In the current turbulent economic climate, it is essential that organisations have the right information, at the right level, in the right format, accessible by the right people and at the right time to support critical business decisions.
Traditional reporting looks backward and lacks flexibility to enable the end-user to manipulate the data presented to gain useful insight and is not predictive of future outcomes. True insight also comes from bringing together information from different sources to build a rich picture.
With today's rapid rate of change, organisations need to be able to react quickly to changing business conditions. Business Intelligence (BI) tools enable organisations to link progress towards objectives to business strategy, to quickly analyze and understand the impact of a change of course on results and to predict outcomes. A picture paints a thousand words and by focusing more on visualisation and on trend & direction, Management can react sooner to deviations.
How can we help?
UNIT4 has a dedicated team of accredited Business Intelligence Consultants, who can provide consultancy support to:-
- assist the board with mapping strategies to Performance Management reporting
- define business information requirements
- design architectures and platforms for delivery
- build business intelligence and planning solutions
- provide complete and flexible support solutions after going live
The team works with a number of toolsets both within UNIT4 software sets and 3rd party BI providers. We have centres of excellence for COGNOS, Nathean Technologies, Microsoft and Business Objects and can provide solutions scaled for autonomous business units, SME and Enterprise organisations. We have Partner status for IBM COGNOS, Nathean Technologies and Microsoft.
We are uniquely positioned to provide Business Intelligence and Information delivery over our core UNIT4 ERP product sets as well as third party systems and databases. Our Consultants have many years experience in UNIT4 core products as well as Business Intelligence.
What is the UNIT4 advantage?
Our team is made up of business professionals, not just IT experts. Our Consultants have worked in senior positions within organisations across all vertical markets in both Public & Private enterprise.
No one understands our products like we do. The Business Intelligence team has direct access to the latest developments within our own software and is trained in them alongside our Application Consultants.
We are solution agnostic; our job is to provide the right solution for you. We have access to a wide range of toolsets which can be tailored to meet your requirements. Our partnership relationships with the market leading Business Intelligence and Corporate Performance Management (CPM) software providers enable UNIT4 to provide world class software support. We have also eliminated some of the hard work for you by already having developed out of the box solutions including Data Marts for many of our product sets. This frees your IT team to work on other projects whilst gaining a quick-to-market platform solution for your enterprise data. These can be delivered by UNIT4 at a fraction of the cost of developing these in-house.
We can provide education and training in all of our BI product sets but with the added advantages that it can be delivered over your UNIT4 software. We can provide full project life cycle support and provide a turnkey project managed solution delivery.
If you are not sure how well your information delivery compares with good practice, we can provide an audit and 360° review service against your current reporting solution.