With more than 30 years in the industry, Liverpool-based Village Software is a diverse, dynamic tech consultancy working across education, manufacturing, healthcare, transport and supply chain.
This month, Village Software partners with ZAP in both a reseller and systems integrator capacity, deploying both ZAP data management and BI/analytics and SDMA, our pioneering collaboration with Sage, while also delivering the benefits of ZAP’s data management to users of Microsoft Power BI.
Data management and analytics
“Our track record in business intelligence gives us a sound foundation for working with ZAP,” explains Village Software’s Managing Director Johnny Read. “As a Service Partner and Value-Added Reseller of ZAP, we’re able to offer the latest in data management and analytics technologies which help businesses organize information—no matter what the source—to produce valuable insight.”
“We’ve found that ZAP’s automated data management removes the need to create proprietary data warehouses to feed analytics, thereby reducing cost and risk. And their enterprise-class analytics and BI capabilities also provide a seamless end-user experience, improving user adoption and driving a greater return on investment.”
Data management and analytics for Sage X3
SDMA (Sage X3 Data Management and Analytics) “is the result of a high-level partnership between ZAP and Sage, the market leader in cloud business management solutions with three million global customers,” reports ZAP’s CEO Garth Laird. “It has delivered a system that demonstrably improves business’ operational and financial performance by speeding up the collection, organization and analysis of data. And it’s a product Village Software believes in passionately. Having worked with Sage-based customers for more than 15 years, SMDA has become a fundamental part of their offering.”
“SDMA is a real bonus for Sage users and something which we expertly implement,” concurs Village Software’s Graham James. “It’s a standardized, automated and easily-configured data management and BI/analytics product. And, because it’s pre-packaged for Sage X3 and other Sage ERP, it’s extremely quick to implement. SDMA is a simpler and more cost-effective way to achieve accurate business-wide insight without the cost, complexity and risk of a large BI implementation.”
Power BI data security and preparation
A Silver Microsoft Partner, Village Software regularly deploys Power BI and specifically turned to ZAP for its powerful data management layer and thus to be able to deliver more value and heightened ROI to users by automating the collection, integration, security and preparation of data for analysis with Power BI.
“ZAP is both a pioneer and trusted, go-to vendor,” adds Johnny Read. “This new partnership will allow us to bring tangible benefits to our customers in many ways, from end-to-end data management and BI/analytics, to the fantastic opportunity of how ZAP’s data management alone can help our customers get more out of Power BI. Being able to quickly and efficiently prepare their Power BI data for analysis is a request we hear on a regular basis, and something we can now deliver with ZAP.”
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