PROOF: Performance Reporting FrameworkIt's about time someone packaged BI Best practices into an OLAP model generator like PROOF. Symmetry's long experience in BI applications shows, and makes it much easier and faster for non-experts to build and, more importantly, maintain sophisticated multidimensional business models.”
Nigel Pendse, Independent Industry Analyst
Editorial Consultant, The BI Verdict & Founder, The OLAP Report & The OLAP Survey
PROOF is like having an expert BI developer permanently on staff. PROOF makes the hard part of developing performance management applications easy. By managing metrics in a central repository, it guarantees a single version of the truth and significantly reduces development time, redundant programming, and maintenance.”
President and Founder
Are you working for your information or is your information working for you? Sifting through the information you receive on a typical interrupt-driven day can be challenging. Amidst all the interruptions, how can you be sure you are focusing your attention on what's working and what's not? Our market defining Performance Reporting Framework, PROOF™, makes it easy to keep on top of performance relative to key targets, the latest trends, and typical historical rankings.
Built-in intelligence for Business Performance Management
After more than 25 years of customizing business intelligence software for Fortune 1000 companies, we decided it was time to create a comprehensive metrics platform with the kind of intelligence that only comes from years of experience. The result? A paradigm shift. Our guiding principle? You've heard it: form follows function. We applied this principle to designing and developing business performance management systems. Here are the facts:
- BI tools such as spreadsheets, scorecards, and reporting software are great at managing the presentation of information.
- Analytical databases are designed to manage the calculation of information.
We've taken our years of experience building BI systems and embodied them into a comprehensive metrics platform. PROOF translates your knowledge and our BI experience into metrics you can use without having to reinvent the wheel. With PROOF, you don't start from scratch each time you create a new scorecard, query, or report.
Here's PROOF: the best of both worlds
Now you can have the advantages of a performance management solution tailored to your business needs -- without the risks:
- Reduced financial risk. Requires fewer development
resources and less development time. Get all the advantages of structured
design and implementation. We've already built-in the basic system
requirements of data loading, a data model, and standard metrics.
- Single version of the truth. Central repository
manages the calculation of both standard and custom metrics, enforcing
your company's business rules. Whether you access your performance
metrics using Excel, the web, scorecards, or reports, PROOF guarantees
you'll get the same information. That's because business logic isn't
scattered across various front-end and reporting tools.
- Easily customized. No need to duplicate logic
for new measures. Metrics are managed in a database that understands
how metrics interact with each other. Add organization and industry
specific metrics quickly.
- BI best practices. Enforces correct calculation
order. Standard naming conventions. Consistent schema. Creates high
quality performance dashboards.
- Truly open and extensible. All application code
is exposed. No hidden programs or routines.
- Easy to support and maintain. With built-in intelligence,
you need less BI expertise.
PROOF overview (PDF).