Cloud has turned the tide in the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) arena. The daunting pressure of inadequate security, inflexibility, and expensive infrastructure is driving organizations to replace their on-premise ERP with cloud-based systems. “Today, we see several companies transitioning to cloud and reaping the benefits of scalability and agility,” explains Julie Holmes, Director of Product, insightsoftware.com. Despite the lower operating costs, better collaboration, and superior productivity of cloud-based ERP, CFOs often encounter reporting, analytics, and planning obstacles that adversely impact business results. For companies with ERP on the cloud or on premise, the crux lies in implementing a complete business performance management solution that offers real-time insights for better decision-making.
Breaking the hindrances of inflexible ERP systems and providing a complete picture of an organization’s performance is Greenwood Village, CO based insightsoftware.com’s integrated business performance management platform— Hubble. “Integrating with client’s existing business ERP and CRM in real-time, Hubble is a complete performance platform that is designed for and fully integrated with Oracle E-Business Suite or JD Edwards ERP,” says Julie. The platform comes with pre-built, easy to use, quick to implement content that is purpose built for Oracle and JD Edwards. With built-in ERP intelligence, collaboration, and security, Hubble helps users work with their business information in real-time.
Hubble encompasses pre-built content for multiple ERP areas and industries including templates for financials, manufacturing, distribution, job cost, human capital management, and real-estate to boost the ERP user’s productivity. Offering reporting, analytics, and planning, Hubble also empowers customers with data integration capabilities—enabling data sources to be merged into their ERP.
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“The democratization of data is making every individual accountable for decisions, empowering them to improve organizational goals,” Julie affirms. When enterprises fail to leverage ERPs to gain complete visibility into their data sets, they are often forced to consolidate reports individually. “With our purpose-built solution, customers can take advantage of built-in security and have a clear understanding of the data structure within the ERP,” explains Julie.
For instance, ISS—a professional services organization—had a primary ERP system for login and sought a better solution to combine data sets. ISS then utilized the robust capabilities of Hubble—collating and analyzing large number of data sets—to identify issues with data entry much earlier. “Today, they can catch anomalies and have an opportunity to identify cost savings and corrections in areas that require monitoring and managing data effectively. This has an ultimate impact on the bottom line,” states Julie.
With a staunch belief that a successful business is based on loyalty and admiration of customers, Julie adds that, “organizations can achieve a lot more when they work collaboratively.” By understanding customer needs and enabling them to achieve their goals, the firm creates an ‘absolute base of design thinking.’ “We look at design as a critical component of what we do as a business—analyzing customer goals to solve real-world problems,” Julie shares.
With immense passion and commitment to ensure customer satisfaction, Julie and team have a promising road ahead. In the coming years, the company will grow in the business performance management arena and continue to excel in reporting, analytics, and planning for the Oracle product suite. Importantly, the firm is following a customer-centric approach to ensure that clients attain true value out of their ERPs by utilizing a single, user-friendly solution.