Automating external data loads for IBM Cognos Controller
Unity is a solution created by the team at HAYNE as a result of many years experience implementing consolidation solutions, where a major factor in a financial close for companies can be the data acquisition process.
HAYNE Unity now delivers an automated process which means valuable resources and time are saved in critical financial periods. When using HAYNE Unity the procedure is more efficient and with less margin for error, giving increased accuracy and reducing risk.
- Load external data – from disparate systems such as general ledgers, planning systems or ERP
- Secure and controlled – By connecting automatically and running within Cognos Controller, HAYNE Unity provides a secure, controlled solution that saves time at critical periods, resulting in an even faster close
- Easy control – Users have control over the server preferences which is used to configure Unity
- Easy integration – Unity honours existing Cognos Controller security so that the company drop-down list is automatically filtered
- Company and actual data – Data sources are based on a combination of company and actuality. This allows data from different sources to be loaded for a single company e.g. Actual data from a ledger, Forecast data from a Planning system
- Instant – Instantly know the success of a data load by viewing the log summary on the Controller desktop
- Utilise existing Cognos Controller locking – (period, and company locking if used) thereby preventing unnecessary data loads and therefore saving time
- Quick reference – As an added bonus the current period’s exchange rates are displayed on the desktop, a quick reference when time is crucial.
Easy to install, ready to customise
HAYNE Unity comes ready to customise. Simply place a SQL script into the SQL folder, refer to it in configuration, and provide suitable lookup tables. The solution will automatically pick up the SQL file which will connect to your finance systems (GL, ERP, Planning etc) and retrieve the data. Of course we can do all of this for you.
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