Prophix CPM seminar – Synergy Software Systems

June 23rd, 2014 by Stephen Jones Leave a reply »

A very informative seminar was held this morning at Microsoft Gulf offices. Kevin Ashby, the Application Platform Marketing Manager, Microsoft Gulf started with an insight into SQL 2012/ and 2014 and the new tools such as Power PBI and Power maps and in memory processing.

Stephen Jones Director Synergy Software Systems then gave an overview of what is CPM, why its needed, the Gartner maturity model, how industry research from PWC, Aberdeen, Gartner , IBM etc shows that leading companies are much more likely to use CPM solutions and consistently outperform laggards. As one analyst put it “if you don’t have a CPM system now – then you will have within 5 years”

New generation CPM tools leverage the Microsoft technology platform to provide productized solution that can be configured, and is driven by wizards. In built workflows, analysis tools, report binders and automated report scheduling, detailed audit trails, dashboards and kpis monitors, and ad hoc drilldown and delta analysis are all standard features. This productised approach leads to lower acquisition costs, much lower implementation costs, and much happier finance users who have little dependence on IT to manage the processes and reports.

Senior Prophix Consultant Asim then demonstrated the solution covering budgets, detailed manpower planning and consolidation, to demonstrate the ease of configuration, workflow processes, workflow management , data processing, and analysis and reporting. This raised many questions all of which were met by Prophix. Asim then demonstrated how Microsoft tools such as Power BI can be used to further enhance Prophix.

Jennifer Vaz, Executive Director discussed two local Synergy case studies for Danone and Accor that illustrated how the underlying processes of building data templates to populate data cubes created by wizards and the same data processing, analysis, inquiry and reporting can be applied to other business requirements. In addition to traditional CPM Danone also use Prophix to gather and consolidate sales forecast by Sku from multiple distributors across the region. This helps generate the demand orders on the factory in Europe and to manage the delivery pipeline, inventory, service levels, and to forecast transport costs, revenue, cash etc.

Accor regional head office manages many hotels with different contractual billing terms. Prophix helps to generate the detailed allocations and invoicing based on the specific contractual terms.

Both projects have been major successes delivered within short timescales.
The presentation concluded with an overview of Synergy Project methodology and how this ensures repeatable project implementation success as evidenced by many testimonials from satisfied clients.

If you missed this seminar and would like to attend another one then please contact Bindu 00097143365589 and we will notify you of our next seminar. If you live outside the region then we can arrange a remote presentation via the internet.


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