At Polymathic Systems we believe that under most circumstances, business spends far too much time in repeated, manual, error prone efforts in gathering, manipulating, stitching together and emailing spreadsheets of data and information. And more often than not, little or no time is left for evaluating and testing various scenarios for important decisions. In our experience, we see this consistently across the board from small business to large corporations among many departments.
Our purpose is to assist organizations in improving their decision support processes and provide superior results in Excel-based planning, analysis and reporting. To achieve our purpose we have developed a philosophy consisting of four fundamental elements. These fundamentals are the context for our services and are detailed below.
Microsoft Excel is the leading technology of choice to work with business data. While others have tried to develop custom applications to do this, none have succeeded. At Polymathic Systems, we adopt Microsoft Excel as the technology of choice to harness business data and transform it into information. We focus on leveraging the business user’s knowledge and comfort with Excel and help them expand, maximize and improve their Excel skills while reducing repeated manual effort and wasted time.
Excel chaos is a significant issue faced by business today. At Polymathic Systems we believe that this chaos can only be overcome by first addressing Excels’ two key limitations.
These key limitations are:
“Data is in the Spreadsheet” – Integrating Jedox Suite OLAP functionality into Excel allows the business user to separate the data from the spreadsheet, storing it externally to eliminate data duplication and proliferation. This results in a single source of truth for planning, analysis and reporting.
“Excel operates in only two dimensions” – With integrated Jedox Suite OLAP functionality, Excel becomes a dominant multi-dimensional analysis tool freeing the business user from the two-dimensional limitations of rows and columns, while maintaining 100% of Excels’ power and functionality.
At Polymathic Systems our purpose is to focus on the Excel business users to educate and empower them; they understand their data, know their needs and what they want to achieve. Our solutions do not have an IT dependency and require only minimal IT assistance. Our goal is to empower the business user with new techniques and thinking, producing superior results in ever shorter time frames.
Adopting and implementing new techniques and knowledge can be challenging. Our philosophy is to educate the business user through successive cycles of learning, building solutions and getting results in a rapid building block approach. We call this “spiraling upwards” in understanding, knowledge and techniques using Excel integrated with Jedox Suite OLAP functionality.