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“IT’S ENABLED US TO DO SOMETHING THAT WE WEREN’T DOING AT ALL BEFORE BECAUSE THE TASK WAS TOO BIG AND WE DIDN’T HAVE THE TIME. IT WOULD HAVE TAKEN THREE TO FOUR DAYS TO CONSOLIDATE THE MONTHLY REPORTS AND GET AN OVERVIEW OF THE BUSINESS – WE CAN DO THAT IN TEN MINUTES NOW.” - MATT COOMBE
I already had confidence in the platform and when we found that Mindfull’s Mi B.I. solution had the capability to deliver everything that we wanted out of the box in a very short timeframe, we didn’t feel the need to look any further.
We are a complex group with over 30 legal entities that we have to report on. They were previously spread across two different transactional systems and we had no way of consolidating the financial results into one place.
We did some good planning work beforehand with Mindfull’s project manager, and the team came well prepared. The implementation only took three days – we were surprised how quickly they were able to get it done. The support since has also been outstanding.
Previously, the only way we could consolidate was to print out P&Ls from each entity in the various systems and look at those. The monthly reports were a pile a paper, probably 10 centimetres high – and that’s just the P&Ls. There was no way to understand how we were performing globally and as a group.
We can get information faster, which gives us the ability to manage the business better, to quickly see patterns and make better business decisions. We can focus on improving the business rather than just keeping it going. It’s enabled us to do something that we weren’t doing at all before because the task was too big and we didn’t have the time. It would have taken three to four days to consolidate the monthly reports and get an overview of the business – we can do that in ten minutes now.
To me that means taking a holistic view of things; to try to see the full picture.
I’m mindful of my family, of having work/life balance and having some sort of satisfaction about what I’m doing.