Business Intelligence tools are becoming more and more critical to business in South Africa, and the growth of the market has opened the door to a multitude of small-scale solutions, as well as the growth of the enterprise solutions that lead the way.


It’s difficult to know exactly where and how you need to apply the tools within your business, which is why we’re focusing on BI tools and their applications over the next few months. We are focusing on the technical aspect of implementation and integration, the strategic benefits of BI tools, and the day-to-day business benefits you will see in your business.

No matter your focus, we’ll give you the most comprehensive breakdown of what you need, why you need it, and what to expect.


Where to Begin?



When you’re looking at the implementation of BI tools, it’s important to know the process of implementation. We recommend reading our series on Real-Life FPM to familiarise yourself with how to get started.

What to Expect from Our Introduction to Business Intelligence:

  • BI Benefits
  • Planning & Forecasting
  • Operational benefits
  • Financial benefits
  • Reporting with BI


We’ll be focusing on financial performance management and touching on the peripheral applications in operational performance management.

Financial Performance and Analytics

  • FPM
  • FP&A
  • Financial and Operational Performance Management
  • Planning and forecasting
  • Reporting
  • Benefits
  • New technologies
  • Case studies
  • Application

Operational Performance Management

  • Benefits of Traditional BI
  • New technologies
  • Case studies
  • Application
  • Data Discovery
  • Visualization

FP&A Methodologies

  • XBRL Digitized Reporting
  • Rolling Forecasts
  • Tax, reporting, and listing requirements

The FP&A Cycle

  • How Does the FP&A Cycle Create Value?
  • Reducing Uncertainty in the Cycle
  • Engaging the Right Strategic Support
  • Empowering Your Finance Teams

Business, Strategy, and Data

The relationship between your vision, your business, and your finances, and how to improve all three.


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Find out more about implementing Business Intelligence tools in your business from Cortell’s team of expert consultants. Mail or call us on 011 804 2208