You can’t perform at your best if you feed your body the wrong fuel. Many people feel sluggish or irritable after eating junk food – and years of choosing cake over carrots can have long-term health consequences. It’s the same for businesses. If you don’t give teams the right fuel to make informed decisions, the health of your organisation may suffer.
The solution? Squeeze as many nutrients from your data as possible. From budgeting and forecasting to reporting and analytics, your organisation contains valuable data insights waiting to be peeled, mashed and consumed.
Liquor wholesaler Suntory experienced the sweet taste of success when it used BI tools to improve its budgeting and forecasting processes.
Rather than relying on spreadsheets and systems that couldn’t drill down into data, Suntory worked with Professional Advantage to develop a solution that could:
Suntory Australia’s David Moore says Professional Advantage’s solution serves up the right data, every time.
“Among the data we collect are key indicators of what’s going on in the marketplace… We know managers are seeing this information and don’t need to rely solely on gut feel.”
While raw juices are good for you, too much raw information can be a business health hazard. For the Sydney Opera House, it was the latter. Until recently, most of the Australian icon’s business reports were generated in Excel. Consistency, accuracy and version control were difficult to manage.
Professional Advantage replaced these spreadsheets with a BI solution that could:
Sydney Opera House’s Joanne Daffron says the goal was to develop a self-sufficient solution.
“The idea is to get as many parts of the business as possible away from Excel and onto BI.”
Even automotive manufacturers need the occasional health kick. After a period of rapid growth, Scania wanted to improve its budgeting system and make it easier to analyse data.
Scania swapped its manual spreadsheets for a BI solution that could:
Scania Australia’s Stephen Woodhams says BI has made it easier to understand the company’s balance sheet.
“Until recently, it was very easy for us to see what the bottom line was, but it was not so easy for us to see what area of the business had caused this and why.”
For budgeting, forecasting, analytics and reporting, you can’t beat Professional Advantage. PA has a choice of business intelligence solution that specialise in complex operational, structure and financial modeling
If your organisation has a healthy appetite for success,
Contact Professional Advantage for a free BI consultation.