The Who's Who
What do Cortell's customers have in common?
They use a combination of Cortell's award winning, certified performance management consulting services and the world's leading Business Analytics software ... IBM Cognos and SPSS.
As a result, they will tell you that they now have the ability to drive greater insight into their business, effectively clearing the haze that exists around the true state of the organisation.
Cortell sees every customer initiative as an opportunity to add another showcase reference account to our list of happy customers. This is not rocket science ... when you create business value for customers, they're referenceable.
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"TM1 is saving me a day per month just on producing the GMROI report. When I arrive at the office, it's there … the speed of TM1 just blows me away."
"The P&L cube is allowing us to have much greater control over costs. We can track what managers are spending, and drill through to the general ledger to list the transactions if there is any dispute.”
"The difference between what we were doing, and what we can do now with TM1, is like going to a new doctor who has a MRI machine, when your old GP had only a stethoscope and a thermometer. We can really see inside the business.”
Martin Richards, Financial Controller, Kincrome Tools & Equipment
"Every time I see our Financial Controller, Martin, he lets me know how fantastic TM1 is."
Paul Burgoine, General Manager, Kincrome Tools & Equipment
“Cortell & Cognos Express TM1 just did in two hours what would take us two months.”
"We get the answer before we've forgotten the question!"
Michael Hayes, IT Manager, Kincrome Tools & Equipment
We needed a solution that quickly consolidated our data … something we couldn’t attempt without TM1, as it would simply be too time consuming.”
“Cortell had already proved to the business that they could deliver a quick, robust solution and work productively with our people. Digital Media had far greater demands than we did so we were very confident they could help us implement the right solution.”
“The big win for Finance is that we have confidence in the end product and the meaningful numbers generated. The solution does a lot of the allocations enabling us to produce substantial reporting outcomes without increasing headcount. In one sense it has helped us reduce headcount … if we hadn’t invested in the solution, we would have needed more people to meet the new reporting requirements … we now do more with less.”
“The adhoc reporting ability via the TM1 front end is brilliant! It’s so easy to retrieve information quickly, and dissect and drill down in an instant. Never before have we had such visibility into our business. We can also move faster when the business wants to as we have no dependency on IT … we are self-sufficient.”
Jason Bosch, Financial Controller, Network Ten
"We assessed multiple products and selected TM1 for a number of key reasons. TM1 is perfect for an agile development cycle, particularly enabling users to efficiently develop analysis based on multi-dimensional cubes, therefore allowing them to interrogate information with ease."
"We selected Cortell as a strategic business partner, providing technically competent consultants who assisted to guide the business in migrating our financial modelling into a multi-dimensional solution."
"The results of the choice in the IBM Cognos analytic platform, TM1, have been nothing short of stellar since day one.”
Matthew Stephens, Director, Information Systems at Carnival
"Our primary reason for choosing Cortell was their down to earth and trustworthy approach."
"We had a small budget, small time frame and we achieved immediate results in a staged process ... Cortell did an amazing job leveraging TM1 to provide a fast installation and quick deliverables."
"We now drive a consistent set of information out to staff via TM1. Faculty finance managers are able to play with real data and are enjoying it. People now have access to information that they did not have before."
Sue Davis, Director of Finance, Financial Services, Bond University
"Central Queensland University first partnered with Cortell on the basis of the company’s track record and expertise with TM1. We continue to engage with them because of their demonstrated focus on and ability to provide positive transformation and real business value to the University."
Ken Diefenbach, Business Intelligence Project Manager
“The model is simple and can be easily adapted when we add more stores to our plans. Also, the level of expertise to drive Cognos TM1 is a lot less than other planning applications I’ve used, and I can make my own changes without having to call IT."
“Ultimately the Cognos TM1 application has enabled Steinhoff to focus on implementing company strategies, rather than planning for them."
Louise Cooper, Group Accounting Manager, Steinhoff
“The IBM Cognos, Cortell, and WorkPac employees worked seamlessly as a team. The combined breadth and experience in the three companies created a depth of market reach that we could capitalise on in other areas of our business. The relationship has become a strategic one for us. Overall, the implementation went very smoothly, and there were no insurmountable issues. The project was completed using 60% of the budget and in half the expected time. It was a dream run really."
"We were particularly impressed by Cortell & the IBM Cognos team who took our real data & then presented their product using our information."
“Our communication lines are now truly open, and this enables my team and me, to be business partners to our managers, rather than just accountants. Our focus is on achieving growth and profitability, and not on questioning data.”
“The customer service we received, and the commitment shown to our business, is well above average. It has increased our confidence, and assures us that we made the right decision; these kinds of investments are not cheap. The results have been fantastic and we look forward to developing the solution even further.”
Andrew Crealy, CFO, WorkPac, Queensland, Australia
“TM1 provided the platform we were looking for, one application layer that could handle the intricate challenges education institutions provide whilst integrating key aspects of the university, without the huge overheads associated with maintaining it.”
"Working with Cortell has been fantastic, not only have we realised our objectives, we have surpassed them. ”
"Cortell challenged & questioned why we do certain things certain ways and made recommendations to help improve the efficiency & overall process."
"TM1 as an application is well suited to any university structure; it handles the nuances of our industry very well and accommodates change easily without impacting time and cost.”
Stuart Jones, Deputy Director, Planning and Financial Services, Griffith University, Queensland Australia
"The main reason we engaged Cortell was the demonstrated ability to manage resources in a live environment. The Cognos platform also integrated easily with a very quick back-end."
Shane Youl, IT & IS Manager, CiSRA
"Users are very happy with the speed and flexibility of the systems. Reporting and querying now takes one to two seconds, compared to one to three minutes in the past.”
“We were impressed with Cortell’s approach in listening to our needs to reduce the maintenance efforts usually required to ensure data integrity.”
Amendra Pratap, Financial Systems Manager, CiSRA
“…processes that took months now take weeks, and those that took weeks now take days. We also have improved visibility and insight…”
Zurich Financial Services Group