At Opal Wave we’re specialists in performance management, with an emphasis on SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation enterprise performance management software. Many of our people worked at the major performance management software companies before they joined us. In dozens of projects, over many years, we’ve built up a detailed understanding of what works, and what doesn’t.
Getting your enterprise performance management (EPM) strategy right is essential, in order to ensure a successful implementation. We have the knowledge and experience to make sure that your EPM strategy is suitable for your needs.
Having worked with many different clients, we have the experience needed to be able to advise you on the best way to use your EPM application, so that your planning, budgeting, reporting and analysis activities can run more smoothly and be more effective.
We’ll train your people in the effective development, deployment, use and maintenance of your applications, so that you can optimise the benefits you gain from them.
We’ll help you achieve your desired return from the investment you’re making in EPM technologies. We understand how to turn business requirements into well-designed EPM applications and we reduce the risk of failure by using a proven, effective implementation methodology.
We can support the entire lifecycle of your EPM application, so you can count on our support long after the initial implementation. We can host your applications, and even run them for you, freeing your staff to focus on other activities.
We can also advise you on how you can enhance your applications as your business changes. In addition our support services ensure that specialist EPM expertise is readily available to resolve problems or issues that may occur.
Our goal is to deliver performance management solutions that create real value for your business. To do that, we think there are three key items you need to consider: Alignment, response and change. They’re the key success factors for better performance management.
For years, industry analysts have highlighted the principal challenge for CIOs and CFOs as being the alignment of IT with business requirements. Nowhere is this more vital than in performance management.
When we help you define your performance management strategy, we’ll ensure that it is closely aligned with the goals of your business.
There’s no point in having information if it’s too late and can’t be used effectively.
When we implement a performance management system for you we’ll deliver it when we say we will, and it will be deployed to people who are thoroughly trained in its use. Not only that, but it will perform the way it should and do what it was designed to do.
Businesses change – it’s inevitable. You need to react to the world you compete in and to internal dynamics too.
When we help you achieve better performance management, we will provide you with options for extending, enhancing and changing the solution we deliver.
We won’t leave you stuck in time with a system that is no longer able to help you manage your business. And we will support you every step of the way after the initial implementation.
Our project management methodology is focused on providing predictable outcomes and we know it works, because our clients tell us it does. It’s been refined over many successful projects so we can make sure we deliver what you need – on time and on budget.
Our methodology has six major phases. Briefly, these are the steps.
Establishing the objectives, critical success factors, scope and risks in the project. Analysing the required outcomes.
Designing & organising the development of the application and its technical environment.
Producing the application, and testing it with your data.
Training on the use of the application, testing system units and the whole system with appropriate volumes of data to simulate full use.
Transfer from the controlled system test environment into the real world environment. Validation of results and performance.
Measurement of the system in use. Comparison with the agreed objectives.
With a strong governance model on top of this, we provide assurance to companies of all sizes that their solution will be the best possible for them.
Opal Wave provide comprehensive Enterprise Performance Management suite of products. Incorporating hardware, managed cloud hosting, SAP EPM and SAP HANA powered solutions, deployment services, training and support which address the requirements of businesses of all sizes.