Controlling – everything you need to know

Good controlling has a great influence on the overall success of a company. Controlling is an often underestimated supreme discipline of accounting. With the optimal strategy and the right digital tools, you can save a lot of time and money in controlling by making processes more efficient through digitalisation and automation. In our white paper we have summarised the possibilities for you to digitise controlling in your company in a meaningful way and with lasting success. This white paper is only available in German.

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Controlling is part of the management system in every company.
All data relevant to economic success converge in controlling departments. Controllers use this database to plan, manage and control all areas of the company.

The English term controlling sums up the core of the discipline well. Although the term "to control" is often mistakenly translated as "to check," it also means "to navigate" and "to steer.

The discipline of controlling emerged from accounting in the 1970s. Managing directors recognized the need to regularly evaluate figures that were critical to success in order to maintain an overview of the current state of the company.

Initially, therefore, controllers focused on making operating expenses and revenues transparent in order to provide management with decision-making aids for the further strategic orientation of the company. The controlling aspect was the main focus. Controllers were not involved in the corporate decisions themselves. Over the years, however, the planning and controlling elements gained in importance.

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