Xeraphic Platform and Data model
Xeraphic Platform leverages the Xeraphic data model to provide a uniquely different way to provide Data integration capabilities. Xeraphic Integrated business planning connects the planning function across the organisation to truly understand the organization, encourage alignment, optimise and improve financial performance.
An example of the power of this platform is Xeraphic’s approach to Integrated business planning which encompasses a number of critical capabilities in a bid to align supply with demand across the organisation. This including planning, modelling, optimising and iterative management of objectives, critical activities, resources, suppliers and financial budgeting.
The process of applying integrated business planning to your business is called SIMPLE (Smart Integrated Market-driven PLanning & Execution) and requires firstly an understanding of all of the key variables (noted above) in order to get a view of the current state. It is then possible to being the planning process, in order to model and conduct what-if analysis on the future proposed target operating model. Once this is agreed, a business case and return on investment plan can be put in placed and allocated to all key stakeholders. Finally, the optimisation initiative can commence and an iterative management approach is then taken, whereby constant reference is made to the dynamic model which can account prevailing market and organisation factors, allowing these to be managed through to execution.
Xeraphic Integrated Business Planning applies the SIMPLE methodology in the following key capabilities:
De-Risk Planning with bottom-up Big Data Modelling and Iterative Management
The volume of data required to understand current organisational dependencies is often costly to gather and understand. Often long hours of data analysis are required to get even a high level picture of what is going on in the business. The data challenge impacts the ability for management to fully understanding the critical dependencies and properly understand constraints. We believe this is why many transformational activities run into critical problems that can impact reputation, market confidence, customer as well as employee loyalty.
Xeraphic’s unique approach to data management enables you to:
Integrate all of your organisational information and interfacing systems in one central view.
For example, the ability to integrate real time cost information from the financial systems, stand alone tools and from third parties. Including all other relevant organisational performance information and obligations allows you to truly understand all critical relationships. Existing data can then be easily benchmarked with industry data to build a simple comparative model if required to quickly understand whether the relationships afford true business value. Leverage key integrations with other third party tools like Planview, Workday, Salesforce, Oracle and SAP to get a single view of all of your data.
Map complex processes, supply chains and service interdependencies.
View processes, impact, availability and time based models in order to, for the first time, understand how the organisational dependencies are impacting critical activities, services and deliverables.
Experience, improved centralisation across all organisational data resources
Whether structured or unstructured leverage your data to present rich results back to key stakeholders across your organisation. For instance, the ability to search the database for specific dependencies or constraints. Xeraphics’ strong analytical capability can show which factors impact the organisation whilst in parallel model organisational change to determine service profitability, service impact or cost paradigms. Build, model and manage organisational change for the first time all with the one integrated solution.
Improve Margins with Objective & Activity Driven Budgeting
Xeraphic’s provides a proven approach to managing core initiatives such as transformation or organisation with objective based or outcome driven models. This enables you to:
Build complex objective orientated outcome focussed financial models:
View full financial models including objective drill down, programme hierarchy, project budget down to activity level. This enables all of your teams to align and work to allocated financial/ programme objectives. Get everyone on the same page dynamically taking into account any changes to the project schedule. Quickly understand any of the financial implications of constraints such as supplier challenges, resourcing availability or milestone changes. Identify solutions and address financial impacts early – no blind-spots.
Understand current and financial impact of capacity trends.
Carry out complex financial what-if modelling to understand future capacity constraints and possible cost implications early to ensure that you are ahead of the game and not buying new services ad-hoc or in a piece meal fashion. Reduce your costs by consolidating and managing your resources and suppliers to maximise the value of the relationship. Easily set proactive alerts to drive increased proactivity and dominance in resource and supplier management.
Drill down from the high level model to the detail in seconds.
Gain unprecedented drill down capabilities to properly understand management issues to get a clear picture of what is going on. Adopt an iterative approach to financial management by making everyone accountable in the shared view. Finally get a clear and complete picture of the financial ecosystem.
Deliver on Time and Manage Critical Activities
Xeraphic enables you to finally integrate all of your supplier information with activities and critical deliverables, allowing you to:
De-risk critical deliverables by understanding key supplier, resources and organisational activities.
Quickly see how suppliers are meeting their required deliverables in real time and within the context of the overall project or activity. Understand the critical path and enable easy tracking of supplier obligations in an activity based view. ensure activities are aligned with supplier contract conditions to identify dependencies and provide status dashboards across all of your supply relationships. Easily benchmark across all of your suppliers to see which suppliers are performing and which suppliers need increased management and review.
Ensure supplier and resource performance are aligned with key deliverables, service levels, margins, timing and contract terms to identify opportunities to optimise.
Use the power of big data analytics to centralise all of your performance information in one central view to quickly get everyone on the same page around what is required to deliver on the plan. Easily benchmark your resources and suppliers and drive ever increasing levels of performance based on third party industry, market trend or financial data.
Save costs and manage the return on investment in line with critical activities and programme deliverables.
Manage suppliers based on a combined financial business case combined with value based activity delivery. Get an automated central view of delivery against activities through the integration of Xeraphic with traditional activity management solutions like PlanView, aptiv, Basecamp, Atlassian JIRA.
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