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BIS Corporate Performance Management


Corporate Performance Management Suite
Enterprise Risk Management Suite
Finance Management Suite
Business Process Management Suite
Reference Data Management Suite
Trading Operations Suite

  • Allocation Manager

    BIS’s Allocation Management module will bring unparalleled levels of speed and ease to your indirect costing process.  The advanced calculation and journal entry capabilities are also valuable in allocating pooled revenue or other complicated re-allocations of previously entered financial data.

  • Features

    • Manage Indirect Cost Allocation – Allocation Management provides powerful automation and a complete audit trail so you can recover your indirect costs from external funding sources.
    • Flexible Allocation Options – Allocate indirect costs based on a fixed or predetermined rate, last year’s budget, budget percentage to total costs, and other budget-based costing methodology.
    • Powerful Calculation and Posting Methods – Use complex calculations from previously posted data to create journal entries allocating any kind of transactions, i.e. revenue allocations, pooled unit purchased, year-end roll-overs and more.

     

  • Activity Based Management

    Today, activity-based costing and management is widely adopted because it provides a more complete picture of the profits and costs of doing business than traditional cost accounting. Understanding true product profitability, customer profitability or customer life time value in any industry fundamentally requires ABM. However, traditional ABM solutions, mainly focused on modeling, do not offer integrated capabilities in data management, reporting and analysis for a successful ABM implementation. BIS is the only ABM vendor with an end-to-end solution that combines integrated data management, business modeling, reporting and analysis all on one platform.

    More than any other costing solution, BIS Activity-Based Management:

    • Supports all activity-based costing methodologies to best meet your business needs.
    • Offers a highly visual, flexible and multidimensional modeling environment with a point-and-click graphical user interface.
    • Leverages web-based reporting and analysis to enable cost, process and profitability intelligence to be quickly shared across the organization.
    • Provides a complete and integrated data management solution with data access engines and data transformation capabilities required for successful ABM implementation.
    BIS Activity-Based Management solutions enable strategic and operational decisions that maximize profit, reduce costs and streamline processes by determining the cost of those processes and the profitability of products, customers and business segments. Specifically, with BIS Activity-Based Management, organizations across industries can:
    • Gain insights about the true profitability of products and business units
    • Manage process costs by understanding business activities and cost drivers
    • Identify and predict capacity or resource requirements

     

  • Basel II Calculations

    Basel II is the second of the Basel Accords, which are recommendations on banking laws and regulations issued by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision. The purpose of Basel II is to create an international standard that banking regulators can use when creating regulations about how much capital banks need to put aside to guard against the types of financial and operational risks banks face.

    We believe that such an international standard can help protect your financial system from the types of problems that might arise should a major bank or a series of banks collapse. In practice, we attempt to accomplish this by setting up rigorous risk and capital management requirements designed to ensure that a bank holds capital reserves appropriate to the risk the bank exposes itself to through its lending and investment practices. The Basel II implementation:

    • Ensures that capital allocation is more risk sensitive;
    • Separates operational risk from credit risk, and quantifying both;
    • Attempts to align economic and regulatory capital more closely to reduce the scope forregulatory arbitrage.

 

  • Fund Transfer Pricing

    It is critical for any financial institution to understand the rewards earned for given levels of risk taken. It is also critical to understand the relative contribution made by each business unit, by each product and by each customer relationship.

    Funds transfer pricing (FTP) allows a cost of funds (assets) or value of funds (liabilities) to be assigned to every transaction making up the balance sheet. It decomposes the interest margin into a credit spread, a funding spread and a rate risk spread. From a profitability / performance measurement perspective, BIS provides sophisticated solutions that determine the cost and value of funds on an economic basis, reflecting market rates, liquidity premiums, credit ratings, prepayment behaviour and the underlying cash flow characteristics of a transaction.

    From an ALM or risk management perspective, simulating the components of future margins under different economic and rate scenarios helps the funding centre(s) determine hedging strategies and the business units / product managers to remove the movement of market rates from their income forecasts.

  • Risk Transfer Pricing

    BIS’s Risk Transfer Pricing module offers full option-adjusted transfer pricing, with arbitrary degrees of consumer rationality, all done on a multi-currency basis. RTP allows for multiple transfer pricing centers and for a separate “ALCO book” and “irrationality book” for that part of the organization which takes the risk of consumer option exercise. RTP also allows for a “credit risk book” that is fully consistent with the default probabilities and credit adjusted valuations.

 

  • Key Performance Indicators

    Key performance indicators are an important part of Corporate Performance Management. Often referred to as metrics, they are data-rich information that can help businesses understand performance in a meaningful way. Quantifying performance is valuable for long-term forecasting and success, and key performance indicators help keep businesses on track. Identifying the right questions to ask is an important part of business intelligence strategy, but companies must also support these metrics with reliable processes. Without efficient and accurate methods, the value of key performance indicators is virtually lost. BIS’s Key Performance Indicators link data analysis with strategy implementation, allowing companies to see trends more clearly and to respond to change in a thoughtful way.

 

  • Dash Boards

    Corporate Performance Management Dashboards provide immediate, intuitive, graphic information in a single integrated view, enabling you to assess status, view trends, and identify trouble spots. Combining enterprise data from disconnected data sources with business decision processes, Dashboards let you manage and improve business performance by allowing you to quickly gauge status, drilling from the top level summary to specific facts and root causes.

    Web-based dashboards provide real-time exception-oriented identification of problems by color-coding summary indicators and displaying a roll-up of the worst case value within personalized business categories. Individuals at all management levels are able to track key measures, note exceptions and take action before there is impact to strategy and operational execution.

    Features:

    • Dashboard provides multiple level drill-down capabilities that allow access to detailed and actionable information.
    • Hierarchical summary dashboards give visibility into aggregated status across multiple branches within the organization.
    • Highly flexible configuration of dashboard format, dynamic graphics, large color palette, and organizational category definition.
    • Secure access by user roles assists control and sharing of information to key team members.
    • Web-based architecture provides access to graphics and status using a simple web browser.

    Dashboard provides the ability to track organizational performance by milestones and phases.

     

  • Scorecards

    Scorecards enhance conventional reporting by including user-set targets. You can set targets for operational priorities in your own department and monitor your progress. You can also use targets to manage objectives and execute on the larger strategy with approaches such as the Balanced Scorecard.

    See at-a-glance how you are doing now and as a trend against your targets. Drill-through to reports and data for detail about the scorecard metric to understand the "why" behind it.

    BIS Scorecards can improve your performance:

    • Deliver at-a-glance information—Rather than sifting through many reports, scorecards let people see immediately how the company is performing in its critical areas.
    • Communicate strategy and targets effectively—help your strategy succeed by expressing important information, key drivers, performance expectations, and the results.
    • Increase accountability—provide people with the information they need to take ownership of their performance: visibility into strategy, understanding of the part they play in making the strategy succeed, and the metrics to measure their success.

    Connect departments—scorecard metrics are interdependent and show how one department affects another, leading to proactive cooperation among different areas.

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