Following a successful pilot implementation of PrecisionPoint Business Intelligence Software for Microsoft Dynamics AX in the UK, RMD Kwikform is to roll-out the software to operations in 26 countries so it can leverage information on a global basis. The company has placed an order for an additional 70 licences; increasing the number of users from 15 to 85 and web reporting for 70 users is to be introduced.
RMD Kwikformprovides formwork, falsework and shoring solutions to the global construction industry. With projects ranging from the massive Yongdam Dam in Korea through to Wembley Stadium and Cardiff Arms Park in the UK, RMD sits at the heart of the construction industry supply chain.
First installed in the UK in June 2009, PrecisionPoint Business Intelligence (BI) Software speeds up the process of interrogation, according to Mike Follett, managing director RMD Kwikform UK. He commented: “Business Intelligence is a must-have. Too many businesses still make gut-based decisions rather than decisions based on fact. By extending the use of PrecisionPoint, we will be easily able to carry out reporting and analysis of our companies at a global level with all information brought together so it is comparable. PrecisionPoint takes the data directly from Dynamics AX, so we can be sure we are dealing with one version of the truth, without facts being massaged at a local level.”
Mike Follett is an enthusiastic and ‘daily’ user of PrecisionPoint and acknowledges that the software has played a part in in helping the company to outperform its key competitors, year on year. He continued: “It is a daily tool I use and it helps us to manage the business better with quick access to accurate information. The biggest benefit is that it allows you to go back and ask second and third questions at speed to really understand what is happening without the need for an IT specialist to produce bespoke reports.”
The extended use of PrecisionPoint Business Intelligence Software in RMD Kwikform is a further confirmation of the relevance of BI tools in today’s current economic climate. “PrecisionPoint is well suited to fast growing companies as it allows them to use correct information to make decisions in a timely manner,” says Michael Evans, CEO, PrecisionPoint Software.