When we built Apliqo UX we were on a mission to transform the interface of FP&A tools and bring a consumer-focused perspective to the data we were visualising. It’s long been our belief that merely having the data available for analysis is not valuable unless it is presented in a way that people can act on.
As storytelling creatures, bland spreadsheets and reports don’t really speak to us and so we risk losing out on all the value in our financial and operational information if we cannot find a way to present it both impactfully and functionally to our users. That’s why we focused a lot of our development efforts on crafting some powerful and unique tools for report builders so that they can tell their financial story with gravitas – in order to shift the narrative and persuade management decision-makers to take action.
An enterprise-grade web application
A key benefit of using Apliqo UX is the enterprise-grade web application that comes standard. This powerful tool with built-in business process workflow makes it easy to build applications in a dynamic environment without requiring technical skills or IT assistance. The web application is designed for end users and aims to provide just enough support to get you started, but no rigid guidelines that might constrain what you’re trying to build.
We’ve seen clients use this web application for a wide variety of different projects and it continues to be one of the most sought-after characteristics that make Apliqo UX their tool of choice.
Drag-and-drop report building
IBM Planning Analytics / TM1 offers an incredible range of functions, structures, and room for customisation. Apliqo UX was designed to leverage this unique database and give report builders complete flexibility in how they craft their reports. Everything is accessible through drag-and-drop functionality which enables any type of report that you can imagine – without needing any advanced development or resorting to code.
This highly intuitive approach empowers anyone to jump into the data and pull a relevant report structure that works for their specific use case, while at the same time freeing up the time of your business intelligence team who no longer need to drop everything they’re doing every time you need a new report or custom analysis.
Apliqo UX also allows you to brand your application with the colours, fonts, and logos that your company relies on – ensuring that you can maintain a consistent brand image across all of your reporting. This means that no matter what team, division, or country is generating a report, it will have the familiar elements of your company’s brand and look professional.
Templates go a long way to eliminating choice paralysis and allowing report builders to focus more on the content and storytelling, rather than the graphic design elements that your marketing team has already optimised.
Those are just a few of the ways that you can leverage Apliqo UX templates and functionality to turn your data into reports that drive decision-making. This matters a lot more than people think and it’s a core piece of the social engineering that is required to operate within large organisations.
If you would like to explore how Apliqo UX could help your company, be sure to get in touch today. We’d love to show you a demo and see how we can help.