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CFO Asia Forum - July 2011, Singapore


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The challenges and opportunities faced today by CFOs and Finance professionals are echoed across all industries. This presentation will help you make the most of Dynamic Analysis by showing easy-to-interpret, visually powerful KPI's in one dashboard view that includes Revenues, Profitability, Cost of Revenues, Net Revenue, SGA, Operating Income, ROI, Gross Profit %, Current Ratio, Inventory Turn, Leverage and more. All in a single view.

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CFO Asia Forum - July 2011, Singapore

  1. 1. Welcome to the CFO Asia Forum 2011 - Session begins at 5 pm Knowledge Management Solutions
  2. 2. Going Beyond the Numbers: Enhancing the role of the CFO as a strategic decision maker with Business Intelligence <ul><li>Ashim Berry </li></ul>
  3. 3. An Overview <ul><li>Finance professionals are at the heart of any enterprise and significantly impact the Operational Performance, Strategy Planning, Execution & Control. </li></ul><ul><li>Stakeholders are increasingly looking to the CFOs as not only those overseeing the books and dealing with the financials. </li></ul><ul><li>Today, significant amount of time and effort are spent daily in preparing and digesting voluminous spreadsheets that provide a lot of data but limited decision-making capability. </li></ul><ul><li>Since Financial Crisis </li></ul><ul><li>3 Mega Shift in Trends </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Loss of Trust from Customers, Corporations & Government </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demographics: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>New Emerging Markets (Rise of the East) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Customer Behaviors : Going Mobile, Electronic Forms, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Observations <ul><li>Good Data: The CFO’s Ultimate Challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Changed priorities for the CFO – Business Intelligence moves to top of the agenda  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cut the enterprise cost base </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make faster decisions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide more transparency   </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ease of use and self service changes the domain of BI. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Business Analytics Challenges <ul><li>Similar Conditions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most have Excel Reporting or Existing Dashboards </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Business Visualization was Poor (i.e. Lack of 360 degrees View) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology cause information to display in Silos or In Summary </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lack of Business Associativity & Granularity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Risk vs Revenue vs Assets (Granular at the Business Segment Level) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Canned Reports lack “Dynamism” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Changes to business rules / dimensions were slow to implement </li></ul><ul><li>Pressure for Transparency & Accurate Reporting demanded by both Internal Customers & the Financial Community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Senior Management, Line Managers, Investors, Regulators (MAS), Auditors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Increase Speed of Financial Reporting (Closing the books) </li></ul><ul><li>What is my exact financial position now & compared to our peers? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Agenda <ul><li>Andy Honess, QlikTech, Vice President </li></ul><ul><li>Global Enterprise Accounts </li></ul><ul><li>Application showcase </li></ul><ul><li>Client session </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion & Networking </li></ul>
  7. 7. Piecing the Financial Bits Together
  8. 8. About Us <ul><li>Business Intelligence and Corporate Performance company in Singapore since 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>Regional focus with 250 customers served </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Presence with offices in Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, and HQ in Singapore </li></ul><ul><li>Specializes in the Large MNCs / Government sector </li></ul>
  9. 9. Knowledge Management Solutions <ul><li>Company Profile & Experiences </li></ul>
  10. 10. Financial Dashboard Platform - QlikView
  11. 11. Unique Value <ul><li>KMS key differentiating factor is our consulting talent. </li></ul><ul><li>7 years in supporting decision making for the CFO function </li></ul><ul><li>Wealth of experience in Large Enterprise Global Projects with Complex Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Different Verticals Expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Consultants with a deep functionality understanding across business domains (Finance, human resources, risk analysis, manufacturing, supply chain, production, etc.) </li></ul>
  12. 12. Leveraging Dashboard to Optimize the Role of CFOs - DEMO <ul><li>A Review of the KMS Financial Dashboard KPI Metrics </li></ul>
  13. 13. KMS Financial Dashboard Analytics: A “Fly By Wire” Approach <ul><li>A Demonstration </li></ul>
  14. 14. Financial Dashboard – Global Mobility
  15. 15. Data Visualization
  16. 16. Reading the Financial Statement
  17. 17. Platform Offerings
  18. 18. What is QlikView? <ul><li>Integrated </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Dashboard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Intelligence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Management Reporting </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. A Fundamental Difference <ul><li>Associative </li></ul><ul><li>Thought driven </li></ul><ul><li>Natural </li></ul><ul><li>Freeing </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Personal </li></ul><ul><li>Empowering </li></ul>Patented In-Memory Associative Technology What Time Memory & Processor Power 64 Bit Traditional Cube OLAP “ Pre-processing ” QlikView Real-time OLAP “ Real-time processing ” <ul><li>In Memory </li></ul><ul><li>Fast </li></ul><ul><li>Light impact </li></ul><ul><li>Visually Interactive </li></ul><ul><li>Summary and Detail </li></ul><ul><li>Portable </li></ul><ul><li>Simple </li></ul><ul><li>Inexpensive </li></ul><ul><li>Integrative </li></ul>The Power of Simplicity How
  20. 20. We Make Things Easier Customer Profiling (e.g. DW) Financials Projections (Excel ) Local Intelligence (MS Access) External Data Source (e.g. Currency Exchange) ERP/CRM Systems