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  • 1. Downer & Insightsoftware.com INSYNC 2010 ORACLE BI REPORTING SOLUTION
  • 2. DOWNER & INSIGHTSOFTWARE.COM
    • WELCOME!
    • KEY DISCUSSION TOPICS
    • Past, Present & Future of the business & Insight
    • Advantages of the application (BI)
    • An approach for implementation
    • Getting value for money
  • 3. DOWNER LIMITED
    • Downer Limited www.downer.com is an ASX-100 company that provides comprehensive engineering and infrastructure design, construction, maintenance and management services to the transport, energy, infrastructure, communications and resources sectors. The Group has more than 24,500 employees working across Australia, New Zealand, the Asia Pacific region and the United Kingdom.
    ERP Platform Division/s JDE (World / E1) Mining Works (Aus / NZ) Rail Consulting
  • 4. Brian Smith Application Support Team Leader (Oracle Platform)
    • HISTORY
    • Bachelor of Business Accounting
    • 16 Years JDE Experience
    • Implemented JDE to 7 trading entities
    • Currently Supporting 4 existing instances
  • 5. JDE MODULES AND REPORTING
    • Addressbook
    • Fixed Assets
    • Plant Management / Maintenance
    • Service Billing
    • Job Cost
    • Purchasing
    • Inventory
    • Accounts Payable
    Accounts Receivable Human Resources Payroll General Ledger Config. REPORTING & ANALYSIS
  • 6. DOWNER MINING: Driving The Right Behaviour
    • How often have you heard
    • I record that information, but it’s in an spreadsheet or a separate database
    • I need to get this information back out of JDE but I need it in a special format
    • I don’t trust the data on my JDE reports
    • Give the users confidence in the ERP.
    • Engage with the business, put “everything” in the ERP.
  • 7. About Us InsightSoftware.com
    • InsightSoftware.com is a fast-growing, dynamic company with a global presence.
    • Our focus is on improving the ERP systems our customers rely on to run their business.
    • Our products solve core JD Edwards and Oracle E-Business Suite issues that get in the way of people doing their jobs:
    • Our products are designed to solve complex problems simply:
      • Direct Access – No staging or duplication of data
      • True End-User Tools – Not technical tools masquerading as end-user solutions
      • Fast and Easy to Use – Great performance with minimal training required
      • Immediate Time-to-Benefit – No lengthy implementation
      • Simplify Business – Software that simplifies processes, not making them more complex
  • 8. About Us InsightSoftware.com New York Raleigh Toronto Vancouver San Francisco Costa Mesa Houston Denver Sydney Auckland Headquarters Sales Offices Offices London
    • Quick Facts:
    • 450+ customers
    • 30,000 users in 45 countries
    • Solid network of experienced partners covering every continent
  • 9. HOW DOES DOWNER MINING UTILISE INSIGHT SOFTWARE?
    • Originally
    • General Ledger
    • Today
    • Payroll
    • Human Resources
    • Inventory
    • Master Data
    • Purchasing
    Implementation – May 2008 Fixed Assets Sales Accounts Payable Accounts Receivable
  • 10. KEY BENEFITS FOR DOWNER MINING
    • Improved Integrity Reporting
    • Master Data Cleansing
    • Reconciliation capabilities
    • Company Consolidation
    • On Time Reporting
    • Improved Report Management
    • Phase Out Of Other Reporting Tools
    • $0.00 spend on developer costs
  • 11. DOWNER MINING BUSINESS RELIANCE
    • 100% of new reports developed using InsightSoftware.com
    • 60% of business reports are run through InsightSoftware.com and increasing each month
      • (Based On Month End report submission query on AS400)
    • Executive BI Analysis is now run exclusively through Insight
    • Reporting & Analysis on tap. No more overnight report submissions, no more waiting for reports.
  • 12. INITIAL OBSERVATIONS
    • “ It seems like a basic inquiry tool…….”
    • “ I can already develop reports in JDE already…...”
    • “ It’s easier to run a report and manipulate in Excel…..”
    • What’s the business benefit? What’s my benefit?
  • 13. INSIGHT DRILL DOWN CAPABILITY
    • Less = More
    • BUT
    • Less leads to more
  • 14. THE GOOD NEWS & THE BAD NEWS
    • Compatible with World / E1 / E-Business
    • Generally businesses want good reporting
    • Generally businesses don’t want to pay for it
    • Spend your money wisely
  • 15. ASK FOR A TRIAL!
    • Fears
    • Load on the network
    • Time to implement
    • Security on reporting
    • Lack of support non-core product
    • Loss of report data integrity
    • Time to develop a report
  • 16. DOWNER & INSIGHTSOFTWARE.COM: The Future
    • Insight is just like a data warehouse tool, without the warehouse.
    • VERSION 10
    • Link to external & custom built data tables
    • Cross table comparisons (Real time reconcilers)
  • 17. DON’T TAKE MY WORD FOR IT! DOWNER MINING CUSTOMER FEEDBACK
    • “… provides "fast" access to information that I can wait for hours if I ran the same report in JDE...”
    • Kimberley Beuth - Commercial Manager - Group. Plant Operations
    • “… addresses the limitations of JDE reporting column width of the page.”
    • Meagan Mansfield - Regional Management Accountant
    • “ I love to be able to have information at my fingertips that is accurate, easy to filter, pivot and search which you cannot easily do with JDE … spend your time analyzing the data, not trying to get it.”
    • Peta Leembruggen - Financial Reporting Manager
    • “ Developing in Insight is a breeze compared to complex queries in SQL.”
    • Sarah Knight – Oracle Application Support