Seren Group select QlikView to meet reporting needs

Case Study: Qlik

The Seren Group is made up of six organisations in South Wales who are in the business of providing housing and support to people in the community and share a passion to make a difference to people’s lives.

The Group was established in 2004 and its member companies have been in existence for decades. They are Charter Housing, Pen Yr Enfys, Solas, Fairlake, Gwent Homes and Reach.

After an extensive lean systems review of the management accounts reporting process, the Group identified a need for a business intelligence system that would quickly provide a variety of reports for users and management teams.

A review of the market resulted in Castle Computer Services being chosen to implement its QlikView solution under a tight timescale.

Gareth Mason, Assistant Financial Controller, Seren Group said:

“We realised that an effective business intelligence solution would play a significant part in helping us to continue to improve efficiency within the organisation and enhance service delivery across all of the member organisations.

“We chose Castle because of their track record in the housing sector, along with their ability to understand our needs. They recommended QlikView as the solution that would best meet all of those needs and deliver value for the organisation.

“Our management accounts are produced in a standard format which does not cater to the varying nature of the Group’s members, but with QlikView we can tailor reports to meet their individual needs, as well as being able to produce a standard, consolidated view. The ease of use with which we can access information is incredible. “The introduction of QlikView has transformed the way that we look at measuring and reporting in the organisation. The power of analysis that the solution delivered to us in a very short time frame made it extremely cost effective, ensuring real value to our business

“Now that we have such a powerful tool in place we are much better informed to make more effective decisions about the business. This in turn will better enable the Group to service the needs of our customers, which benefits the local communities we serve.”

George Strathie, Software and Services Director, Castle Computer Services, said:

“The QlikView solution is an incredibly powerful, yet simple to use, analysis tool that provides interactive reports and multi dimensional analysis without the cost or complexity of traditional business intelligence applications.”

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