Integrum Management Systems the leading international provider of Quality, Health, Safety, Environment (QHSE), Risk & Compliance management software has embedded Yellowfin’s Business Intelligence (BI) platform within its solution.
The agreement means that Integrum has made its fully-integrated reporting module (Yellowfin) available to its more than 200,000 licensed users, across more than 40 countries, including Fortune 500 companies such as Coca Cola Europe, Jetstar Group and Westfield Group.
As a result, Integrum is now able to meet demand from existing customers for functionally rich reporting and analytics capabilities, capitalize on the new revenue stream created via its Yellowfin BI module, and better compete for new clients all while using far fewer resources than if they were required to develop, maintain and support a comparable BI module in-house.
Integrum CEO and founder of the Integrum Group, Beven Schwaiger, said that embedding Yellowfin’s BI platform into its software solution meant that Integrum could empower its clients to effectively and efficiently manage risk and meet compliance obligations, while simultaneously optimizing business processes to generate added business value.
“Yellowfin has given our clients the reporting and analytics functionality they need to assess their Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) data to improve operational decision-making and strategic planning,” said Schwaiger. “The outcome has been excellent. Integrum is now regarded as a global thought-leader in providing KPI reports for QHSE Risk & Compliance management, which benefits all our clients across many industry sectors.”
In conjunction with satisfying customer demand for intuitive consumer-oriented reporting, analytics and dashboarding capabilities, Schwaiger said that Yellowfin had allowed Integrum and its clients to reduce the amount of time spent developing custom workarounds.
“Prior to embedding Yellowfin’s BI solution, Integrum could only produce basic reports with an in-built reporting tool that allowed clients to export GRC data to Excel,” said Schwaiger. “In search of additional functionality, some customers bolted separate reporting tools onto Intregum, while we also built custom suites of hard coded reports to satisfy the requirements of specific clients.”
As Integrum grew, Schwaiger realized that this method of reporting was unsustainable.
“Yellowfin has provided Integrum with a world-class reporting system that empowers our clients to quickly create their own reports and dashboards, tailored to their specific requirements,” said Schwaiger.
Aside from enabling its clients to conduct sophisticated data analysis independently, Schwaiger said that, importantly, Yellowfin was able to tightly integrate with Integrum’s software and business model.
“Integrum was looking for a BI solution that was highly embeddable both technologically and financially,” said Schwaiger. “Not only was it important that the solution would effortlessly fit with our existing licensing model, it needed to be easily rebranded to ensure our customers had a consistent user experience.
“In addition to being able to be deeply embedded within the Integrum system, we needed a BI module that had the ease-of-use and flexibility to fulfill the particular reporting requirements of our choosiest clients, without inundating us with support requests.”
Integrum selected Yellowfin as its embedded BI partner because the vendor’s flexible approach to ISV relationships met Integrum’s financial and technical integration requirements.
“Yellowfin offered a flexible partner model that matched Integrum’s business model,” said Schwaiger. “Because Yellowfin approved a usage model with unlimited user numbers and access to functionality, we knew we could deliver outstanding value to our clients whilst ensuring that Integrum’s licensing structure remained unaffected.
“The technical integration was also fast, tight and seamless. Embedding Yellowfin has meant that Integrum’s customers have continued to enjoy a consistent, streamlined, intuitive and rewarding user experience.”
Schwaiger said that working together was productive and enjoyable, as both Integrum and Yellowfin had similar flexible and unique market approaches.
“Yellowfin has been a pleasure to work with, offering support and assistance at every level,” said Schwaiger. “We are enjoying the collective journey our companies are on together.”
Yellowfin’s General Manager for APAC, Patrick Elliott, said that Yellowfin was enjoying the opportunity to assist another innovative software provider with a rapidly growing global customer base.
“Embedded BI has always been an important part of our market approach that’s why our business model and technology strategy make it easy for our ISV partners to deliver world-class BI to their users quickly,” said Elliott. “We’re ecstatic to be given the opportunity to work with Integrum to expand their business, customer base and reputation for innovation.”
Schwaiger said the reporting and analytics features Integrum’s clients had found most useful included simple drag and drop dashboard creation, the ability to subscribe to scheduled reports, Yellowfin’s powerful mapping and location analytics capabilities, as well as native Apple and Android applications for Mobile BI.
“Yellowfin’s Mobile BI capabilities enable field workers to access operational insights anywhere, anytime,” said Schwaiger.
Whilst varying by industry, the types of metrics that Integrum clients commonly focus on within their QHSE Risk & Compliance reporting include: Injury Frequency, Lost Time Injuries, Injuries by Type, Open vs Closed Actions, Enterprise Risk Ranking and Profiling, Training (percentage completed per period), Audits (percentage completed vs scheduled per period), Contractor Compliance Per Period, Supplier Non-Conformance and Customer Complaints.
Integrum offers its QHSE, Risk & Compliance management solution as either a hosted Software as a Service (SaaS) offering, or via traditional on-premise deployment.
Yellowfin will hold three concise forty minute Embedded BI Best Practice Webinars throughout Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 October 2014.
Integrum Management Systems (Integrumsystems.com) owns, sells and delivers a fully integrated Quality, Health, Safety, Environment (QHSE), Risk & Compliance management systems solution. Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Sydney, Australia, Integrum is widely regarded as the most comprehensive risk, compliance and business optimization platform available today. Integrum has over 200,000 licensed users across more than 40 countries.
Integrum delivers a management system that is functionally rich and highly configurable, assisting organizations of all sizes, and from all major industries, to streamline processes and accelerate growth.
Integrum clients range from Fortune 500 companies such as Coca Cola Europe, Jetstar Group and Westfield Group through to medium and small enterprises.
Importantly, Integrum also offers a fully integrated world-class, Business Intelligence (BI) reporting system. Integrum’s rich BI solution provides a full range of reporting templates to create reports, graphs, tables and dashboards, enabling clients to track their data in real-time, no matter where they are.
Yellowfin (yellowfinbi.com) is a global Business Intelligence (BI) and analytics software vendor passionate about making BI easy. Founded in 2003 in response to the complexity and costs associated with implementing and using traditional BI tools, Yellowfin is a highly intuitive 100 percent Web-based reporting and analytics solution. Yellowfin is a leader in mobile, collaborative and embeddable BI as well as Location Intelligence and data visualization.