Azquo Business Intelligence -Powered by ASDMS

 

Azquo® is an innovative new approach to Business Intelligence and to the way in which data is stored, labelled and used by a computer.  No other system for reporting is capable of the flexible efficiencies that can be achieved by Azquo.  We don’t call it a database as such – because that suggests a dimensionality that simply doesn’t exist in Azquo.

The system is capable of absorbing data in any format from any source without prior preparation of structure in which to accept it.  We can import structured and unstructured data, transactional or summarised information and even spreadsheets or text files to create a core repository for management information   It is designed specifically to interface with spreadsheets – particularly Excel and enable analysts to use their spreadsheet skills to manipulate large amounts of data with safety and certainty that the results are auditable, traceable and time stamped with previous values available to users. 

Business Intelligence powered by Azquo can deliver enormous cost savings to businesses – often negating the need for a Data Warehouse completely and reducing the reliance on limited IT resources to deliver data extracts for analysis. Azquo can connect reporting templates at the front end with the source data at the back end. Finally a truly intelligent way to approach Business Intelligence!  

Azquo® is an innovative new approach to Business Intelligence and to the way in which data is stored, labelled and used by a computer.

Azquo includes levels of auditability that are unsurpassed – for every ‘value’ or ‘name’ in the database, we record the source (system or person), when, and where it was updated.  Furthermore, all previous values are not overwritten, meaning the audit trail runs from inception onwards.  Whilst Azquo has been designed to deliver data to a spreadsheet format, it is not limited to this interface.

The system, even if it contains many millions of items of data, is entirely in memory without any ‘linking’ – meaning that the performance far exceeds that possible with a relational database.  There is no practical limit to the amount of data that can be held in Azquo and reported in Excel.  Unusually and uniquely, the data and logic are separated.  Azquo therefore enables users to create templated models in a spreadsheet, and thus use Excel formulae on vast quantities of data.

 

Financial Planning & Analytics

Templated Applications already available for MultiChannel retailers, can be tailored to a variety of situations and covers everything from mail planning, response curves, call centre planning, inserts, and much more. Can present actuals next to budget figures.  All years roll seamlessly and addition or subtraction of channels or regions is simple.  Reforecasting will become a pleasure.  Well, almost -and it will be quicker than you dare to dream

Bordereaux Automation

You may wonder what we mean by this because those two words cover a large topic.  How about full premium validation, and full claims validation to ensure all contracts are correctly applied to the right retail brokers, correct underwriters, within the correct zip / postal codes and that the slip limits are within agreed parameters.  Essentially Azquo can process in 30 seconds well over 50,000 contracts that would otherwise take many people many weeks.  The reporting off the back of this capability is therefore also “near realtime”

Data Validation made simple

In line with our Insurance Industry work, we can ensure that manual processes are replaced by automation of complex tasks where data can only be imported into The Azquo Data Management System once it has been checked or cross referenced against any complex set of criteria that may been to apply, whether it is exposure limits within a contract or subsets of allowable risk profiles within a time range.  Azquo is a more reliable enforcer of validation than a person will ever be!

Realtime Dashboards

Azquo can absorb data from any source (legacy systems/ Google/ External feeds) and can do so with frequency as desired.  The templated nature of dashboards and the connectivity of Azquo means that not only can you reporting be in the most familiar format in the world  – you will be able to see when any figure was updated, where it came from, what the previous value was (and the full history) and any changes can be colour coded so you can see clearly what’s changed since you last looked.

Marketing Matchback

Azquo is uniquely well designed to enable an accurate picture to be built about which customers respond to which campaigns so that they can then be suitably tracked into relevant marketing activity and build a picture of the customer base to allow better future campaign planning.  Due to the way in which we hold the granular transactional data within Azquo, and can allow very specific mapping criteria, our matchback is on average 25% more comprehensive than our clients have learned to expect

Audit Compliance

Every figure in an Azquo Report can be traced for provenance.  All logic can be clearly and simply tested against the benchmark in any given circumstance.  Any conclusion can be broken down to establish where the data is coming from, when it was changed and by whom.  There is simply no other system in the world than can bring to bear such strong governance and transparency to a company’s data whether financial or operational.

Single Customer View

This is often promised as being the elusive elixir of success and the pinnacle of achievement in data aggregation where suppliers talk about the need to bring all legacy data into an Enterprise Data Warehouse or something similar.  With Azquo this is much simpler.  Azquo can import data in any format and use it as is.  Azquo can enable analysts with advanced Excel skills to use and query any data from any system at any time – so creating the elusive single customer view is simple, auditable, practical and quick.

Legacy system integration

For the reasons outlined above – you can stop worrying about what to do with your legacy systems.  You can stop worrying about what data to throw away and what data to keep.  Or even where to keep it.  Don’t bother with the costs of a Data Warehouse – Azquo can access and use whatever you need whenever you need it.  Cost effectively (very!) and quickly.  Legacy systems are not something an Azquo user will ever express even the slightest concern about.

Infinitely scalable

Now this is a big claim – and one that almost got the marketing team into trouble – but they did also have to admit that the claim is true.  Due to the unique way that the Azquo Data System interacts with the Reporting Interface, Azquo is well suited to parallel processing and indeed the system does that within the server, but we can extrapolate that out across multiple servers.  We have stress tested the system and modelled some potential high scale use cases and we can’t see any limits yet – but please feel free to test us.  If you have the tin, we have the technology to make the most of it!

Legacy System Integration

For the reasons outlined above – you can stop worrying about what to do with your legacy systems.  You can stop worrying about what data to throw away and what data to keep.  Or even where to keep it.  Don’t bother with the costs of a Data Warehouse – Azquo can access and use whatever you need whenever you need it.  Cost effectively (very!) and quickly.  Legacy systems are not something an Azquo user will ever express even the slightest concern about.

Simplest Software Implementation Imaginable

Azquo can take any existing report and turn it quickly and easily into a scalable, connected template.  Users immediately recognise the Reporting Interface as being a spreadsheet – but with immense power and new technology running in the background.  Azquo has the power to future proof your organisation and put you in control.  Moreover, we can plug in to any existing data source to automate most, if not all, cut & paste activity associated with use of Excel as management reporting platform.

The Azquo Smart Data Management System™ is source format agnostic.  If there is an API, we can use it to get you what you want when you want it.  Azquo puts you in control, and never at the mercy of your inflexible operational systems.

A Platform For All Operational & Financial Data

Data warehousing and OLAP “cubes”- central features of most corporates – often create a lack of flexibility together with a high cost of maintenance.  This is principally because the system specification needs to be carefully defined beforehand.  Azquo solves the problem by holding the data in such a way that more ideas can be added at any time, data can be merged or split, and morphed into a structure that is correct for any given task as it arises.

Azquo® has changed the way ideas can be explored and analysis executed in a profound way.  It puts you in control – of speed and costs.

The Azquo Smart Data Management System – ASDMS  is a revolution in Business Intelligence.  It accepts data – structured and unstructured – without the costs normally associated with Data Management.  Put simply – Azquo will save time and money whilst improving manageability for all concerned.

 

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7 Corve Street
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Shropshire
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