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Today, organization management is faced with new stakes.

The mobility of markets being re-segmented continues, as the appearance of new consumption, distribution and production channels and shifting scopes all combine to change management structures and processes profoundly.

The increasing number of regulatory, financial and sectorial constraints implies an increase in risk control processes.

Lastly, structural pressure on costs and focus on cash flow is nudging organizations towards a strategy of re-deployment and optimization of financial, operational and human means.

 

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The Micropole group, a functional and technical performance management specialist since 1991, with over 500 dedicated staff, partners you in the optimization of your decision-making and your management mode enhancement.   

The Finance function is constantly changing. Having to comply with ever-more restrictive financial, business and risk norms and regulations, the financial function above all plays a major role in strategic and financial decision-making.

These directions must be adjusted to changing markets, segmented and international, for corporations faced with structural pressure on their margins and costs, their liabilities and their assets.

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Corporate general management and business management need to assess process efficiency and the results of their strategies with the aim of optimizing their   performance.

Micropole therefore partners general and business management- risk management, HR management, purchasing management- in advising on and implementing enterprise operational and variable compensation management.

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Smart BI brings together the concepts which have emerged over the last few years around:
Data visualization, which will enable enhancement of information in a particularly explicit visual mode. Each type of information will be represented in a favored mode: histograms, gauges, mapping, which will make the information much clearer and more readable than in  a pivot table-type presentation. Color-coding, animation, navigation and user-friendliness are also elements to be carefully considered to facilitate interpretation and reading of figures.

Data discovery is the capability of drilling down and exploring information from Data and Big Data to extract information which will assist corporate development.

BI self-service aims to give more autonomy to users so that they may build their analysis models easily and by themselves, without telephone/helpline assistance.

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For the corporation who knows how to use it, the masses of available data are a real manna which can strengthen your activity, enrich your repositories even reshape your business.

It is however essential to check the potential value of the data gathered before adding it to your business information capital.

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From a qualitative and competitive standpoint, a corporation has much to gain from implementation of a Master Data Management solution to optimize its business performance.

Master data input the main corporate processes and applications. If these data are inconsistent or inaccurate, it will forcibly impact the decision-support and operational capabilities.

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The prevalence of smartphones and, even more so, that of tablets, constitutes the first true revolution since the coming of the internet.

Mobility today is a real extension of the corporate information system, and is becoming a strategic axis for both general and business management. All corporate applications will eventually have mobile extensions. This opens up new prospects and new usage for these applications.

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Our Customers

In the context of its ambitious growth strategy, Barclays, one of the leading foreign banks in France since 1917 and with a headcount of over 1500, entrusted Micropole and its partner SAS with improving efficiency, managing business activity  and moderating sales teams thanks to its tools for sharing and following-up on activity and performance indicators.

At stake: a totally refined sales management: the sales representatives (about 300 users) share key business indicators, the consultants follow-up their own activity over the 6 preceding weeks, and the management has an overview of all sales outlets.

«Today, we can clearly see how the overall performance is built on improvements in individual performance. »

Patrick Moyon, Manager Sales tools and Support, Barclays

 

Bonafontis is the Mexican subsidiary of the Dannone group, dealing with its Beverage business. A leader in the Mexican market, Bonafont wished to streamline and standardize the consolidation of its total income statement and to be able to segment it per brand and per customer.

It had become essential to be able to standardize the Volume / Mix / Price gap analyses. Thanks to the intervention of the Micropole expert teams who operated over all the pre-diagnosis, detailed needs analysis, development, then pre-delivery acceptance stages, the figures gained in consistency and the Cost control teams had more time to analyze them.

«We are truly very satisfied with the quality of our working relationship with Micropole and the project deadlines which were complied with. »

Bruno de Miribel, Financial Director of Danone Waters Latin America.

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Created in 2004, GIMS is the Société Générale branch in charge of private banking, asset, securities and brokerage management.

The issue: to have reliable and unified information at budget, monthly income and forecast levels for all units.

“The project centered partly on the modeling of general expenses, explains Karim Hajjaji, Chief Operating Officer of the GIMS branch of the   Société Générale. It was modeled by  Micropole in a multidimensional base. The model is transposed in a homogenous way, while taking into account the specifics of personnel costs. The emphasis was also placed on the correlation between general expenses and headcount. Moreover, the Run and Change distinction enabled us to build forecasts and to follow-up on them per project.  Finally, we standardized the models to make synergy and time gains, and to obtain a unified and shared view.”

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MINISTERE ENSEIGNEMENT SUPERIEUR ET RECHERCHE
The mission of the management assistance tool department is to partner Higher Education, Research and Innovation deciders in their decision-making.

Their stake: to manage repositories so as to be able to propose key indicators to users enabling positioning of a body or a French university in relation to its French and European counterparts in different fields. The solution developed allies an SAS (Statistical Analysis System)-language automatic recoding process and a recoding interface to manually process isolated registrations.  Ultimately, this solution is sufficiently generic to be implemented for other areas as well, such as patent filing follow-up.  

«Our working relationship with Micropole was as fruitful as it was pleasant. Their staff showed themselves to be particularly attentive to our needs, and it was a reciprocal learning process. This rich human relationship contributed to the success of this strategic project. »

Emmanuel Weisenburger, Manager of the Management Assistance Tool Department - MESR

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To partner its development, Sushi Shop needed to strengthen its central functions, with cost Control as a priority.

The financial management called on Micropole to implement a professional reporting solution: IBM’s TM1. Once the project scope was defined, the specification stages and then the solution implementation got started.

At stake: cover of all corporate financial cycle phases through daily, monthly or annual reports. The reliability and sharing of centralized data favor easy budget development. Now make way for automated, centralized reporting with fast, unified and reliable reports to facilitate group growth!

«Our main difficulty was to be able to involve our teams, which were few, explains Sébastien Roudié, Group IS Manager. Micropole expertise and organization was a differentiating factor here, as was deadline compliance. They made themselves very available, which enabled us to move ahead quickly. »

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The FNMF chose Micropole to lead a study of different market solutions meeting the 3 main axes of Solvability 2.
Twenty or so vendors were met, and about 60 criteria were assessed per solution. Done in 2012 and 2013, this panorama enabled having a view of market developments over 2 years,  to identify the solutions which enabled having a view of market developments over 2 years, and identifying the most suitable solutions for corporate needs (size, units, workflow, application pools and existing technology, target, presence on the French market, XBRL certification…)

Micropole partners Veolia Environnement on the re-engineering of its BI reporting.

"Micropole operated in the reporting area (250 recurring users). Their high level of business and technical expertise on SAP BI solutions was of tremendous help to us. The Agora reporting solution enables production of follow-up and analysis reports mainly geared to management to help in the decision-making process. User satisfaction levels are very high due to the making available of a repository of unique management indicators, a common reporting language and a sharing of core reports between different levels of the Veolia organization (business, divisions and group). We really appreciate the methods and quality of work done by Micropole. We communicate frequently and benefit from  their advice as well as their professionalism. "

Benjamin Hulot, Reporting Manager at Véolia

A world leader in construction materials, Lafarge publishes its Sustainable Development report, a report audited by an independent agency which  highlights its actions and progress, each year. The data, which are voluminous and complex, are gathered with the expert support of Micropole, a BI (Business Intelligence) specialist for over 20 years.

"We chose Micropole because of its capacity to partner us end-to-end on the project. The Micropole teams partner the business side in the preparation phase of the reporting (schedule development, KPI definition, setting down the calculation rules …) and during the operational phase, as well as on the maintenance and enhancement of the technical tool which ensures data collection and processing".

Alain Guilleux, Lafarge Services Group Datawarehouse Manager.

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Micropole partnered the implementation and deployment of the variable compensation project for the 850 sales engineers and managers of the Groupama Caisse Paris Val de Loire, the leading Mutual Insurance group in France.

"The Micropole teams were able to guide the implementation approach thanks to a pragmatic attitude and an adapted methodology".

Hoda Leroy, Caisse Groupama Paris Val de Loire IS department Manager.

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STG, the second-biggest controlled temperature logistic operator in France, equipped itself with a high-performance budget development tool.

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GALIAN chose Micropole to lead an audit assignment on data quality, in a Solvability 2 regulatory context.

The goal: to provide an analysis of the data quality, as well as recommendations on governance, management and steering of data quality in the context of regulatory compliance with Solvability 2.

But also to guarantee the reliability of published solvability indicators by ensuring their traceability.

Micropole partnered the Française des Jeux on its Data Mining and customer knowledge project based on SAS solutions.

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The Fnac has two million articles available for sale in its repository, but there is no way to identify the different supports related to the same item.

It’s not unusual, therefore, for an on-line customer to receive an alert concerning a product which has already been bought...but in a different format. Micropole has implemented a methodology based on   data quality management, data mining, text mining and technical operational search techniques, implemented with SAS solutions. From now on, every product referenced on the fnac.com site benefits from optimal information quality. The emails sent to customers are better categorized, different versions of the product are available on the site and the browsing is simplified.

“I am fully satisfied to have led this project with Micropole. They proposed a relevant and highly efficient work method, and proved themselves to be solid partners.”

Hervé Hayat, Strategic Study Manager, Fnac

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Our Partners

Micropole relies on leading market solutions for the development of applications and works with the main vendors whose offers enable « mobilizing » the application.

The Micropole business teams have developed close partnerships with the top specialists in the market who offer products dedicated to enterprise solutions.

We are proud to be notably:

  • An SAP Gold Partner
  • An IBM Premier Business Partner
  • An Oracle Gold Partner
  • A Microsoft Gold Partner
  • An SAS Alliance Gold member

Micropole is certified on the leading market solutions specialized in performance management, and particularly:

  • IBM Cognos, IBM Cognos TM1
  • SAP BW, SAP BI 4.0, SAP HANA and SAP BPC (Business Planning & Consolidation)
  • Oracle Hyperion Planning, Oracle Hyperion Essbase, Oracle Hyperion Business Intelligence Entreprise Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Sharepoint, Microsoft Reporting Services, Microsoft Performance Point
  • SAS Business Intelligence, SAS Performance Management …  
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