What modules are standard? How does user licensing work? What about implementation?
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ARCHITECTUREStructure, feature sets, licensing, ways of working.
FUNCTIONALITYIntegrating existing data, specific features, exporting.
DEPLOYMENTOptions, Active Directory, mobile device support.
IMPLEMENTATIONInstallation, sample templates, timeframe, training.
- A relational database that stores data and metadata,
- A processing engine that processes user requests and performs calculations,
- A Microsoft® Excel® plug-in for the user interface.
As global rate or driver are changed, changes cascade on demand to associated models such as P&L, Balance Sheet and Cash flow. As rollups are modified or amended, users see the impact of those changes immediately.
You don’t have to worry about keeping multiple modules synchronized, or licensing additional components as your financial and operational needs change and evolve.
You are not boxed into a “one size fits all” position, nor do you need to change business process to conform to the CONTROL® software.
When you re-login to CONTROL®, your inputs are automatically synchronized to the database.
CONTROL® has a built-in, robust ETL that manages the import and export of both data and “structural data” (account lists, rollup structures, etc.).
External relational and non-relational data sources can be accessed dynamically, on-demand, or on a scheduled basis. The ETL will summarize data, detect errors, and produce reconciliations.
You don’t need to waste time parsing data and have absolutely no data integrity risk.
In addition, CONTROL® has a commentary feature that can provide visibility and support for the reasons behind the changes.
Some users have CONTROL® set to track information down to the individual charging employee.
You get immediate, on-demand transactional information without having to run queries or reports from other systems.
In addition, CONTROL® has the ability to store multiple versions of exchange rates, allowing quick and easy modeling and analysis of complex currency sensitivities.
You are fully empowered to align everyone in support of corporate strategy.
Any number of exceptions can be defined, and the exceptions can be selectively activated or turned off.
You have total flexibility and full control over the content, level of detail, layout and formatting. With a few mouse clicks you can dynamically report on any period at any level, slice, dice, nest and graph layers of data, compare budgets, forecasts, and actuals, assess dollar and percent variances between versions, and navigate from the highest level down to the lowest level of detail and through to the underlying data source.
Access to the data in the reports is automatically controlled by user security privileges.
A new version of CONTROL®, scheduled for release in late Q2 2016, will run natively on Apple iOS.
You have full control of every aspect of the system’s deployment, integration, backup and archive procedures, and hardware configuration.
In all configurations, all the data is stored in the centralized database and dynamically consolidated.
- Turnkey, where we handle all aspects from process assessment to rollout;
- Collaborative, where responsibilities are shared with you;
- Supervisory, where we train your staff and provide guidance – on request – as the implementation progresses.
We don’t outsource, or subcontract implementation services to third-parties. This allows us to directly link the buying process to the implementation process, keep “skin in the game”, and provide you a single point of accountability for both the software and implementation.
In general, implementations range from a few days to a few weeks. Once we have a better understanding of your needs and the role you want to play in the implementation, we can provide you with a clearer deployment timeline.
We train and empower you to build and maintain models, hierarchies, formulas; create new scenarios; integrate information from external data sources; and create your own standard and ad-hoc reports.
In addition, CONTROL® includes a comprehensive suite of commonly used financial reporting formats to enable rapid report deployment, end user adoption and effectiveness.
Apple is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
IOS is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco in the U.S. and other countries and is used under license.
Citrix is a trademark of Citrix Systems, Inc. and/or one or more of its subsidiaries, and may be registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office and in other countries.