Apparo Fast Edit gives you the opportunity to better integrate the reporting system in the work processes. The data output of the reports is now part of the cross-departmental Workflows. The ability of data entry or data import from Excel into eg IBM Cognos or Qlik reports/dashboards facilitate many processes. With e.g. a Cognos Workflow becomes the reporting a planning tool for and the management of master data using Cognos or Qlik will become an essential element of your data maintenance.
In larger offices, data is always manually collected and further processed using Excel.
This process has the following advantages:
But the disadvantages far outweigh the advantages:
- Which data needs to be updated?
- When you have several Excel files floating around, each version is bound to be
different. Who currently has the most recent version? Or could there be
several versions, each of which is only partially updated?
This becomes even more critical when goals change. Additional data needs to be collected at short notice. But is everyone using the most recent Excel file?
In conjunction with a business intelligence system, Apparo Fast Edit is the ideal solution for recurring data entry.
Data records can be assigned customised statuses such as:
Because all changes made to data can be recorded, it's possible to determine the current status.
In conjunction with a business intelligence system, Apparo Fast Edit offers the following benefits:
b. What's already been done?
c. And how? (Via Excel data import, manually, etc.)
Example of a procurement workflow with e-mail for status change: accept/deny:
IBM Cognos BI