Analysis services

Somewhere in every business is the data and facts that can be used to help build a better understanding of what is going on and what would happen if things were done differently. Sadly for many companies this data is either not readily available, not recognised, or not retained. We work with our clients to identify what they would like to know and how they can cost effectively achieve it.
Some examples are given below:

bullet3 System Dynamics - Simulation Modelling

Complex interaction of systems may require more than simple spreadsheet analysis to give a valid answer. In that case we can program and run computer simulations  - for example to identify the bottleneck in a computer network involving data shared between servers and equipment throughout a multi-national business. See our white paper

bullet3 Business Performance Indicators

Financial analysis of a business goes far beyond simply looking at the year end accounts for the balance sheet and the profit and loss account. There are various ratios that can give a good insight to how well the business processes are working. For instance "Are we better or worse than last month at chasing up creditors or transferring funds"?

bullet3 Service Level metrics

How well is your computer serving you? Where are the bottlenecks? Are you getting what you are paying for? Service level metrics use a combination of objective measures and subjective evaluations to gauge the quality and impact of what is going on. For instance the response time of the computer, or the support staff, with allowance for unusual events.

IT Training
Regular and targeted training is a key part of maintaining a quality service to your clients. We offer advice, consultancy and tailored courses to address specific needs that you may be unable to buy off the shelf from your regular provider.

bullet3 Microsoft Office - Excel

Excel is Microsoft's software for numerical analysis. If you wish to make better use of its enormous potential in data and numerical analysis then we can assist with training or development services.

bullet3 Business and Systems Analysis - UML

Describing and modelling a business and its IT infrastructure can efficiently be achieved using the UML standard for documentation. It is a standard methodology and internationally recognised as good practice. In conjunction with the he IEEE standards on processes and documentation you can build a team, project or corporate set of standards that speed up projects and improve productivity. Most organisations also invest in CASE tools to share the knowledge more effectively with selected audiences.

Software Development

bullet3 Custom automation products

Your staff may spend an appreciable part of their working day in repetitive and predictable tasks that may be more appropriately done by some automation software. Whether it is sifting through emails, or looking through logs or audit trails, it can be tedious work that may be faster and more productive when the basic work is done by the computer. Automation can make jobs more interesting and allow staff to enjoy the tasks that are better suited to people rather than machines.

bullet3 Excel spreadsheet formulae and macros

Spreadsheets are an invaluable tool for the accounts department, senior managers and other financially literate personnel. However the power of Excel is often not utilised, and the layout of the data that the users see is often confusing or cumbersome. We can advise you on the appropriate use of macros and formulae to improve this situation by either writing the code ourselves or training you how to create and maintain it yourselves.

bullet3 Software Development

If you develop software and need assistance with the methods that you follow then we can assist you in learning, implementing or integrating techniques with a combination of CASE tools, SOA architecture and in depth software development.