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Noble Agri chooses BOARD for BI&CPM : Noble Agri, global value chain manager of agricultural products such as soybean, corn, wheat, sugar, coffee and cotton, have chosen BOARD software for Business Intelligence and Corporate Performance Management. BOARD International is the provider of the industry’s programming-free toolkit for rapid and cost-effective development of Corporate Performance Management and Business Intelligence software application. BOARD can be used to source your data from disparate systems (ETL), consolidate it (MOLAP/ROLAP) and rapidly build custom BI and CPM applications. The BOARD platform effectively unifies Business Intelligence and Corporate Performance Management in a single integrated product.
Responsible for handling up to 48million tonnes of agricultural commodities around the globe; Noble Agri required a solution to provide a global budgeting tool. BOARD provides Noble Agri with next generation financial planning processes; reporting and performance; administration and industrial analysis. Thanks to the unified technology of BOARD, Noble Agri is able to handle all its financial planning proceedings, in a single solution. Thus benefiting from greater transparency, across the organisation to enable more insightful decision making. The solution was implemented, with the support of Cross Systems SA, an accredited partner of BOARD, based in Switzerland.
Noble Agri is an agricultural trading and processing business, reaching from origination regions such as South America, South Africa, East Europe, India, and Australia, to supply regions such as Asia and the Middle East. The organization was formed, as a landmark joint venture between Noble Group and a consortium consisting of COFCO Corporation, HOPU Investment and other international financial investors.Noble Agri’s continued growth is enhanced by the fact, that it is the principal international origination platform for COFCO, with its upstream origination and trading operations, linked to the downstream processing and distribution capabilities, of COFCO and its affiliates in China, to create a fully integrated value chain.
Thierry Zysset, Group Head of Financial Planning and Analysis at Noble Agri, comments; "Thanks to BOARD advanced capabilities of financial planning, the company has aquired a new way of accessing data across the group, thanks to a powerful analytical tool, as well as a streamline view of the processes ". “Set up flexibility, and ease of use at every level of the organization, are certainly the main benefits experienced by the company: BOARD is in fact able, to provide the necessary information, easily and very quickly, greatly improving the process of analysis inside the company. Finally, Access rights management, has proved to be efficient, with a dedicated panel embedded in the interface. From end-users standpoint, this additional tool, has improved the time-to-customization of their individual profiles" added Thierry.
Sebastien Gerard, IT Manager at Noble Agri, comments; “Thanks to BOARD ease of installation and of setup, Noble Agri has been able to implement the software, in a very aggressive timeline, while maintaining a high level of satisfaction with the end users”.
"We are delighted to welcome Noble Agri, among our new clients; this is a further demonstration of BOARD capabilities, to offer innovative solutions, in the management of business processes, by qualifying ourselves, more and more, as a strong player in the segment of large multinational companies" says BOARD CEO Giovanni Grossi.
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