business modelling to improve performance
Business Modelling Tools (BMTools) possesses more than ten years' experience building complex business models and applications.
A wide variety of solutions have been developed, focusing on three main areas.
Modelling complex scenarios to improve decision making.Explore Financial Modelling
Convert financial, technical and commercial requirements into effective contracts and pricing.Explore Bids & Pricing
Combine complex data from multiple systems to deliver insight.Explore Reporting & Analysis
optimise business processes & decision making
BMTools core services center around applying business modelling, commercial and programming skills to improve processes and decision making.
A typical project includes a number of common features:
BMTools focuses on delivering well-structured, user-friendly solutions that fulfil user requirements and are easy to maintain. Use of standard technologies, documentation and design best practice help ensure easy maintenance and upgrades. Projects are broken down into manageable steps, with rapid prototyping to quickly produce results and ensure customer alignment.
BMTools has expertise in a number of core technologies, including:
Flexible, scalable solutions can be developed using a combination of Excel, Access or SQL Server, while VBA/C# allow coding of complex procedures and integration with existing IT systems.
enhanced decision making & analysis
All major business decisions should be analysed to determine their impact on financial performance. This normally involves building a business model. BMTools has developed a wide variety of complex financial models to support cost and cash flow analysis, restructuring, investment appraisal and strategic planning (M&A, scenario analysis etc) in order to reduce costs, improve returns and allocate resources.
In addition to the standard features described in the Overview, we ensure that best practice is adhered to when building models in order to improve overall reliability and maintainability, including:
Code can also be used to automate complex calculations or improve model usability e.g. menu-driven commands.
joining financial, technical & commercial expertise
BMTools has a range of skills developed in bidding for both large and small outsourcing contracts. This has included both new Request for Proposals (RFPs) and contract renegotiations.
Modelling cost, price, profitability & risk.
Particular expertise in understanding complex technologies and converting them into well-structured operational and financial models.
extracting insight from data
As organisations grow they often acquire or develop information systems that do not work together seamlessly.
Centralised data warehouses can solve many of these problems but are not always the solution due to cost, timescales or incompatible requirements.
BMTools can develop flexible short to long term solutions that address your reporting and data analysis needs.
Consolidate data from multiple sources.
Extract, transfer and load data (ETL) through a process of data standardisation and application of business rules.
Automate the production of standardised reports to reduce time and cost while enabling new insights.
partnership for success
BMTools has provided solutions for major international companies across a range of sectors, including:
Examples of clients for whom BMTools has provided solutions include:
Working closely with IT and engineering, BMTools rebuilt the model for the global data centres. This model showed the financial and technical requirements (e.g. power, headcount, server numbers & types) resulting from a worldwide program to centralise, automate and virtualise +40,000 servers in new or upgraded data centres. Built using best practice, the main benefits included improved reliability, ease of maintenance and audit.
BMTools developed a detailed profitability analysis tool that automatically imported and processed data from different systems (more than 3 million letters a day). In addition to detailed analysis of customer & product profitability, the tool was used for revenue assurance and cost reconciliations.
BMTools built and deployed internationally the monthly forecasting and consolidation models used for over 70 countries and units. In use for over a year, these models reduced the consolidation time from hours to minutes, and automatically consolidated financial and non-financial data (e.g. commentaries) that were not captured in existing systems. A user-friendly interface enabled easy production of forecasts, automatic download of historical data from Hyperion Essbase, and standardised reporting.
Working with Morgan Franklin, a US headquartered consultancy, BMTools built a product profitability model for BT Global Services. This was a volume-driven model that forecast the profitability across a complex bundle of products, services and equipment.