MYOB Greentree’s integrated environment has had a flow-on affect in terms of several tasks such as preparing the consolidated company accounts which used to take 3 weeks but now takes 10 days. Budgeting and Reporting are far less time-consuming and the sophistication of analysis tools such as Qlikview for Greentree requires less hands-on involvement. In fact, David says that when a senior financial accounting staff member left, a replacement wasn’t sought.
When confronted with sales data from geographically distant consumers and the supermarket buying patterns of multiple continents, the need to make sense of it all could be all-consuming in terms of time, tools and expertise. With ongoing support from Endeavour, EasiYo has utilised Qlikview for Greentree as a strategic tool for uncovering trends, anomalies and most importantly possibilities and opportunities. David has no doubt that the solution will continue to keep business growth live, well into the future.
Qlikview for Greentree sits within the integrated Greentree solution suite providing compelling business intelligence tool. David concedes that although he was confident Qlikview for Greentree would enable deeper analysis, he didn’t become fully aware of the tool’s real potential until he started using it for analysing all manner of company sales trends. “The real value is in the dynamic as opposed to the static nature of the data – it is entirely accessible all the time.”
He further explains how “Qlikview for Greentree enables me to slice, dice and filter data to discover for example, why there’s been a 5% movement up or down in a particular product category” which may be simply because supermarket staff physically moved the product to another location or shelf height. “Furthermore, with dairy prices spiraling worldwide, the need to constantly review margins, pricing and sales trends become enormously important.”
David could not say enough about the support given by Endeavour, the Greentree partner, during the implentation process and was pleasantly surprised by the smooth, stress-free transition. “Implementing a new system can be a challenging undertaking, but Endeavour’s expert team involved us in the process and ensured we had a clear view of what was happening. They did exactly what they said they would, and kept us in the loop. Now they are helping us to use Greentree to its full potential.”