Nearly every business today is buried under a mountain of data and information. In order to make effective use of this data and information, the organisation must find a way to integrate, filter and interpret data in a way that is meaningful to the business and will support strategic and tactical decisions and keep the organisation on track to achieve its goals and objectives. It is not enough to load data into a report format or spreadsheet. Today, we must filter and analyse the data and present it as a uniform repository and working environment across the organization. If we can achieve this goal, we empower our users to make quick, appropriate decisions and move on to address other critical issues.
No organisation has the time or resources to spend on complex analysis or reporting and none of your users can endure the delays of custom reporting and information gathering. In your business, as in nearly every other organisation, your management team and individual contributors are challenged by the vagaries of limited visibility and insight and they are clamoring for current, precise information to help them make timely decisions and take corrective action before there is a negative impact on results.
What you need is a stable, scalable, extensible environment that provides actionable business insight and is flexible enough to satisfy the needs of every user - with access to detailed, current and historical performance to drive business results and performance, enable objective metrics and provide an environment for ongoing monitoring and change management.
Tackling the enterprise data management issue can be time consuming and costly. It takes planning and patience! Most organisations have a multitude of information repositories, data bases, best-of-breed systems, enterprise applications, and legacy systems – all of which provide a slice of information to a select set of users.
In this environment, it is difficult for the organisation to identify trends, address issues, and realize business opportunities in highly competitive markets. Integration of data and intelligence is no longer a luxury – it is an imperative! How can you dynamically meet business and customer needs while leveraging long-term investments in existing IT infrastructure?
Enterprise data integration is complicated by the sheer volume of information, and number of applications and data repositories and by numerous competing factors like user skill, network capacity, limited system budgets and resources for support and maintenance. Even if your organisation has an unlimited budget, it is a very complicated undertaking to connect the various relational DBMS and other data sources and to accommodate different data models and solve the problems caused by data with heterogeneous data sources.
The Business Intelligence Tool, ElegantJ BI provides enterprise data management and ensures that your users have a homogeneous, logical view of data to comprehensively support their day-to-day and strategic initiatives with appropriate, intuitive features and a rich analytical foundation. ElegantJ BI business intelligence provides simple, easy-to-implement solutions that integrate multiple information systems and data sources and provide a unified view of the whole. With these intuitive tools, and complete insight into business issues, users can effectively analyse results and take corrective action to ensure that goals are achieved and that every individual is accountable for the success of the business.
With integrated IT services and applications that support business processes, business intelligence tool ElegantJ BI can help you to achieve data integration and enterprise data and support every business user, executive and manager in the pursuit of their goals to reduce time-to-market, achieve a competitive advantage and provide added value to the market and clients they serve.
“Our information is buried in every corner of the company. When I am forced to make a critical decision that changes a goal or assignment, I always wonder if I have all the information I need to really understand the impact of my decision.”
Jennifer Logan, Age 39, National Manager, Parsons Mining Affiliates
Jennifer is a highly-respected manager in the Parsons family of companies. She is known for her no-nonsense approach and her innovative solutions to long-standing problems. This year she decided to tackle an issue that has plagued the company for at least a decade. As Parsons grew and acquired other companies, its systems, data sources and information environment became more diverse and the technology team was forced to cobble together quasi-integration solutions and data migration in an attempt to present a complete picture of business information and results for the management team and all the users. The organisation is growing by leaps and bounds but even today there is no integrated view of data and Jennifer spends a lot of time guessing at current business performance and the health and stability of the various affiliates that comprise the Parsons family. She is forced to use a combination of system data and old spreadsheets with unreliable formulas, as well as manual data migration into specialized data bases. This data is error ridden and contains redundant entries so her sales figures, resource counts and other tallies are often incorrect. The naming conventions and column labels are different in every system. So, ‘Jurgins South’ is identified as a separate affiliate in the sales data base when, in fact, it is the same affiliate as the affiliate identified as ‘Jurgins – Georgia’ in the HR best-of-breed application. Jennifer needs help!
In order to achieve her goals, Jennifer must find a way to gather and present uniform, dependable data and produce reports and analysis that provide consolidated, validated data in an intuitive user interface that is flexible to growth and change and can support users with varied technical skills. Because Jennifer does not have unlimited access to technical staff or spreadsheet experts, she also needs a solution that can provide the flexibility and analytical capability to incorporate and integrate information without time consuming, expensive customization. Her job requires that she incorporate data from a variety of enterprise systems, including sales projections, order tracking, stock levels and product information, growth and training initiatives and resource assignments.
Jennifer selected the Business Intelligence Tool, ElegantJ BI to satisfy her requirements. This solution provides an integrated, multidimensional view of all enterprise systems and data bases and it was easy and fast to implement. As soon as the ElegantJ BI solution was in place, Jennifer began to use the Business Intelligence analytics to analyse the performance and results of each affiliate and to plan for expansion, resource allocation and changes in processes and projections to accommodate the growing market and competitive landscape.
With the power of integrated enterprise data, Jennifer can create critical alerts to automatically notify her when a threshold is crossed or when production falls short of weekly goals. With the power of ElegantJ BI enterprise data management, Jennifer can now design and deploy personalised dashboards and provide access to the system for her regional managers and team leaders, thereby enabling strategic alignment and objective metrics that allow every team member to better understand their performance and adjust to the changes required to remain competitive and successful.
Today, Jennifer’s team has access to a unified repository of data that provides consistent naming conventions and ensures appropriate access rights and security. With this powerful tool, Jennifer and her team can gather, filter and analyse information quickly and make confident decisions. Because the data is automatically refreshed and alerts are delivered and published as events and triggers occur, Jennifer does not have to worry about working with out-of-date information or incorrect data. Enterprise Data Management is no longer a vision – it is now a reality for Parsons Mining Affiliates and for Jennifer and her team!
Business Intelligence Tool, ElegantJ BI provides a stable, dependable foundation that is flexible enough to accommodate every organisation and its enterprise data management needs.
The ElegantJ BI enterprise data management system allows all of your users to be connected through a common business intelligence data view via web browser. Business intelligence data from relevant information systems is presented in a homogenous, intuitive interface, and integration of data is achieved to enable enterprise performance management.
With Business Intelligence Tool, ElegantJ BI you can facilitate enterprise reporting, data management, timely analysis and drill-down capability to determine the root cause of even the most troubling issues. ElegantJ BI simplifies implementation and data integration across enterprise data sources and returns integrated results to the user in a self-service BI environment to support the need for ad-hoc and scheduled reporting. No matter how diverse your systems, no matter how scattered or distributed your information sources, Business Intelligence Tool, ElegantJ BI allows your organisation to achieve integrated business intelligence across the enterprise. Our solutions will help you to drive success toward a common goal, using a single, consistent picture of business status and results.
Our Business Intelligence Tool, ElegantJ BI is scalable. ElegantJ BI is flexible and simple enough to accommodate growth and to support your enterprise data management and business intelligence needs now and in the future.
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The ElegantJ BI Business Intelligence and Corporate Performance Management suite is compatible with all popular Smart Phones and tablets including iPad and iPhone as well as Android Smart Phones and tablets. Your team members can use a Smart Phone or tablet to access the complete suite of Business Intelligence and Corporate Performance Management modules and leverage our powerful features, including personalized, intuitive dashboards, exception alerts, KPI Monitoring, Analytics, graphical mining and reporting.
ElegantJ BI provides data extraction from across diverse sources and transformation tools with incremental extraction. The extraction process can be scheduled to run overnight or periodically.