Collaborative Authoring

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Data is only as useful as the action taken from the analysis of it

Collaborative AuthoringThe ability work alone or in teams, across geographies and even through time is baked into CALUMO. We call this Collaborative Authoring.

Users with little technical capability can produce finished dynamic reports working alone. These reports often fuel a broader discussion where others can view them, download their source immediately, modify and republish within minutes. Individuals and teams can work with private reports as they develop and choose to release them as Public Reports when they are ready. At any time, earlier versions can be reviewed, scavenged for parts (e.g. great looking charts, form and substance) and used in later iterations of the reports or planning templates under development.

Why is Collaborative Authoring important?

By way of example, let’s consider the use of CALUMO across time. All versions of web reports are retained and can be brought back into Excel for further work or re-use quickly and easily. The analysts or users of today can easily retrieve original reports from many years past and either use them as-is or enhance them further. Adding rich help text takes seconds which means that report authors can be absolutely clear about what they are reporting on, why it matters and how it’s done.

As teams form, separate and re-form, nothing is lost and no time is wasted searching for previous versions of reports or wondering what the original author may have been trying to achieve.

1. Save significant time for finance people.

2. Remove key man risk. Report should not be dependent on 1 or 2 people.

3. Self-service BI – business users access their reports and can answer questions themselves.

1. Built and run by Finance People.

2. Dramatically reduce the time and cost involved in the budget process.

3. Significantly increase accuracy. Remove the risk of human error involved in manual data handling.

1. Instant access for Instant visibility.

2. Analyze with ease.

3. Built for finance people and business analysts.

1. Reforecast at a moment’s notice.

2. Remove the constraint of financial year end for decision making.

3. Decrease time required for the budget process.

1. Get answers Instantly, save hours of efforts.

2. Reduce spend on audit fees.

3. Reduce Finance’s investigation time.

1. Access all your data. Make decisions now.

2. Access to your data at any time

3. Don’t wait for other people for information

1. Save days, weeks and months while dramatically improving user satisfaction

2. No more dumping 1,000’s of transactions and massaging in the hope of finding answers.

3. No more waiting for IT or Finance to produce special analysis

1. Get answers Instantly, save hours.

2. Reduce spend on audit fees.

3. Reduce Finance’s investigation time.

1. Dynamic, live and interactive.

2. Month-end is complete when the last journal is posted.

3. No more printing required.

1. Professional and really good looking

2. Use data from any source

3. Always have the very latest data

1. No bottlenecks. You are not dependent on other people.

2. Build Reports with speed and ease

3. Use your existing knowledge of Excel for fast report building

1. Keep Excel as your report authoring tool

2. Remove the excess workbooks you don’t need with Excel

3. Convert Excel sheets to dynamic web pages

1. Fast report building – Finance people and Business Analysts can build and share reports in minutes.

2. Self Service BI i.e. no reliance on IT to produce reports.

3. Trusted and enterprise grade database.

Web Users have read and write (reporting, budgeting and forecasting) access to all CALUMO Web Portal content.
Office Connected Users have access to CALUMO Office integration with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
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