Columbus Accounting

A business intelligence framework for the Columbus suite

  • OVERVIEW
    OVERVIEW
    OVERVIEW
    OVERVIEW
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    OVERVIEW
  • KEY FEATURES
    KEY FEATURES
    KEY FEATURES
    KEY FEATURES
    KEY FEATURES
    KEY FEATURES
  • RESOURCES
    RESOURCES
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OVERVIEW

Columbus Accounting is a business intelligence (BI) framework that provides rich reports on every aspect of your organization's digital delivery and printing processes to help you find new ways to save costs, gain efficiencies and drive continuous service improvement.

With Columbus Accounting you can collect valuable operational data from your information management systems and enterprise applications to support a wide range of business activities, including:

  • Forecasting and capacity planning – reporting on trends, such as how quickly your customers are switching from paper to digital communications, or when and why peaks in online transactions usually occur, to help you assess when extra resources or technology upgrades will be needed

  • Service level reporting – monitoring performance against key targets such as system response times and document delivery timescales, to ensure that high standards of service are maintained

  • Cost analysis and billing – detailed measurement of your digital and printed document volumes, for example by user, document type, department and company, to allow cross charging, customer billing and improved cost control

  • Technology infrastructure optimization – analyzing reliability, running costs and actual use versus capacity of your technology stack in order to identify potential savings and efficiency improvements, for example by tackling email bottlenecks or removing costly, error-prone or underutilized printers

KEY FEATURES

  • Enterprise data collection
    Key data from your Columbus systems are collected daily and stored in an industry standard datamart format, providing a wealth of historical information that can be queried and reported on to provide important operational insight
  • User-friendly administrator functions
    An intuitive administrator interface makes it easy to schedule and monitor the collection of Columbus data to provide a regular source of up-to-date business intelligence
  • Automated data collection
    Fully automated data collection and aggregation lead to lower administrative overheads
  • A powerful reporting engine
    Columbus Accounting works seamlessly with JasperReports Server, a leading reporting engine that allows you to manage reporting centrally and schedule reports with ease
  • Flexible user-driven reporting
    Non-technical users can search through reports, perform drill-down analysis and run ad hoc reports by simply changing parameters such as date ranges and thresholds
  • Advanced report design
    Sample reports are included to get you started; new reports, containing charts, images, sub-reports and cross-tabs can be created quickly using the Jaspersoft Studio report designer, and published in a wide range of output formats, including PDF, XLS and XML
  • Support for all major reporting tools
    The Columbus Accounting datamart is designed to work with any industry standard reporting software in addition to, or in place of, JasperReports

RESOURCES

Columbus Accounting is part of the Columbus enterprise information management suite, which also includes:

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