When our CIO, Kris Athey, and I co-founded QuantumPM in Kris’s basement back in 2000, we had a clear vision: to help companies extract value from their investment in project-focused efforts. We knew that companies invested great amounts of money in projects but they did not often receive the return on their investments that they expected. Our goal was to help them achieve the ROI they expected and we did that by bringing together the best in technology and the business practices.
At the time, Microsoft was making a big push into Enterprise systems to go along with their huge success in task-specific applications like Word and Excel. We knew companies, and their executives who climbed the ranks using Microsoft tools, would want to build their technology infrastructure with solutions such as Microsoft Project and Microsoft SharePoint. We also knew there would be big opportunity for consultants who became subject matter experts (SMEs) in those platforms. So SMEs we became. By offering our knowledge and expertise to companies hoping to leverage the Microsoft systems for competitive advantage, we carved out a niche that has sustained us for over 15 years.
Our company is unique in that we have a very nice blend of project management expertise, state-of-the-art technologies, and a real passion for making work simple. We look to remove complexity from our clients’ systems and processes, and in the process protect their infrastructure investments. If you keep it simple, people will follow it and they’ll be successful. domain tech info . With this omnipresent philosophy, we’ve been guided over the years by one overriding principle – to simplify the way work gets done. This commitment to workplace simplification motivated us to create BIAdvantage, our first-ever business intelligence (BI) Software as a Service (SaaS) product.
Launched earlier this month, BIAdvantage continues our passion of providing clients, no matter their industry, the tools and services necessary to increase operational efficiency and effectiveness. This Software as a Service product gives you a business-rules driven, yet easily customized and affordable BI solution.
With BIAdvantage, you can gain a competitive edge knowing your decisions are based on the most accurate data available. You no longer need to fear making the wrong decision because of faulty data or human data-entry errors. Because BIAdvantage automatically extracts pertinent information directly from the source-of-record, accuracy and timeliness are assured. Moreover, modifications to BIAdvantage can be made easily, making it a flexible and cost-effective way to gain solid business intelligence.
As a cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) business intelligence solution, BIAdvantage gives you the ability to integrate, organize, and analyze data where and when you need it. Using its rules-based engine, you decide what systems to integrate, what data is needed, and what results they want:
• Integrate – Connect any line of business systems to pull data directly from the source and send it where it needs to go based on your business rules.
• Organize – Bring the right data together at the time you need it without extensive human intervention.
• Analyze – Use this intelligence to create the output you need in any format necessary including updated systems, timely notifications to personnel, dashboards, and reports.
BIAdvantage is not an out-of-the-box product that forces you to utilize “canned” templates and report formats. It is a cloud-based rules engine that allows our company to build and customize solutions to meet your specific requirements.
With BIAdvantage, I now feel our company has come full-circle. We’ve evolved from subject matter experts in another company’s products to a full-blown software development company with our own innovative product. To be clear, we are not abandoning our roots. We will continue to grow our business as one of the leading Project Portfolio Management (PPM) consultants, providing our clients with a level of Microsoft expertise that few firms can match. Now, however, I’m proud to say we can compliment that consulting expertise with our own BI solution to help you simplify the way work gets done.