Partners

BDI Signs Agreement with Sharperlight

BDI is delighted to announce its new strategic partnership with industry leading BI software author, Sharperlight.

 Sharperlight is a proven reporting solution with over 500 satisfied customers using innovative technology to provide a familiar interface allowing users the ability to write graphically rich reports for distribution on spreadsheets, web browsers, phones and tablets.

 Its 64-bit architecture and modern reporting engine allows data to be aggregated not just from a single source finance package but also companion products too.  The ability to view data through its full life cycle across multiple sources raises Sharperlight above comparable products.

 BDI’s Non-Executive Director, Rob Gibney [formerly Oracle Sales Director], says “our partnership with Sharperlight is very exciting as it has the effect of reinforcing our company mantra, Using Data Intelligently, while also giving our customers the ability to generate key financial reports across multiple sources… but also recognising customers’ requirements to keep within the familiar interface of existing tools”.

 Sharperlight has been written with the user experience at its core. A lot of development time is around the customers’ ability to be self-sufficient. Many modern tools require a small army of consultants at huge expense to offer even the most basic of outputs.

 Managing Director, Lee Robbins, went on the say “BDI has many years’ experience working with Infor SunSystems and its reporting tool Q&A (Vision). Sharperlight finally gives customers the ability to replace an aging tool with a modern 64-bit compatible tool that uses a familiar interface yet introduces new features like reporting on iPads, mobile phones and internet pages with the ease users expect but keeps the day to day interaction with spreadsheets at its core.  If you’re a user of Infor Q&A you need to see this product. You’ll be amazed just like I was. SunSystems users can benefit from the latest software versions, including 64-bit Microsoft Office, as well as having an improved reporting capability.

 In addition to day-to-day reporting Sharperlight technology allows users to bring alive their Power BI implementations. Modern BI tools, while promising to deliver graphically rich reports (which they achieve wonderfully), can be too complicated for the typical user, leaving businesses feeling as if their investment has not been fulfilled. If that sounds like your company’s experience let BDI help realise your full investment.”

 Sharperlight has a rich library comprising off-the-shelf data models that allows customers to start writing reports immediately, which can be deployed in house, via the web, or on mobiles and tablets.

 Sharperlight CEO, Matt Fletcher, gives his insight. “We are excited to be working with Lee and the team at BDI, their Domain Knowledge and experience is a tremendous asset. Together our ambition is to deliver outstanding customer service and advanced capability with the Sharperlight framework.

 BDI are committed to linking SunSystems’ data with companion products like procurement software, housing management systems and back office hospitality software tools, providing an unparalleled insight to data. We are looking forward to contributing to the success of this strategy.”

 Contact the BDI Team to discuss your company’s data challenges here.