‘Tableau Day’ workshop at Banco Popular Puerto Rico

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Smart Solutions International (SSI)  and Tableau recently held an onsite ‘Tableau Day’ workshop at Banco Popular Puerto Rico.

Customized to the needs of the Banco Popular, the workshop was designed to evangelize the use of Tableau across various departments and business functions at the bank’s operations in Puerto Rico.

Tableau has been used successfully by the bank at the US affiliate for some time now, and management has been keen to realize the same great results for local operations on the island.  SSI, in partnership with Tableau, built dashboards for the bank and presented these back to key users, who were then guided during the workshop to reconstruct them in a matter of hours – having had no previous training on Tableau.

The results were amazing, and the event was deemed to be a resounding success. Tableau is the first solution on the market to fulfill the promise of Self-Service Business Intelligence.  Designed with the end user in mind, while quite sophisticated, Tableau is also very easy to learn and to use.

Tableau’s stated mission is to “Help people to see and understand their data”.   The application tools enables business to quickly analyze, visualize and collaborate using their data to create interactive dashboards and reports.

More than 35,000 customers in the private and public sectors around the world use Tableau to gain insight into the data that drives their business.  Using Tableau, business users can combine very large amounts of data from multiple data sources, and then present this in a way that is not only visually appealing but that also which stimulates discussion within the organization; and often leading to uncovering new business opportunities!

Tableau’s rapid-fire business intelligence provides a fast, easy way to make visual analytics available to everyone.  Its range of capabilities, from Mobile BI to analyzing Big Data, means Tableau offers a full breadth of capabilities that allow you to create visual analysis that yields actionable insight.

SSI, and its parent FinanceControls.com, are uniquely positioned to help companies in the Caribbean and Latin America achieve their goals using new technologies to develop seamless integration across a diverse range of solutions even while tightening event-driven workflow and analytics.

 

SSI wins Infor FY14 Office of the CFO Partner of the Year Award

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SSI wins FY14 Office of the CFO Partner of the Year Award at Infor Americas Partner Summit 2015

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At the Infor Americas Partner Summit in San Antonio, Texas in early February, Paul Warren, Managing Director of SSI was presented the award recognizing Smart Solutions International as Office of the CFO Partner of the Year.

“These awards were designed as a means for Infor to tell our partner community how much we appreciate their unwavering efforts to help customers maximize their return on investment in Infor products,” said Lisa Joseph, vice president, North American Channels, Infor.

Award categories are based on individual products, industries and regions.

“This award really validates the investment we have made in new Infor technologies such as ION (Intelligent Open Network) and Ming.le, as well as expanding our footprint with complementary products such as SunSystems, EAM (Enterprise Asset Management) and EPAK (Enterprise Performance Accelerator Kit)” said Paul.  “SSI is growing in sync with trends in the industry, driven by our evolving customer needs and Infor’s leadership in this space.  Our partnership spanning 20 years with Infor has allowed us to continue to bring cutting edge technologies to our existing and growing customer base, both to leverage current investments and to address emerging challenges. This is a model that we know will serve us well going into the future.”

SSI presents SunSystems to Barbados Statutory Boards and Agencies

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HILTON BARBADOS RESORT – October 23, 2013
SSI and Infor recently presented an exciting new entitlement at an event held at the Hilton Barbados for the Ministry of Finance and most of its Statutory Boards and Agencies. Over 110 people attended the half-day session.
This new entitlement is available to all our Caribbean government customers currently on Enterprise Agreements.
Governments now have the option to take either SmartStream OR SunSystems for new Sites under the terms of an Enterprise Agreement. This new option will allow central governments the ability to deploy an integrated solution scaled to large, medium, or small Statutory Boards, Agencies, and Government-controlled Corporations.
Infor SunSystems delivers immediate access to all finance and accounting information for fast and effective decision making. It covers all aspects of Public Financial Management (PFM), including a seamlessly integrated General Ledger, Financial Reporting, Operational Reporting and Analysis, Budgeting, Forecasting, and other critical functionality specific to agencies and authorities. SunSystems is designed for ease of use by finance staff and requires very little IT support.

Infor CEO Phillips revamps user experience

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“I’m a gadget guy. I’m an addict,” Infor CEO Charles Phillips tells Business Insider in a new profile headlined “How Infor CEO Charles Phillips Is Quietly Becoming The ‘Steve Jobs’ Of Business Software.”

After spending a day with Phillips at Infor’s New York City headquarters, reporter Julie Bort observes: “… hang with him for a while and you’ll soon realize, besides being a CEO, a marine, a lawyer, an ex-Morgan Stanley Wall Street MBA, a computer programmer, and the former No. 2 guy to Larry Ellison at Oracle — deep down, he’s really just a geek.”

“Phillips was constantly surprising us,” she writes:

“Most days, he just takes the subway.”

“Like Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, Phillips always answers his own email.”

“Another thing that surprised us was the company that Phillips keeps.”

“Phillips is an art, music, fashion, and design-lover and he wanted his company’s software to be beautiful,” she writes. “Like Jobs, Phillips approved every detail of the redesign right down to the icons.

After rejecting the icons’ redesign a bunch of times, he had an epiphany. He didn’t need technical help; he needed artists.

So he built an internal creative agency, called Hook & Loop, located at the company’s New York headquarters, and staffed it full of 80 writers, designers, developers, and filmmakers — not the usual assortment of people that create enterprise software.

“We didn’t just want to make icons look better, but to really look at what people were doing,” he said.”

Read the profile on Business Insider.com.