PREDICTif Solutions Implements IBM Cognos Express for J.B. Poindexter & Co.

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IBM Cognos is intuitive, can be owned and managed by the business, and has amazing reporting, planning and dashboard features. It also happens to be one of the best bargains on the market.

PREDICTif Solutions, a Houston based business intelligence consulting firm, is pleased to announce the successful implementation of IBM Cognos Express for J.B. Poindexter & Co., a diversified manufacturing company with more than 4,000 employees located at over 35 facilities throughout North America.

Facing the challenge of using outdated manual reporting and planning systems, J.B. Poindexter needed a solution that would streamline its processes and make them more efficient.

Jeff Huang, COO of PREDICTif Solutions, said that by upgrading, consolidating and standardizing the diverse J.B. Poindexter reporting systems, the company will save between $50,000-75,000 per year in hardware costs alone.

“J.B. Poindexter & Co. needed a smart solution that would fit its specific business needs,” Huang said. “By implementing IBM Cognos, we were able to provide J.B. Poindexter with a highly intelligent system that provides their users with an intuitive budgeting, forecasting and reporting solution with BI capabilities.”

By replacing manual, labor-intensive systems, J.B. Poindexter productivity will be increased by 100-125%, while time spent delivering manual reports will be reduced by more than 200%.

“The highly knowledgeable consultants at PREDICTif understand business intelligence,” said Jay Krishnamurthy, Vice President-IT of J.B. Poindexter & Co. “IBM Cognos is intuitive, can be owned and managed by the business, and has amazing reporting, planning and dashboard features. It also happens to be one of the best bargains on the market.”

To find out how your business can benefit from IBM Cognos and PREDICTif’s consulting, training and implementation services, please visit http://www.predictifsolutions.com for more details.

About PREDICTif - PREDICTif is a business technology consulting firm with a unique focus on Predictive Business Intelligence (PBI) solutions. We are experts in end-to-end Business Intelligence (BI), Predictive Analytics (PA), Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) and the accompanying back-end data integration.

PREDICTif’s consulting and proprietary intellectual property offerings maximize return on investment, contribute towards the achievement of business objectives and ultimately enhance the enterprises ability to fully realize the potential of transforming into a Predictive Business. PREDICTif has office locations in Houston, Atlanta, New York, and Shanghai with expansion to the West Coast of the United States planned for end of Q4, 2011.

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