Columbus Accounting is a business intelligence framework that provides rich reports on every aspect of your organization's digital delivery and printing processes to help you find new ways to save costs, gain efficiencies and drive continuous service improvement.
With Columbus Accounting you can collect valuable operational data from your information management systems and enterprise applications to support a wide range of business activities, including:
Forecasting and capacity planning – reporting on trends, such as how quickly your customers are switching from paper to digital communications, or when and why peaks in online transactions usually occur, to help you assess when extra resources or technology upgrades will be needed
Service level reporting – monitoring performance against key targets such as system response times and document delivery timescales, to ensure that high standards of service are maintained
Cost analysis and billing – detailed measurement of your digital and printed document volumes, for example by user, document type, department and company, to allow cross charging, customer billing and improved cost control
Technology infrastructure optimization – analyzing reliability, running costs and actual use versus capacity of your technology stack in order to identify potential savings and efficiency improvements, for example by tackling email bottlenecks or removing costly, error-prone or underutilized printers
Columbus data collection
Operational data from your Columbus systems can be collected automatically at regular intervals, providing a wealth of current and historical information ready for analysis using your chosen BI tools.
Extended data collection
It is easy to capture data from other enterprise applications, solutions and processes, and combine it with your Columbus data to deliver actionable insights across your IT and business operations.
A powerful reporting engine
Columbus Accounting works seamlessly with the TIBCO Jaspersoft® reporting and analytics suite and is supplied with a range of Jaspersoft reports to help you monitor and manage your Columbus systems.
Advanced report design
Using the Jaspersoft Studio report designer you can quickly design new reports, adding interactive charts and visualizations, and export them in multiple formats, with no redevelopment needed.
Flexible, user-driven reporting
Business users can perform drill-down analysis, run ad hoc reports and tailor content to their needs simply by changing parameters such as date ranges and thresholds.
Support for any business intelligence platform
The Columbus Accounting data mart is designed to work with any industry-standard business intelligence software in addition to, or in place of, the Jaspersoft suite, giving you the freedom to use your preferred tools for predictive analytics, online analytic processing and more.
Fully automated operation
Columbus Accounting captures, aggregates and organizes your data to get it report ready, with no administration or support effort involved.