Novem survey: Reporting, analysis, and budgeting functions are especially important demands of rapid deployment and simplified pricing model Hamburg, July 20, 2010 – for medium-sized companies the use of business is becoming increasingly important in his own words even intelligence solutions (BI). This is the result, a survey of the Hamburg-based consulting firm comes novem business applications among leaders of more than 400 companies. They are important especially functions for reports, analysis and budgeting. However they demand BI solutions with short introduction times, also expect a simple pricing model and do not need to invest in special technical know-how. Also for SMEs the decision and conditions are becoming increasingly complex and at the same time the decision risks grow”, novem’s Managing Director Anastasios Christodoulou shows little surprised by the results of the survey. She determined that in the eyes of one third of the medium-sized enterprise software solutions to support entrepreneurial decision-making and planning are now mandatory.
Another 31 percent judge that they are becoming increasingly important. However, only every fifth respondent company believes there is currently no demand for business intelligence solutions. However, the middle class has specific requirements for such solutions. So two-thirds expect that there is no elaborate projects with long implementation times. Similar to many would be not confronted also with the necessity, to rebuild IT expertise for this analysis and planning applications. It is also important that simple price models for the BI solution offered them and they have to invest too much in training two out of three companies novem survey.
More than half expect additional application with a Web-based interface and a simple extensibility of the solution. The middle class pays attention generally IT solutions and also business intelligence on the idea of simplicity short implementation times and rapid ROI. “Solutions therefore special BI medium-sized businesses, which are productive within 20 days, because he is otherwise both professionally and organizationally as would feel also cost moderately overtaxed”, knows the novem – CEO Christodoulou from practice. In functional terms, the surveyed companies of the BI solutions first and foremost expect a creation of various reporting capabilities and practical analyses (71 and 69 per cent). As about two-thirds of both the budgeting and planning tasks such as the expenditure and capital planning, as well as personnel and profitability management want to be supported. Forecasting functions are less medium-sized companies, however, already clear interesting (54 percent), still less want a dashboard for the clear and cooperative evaluation of analysis results. Also the scorecard is currently still relatively few interesting. About novem business applications as independent consulting and realized novem innovative methods and solutions for the areas of business management, finance, controlling, sales, marketing, product development, production and logistics to the sustainable increase of in company value of our customers. In novem as a market-leading solution providers such as IBM, COGNOS and Informatica partner offers its customers the best conditions and State of the art security. With over 200 realized projects in the areas of sales and marketing information system (VIS / MIS) and more than 10,000 satisfied students and users who work with solutions implemented by novem novem is a market leader in the German-speaking.