Teradata, a division of NCR Corporation, has announced
a new version of its award-winning Teradata Value AnalyzerTM.
Much admired for its strength in the banking and telecommunications
industries, Teradata Value Analyzer 3.0 is now available
for all industries.
Value Analyzer''s detailed, behavior-based approach differs
from more traditional measurement tools that determine
profitability by using high-level averages or aggregations.
The company says, that without the details that drive
revenue and costs, companies are left with an inaccurate
view of value, leading to misguided business decisions
that affect the bottom line.
to Amrish Rau, Business Manager, Teradata, "In today''s
economy, using a profitability measurement solution that
depends on averages doesn''t make sense. Details answer
the question ''why'' and provide companies with actionable
information that can create a competitive advantage. Averages
Value Analyzer links revenue and expense data to actual
customer transactions and interactions within a company.
For a complete profit and loss metric, it also can include
risk provisions and capital allocations. The metric can
be calculated for any profit object. A profit object at
the lowest level can be an account, a telephone number,
reservation record or shipment, to name a few. Starting
from a profit object, a company can easily get to different
views of profitability across the enterprise including
customer, product, organization and channel.
Value Analyzer provides for flexible analytical capabilities
that support strategic decisions. It supports the detail
flow of revenue and expenses through all entities of the
organization, providing an important link between standard
finance-led organizational profitability and detailed
customer profitability. Modelling cost flows, it also
supports the creation of activity-based management processes
Value Analyzer calculations are completed inside the Teradata
data warehouse engine itself, rather than consuming resources
and time moving large amounts of data in and out of a
separate system as it is processed. In addition to the
speed of the calculations, accuracy, which is critical
for arriving at business decisions, is not compromised,
for working in a single integrated database, Teradata
allows for an actionable review of all data, and not just
a sample that may offer misleading clues to profitability.
a division of NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), is a global
technology leader in enterprise data warehousing, analytic
applications and data warehousing services.