Over the years of working in enterprise performance management we have learned that:
There is no single, silver bullet solution
Information, technology, process and talent are all integral parts of the solution
Each business has not only it's own unique business challenges, but different priorities and capabilities, all of which are compounded by the scale and variety encountered in any but the most simple organizations
We have learned how to quickly understand your team's particular needs, strengths and opportunities to bring the right complementary talent and leading technology and best practices to bear, where they work best. That means making the most of your existing transaction processing, database and data warehouse environments as well as the set of reporting and analysis tools you currently have in place. We can show you how a strategy and information architecture based on today's best solutions can help you optimize your reporting, analysis and decision support activities.
Despite decades of Business Intelligence, Financial Consolidation, Reporting, Data Mining and Statistical software, the rudimentary problems remain:
Slow, error-prone, labor-intensive data collection, analysis and reporting processes;
Information provided is heavily skewed to simple accounting data at the legal entity and business unit level on a monthly basis -- actionable driver and operational data is required for proactive decision support;
Top-down targets and bottoms-up expectations are not in alignment and an inordinate amount of time is wasted managing and explaining expectations;
Line managers incentives do not align with investors' or constituents' objectives;
Every organization change or innovation seems to stress the status quo and demand an inordinate incremental investment in reporting and analysis.
How can you take advantage of recent, rapid advances in standards and applications of interactive data, the semantic web, collaboration and transparency?
Is it time to refine your information strategy and architecture to make better use of existing investments while keeping ahead of market challenges?