Case Study: QMetrix helps AE Smith clients stay cool with IBM business analytics

Business Challenge

AE Smith wanted to gain a better understanding of its business in order to drive better decision-making. Its existing ERP system held large amounts of valuable data, but did not provide the business with an easy way to analyse information.


With help from QMetrix, and IBM Cognos Express, AE Smith was able to integrate budgeting, forecasting and business intelligence reporting into a single, more efficient solution. This has significantly improved flexibility and east-of-use for end users, while cutting report delivery time by 50 percent.

Business Benefits

  • Single solution that consolidates and streamlines budgeting, forecasting and reporting processes.
  • Reduced report generation time by 50 percent, from two days to one.
  • Consolidated, dynamic reports that support vital business decisions.
  • Centralised data for easy and effective management, providing end users with consistent and integrated information in an easy-to-read format.
  • Powerful and flexible reporting platform with room for future growth and development.
  • Easy-to-manage solution that will require minimal external maintenance or support.
  • Leveraged QMetrix proven expertise to tailor the solution to AE Smith’s specific needs.

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