Hyperion, fabricante de software para Business Intelligence, ha anunciado que la mayorista estadounidense BJ, un importante cadena de tiendas de venta al por mayor del este de EE.UU. utiliza el software Essbase para el análisis y reporting financiero. Esta herramienta, que utilizan los departamentos de economía y finanzas de la mayorista, simplifica y acelera los procesos financieros.


SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 24 — Hyperion, the global leader in Business Performance Management software, today announced that BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc. (http://www.bjs.com/), a leading wholesale club chain operating in the Eastern United States, uses Hyperion Essbase software for financial reporting and analysis. Used by BJ’s finance, budget and tax departments, Hyperion’s multidimensional software simplifies and speeds up financial processes while providing one version of the truth.
Prior to implementing Hyperion’s Essbase software, BJ’s financial reports were generated from mainframe and hard copy reports coming from its 150 clubs, making analysis a cumbersome and time consuming process. Desiring a more efficient, flexible and automated system, BJ’s chose ThinkFast Consulting, Inc., a Business Performance Management services firm, to help streamline its financial processes. ThinkFast implemented Hyperion’s Essbase and Hyperion Essbase Integration Services, automating the company’s general ledger reporting and enabling drill-down capabilities at the transaction level for profit and loss analysis. Overall, the implementation has allowed BJ’s finance team to spend less time keying data and more time performing analysis and forecasting. The results are improved productivity, more accurate information and more effective decision making.

«Thanks to Hyperion, we replaced our paper-based system with a flexible reporting solution, allowing us to dramatically reduce the time it takes to get data from different departments and review specific transactions,» said Cathleen Warren, vice president of inventory accounting for BJ’s Wholesale Club. «Now, with reports and transactional data available at our fingertips, we can double click balances in spreadsheets and retrieve associated transactions in seconds instead of hours.»

«Hyperion Essbase has given BJ’s the flexibility to compare and analyze data from its business groups and clubs, allowing the company to revise its business strategy for improved performance,» said Rich Clayton, vice president of product marketing for Hyperion. «This is what Business Performance Management is about-providing companies with the insight needed for making profitable decisions and continuous performance improvement.»

Using Hyperion’s software, finance and budget managers have the flexibility to monitor financial performance by services or clubs and get a view of actual performance versus projections. They can also drill down to track account balances and activity to transactional data for in-depth analysis. The tax department uses Hyperion Essbase to analyze financial results by jurisdiction and work on the tax calendar instead of the company’s fiscal calendar for tax returns.

ThinkFast Consulting, Inc. is a Business Performance Management services firm that builds roadmaps and solutions to integrate people, processes and systems. Visit http://www.thinkfast.com/ for more information..

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