As a business analyst, spreadsheet developer or reporting professional, you must accommodate many requests for custom reports every day. Working with a diverse set of data and many different enterprise systems, your job may be a bit daunting! You must find, integrate, filter and format information for many different user needs. These requests may come from the CFO, a line manager in a production environment, an HR professional, or any one of a number of other sources.
Reports can be delayed because of competing priorities or because the formulae, analysis and preparation is complex and quite simply, takes a lot of time to complete. End-users rarely understand these demands or requirements and often, when they receive the information, they decide that they need to see it differently, that they have forgotten other critical requirements or that something else is missing. As an analyst or report developer you also face the challenge of quickly and efficiently creating the algorithms, scripts or code required to produce an accurate report. You must ultimately test the report to be sure it is working correctly before you deliver it to the user or publish it for public consumption.
As the demand for Business Intelligence grows within the enterprise, the analyst or report developer is asked to act as a magician, pulling rabbits out of a hat every day on short notice! If you find yourself in this position, you are not alone! What you need is a Business Intelligence Tool and Corporate Performance Management suite of solutions to accommodate your needs and one that will satisfy the needs of other users in different roles, so that you can enable end-users to easily create most of the reports they require. When it is appropriate for you to create a dashboard, balanced scorecard or other report or format to provide analytical data, you can do so quickly and easily and then hand the task over to the end-user and move on to more crucial analytical projects that require your expertise. With ElegantJ BI business intelligence tool and corporate performance management solutions, you can leverage simplicity, affordability and practicality to quickly understand results and analyse issues and to align business units and individuals users without sacrificing crucial high-level strategic functionality and features. Most importantly, it provides all of this flexibility, accessibility and power within a simple, intuitive environment that anyone can use!
ElegantJ BI solutions provide simple, practical and affordable features and functionality to satisfy every user need with intuitive, browser-based analytics designed to support effective, rapid decisions! Where an analyst or report developer will be responsible to produce or design reports or other mechanisms, you will find our solutions to be simple and elegant. You can quickly produce personalised tools for your end-users and executives and be confident that these tools will serve your users well. Moreover, our balanced scorecards, key performance indicators (KPIs), impact and sensitivity analysis, and forecasting and predictive analysis features are cutting-edge. Business Intelligence Tool, ElegantJ BI enables swift, accurate planning and allows the organisation to adapt to the changing business landscape.
The ElegantJ BI product suite can ensure that analysts, spreadsheet experts, and report developers do not have to suffer the avalanche of requests and priorities or create a complex spreadsheet or data base queries to develop an accurate picture of business performance. You can intuitively create and use personalised content to manage tasks, monitor results and adapt quickly to change.
Today’s average end-user is more sophisticated and executives expect more out of analysts, and technical staff. Rather than focusing on the mundane report requests, your executive team would prefer that you concentrate on critical business activities. Whether you serve an enterprise manager or you are working as an outside business consultant, serving a demanding client, you and your team are hard pressed to satisfy every information need in a timely, cost-effective manner.
As a business analyst, spreadsheet developer or report programmer, your efforts may seem tactical in nature. You respond to requests for custom reports and find and filter data for your end-users. Yet, these reports are often critical to business results, project success and the foundational decisions made by managers, executives and individual contributors. You must have access to complete information and that information must be presented in a way that will optimise your time and quickly satisfy the individual or team that will use the data to make decisions.
The way to make a lasting, positive impression is to provide information that is clear, concise, accurate and actionable. In any organisation, it is important that the business strategy is in alignment with the goals, objectives and activities of every business unit, division, department, team and individual. If individuals in your organisation are working at cross purposes, the company strategy is likely to fail. In order to avoid this pitfall, you must provide information that is valuable and timely. Of course, this is easier said than done! If you cannot easily find, integrate, filter and manipulate the data from diverse systems and sources, you cannot provide the kind of power and value your users and clients need!
Here are just a few examples of the issues you face on a daily basis:
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The ElegantJ BI portal enables every user to customise dashboard and report formats and to quickly assemble the components and data required to create a clear picture of project, team, product, service, department or divisional issue and business results. You do not have to make a decision for each of your end-users as to how to find, display and use information. Our Business Intelligence Tool, ElegantJ BI solution provides an intuitive, easy-to-use environment with the flexibility to present custom views, alerts and information. So, you need not sacrifice flexibility or incur great expense to achieve established goals.
Your return on investment (ROI) will be swift. Implementation is quick and easy and training is minimal. User adoption is fast and users will embrace the product with enthusiasm! We provide on premises or hosted, Software as a Service (SaaS) implementation options so your organisation and/or your client organisation can deploy and use the solutions without significant impact to budget. Total cost of ownership (TCO) is minimal!
When you consider a Corporate Performance Management Solution, we encourage you to review our credentials and our product suite. Elegant MicroWeb has more than a decade of experience in BI and CPM and our products and dedicated service are designed to achieve proven results and to help our clients align strategy, tactics and operations for ultimate corporate performance management!
“We do not have the budget to hire another analyst and our technology team does not have the time to support our need for custom reports. We are buried alive! Even when we have the time to produce reports, we face the challenge of getting all the information from a variety of systems and sources and trying to paste it together into one comprehensive report. Our field research team is on the road all the time and getting them the information they need is a real challenge.”
Julia Devens, Age 32, Report Analyst, Kellens Research
Julia is one of three analysts working in the Support services function of Kellens Research. She has been with the company for three years and is frustrated by her inability to produce timely, accurate reports and information to the executive team. Kellens is a well renowned research firm with more than a decade of experience in consulting and research projects for clients in the financial services, healthcare and government vertical industries. Julia volunteered to look for a technology solution to accommodate their stringent, complex requirements now and in the future. The organisation currently uses subscription data bases and proprietary research data bases to compile and present data for use by its staff and by clients.
In order to fulfill these requirements Julia must find a solution that will establish a foundation for future growth and success and provide the flexibility to give the Kellens employees the tools to produce their own reports, results and research and to analyse complex business problems without intervention from the already overburdened analyst staff. Since the Kellens project teams are on the road most of the time, the solution must be accessible from outside the enterprise and it must be intuitive and require little training or Julia’s user base will not adopt the solution and use it as it is intended.
Because Kellens performs complex research, the technology solution must also provide the features to find, filter, analyse and drill down into data and present that data in a meaningful way for use by the research teams and the clients they serve. The solution she selects must enable every user to see and manipulate data in a way that is meaningful to them. It must also ensure fast, easy implementation and optimise total cost of ownership (TCO) and return on investment (ROI).
Julia selected the Business Intelligence Tool, ElegantJ BI solution to satisfy her need to integrate, filter and analyse information. If she was to achieve her goal to put the majority the reporting and analysis requirements back in the hands of her research team, she wanted to do so with a tool that would satisfy every end-user – no matter their technical skill or analytical abilities.
Using the ElegantJ BI suite of products, Julia was able to easily produce dependable, concise reports to analyse current business information and satisfy reporting and information requirements so that executives and other managers can monitor business results and goals. In her role as analyst, Julia and the rest of her team were able to create and easily display correlated tasks and dependencies and to illustrate impact and sensitivity analysis for stakeholders so that they could have a full picture of the consequences and results of corrective actions on other areas of the business.
Julia quickly and easily created multidimensional cubes and master templates to use for analysis. She also created personalised dashboards and reports and, with a few hours of training, her team was able to assume responsibility for tracking and monitoring results and for analysis of issues. The team can now create their own filters and views and they are self sufficient. There is no need to Julia to be involved in the process!
Dashboards, alerts, impact and sensitivity analysis, balanced scorecards and other features provide Julia and Kellens with the flexibility and information required to monitor results and produce reports, dashboards and alerts to support the needs of the business on an ongoing basis. In this way, they can keep the company on track and help the team hold the line on costs and overhead.
Today, the Kellens research team has access to automated alerts via email. These alerts are published and delivered as critical thresholds are crossed or issues arise, so the team members can stay abreast of business results while they are on the road. This web-based team access is critical to the success of the research team and to encouraging the use of objective metrics and accountability across the organisation.
With dynamic business analytics, personalised reporting, interactive dashboards, balanced scorecards, and flexible views and alerts, Kellens is also able to satisfy even the most complex reporting and information needs and to integrate a variety of data bases and enterprise systems and tools into one comprehensive view.
If you are ready to improve results and satisfy the need for accurate, timely business analysis, please contact us. We can tell you how our ElegantJ BI Corporate Performance Management (CPM) and Business Intelligence (BI) can help you, your organisation, your clients and your business results. Contact us via email, phone or fax. Contact us now
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Our 100% browser-based architecture with superior interoperability with other systems enables swift implementation, easy access and complete integration of data from disparate sources and ensures that your users will have access to concise, up-to-date information both within the office environs and while they are on the road or at another location.
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