Paul North, Managing Director, illuminis Insight Software
Hello and thank you for watching this short video.
My name is Paul North and I’m the Founder and MD of Illuminis Insight Software, we’re the home of the Illuminis business intelligence solution for SMEs.
Our offering to SMEs is unique: we combine reporting software along with data analyst support as part of a single monthly fee.
Today I want to tell you why that data analyst support is so important for you as an SME, in getting the business reporting you need.
I suspect that, like most SMEs, you rely on spreadsheets to manage your business day to day. That’s because, although frankly you’re drowning in data, you just can’t get information when you need it.
Why is that so difficult?
I think I have 3 answers to that question:
The first is about getting reports from your ERP or accounting software.
Remember how you were promised that after a day or two of training, your staff would be able to get all the reports you need?
How did that work out? Yeah I thought so. It didn’t.
And in fairness to your reseller, there is a very good reason for that. Accounting systems are designed to manage financial transactions and they just can’t cope with all the different ways you might want to view your data.
So getting reports from these systems is never easy, or quick.
Secondly, you have shed loads of other stuff too. And it’s in all different places.
Most certainly you run your operating budgets and targets in spreadsheets.
Maybe you have other software, to manage stock; workflow; perhaps CRM; and so your business data is spread about in different packets.
Before any software can make sense of this array of data it has to be joined together, that is a skilled job.
Finally, not only is your data sitting in different places, technically it doesn’t all behave in the same way either.
It has to be structured so that the different packets of data can “talk” to each other. That’s another skilled job.
So, in other words, even the smartest software is no good unless you have the skills to configure it, and your data, to deliver the reporting you want.
That’s why we have always included access to skilled data analysts along with our Octelas software.
How can we afford to do that? Well that’s where the design of Octelas comes into play.
In conception it’s technically very different to other business intelligence systems on the market.
Quick to install, Octelas can be changed and adapted literally in minutes, as your needs change.
This means we can include a data analyst service as part of the single monthly fee, something which just isn’t commercially viable for traditional suppliers.
I’d love to give you a quick demo and show you how you too can have the reporting you need, at a level you really didn’t think possible at this price. Email me or visit our website and get in touch.
How can we help you?
If any of this rings a bell or touches a nerve please do get in touch with us for a no obligation chat.