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As a CEO, CIO, CTO, CFO or Strategic Manager or Director, your information needs vary greatly. Each function and role requires a different set of data to make accurate decisions and track business progress against goals. In addition, the way you choose to display and view data is unique to your role, function, and your personal preferences. No organisation, position or professional approach is the same from one enterprise to another, or from one person to another! However, one fact does hold true across all business enterprises. In order to accurately manage results, align and cascade business

strategy and goals to every corner of the enterprise, and make swift, accurate decisions, a strategic manager must have the right tools. In today’s competitive business environment, no one has the luxury of unlimited time to find, filter and view information, to wait for custom reports or to delay critical decisions until all information is in hand.

You need a Business Intelligence Tool and Corporate Performance Management solutions to accommodate every role and user need and one that can be easily adopted by and used by every executive, strategic manager - and by your business units, departments, teams and individual contributors as well. Without that capacity and flexibility you are limiting business intelligence access to a select few. Every employee within your organisation can and should have access to meaningful information to plan, develop, monitor and adjust tasks and strategies in order to achieve optimum business performance and positively contribute to the bottom line. With ElegantJ BI business intelligence tool and corporate performance management solutions, you can provide this usability and align your business units and individuals users without sacrificing crucial high-level strategic functionality and features.

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! Moreover, our balanced scorecards, key performance indicators (KPIs), impact and sensitivity analysis, and forecasting and predictive analysis features are cutting-edge. ElegantJ BI enables swift, accurate planning and allows the organisation to adapt to the changing business landscape. Whether you are a CEO, CFO, CTO, strategic manager or individual contributor, you can create dashboards, views and reports that meet your needs! Metrics and automated alerts are relevant for strategic, operational and tactical initiatives and end-users can find, filter and display information in a way that is meaningful to them and to their role and responsibilities.

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The ElegantJ BI product suite features include strategy maps, balanced scorecards, key performance indicators (KPIs), custom alerts and many other analytical and reporting features. You do not have to wait for technical resources or hire consultants to develop an accurate picture of business performance. Instead, they can intuitively create and use personalised content to manage tasks, monitor results and adapt quickly to change.

Gone are the days when technical staff satisfied every reporting or information need. Employee and end-users are more sophisticated and, as a strategic manager or executive, you expect more out of each employee and staff member. In this environment, a technical team or enterprise application vendor is hard pressed to satisfy every information need in a timely, cost-effective manner. In most cases, the end-user is the best source of information regarding BI system requirements. Each person knows what they need and how they need to see the data in order to effectively monitor and improve results. It is crucial that your users be given the tools to quickly and effectively get to the information they need and receive and display that information in a way that is meaningful to them, based on their roles, responsibilities, and function.

Strategic Planning and Alignment

As an executive officer or strategic manager or planner, your responsibilities are broad and your decisions are critical to the business results and ongoing success of the organisation. You must have access to complete information and that information must be presented in a way that will optimise your time and help you make the best decisions. If business strategy is not in alignment with the goals, objectives and activities of every business unit, division, department, team and individual, your team is working at cross purposes and your strategy will not result in success.

Here are just a few examples of the issues a manager, strategist or executive faces on a daily basis:

  • A new competitor or competitive product requires that you adapt to changes in the market.
  • Your technology environment is no longer competent to serve the number of users or to handle the volume of inquiries your employees now execute on a daily basis.
  • Your revenue stream has fallen below projections thereby impacting planned financial investments
  • A major supply line fails
  • A product recall requires product overhaul You always seem to be adding resources to get through a busy time – but then you have to lay off workers when things slow down
  • You need to see a complete picture of historical performance and try to integrate this with market and competitive trends in order to ensure your strategy is focused
  • Your planning and decision processes are too slow
  • Your processes do not provide for monitoring or milestones or continuous improvement initiatives

In every case, your executive team and strategic planners will have to take corrective action swiftly and with decisive confidence. If you cannot juggle these factors on a daily basis, you cannot keep pace with the competition or the market.

ElegantJ BI and CPM solutions:

  • Support strategic planning and goal-setting
  • Track and alert issues that impact progress toward goals using objective metrics
  • Improve employee accountability and team goals
  • Provide transparency and insight into every corner of the organisation
  • Facilitate improvement Initiatives to address performance gaps
  • Provides a browser-based environment for easy, fast implementation and integration with other enterprise applications
  • Provides powerful features to support strategic research, e.g., impact and sensitivity analysis and forecasting and predictive analysis
  • Provides powerful impact and sensitivity analysis tools that are simple enough to be used by anyone – to determine the focus area for performance improvement
  • Provides flexible licensing for solution implementation on premises or hosted, Software as a Service (SaaS) environs

The Power of Personalised, Flexible Business Intelligence Tool at an Affordable Cost to the Enterprise

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, department or divisional issues and results. You do not have to make a decision for every user as to how to find, display and use information. Our 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 your 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 deploy and use the solutions without significant impact to budget. Your total cost of ownership (TCO) is minimal!

As you know, the needs and uses of any enterprise system vary, depending on the role of the user.

  • A chief financial officer (CFO) needs to see and control a high-level summarised view of company investments and financial health.
  • A CEO needs a balanced scorecard in a summarised, simple view to review business performance and issues.
  • A business consultant must obtain and analyse operational and transactional data with drill down capability to review the root cause of underperformance or other issues.
  • A regional sales manager needs to set sales goals and monitor results by product, service, sales region, sales team and customer profile, and adapt to changing market environs.
  • A warehouse manager needs to receive timely alerts to stay abreast of stock and inventory shortages.

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 Business Intelligence and Corporate Performance Management 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!

Sample Case Study

“I’m serving as Senior Strategic Manager improving business by finding resources to help achieve business goals and targets for this year”
Alec Smith, Edswin Pharma

Alec is a Senior Strategic Manager for a pharmaceutical sales company. The enterprise employs 400 and has an annual revenue of $250 million dollars. The executive team must develop a long-term plan to increase revenue and explore new opportunities with a focus on growing market share and a brand that ranks among the top ten in the market. Alec and the management team must also consider a reduction in overhead in order to improve the bottom line.

Alec must find a solution that will help him gain insight into the market, his products, his costs and other factors in order to develop a thorough, successful Brand Development Strategy. The executive team has set a goal to increase the number of clients across all market sectors by 10% year-over-year for a five year period. The company also needs to improve the reliability of a particular product to a specific threshold of 80%.
In order to achieve his goals, Alec must sift through the data in multiple enterprise systems and find a way to filter that data to provide the best, most accurate information on a regular basis.

Because the organisation is focused on reducing overhead, he cannot hire consultants or add staff or expensive technology to create reports or analyse data. Instead, he must establish a uniform, dependable data and reporting system that can be implemented company-wide and will provide the flexibility and analytical capability to satisfy complex corporate requirements for every department and team, thereby providing Alec and the executive team with up-to-date results and aligning business strategy to ensure that goals are met. Alec must also establish metrics to provide clarity of corporate and departmental results and enforce accountability across the enterprise. The solution he selects must be simple and easy to adopt, and one that will provide the flexibility to 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).

Alec selected the Business Intelligence Tool, ElegantJ BI to satisfy the defined requirements. This solution provides an enterprise-wide view of data and the ability to effectively manage expansion and finances with a concise view of data and results. Dashboards, alerts, impact and sensitivity analysis, balanced scorecards and other features provide the flexibility and information required to define metrics, monitor results and make changes to processes and assignments to keep the company on track toward its growth objectives and to help the team hold the line on costs and overhead. The organisation can confidently move toward expansion goals using automated alerts to notify them when a critical threshold is crossed or when certain issues arise. There is no need to request and wait for complex spreadsheets or reports or to spend precious time looking at multiple systems and sifting through piles of data to address crucial business issues or adapt to change. ElegantJ BI CPM and BI solutions ensure that the strategic team has what it needs to achieve its goals.

If your organisation is ready to improve results and gain a competitive advantage, please contact us to find out how our ElegantJ BI Corporate Performance Management solution and Business Intelligence Tool can help to map strategies, align business units and enable every end-user to contribute to business success. Contact us via email, phone or fax. Contact us now

Simple, Practical, Affordable proposition of ElegantJ BI

Business Intelligence Tool – Advantages

ElegantJ BI is simple to use, practical to implement and affordable for every organization. We offer Software as a Service and on-premises licensing options. Our flexible user interface enables easy personalization of dashboards and custom automated alerts to notify users when a critical business metric has been achieved or a problem arises.

Corporate Performance Management Benefits

Corporate Performance Management

ElegantJ BI CPM provides a unified view of performance, gaps and progress against objectives saving you time in the competitive market and providing valuable insight into trends, and the changes required to enhance performance. The Balanced Scorecard enables you to easily and quickly track performance by business unit, team and individual, and drive accountability.

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