ALS GLOBAL SUPPORTS EXPLOSIVE GROWTH WITH ANALYTICS TECHNOLOGIES
Bistech provided an end-to-end service, from initial planning and design through to the implementation of version 10 of the IBM Cognos TM1 and IBM Cognos Business Intelligence software. Following the go-live, Bistech has continued to provide ongoing support.
“One of our key requirements was an ability to operate in multiple currencies – and this seemed to be a weakness in a lot of the packages we looked at,” says Greg Affleck. “However, when we looked at the latest version of IBM Cognos TM1, we saw that it could easily handle currency calculations in real time. It also seemed to be able to meet all of our other requirements, so we were able to make a compelling business case for purchasing the software, based mainly on the reduction in management time that we were spending on loading data into different systems and performing reconciliations.”
ALS Global also wanted to find a partner with the right experience to implement the IBM Cognos TM1 software and configure it to provide a range of analytical tools for different areas of the business.
“The guys from Bistech were recommended to us, and we asked them to provide a proof of concept to show us the capabilities of the TM1 solution,” says Greg Affleck. “We were impressed with the results, and decided to work with them on the full implementation.”