Certent Disclosure Management – CDM Reporting

What Certent CDM can do for your business

At ProStrategy, we help our customers with the Last Mile of Financial Reporting – through Automating the last mile of finance.  Combining narrative content with financial data is the final step of both external and internal reporting process and is still a manual challenge for most organisation.  Certent provide a reporting platform which make complex internal & external reporting, compliance and narrative reporting processes easier.

Certent CDM Reporting Streamlines & Automates:

  • External & Regulatory Reports ( Annual/ half-year, Statutory accounts, Industry Regulators, Press Releases,)
  • Worldwide EBRL Tagging ( ESMA ESEF, Solvercy II, Basel III)
  • Management Reports (Board packs, Financial statements, KPI reporting, Health & Safety incident reports)
  • Internal Reports ( Business plan/ Budget Book reports, Cash Management etc)

 Demand on the CFO and the Office of Finance for more information, greater transparency, and shorter filing deadlines means manual reporting environments dominated by Word, Excel and email are no longer viable. Layer in the ever-changing industry regulations in sectors such as Banking, Insurance with their  EIOPA ESMA ESEF iXBRL mandate in 2020 – and this challenge is compounded.  

ProStrartegy & Certent CDM Solutions helps Customers keep pace with this landscape by utilising the Certent CDM platform to automate and streamline their regulatory and group reporting to drive process improvements, reduce risks of non-compliance and error, and decrease operational costs.  

Certent CDM

Benefits to Finance – Finance teams that can put context around the figures enjoy a more elevated /respected status within the organization, are appreciated by senior management, and can be invited to play a more active role in advising the leadership team on strategy. Due to the automation of data integration to reports and presentations the confidence in the numbers and supporting graphical information is 100%

Benefits for Management – When finance teams have already put context around the numbers, management teams spend less time speculating as to why a certain target was missed, etc. That means earlier consensus in meetings and more time dedicated to swift decision-making and action. More confidence in the figures being presented means greater confidence in the decisions made.

Benefits for Companies – Organisations with finance teams that put context around the figures enjoy many benefits, including: faster decision-making, more accurate decision-making, confidence that their story is aligned both internally and externally, and better communication of *why* a certain decision has been made (leading to greater buy-in across the organization), faster action, earlier resolution/avoidance of problems, and possible competitive advantage as a result.

Consultancy Services - How We Can Help You

Our Services

Since 1985, ProStrategy have steadily built up our consulting, technical and business experience to be recognised as a leading provider of Data, Analytics and Financial Performance Management solutions in Ireland. With over 150 customers; our experience and depth of knowledge is what differentiates ProStrategy.   We have a team of over 50 highly skilled and experienced professionals with many years of experience helping our customers achieve their business objectives and maximise their investment in software solutions.   Our key services are:

Consult:  Our number 1 goal is to understand the challenges in your business to deliver on key objectives and targets so that we can bring our industry knowledge and experience to build innovative solutions for your current and future business.  We often work with senior management teams to develop a data and analytics strategy, that incorporates a review of their key business requirements, identifies opportunities for analytics in the business and provides a roadmap for implementation.

Implement:  For either ERP, CRM, or Analytics our specialists hold the experience, business and technical knowledge to design and implement a best in class solution.   Best practice and user adoption are key tenets of any Analytics implementations.  Our team guide our customers through solution design, configuration, build, enablement and user adoption of the solution.

FPM Analytics Solutions

Support:  The solutions that you implement need to be supported, managed and evolved over time to maximise your investment - we build long term relationships and a deep knowledge of your business doing that.  Analytics solutions always evolve.  Organisations continue to change and their analytic solutions need to reflect those changes.  Our dedicated support desk will hold knowledge of the solution implemented and respond to queries and issues within agreed SLAs.

Our Analytics Suite

Whatever your Data & Analytics and Financial Performance Management Analytics Requirements, we have the Products for You 

TESTIMONIALS

Ecco Shoes

"We wanted to improve on how we turn the Microsoft Dynamics NAV ERP data into the information which really matters to the Business; and then share that information with a wider audience to help them make better decisions for ECCO.  If our people are making better decisions, then it will have a positive impact on our performance. ProStrategy’s Reporting Accelerators for Microsoft Dynamics NAV powered by IBM Cognos Analytics helped us to achieve this"

 
2018-04-13T08:30:51+00:00
"We wanted to improve on how we turn the Microsoft Dynamics NAV ERP data into the information which really matters to the Business; and then share that information with a wider audience to help them make better decisions for ECCO.  If our people are making better decisions, then it will have a positive impact on our performance. ProStrategy’s Reporting Accelerators for Microsoft Dynamics NAV powered by IBM Cognos Analytics helped us to achieve this"  

CITYJET

"With IBM Cognos Analytics, CITYJET now have the ability to build multiple and powerful” What-if” Scenario Models offering us instant visibility into Key Business Metrics and KPIs across Route Performance Management. This allows the entire Finance Team to monitor fuel and currency fluctuations as well as Route Performance Data for improved efficiencies and ensuring we offer our customers the best value-added travel experience and services. In addition to this, IBM Cognos opens access to a wealth of Actionable Business Insights and provides an enriched end-user interface allowing for powerful yet simplified, Reporting and Analysis"
2018-04-13T08:41:43+00:00
"With IBM Cognos Analytics, CITYJET now have the ability to build multiple and powerful” What-if” Scenario Models offering us instant visibility into Key Business Metrics and KPIs across Route Performance Management. This allows the entire Finance Team to monitor fuel and currency fluctuations as well as Route Performance Data for improved efficiencies and ensuring we offer our customers the best value-added travel experience and services. In addition to this, IBM Cognos opens access to a wealth of Actionable Business Insights and provides an enriched end-user interface allowing for powerful yet simplified, Reporting and Analysis"

ElectroRoute (Mitsubishi Group)

"The SQL Server Datawarehouse development along with the IBM Cognos Analytics Solution has helped transform ElectroRoute into a data-driven organisation.  We now have automated reporting across the business delivering one version of the truth, enabling data-driven decision making".
2018-04-13T08:44:31+00:00
"The SQL Server Datawarehouse development along with the IBM Cognos Analytics Solution has helped transform ElectroRoute into a data-driven organisation.  We now have automated reporting across the business delivering one version of the truth, enabling data-driven decision making".

BWG Foods

"Leading Irish Retail & Wholesale Company BWG partnered with ProStrategy to help transform the Planning, Budgeting, Forecasting, Reporting & Analysis processes to deliver one version of the Truth and to help Plan the Next Wave of Retail Wholesaling with IBM Cognos Planning Analytics."
2018-04-13T08:48:52+00:00
"Leading Irish Retail & Wholesale Company BWG partnered with ProStrategy to help transform the Planning, Budgeting, Forecasting, Reporting & Analysis processes to deliver one version of the Truth and to help Plan the Next Wave of Retail Wholesaling with IBM Cognos Planning Analytics."

IBEC

"Using Analytics Solutions from ProStrategy, IBEC free up internal resources to focus on Continuous Improvements"

 
2018-04-13T08:51:11+00:00
"Using Analytics Solutions from ProStrategy, IBEC free up internal resources to focus on Continuous Improvements"  

Permanent TSB

"Permanent TSB implemented Certent Disclosure Management - CDM (formerly Cognos Disclosure Management / FSR), delivering automated data gathering for its annual report, while also saving time, providing improved control and enhancing its risk management"

 
2018-04-13T09:03:50+00:00
"Permanent TSB implemented Certent Disclosure Management - CDM (formerly Cognos Disclosure Management / FSR), delivering automated data gathering for its annual report, while also saving time, providing improved control and enhancing its risk management"  

Brown Thomas

"In addition to streamlining the planning and reporting process, Brown Thomas will be in a better position to manage and control costs - “IBM Cognos Analytics will allow Brown Thomas to set out agreed costs by store, which can be easily monitored and actioned through-out the year.”   Using IBM Cognos,Planning Analytics we have control and visibility of our planning and reporting processes giving us a more confident view of where the business will be at year end and beyond".

 

 
2018-04-13T09:05:56+00:00
"In addition to streamlining the planning and reporting process, Brown Thomas will be in a better position to manage and control costs - “IBM Cognos Analytics will allow Brown Thomas to set out agreed costs by store, which can be easily monitored and actioned through-out the year.”   Using IBM Cognos,Planning Analytics we have control and visibility of our planning and reporting processes giving us a more confident view of where the business will be at year end and beyond".    

C&D Foods

"We’re making better business decisions: it’s as simple as that. The Cognos Analytics solution has given the group management team better visibility of our targets and how we’re performing against those targets on a weekly and monthly basis. And it’s allowing us to make faster decisions".

 

 

 
2018-04-13T09:12:07+00:00
"We’re making better business decisions: it’s as simple as that. The Cognos Analytics solution has given the group management team better visibility of our targets and how we’re performing against those targets on a weekly and monthly basis. And it’s allowing us to make faster decisions".      

Western Beverages (Heineken Group)

"There’s no doubt, in a challenging environment where margins are getting increasingly tighter, KPI’s and daily up-to-date data is infinitely more important at a time where sales and margins are growing.  IBM Cognos Analytics provided the daily information and reporting and analysis along with user’s ability to micro-manage through drill-down is increasingly important now to stay ahead of the curve"

 

 

 
2018-04-13T09:14:15+00:00
"There’s no doubt, in a challenging environment where margins are getting increasingly tighter, KPI’s and daily up-to-date data is infinitely more important at a time where sales and margins are growing.  IBM Cognos Analytics provided the daily information and reporting and analysis along with user’s ability to micro-manage through drill-down is increasingly important now to stay ahead of the curve"      

MIG Insurance Group

"IBM Cognos Analytics allows us to now manage our sales by day where previously it was by quarter or half-year. There is now a target-based approach to daily and monthly sales… It’s information and management by numbers. As a business, we’re taking a lot timelier action and proper action; it’s not just data for the sake of data"

 

 

 

 
2018-04-13T09:19:46+00:00
"IBM Cognos Analytics allows us to now manage our sales by day where previously it was by quarter or half-year. There is now a target-based approach to daily and monthly sales… It’s information and management by numbers. As a business, we’re taking a lot timelier action and proper action; it’s not just data for the sake of data"        

Global Pharmaceutical Manufacturer, Ireland

“A significant benefit of using IBM Cognos Analytics as the reporting solution over the Microsoft Dynamics XRM Data Capture Solution was that we reduced our core business reporting time from 8-10 days a month down to a few hours, whereas prior to this, report generation took anything up to 2 /3 days a week to complete”.   As well as this, “IBM Cognos Analytics now delivers enriched end-user reporting enabling powerful and timely reports on critical information providing deeper business Insights for both the business users as well as the Management Team”.
2018-05-14T15:04:10+00:00
“A significant benefit of using IBM Cognos Analytics as the reporting solution over the Microsoft Dynamics XRM Data Capture Solution was that we reduced our core business reporting time from 8-10 days a month down to a few hours, whereas prior to this, report generation took anything up to 2 /3 days a week to complete”.   As well as this, “IBM Cognos Analytics now delivers enriched end-user reporting enabling powerful and timely reports on critical information providing deeper business Insights for both the business users as well as the Management Team”.

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MEET THE ANALYTICS TEAM LEADS

JOHN LYONS
JOHN LYONS
ANALYTICS BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

John is a passionate analytics and technology business leader. For 20 years he has worked with clients helping them drive business change through the application of analytics and technology. John has held leadership roles with both SAS and IBM where he lead client engagement in Banking, Insurance, Telco & Public Sector. He holds a master’s in Management Practice and post grad diplomas in Business Finance & Marketing Strategy.

NIALL DOWNEY
NIALL DOWNEY
DPO (Data Protection Officer)

Niall is a qualified accountant with over 20 years Financial Accounting, Auditing and Management experience having qualified with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in 1997 and is currently a member of the Association of International Accountants. Niall is also ProStrategy’s Finance Manager with responsibility over our internal finance function and management of our administration and HR functions.

STEPHEN ROSS
STEPHEN ROSS
BUSINESS ANALYTICS CONSULTANT

Stephen has over 15 years’ Industry experience delivering Business Analytics Solutions and in particular in the Financial Performance Management Analytics space.  Stephen is also a Solution Specialist for the IBM Cognos Planning_TM1 Suite of Analytics.

EOIN HABERLIN
EOIN HABERLIN
ANALYTICS STRATEGY LEAD

Eoin is a dynamic IT and Operations consultant who enjoys working the intersection between technology and people, with a particular passion for using analytics and user experience to create a positive impact. He thrives in changing environments and relishes using innovative analytics solutions to solve business challenges. He has a strong record in large scale and complex system implementation.

DAIRE ROGERS
DAIRE ROGERS
DIRECTOR OF SERVICES

Daire leads the Service and Delivery function in Prostrategy. His role is to direct his team of consultants and project managers in the analysis & implementation of all projects. He also has responsibility for the delivery of all development related work through his team of lead developers and is also responsible for the management and operation of the support function across the Data & Analytics, ERP & CRM space.

DAMIEN BURKE
DAMIEN BURKE
PLANNING ANALYTICS CONSULTANT

As a specialist in business planning and analysis, Damien has focused on enabling companies to make sharper decisions. Damien has worked across a wide range of industries including banking, insurance, pharmaceutical, media and property, managing successful Business Analytics Projects within Finance, Human Resources and Sales.

MARK REILLY
MARK REILLY
SENIOR ENGAGEMENT MANAGER

Mark is a Senior Engagement Manager and his role also includes Project Delivery Management. Mark has over 20 years’ experience in both IT & Finance – including managing and delivery of both ERP, Business Analytical Solutions and Financial Planning projects during that period. Part of Mark’s role is to guide the consultancy team in Project Management best practice. Mark is also the Cognos Controller Product Lead

HAZEL COLEMAN
HAZEL COLEMAN
BUSINESS ANALYTICS CONSULTANT

Hazel has worked with Prostrategy for nearly 20 years. Initially gaining experience through her involvement with ERP systems, before moving to the Business Analytics team in 2009. Hazel manages projects for ProStrategy that specialise in helping customers to build Business Analytic solutions that unlock the full potential of their data.

MATYAS VASPAL
MATYAS VASPAL
BUSINESS ANALYTICS CONSULTANT

Matyas has over 10 years experience as a Business Analytics Consultant; during this time he has been working on various IBM Cognos Analytics projects across Europe.

AILEEN AHERNE
AILEEN AHERNE
MARKETING MANAGER

Aileen has over twenty years’ experience helping our customers increase ROI from their Business Analytics Solutions, bringing the latest Business Analytics industry trends, news and best practice updates to our customer and prospect base. Aileen also manages the Business Analytics Online Digital Marketing Programmes.

ARTURAS DRUMSTA
ARTURAS DRUMSTA
BUSINESS ANALYTICS CONSULTANT

Arturas Drumsta leads the Microsoft Business Intelligence Analytics (SSAS, SSIS, SSRs) function in ProStrategy. He has Microsoft Certified IT Professional (SQL Server) and TDWI Certified Business Intelligence Professional qualifications.

SEAN HANLEY
SEAN HANLEY
BUSINESS ANALYTICS CONSULTANT

Sean has over ten years’ experience in delivering Business Analytics Solutions in the Business Intelligence, Data Management, Financial Planning & Budgeting and Operational Analytics space.

JOHN COLEMAN
JOHN COLEMAN
MANAGING DIRECTOR

John is Managing Director @ ProStrategy and joined the company in the late 80’s. In the mid-nineties, John developed an interest in Data & Analytics and this has never left him. John is the Lead for the business analytics projects and which increasingly includes implementing Data Warehouse & Analytics along with Financial & Operational Planning Solutions.

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