BackOffice Associates is a worldwide leader in data migration, data stewardship and information governance solutions, with a concentration on enhancing data quality since 1996. BackOffice Associates range of products and services address the needs of business and IT users seeking to unlock the value of BackOffice Associates data assets. Whether monitoring ongoing information quality, or executing the most complex migration and governance initiatives, BackOffice Associates is the clear choice for customers requiring "Business-Ready Data Every Day.
We realized that there were a few critical data related issues that we needed to address integrity of legacy beginning balances from different systems, correctness of ongoing transactions, and completeness of transactions booked. The situation necessitated a quick diagnostic process followed by speedy follow through action in the form of an initial data assessment that is backed by a partnership until go-live. BackOffice presented a methodology and solution that reduced the time cycle from six to nine months to less than five months.
Previously, our validation process was manual and very laborious, but with the centralized portal in place, our time is now spent on value-added work as the automation process is seamless and the reports are available on the portal every morning.
All the careful data planning led us to be smarter about overall resource planning. BackOffice brought solutions, methodology and experts to bridge a critical time in our SAP project and go-live to keep us moving forward and respond faster, better and more efficiently.
Knowing interrelationships and dependencies of SAP and how they affect data quality is the value BackOffice Associates brings to its clients. The BOA solution allowed us to identify and correct issues much faster than would have otherwise been possible.
It would have been too costly to try to convert our legacy system to integrate with a
modern technology platform. That was the driver to abandon our 20-year-old system and start from scratch. We knew that to grow with our customer base in the future, we needed technology of the future as our foundation.
Failure was not an option. We had to go-live on the appointed day since the consequences for the many companies impacted would have been too significant to imagine and endure...I am confident that significant manual effort reduction was possible due to BackOffice Associates being there. This, in turn, was key to the overall success of the data migration and the upgrade.
We mostly run Mirroring operations on DBMoto, sourcing data from the applications that run on the AS/400 and feeding it to SQL Server. We have approximately 200 active mirroring operations that run continuously. Many of these we run at 10 times the design speed, i.e., we read the IBM i logs on a 3-second interval (instead of a typical 30-second interval). We have been doing this for years now and it runs fine.
SAP requires complete accuracy with master data from the beginning. These exacting standards were a whole new world for Movado. A world that would change the way the company handles their new internal business processes.
We have used other toolsets in some of our processes, but you need to be very technical to work with them effectively. We’re responsible for getting our data into SAP but we’re not technical people. We needed an easy way of uploading data. We were also starting to get backlogs of work because the processes we were using were too manually intensive and slow.
Historically, everyone thought of data as an IT responsibility. But we emphasized to them that the business needs to drive the rules and standards, and there are real implications if the users don’t own the data strategy.
DBMoto helps us move our data efficiently and reliably across multiple corporate databases, which allows our business intelligence, analytical and data storage systems to be 100% integrated in an easy, clean and reliable way. We would recommend this product to anyone who wants a fast and easy data integration solution.
I don't understand why everyone doesn't use Quadrate. Why waste time and money to employ expensive resources to work with your data when there's a toolset available that can do it so quickly and easily?
New releases of Quadrate bring new capabilities that are genuinely helpful to us, even improvements based on feedback we have given to BackOffice. A good example is the tools for managing logs. In the early days, we were uploading about 200 materials to SAP every day. This entailed the generation of horrendous log files that were difficult to use. I mentioned this to Philippe Jardin and in the next release logs were completely reworked with new tools for sorting, searching, selecting and deleting records. It is refreshing to be listened to.
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