Seven Steps to turn Data into valuable insights

November 2020 Australia is home to some of the most precious metals in the earth. Some of these metals aren’t necessarily rare, but require highly specialized processes and equipment to be extracted, refined and used, and as technology evolves more and more deposits become viable. However, since we are now living in the age of […]

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Budgeting Labour Costs for Shift Based Employees

October 2020 A new way to budget for shift based employees In the last few months we at bi5 Solutions have received quite a bit of interest from businesses that have recently learnt the importance of being able to quickly and easily re-run their budgets and forecasts with updated assumptions and inputs.   The importance of […]

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Power BI : what you need to know before making an investment

October 2020 As more and more people become aware of Power BI, and more broadly the Power Stack, and start to consider investment in it, we thought it a good idea to look at some of the key things we ensure our clients consider before puling the trigger on their investment. Power Bi is an […]

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It’s time to consider a new approach to Planning and Reporting for next FY

  At bi5 Solutions we consider ourselves very lucky to be here in WA, where we have (so far) largely dodged a bullet from the COVID-19 crisis. However, after watching Four Corners on the ABC recently it’s clear that a lot of people are thinking that the worst has yet to come in terms of […]

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Add more Power to Power BI – budgeting and forecasting

If you haven’t heard about Power BI, then it’s probably worth a Google. Power BI is one of the, if not THE, leading Business Intelligence (BI) visualisation platforms around.

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Scenario Planning and What-if Analysis – more important than ever

The current and on-going COVID-19 crisis has created extraordinary uncertainty, amplifying but also complicating the finance teams’ support role in the Decision Making Process of all businesses.

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Cause and Effect in Business Analysis

No business runs smoothly without any problems and issues, either minor or major. If this is not the case for you then count your blessings, or wake up from your dream.

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How to get the most from your Digital Transformation journey

Digital Transformation is a hot topic and certainly getting a lot of attention, but many people are confused as to what it really means or only consider singles aspects of it.

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Better Planning and Reporting – where and how to start

July 2020 Every Picture tells a story …. or does it? I recently had a meeting with the founder of a very successful financial services organisation and we talked about my pet topic, planning and reporting. He told me a quick story about some of his eager employee’s who had created some ‘very impressive’ dashboards […]

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How you can benefit from Data mining and Data warehousing

June 2020. One of the hardest issues we face at bi5 is explaining what we do. Not because we don’t know what we do, but because it can be difficult to keep it short and explain it in a way that most people would understand. At different times, and depending on the person we’re speaking […]

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