Roularta selects SAS® Visual Analytics for off-line mobile KPI reporting

Thanks to easy mobile data visualisation, management can be miles apart and yet so close

Tervuren, August 20, 2013

More than hundred executive and operational managers from the Belgian multimedia company Roularta will use SAS® Visual Analytics to monitor business performance remotely and analyze data in a self-service approach, at anytime and from anywhere. This solution, introduced by business analytics leader SAS, offers Roularta a very easy-to-use support for mobile KPI dashboards and reporting which will lead to new and non-obvious business insights in the underlying data.

Online and mobile media is a core part of Roularta’s own growth strategy, so applying mobile for running it’s own business was a logical step to take. By using SAS Visual Analytics, users can - even when working off-line on their mobile device (iPad/Android) - drill-down into information, apply filters and instantly look at the data from different perspectives.

Moreover, in these economic tough times it’s especially important to keep a close look on all business KPI’s. Per business line, per product, per geography, etc. from a finance perspective, a sales perspective, a HR perspective or an operations perspective. Visual Analytics helps to combine all this data, and visualize them in an
 meaningful way.  

Good visualization is very important to Roularta, “1 image says more then a 1.000 numbers, even for a CFO”, says Jan Staelens, CFO at Roularta Media Group. “The typical business challenge is not a lack of data, but rather to make it available in a quick and smart way. This helps us to gain buy-in and get a better grip on the important business decisions in any organization.”

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About Roularta
Roularta Media Group is a multimedia company with 2,800 employees and a consolidated turnover of 730 million euros, operating in Belgium, France, Netherlands, Germany, Slovenia and Serbia. It disposes of a diversified portfolio with unique news, business, sports, lifestyle and special interest magazines, newspapers, freesheets, newsletters, websites, radio, television and events. Roularta Media Group is listed on Euronext Brussels.

Over SAS
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