Business discovery platform the “catalyst for rapid evolution and growth” beyond Africa
Metrix Software Solutions, the governance and compliance solutions software firm is taking its IsoMetrix application – featuring an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacture) embedded version of the QlikView business discovery analytic tool – global.
After a year of successfully marketing and supporting the combined QlikView and IsoMetrix application in Africa, Metrix is now ready to expand into Australia, Chile and the UK. The company already has a presence in Africa operating through partners in Kenya and Namibia.
Paul de Kock, MD of Metrix, says Metrix has primarily made use of partners, who specialise in governance solutions, for distribution and support of its software in new regions. “The model continues largely unchanged, but we also intend setting up an office in Australia early next year and possibly the UK shortly thereafter,” he says.
De Kock says QlikView has been instrumental in Metrix’s growth, both in terms of next-level functionality and territorial growth. “QlikView has allowed us to deliver a world-class solution in a very short time frame, and has been a catalyst for our rapid and continuing growth,” he says.
He explains that the companies have a shared focus on rapid results. “We’ve built our reputation on the IsoMetrix platform’s easy, almost limitless configurability. Non-technical business users can custom-create complex, powerful sustainability solutions for practically any application.”
“QlikView fits right into that paradigm by empowering business users with powerful, easy-to-use and easily-modelled analytics,” says Davide Hanan, MD, QlikView South Africa. “The software produces rapidly-designed, simple-to-use but powerful analytic data apps. It puts business analysis in the hands of the business.”
“Analytics is an important component of Metrix’s solutions, as the subject matter of its compliance and governance functioning lends itself perfectly to analytics,” says de Kock.
Starting out by managing compliance with ISO9001, ISO14001, OHSAS18000 and ISO31000 in the safety, health, environmental, quality (SHEQ) and risk arenas, the company has since broadened its reach into all other areas of business governance and compliance. “Our suite of solutions has extended beyond SHEQ to include CRM, enterprise risk management and sustainability reporting,” de Kock says.
“Whether the customer’s need is for managing sustainability such as carbon footprinting, or internal control systems, our platform offers the ability to quickly and easily create a web-based application to accommodate these requirements, often replacing non-integrated paper- or spreadsheet-based systems. Our customers then have a secure, centralised solution that gives them control, accountability and visibility over their internal processes,” de Kock says.
But while IsoMetrix has always been great at capturing and managing data, the platform’s analytics are constantly being enhanced, de Kock continues.
“To turn data into discernible trends, exceptions, red flags and so on which help management streamline operations, plan for the future and most importantly mitigate risk, we need strong analytics and management dashboards,” he says. “Originally we looked at all the major global business intelligence [BI] providers, and have been very satisfied with our selection of QlikView.”
“We look forward to continued cooperation and collaborative development with QlikView, whom we regard as a company we share important value and strengths with,” says de Kock.