurate became nearly impossible. Due to the global nature of the business, the organisation operates using four different currencies, the British pound, the US dollar, the South African rand, and the euro in The Netherlands.


  • Managing three separate and unique businesses on Excel spreadsheets across 7 statutory entities in a matrix organisation
  • Planning in multiple global currencies
  • Collaborating with budget owners during the annual budget process


  • Implemented the solution in less than 8 weeks
  • Budget contributors can log-in and see only the information relevant to them
  • Saved tremendous time previously spent consolidating information and error checking

“Adaptive Planning stood out because we could implement it quickly, it was affordable and the functionality had a lot of depth to meet our organisational planning needs. Based on the demonstration and talking with the implementation partner, Clear Plan, we were convinced that this was a great product that we should try.”

Simon Nichol, Finance Director, The Greenfield Group