Groupe Alfred Boivin and Avantage… efficient management of financial information
Founded in 1947 by Alfred Boivin, Groupe Alfred Boivin in Chicoutimi has been enjoying outstanding growth for over 60 years. The group now consists of 7 companies and 2 subsidiaries and has over 400 pieces of equipment. With $80 million in sales in 2008, Groupe Alfred Boivin has over 350 employees in peak seasons. Its customers are from the civil engineering, recycling, industrial metals, snow removal, dynamiting and drilling, short- and long-haul transportation, property sales, and sandpit and quarry operation sectors.
Better tools for managing the financial complexities of a growing company
Mélanie Larouche, Controller and HR-OHS Assistant, and Claude Lavoie MBA, Administration and Finance Director of Groupe Alfred Boivin, have been using Avantage Integration since 2002 to manage accounting and CCQ payroll activities. By integrating Avantage Financier in 2004, Ms. Larouche simplified budget preparation, financial statement consolidation and cash flow forecasting.
“Financial consolidation was a real headache and could only be done once a year. Now, with the same tool I use to prepare my budgets, I have access to a module that lets me consolidate on a monthly basis in just a few minutes.”
Decreased costs and increased autonomy
Avantage Financier, a solution that is fully integrated into the Avantage SMB Suite, not only saves us time and money, but also lets us produce customized professional financial statements, create weekly cash flow forecasts and compare actual numbers to the budget on a monthly basis.
“Being able to carry out these activities has helped us to save up to 25% on our financial management expenses.”
A flexible and complete solution
Ms. Larouche is very happy to have chosen Avantage Financier.
“This solution, which is usually available to accounting experts, is flexible and very complete. It efficiently provides direct access to our company’s financial information according to our needs. This lets us strengthen our position with financial institutions and improve our decision making.”
If, like Ms. Larouche, you would like to:
Simplify the preparation of your detailed budgets, results and statements
Consolidate your financial statements more quickly
Present personalized financial information
Have an overview of your financial results at any time