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ZAP improves the financial and operational performance of businesses using Sage’s long-standing ERP package, Line 500, by speeding up and simplifying the analysis and organization — as well as the collection and integration — of ERP and related data.
ZAP data management, analytics and BI for Sage Line 500 collects ERP data using a pre-packaged data connector. Data instantly becomes available for reporting, thanks to a pre-packaged Sage Line 500-specific data model. It becomes integrated with other business data in an automated data warehouse, while ZAP’s intuitive data modelling UI and semantic layer automation make it simple to prepare for analysis. And a central library of over 500 pre-set analytics, KPIs and calculations — accessible via dashboards aligned to specific roles and functions — enable governed, self-service BI for users across an organization.
ZAP has worked with Sage to add extra functionality to ZAP Data Hub — including pre-packaged data management, BI and analytics — to build a solution specifically for Sage Line 500.
ZAP data management and BI for Sage Line 500 transforms organizations it into data-driven businesses. A data-driven business makes confident decisions quickly, based on truth, and ZAP facilitates this by automating the collection and integration of data from Line 500 and other applications and data sources, to provide a business-wide view of all performance and activity. The ability to integrate hitherto-inaccessible or siloed data further strengthens business decision making, by unlocking previously hidden insight.
Operational and financial insight, self-service reporting, secure data exploration and visualization is delivered — on any device — via personalized dashboards specifically aligned to Line 500 user roles.
Conscious of short- and long-term IT overheads, ZAP is rapid to deploy and simple to administer. TCO is reduced and ROI is delivered immediately thanks to pre-packaged components, automation and ‘out-of-the-box’ capabilities which reduce setup and maintenance costs.
ZAP aligns to the service-oriented roles of Line 500 users, and the software’s four key modules of contract management, project ledger, resource ledger and project billing. It handles all data types and can extract, for example, metadata and multi-company and multi-lingual captions. It can handle automatic analytical dimension configurations, statistical groups and automatic captions for local menus. And it can detect and handle customizations, miscellaneous tables and currency conversions.
Security and data governance are integral to ZAP for Sage Line 500, with dashboard-based and dashboard-integrated permission setting, access regulation, usage monitoring and auditing.
ZAP for Sage Line 500 has also been built with potential migration to Sage X3 in mind: it is possible to retain historic Sage Line 500 data in SDMA and access it for reporting purposes once using Sage X3, removing a significant headache from the migration process.
“ZAP’s solution aims to automate elements of the time-consuming and more
complex aspects of manually building a data warehousing and BI platform.
A good example of this is the support and pre-packaged content ZAP provides
for specific development tasks, including data connectivity.
Data connectors for files, cloud applications or services, and on-premises
relational databases are supported.”
IDC Market Note, ZAP: Improving Time to Insight for Midsize Firms
(doc #EMEA43048517, September 2017),
Information empowerment comes from the five key facets of ZAP for Sage Line 500: hybrid data collection, intuitive data modeling, automated data integration, data warehouse and semantic layer, BI and analytics, and built-in governance.
Connection to — and collection of — Sage Line 500 and other business data is automated by ZAP, with rich data connectivity to source metadata, multi-lingual caption extraction and customization detection. Out-of-the-box connection to other cloud and on-premise data sources is also provided via ZAP Data Gateway, a straightforward, secure and optimized way of accessing cloud or on-premise data sources across existing networks and firewalls.
ZAP has a pre-packaged Sage Line 500 data model that delivers immediate insight. A user-friendly data modeling interface with drag-and-drop UX means data models can be customized to meet even the most demanding reporting requirements. IT overheads are reduced as ZAP’s intuitive data modeling UI enables users of all levels of expertise to prepare data for reporting.
ZAP integrates Sage Line 500 with other data sources into a secure, central hub of business-wide insight. Further sources can be added at any time in the future. Technical effort is further reduced by ZAP’s data warehouse and semantic layer automation, which removes the need for a manual data warehouse project.
ZAP’s pre-set Sage Line 500 dashboards, reports and calculations span all business functions, from finance to sales, procurement to inventory, with over 500 analytics ready-to-go, out-of-the-box.
Self-service reporting is delivered via both enterprise-class analytics and data visualization tools. Our responsive, touch-friendly user interface — with ready-to-use, role-based dashboards — adapts to any device, driving user adoption across the business. ZAP for Sage Line 500’s dynamic visualizations enables data discovery and information sharing.
If you are already using a BI tool, you can use it to analyze ZAP for Sage Line 500 data. Built on ZAP Data Hub technology, ZAP for Sage Line 500 makes it quicker and easier to analyze data with your chosen BI tool. See how ZAP Data Hub provides secure, efficient and accurate access to data for users of all leading BI tools such as Power BI, Tableau, Qlik and other self-service BI tools.
Data governance is at the heart of
ZAP. Our systems have strong,
comprehensive system administration
and data governance tools built-in.
Enterprise-class security controls set
permissions, regulate access and
protect data at any level of granularity.
ROI is maximized as usage can be
both monitored and audited via
specific dashboards, which keeps
performance optimized and costs
minimized. TCO is controlled as
upgrade life-cycles can be actively
managed to ensure consistency of
data and business continuity at every
As ZAP for Sage Line 500 is built on ZAP Data Hub technology, it is available as a fully-featured, on-demand Software as a Service product which removes the technical, resource and time costs associated with connecting, collecting, securing and analyzing your Sage Line 500 data. In short, it helps you become a data-driven business faster.
In terms of other deployment options, ZAP for Sage Line 500 can be deployed on a private cloud, on-premise or as a hybrid combination of the two. ZAP Data Hub’s flexible architecture, on which ZAP for Sage Line 500 is built, is specifically designed to enable multiple deployment scenarios and scale as both the volume of users and the volume of data in an organization increases over time.
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