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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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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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.
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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