Member Since: 3rd Jun 2016
Experienced entrepreneur, qualified accountant, SAAS and analytics expert. Throughout my career in both practice and industry I have had a strong desire to utilise technology and strategic thinking in the best possible way to drive efficiencies in processes, procedures and ultimately increase profitability.
In 2014, Complete Analytics was formed and www.cascade.bi was born. We provide SMEs with ready made analytics through our Instant Business Intelligence engine. Through our powerful visualisations of all SMEs data in one place, our out of the box, monthly subscription service (£45/month unlimited users) is straightforward and helps deliver my personal goal of improving BI standards in the SME sector. Cascade.bi works with firms of accountants and affiliates to resell its Sage 50 business intelligence platform.
In 2009, I left Grant Thornton UK LLP to set up a consultancy business providing CFO / FD services to businesses on a part time basis. This has included many tasks including assisting manufacturing businesses through to running an IPO process for an AIM listing.
Throughout my career Business Intelligence has remained at the core and using technology to improve business reporting via automated processes has helped my clients in the following ways:
- Regular and routine analysis of product costs, margins and profitability
- Enhanced informed decision making processes – having the facts
- Monitor Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
- Report on departmental performance
- Empower teams and management
- Improve controls over cash with improved reporting
4th Oct 2017
An old thread but the reporting on Sage 50 has not changed much (if at all) over this period. With the evolution of the cloud and other accounting platforms steaming ahead with online reporting and data capture, we set about the task of designing from the ground up, a reporting tool which bolts over the top of Sage 50, and brings the benefits of the cloud without needing to change systems.
Interesting to see our pricing is the same as Sage’s Business Intelligence platform at £495 or £45/month, some 12 years later. The key difference is that www.cascade.bi provides a cloud based solution, accessible anywhere, with no set up costs and it certainly isn’t just an excel spreadsheet!
For more info see www.cascade.bi
29th Sep 2017
One further product which launched mid 2017 is Cascade.bi which is focused on the SME market and initially bringing Business Intelligence to Sage 50. It does not use PowerBi but is a pre-defined dashboard solution, so is plug and play with no configuration required.
Priced at £45/mth for unlimited users, sold direct and through an affiliate network of accountants/resellers.
31st Jul 2017
Great article. With much of the focus on cloud based solutions, we have developed the only out of the box cloud based BI solution for Sage 50.
Launching a few months ago, Cascade.bi is focused on the SME market and we work with firms of accountants all over the UK.
The market is changing so quickly, I wanted to keep you in the loop on our product too!
Priced from £45/mth, takes 5 minutes to be up and running. Bringing the power of the cloud to Sage 50.
16th Jun 2017
I couldn't agree more - spreadsheets have been the bread and butter of all BI reporting for me for the last 15+ years.
This has now changed and I'm pleased to introduce Cascade.bi - which we have built from the ground up. It connects instantly to Sage 50, requires no setting up and produces beautiful dashboards, graphs and charts to help SMEs manage their business.
As an FD I spent many hours creating reports in excel, which lacked flexibility (even with pivots). Cascade.bi allows you to quickly slice and dice your data and identify things which you would be unlikely to in excel, for example, profit by customer, or profit by sales manager.
I would personally be delighted to demonstrate its power and convince you that the excel reporting is no longer required. Please contact me at www.cascade.bi or on 03330 112882.
3rd Jun 2016
This is a relatively old thread - but sadly still very much relevant to Sage 50 reporting.
Having qualified in practice and worked in industry using Sage 50, the lack of detailed reporting I viewed was an opportunity to resolve. Obtaining easily and quickly (and cost effectively), we have designed an online platform which takes regular Sage 50 data and brings it to life - allowing you to slice and dice as you wish, across customers, suppliers, products, nominals, departments and more. We offer a free no obligation trial for those who sign up on our website at www.cascade.bi
There is lots of pressure from cloud based solutions at the moment, but ours keeps your existing Sage where it is, and simply connects our analytics engine allowing you to view your analytics (or your clients) anywhere in the world.
Total setup time is around 20 minutes and prices start at £75 month up to £300 month for 5 users. (correct as at 3 June 2016). No training costs either.
Contact us to find out more. Views welcome please on what we are being told by our beta testers is an exciting product coming to market.