Why an embedded audit trail holds the key to BI success

Business intelligence (BI) has promised for many years to resolve, once and for all, the information problems that plague organisations. However, almost two decades on since the introduction of packaged BI solutions, finance departments are spending upwards of 70% of their time producing management accounts and only 30% analysing the information. Key reports are still derived through the manipulation of spreadsheets that then require lengthy reconciliation back to the ERP system to ensure their veracity.

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About Michael Evans

Michael started his career as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young and made the switch to software as the PC boom was starting. He specialised in business intelligence and reporting software and was drawn to PrecisionPoint, which he joined in 2009, by the company's innovative approach to BI.  He enjoys leading a company that simplifies access to decision-critical operational metrics for Dynamics NAV and AX users enabling an accelerated and smarter management of the ‘Close to Report' (C2R) cycle. With dual bases in the US and UK, PrecisionPoint Software is used by successful companies worldwide including Americana International, Intematix, Broadsoft, Agent Provocateur, Fitflop/BrandHandling, Koppers and NTT Europe.

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