PPB Advisory - Prophix in Professional Services



Industry: Corporate Advisory

Website: www.ppbadvisory.com

No. of Employees: +360

Head Office: Sydney, NSW

ERP: Elite 3E

PPB Advisory is one of Australia’s leading corporate advisory firms. The company provides impactful advice and strategic direction to help clients navigate critical and complex issues, improve their performance and realise their strategic goals.  PPB has been appointed as Administrators and Insolvency Managers of many of Australia’s largest companies including the most recent appointment by major Australian media company Channel Ten.  PPB provides strategic, operational and financial advice, manage enterprise risk, advice on business restructures and turnarounds as well as insolvency services to companies and individuals. In 2017 PPB Advisory and Litmus Group merged, resulting in a total of 2600 consultants and partners in 22 countries.

Since merging with Litmus Group, PPB Advisory have been investigating options that will help move the organisation away from an Excel based reporting and planning environment to a solution that provides dynamic and interactive planning and reporting functionality.  In 2017 Prophix was selected by Litmus Group as a recommended solution for a manufacturing customer this interaction has led to the selection of Prophix for the PPB business.

 Prophix provides PPB Advisory with a robust and efficient reporting, planning and personnel solution. Users can view detailed financial, personnel and asset reports with full transaction history and drill down capability.  This functionality will significantly reduce the time spent on consolidating and distributing monthly reports to stakeholders, it will also give end users more time to analyse and report on trends and set business direction.

Prophix technology has a strong following internationally in professional service firms and it is pleasing to see this trend continue in the Australian market.
— Murray Westphal Managing Director Forest Grove Technology.

Forest Grove announces an exciting new BI offering - Business Intelligence as a Service

The Forest Grove team are excited to announce the introduction of our brand new business intelligence offering - Business Intelligence as a Service.  Our end-to-end Business Intelligence as a service solution takes care of the deployment and management of your BI platform for a low monthly fee leaving you to focus on business outcomes, reduce IT expenditure and leverage an Enterprise data platform.

Business Intelligence as a service will save time and reduce pressure on IT resources with a solution that lets you spend more time analysing and understanding your data.  Our 3 tiered service encompasses data blending/transformation, data warehousing and visualisation.  

  • Data Transformation

The end to-end-service will utilise the open source data analytics platform, KNIME to blend and consolidate data from source systems including your Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platform, social media and cloud services such as Salesforce.  

  • Cloud Data Warehousing

The successfully blended and structured the data is then deployed to the cloud data warehouse provider. Forest Grove have chosen Gartner’s number 1 cloud service provider, Amazon Web Services as our partner of choice due to the flexibility, scalability, ease of use and security of the service.  

  • Visualisations

There’s no question that Tableau is the global market leader for Business Intelligence due to the product’s intuitive nature and integration capabilities.  As a long-running Tableau Partner, Forest Grove will utilise this software to develop effective dashboards and visualisations for your organisation.  

Managing Director, Murray Westphal saw the need for an end to end business intelligence service after noticing that data blending, data storage and visualisations are often written off by organisations due to the perceived magnitude of implementation and ongoing maintenance when the business size fluctuates.

“Every business should be able to have access to their data to ensure that patterns and trends can be discovered through tangible evidence. Our solution is scalable, cost effective and highly secure. With minimal internal resources and IT framework required our business intelligence as a service will provide businesses with an extremely effective Business Intelligence function”.
— Murray Westphal - Managing Director, Forest Grove Technology