In September 2006 Bloor Research nominated SageBI as a “One to Watch” award in its CPM (Corporate Performance Management) market report. This follow-on paper was commissioned by Sage to further articulate the value of SageBI for mid-market customers. In particular this paper focuses on using Business Intelligence (BI) in conjunction with the Sage 200 and Sage 1000 business software suites for accounting and CRM customers.
Fundamentally, BI provides more timely and better information for business decision-making and reporting. BI provides insights into sales and costs which enable management to respond faster to implement corrective actions and to seize business opportunities. These are imperatives for mid-market companies in today’s fast-moving, highly competitive global economy, which requires accurate and relevant decision-making information for both business agility and precision execution.
SageBI is a packaged BI application for mid-market companies. It includes in-built functionality and templates to ensure minimal custom programming and fast customer time-to-value. Specifically built for the Microsoft business software environment, SageBI utilises the analytic capabilities of Microsoft Analysis Services and Microsoft Reporting Services. In addition it extracts data stored in the Sage 200 and Sage 1000 accounting and CRM modules. SageBI provides a complete view of the customer, so customers can be better managed for customer satisfaction and profit.