Melbourne 18/04/2017. Jedox, a leading vendor of Enterprise Planning software solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of Visual Intelligence as the first Jedox business partner in New Zealand. Visual Intelligence is an experienced business consultancy focussing on Business Intelligence (BI) software solutions and has been the longest standing Qlik partner in New Zealand. Through this new partnership, Qlik and Jedox users in New Zealand can benefit from unified solutions to analyse business performance and drive improvement in processes and profitability.

The demand for integrated BI and Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) that combine data analytics and visualization with sophisticated planning and budgeting is growing among enterprises. This trend toward everyday analysis – where digital simulation and forecasting occurs as part of the daily business process – benefits companies by providing better planning, higher productivity, instant insights, and ultimately improved profitability.

For organisations in time pressured industries, moving from stage gate processes to lean and concurrent efforts helps to shorten planning timelines. The just recently extended system connectivity between the Jedox platform and both QlikView® as well as Qlik’s Visualization and Data Discovery platform Qlik® Sense, allows the easy exchange of information between both systems so budgeting, planning and simulation run in parallel within a unified environment. Drawing upon Visual Intelligence’s extensive Qlik experience will enable the establishment of a solid partnership between both technologies and provide New Zealand customers with the ability to add powerful data capture, planning, and collaboration to their analysis solutions.

Raul Schleier, Director of Visual Intelligence, explains how the partnership with Jedox will add value for their clients: “From a consulting perspective, we find that our clients, who are often management controllers, are looking for a partner who speaks the same language and has knowledge of their specific pain points. Most of our customers want to free themselves from the constraints of maintaining hundreds of budget spreadsheets by turning to a professional planning solution that still lets them use their Excel know-how. Jedox offers the ideal technology to streamline processes and reduce operational time in favour of analysis activities with higher added value.”              

“Visual Intelligence has proven to be a strategic partner for Jedox in Financial Performance Management, a key factor in any business strategy. We are extremely delighted with this new partnership and are looking forward to jointly seizing new opportunities to improve the decision-making processes of companies,” welcomes Chris Mentor, Vice President Jedox Australia and New Zealand.