Business intelligence keeps legacy data alive and kicking

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At last, a single point of access to all your business data, old and new – effortlessly

With the illuminis business intelligence solution installed on your servers, you will never lose touch with all that valuable data hidden away in old systems.

That means data in old accounting systems and ERPs, customer data, process control data. You name it and we can probably handle it.

We will link up all your data -old and new –to give you a single point of access to the exact reports you have always wanted.  Its all part of the unique  illuminis business intelligence solution for SMEs.

No more guesswork. No more hoping someone can remember where to find that crucial piece of data from years ago.

All you have to do is log on to see the complete picture –seamlessly, in one click.

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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, 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.

Now today I want to tell you how we can help when you’re moving from one ERP or accounting system to a new one.

This is a common thing that happens to businesses – over time, they outgrow their original system and it’s time to move on.

Typically you will engage consultants who will help you select the right system for your business and then prepare and install it.

Classically you need to transfer all the base data from your old system –

your list of customers;

your list of stock;

your list of suppliers;

and also set up the chart of accounts –

all those kinds of things

But your know, what pretty much never happens is the transfer of all your old transactional data, such as all the sales orders and invoices, purchase orders and invoices and so on –

Typically to do that from one system to another is a very big and difficult job and therefore very expensive.

So you don’t feel you can justify the expense and so you decide to make do without it.

You rely on the fact that, if you really need to – so for example for HMRC purposes or whatever – you will have a PC still around somewhere which can access the old system, so someone can login and get historical information if they need it.

From an operational point of view, though, that really is a second best solution.

It cuts you adrift from all that past history which is so valuable when you want to compare current and past performance.

But this problem doesn’t arise for our clients.

With our Octelas business information software installed, not only do you get one click reporting on your current data but you can see this seamlessly related to all of your historical information as well.

This is because your Octelas system goes every night into your accounting system and pulls in the latest data.

So, just before your old system is switched off, we can take a final archive version and then, each night, as Octelas grabs the updates from your new accounting system, the archive data is linked to it.

And then by applying some mapping information, we can make sure that if for example the reference numbers of your customer accounts has changed, Octelas will recognise that.

All you will see is a continuous, seamless reporting of those customer accounts (along with all other naming changes) pre and post the switch to the new ERP.

So now you will have access to all that information immediately with no extra effort on your part, no one going back to spreadsheets or keeping the old system around and hoping you can remember how to use it.

We can even do this retrospectively if you’re new to Octelas and have data in legacy systems.

So remember, Illuminis is the one stop shop for SME reporting, combining excellent, easy to use software with specialist advice and support which is always on tap.

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. Thank you

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.