Today too many business decisions are made with gut feel or based on simple processes and spreadsheets which rapidly become unwieldy, complex and slow. We use the latest technology and science to provide result driven optimisation. Planixs can be thought of in the following ways:
Planixs as decision automation:
Planixs can be used to create decision automation applications by rapidly defining the business rules in its platform. Planixs leverages functionality such as pivoting, aggregations and diagram control allowing users to view and manipulate data quickly. This control of data is live, so it can be ‘mined’ on the fly.
Planixs as a database:
Relational databases are optimised to allow large number of users to read a small amount of data concurrently. Analytical applications typically are used by small numbers of people reading and writing large amounts of data. Relational databases don’t scale for this class of applications. Planixs uses specialised data structures to achieve high performance and scalability for their analytical applications. Planixs also automatically manages parallelisation of all the programs and queries specified by its users, thus providing the much needed speed of computation. Planixs also handles concurrency and recovery tasks that are normally seen in a relational database.
Planixs as an enterprise spreadsheet:
Planixs can be used as a spreadsheet like Microsoft Excel, Google Docs and Lotus Improv, but it is an ‘Enterprise’ spreadsheet. Applications built with Planixs can be configured with the same ease of use that spreadsheet users configure their spreadsheets. Furthermore, because Planixs is a web platform, users can therefore collaborate with each other by working on the same data. Planixs doesn’t suffer from the normal memory boundedness and scalability problems of traditional spreadsheet-based products.
Planixs as a visualisation and reporting system:
Analysing large amounts of data to spot trends and hotspots is challenging and would be impossible without data visualisation techniques and controls. Planixs can be used as a visualisation system like Tableau Software or MicroStrategy in order to help the end users make sense of the extremely large data sets and models normally associated with decision automation applications.
Planixs as a statistics and data mining system:
Planixs can be used as a statistical model building system like SAS or Matlab in order to help scientists and modellers build sophisticated predictive models that can predict future product demand, score credit applications, and model price elasticity for example.
Planixs as an optimisation system:
Planixs can be used as an optimisation platform like Ilog. Planixs currently is actively working with various academic researchers to continue building its support for Linear Programming, Mixed Integer Programming, Constraint Solving, heuristic solvers etc.
Planixs modules are built upon these advanced technology components and our scientists and algorithms used for solving your business problems have proven accuracy in multiple industries and clients throughout the world. Two further keys attributes of our platform are its agility and adaptive nature. Solutions can be developed in a rapid ‘do-learn-do’ method and can easily be adaptive to the client’s process demands. This results in rapid value delivery.
Business Analytics & Intelligence
Our technology capabilities enable businesses to focus on developing insight and understanding of business performance based on historical data in order to drive critical decision making. Sophisticated data mining, statistical methods/analysis and predictive modeling are used to drive more accurate, fact based decision automation.
“What-if” scenario planning and predictive outcome analysis can be used to analyse the impact of a huge range of potential decisions as an input to final decision making.
Simply put our technology capabilities will drive significant, measurable business benefit targeted at your most critical value drivers.
Cloud Base Computing
Planixs modules have been built ground-up as a SaaS (Software as a Service) to optimise the use of cloud computing. Cloud computing is revolutionising how planning, analytics and optimisation techniques can enhance decision making at pace. Something only possible in the past with multi-million investment in hardware and infrastructure can now be done on demand at fractions of the cost. Cloud computing has won over the CIOs of some of the world’s largest organisations and they have never looked back after experiencing first-hand the host of benefits delivered by cloud computing technology:
PROVEN WEB SERVICES INTEGRATION:
By its very nature, cloud computing technology is much easier and quicker to integrate with other enterprise applications (both traditional software and cloud computing infrastructure-based), whether third-party or homegrown.
WORLD-CLASS DELIVERY AT SCALE:
Cloud computing infrastructures offer much greater scalability, complete disaster recovery, and impressive uptime numbers.
NO HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE TO INSTALL:
A 100% cloud computing infrastructure. The beauty of cloud computing technology is its simplicity… and in the fact that it requires significantly lesser capital expenditure to get up and running.
FASTER AND LOWER-RISK DEPLOYMENT:
You can get up and running in a fraction of the time with a cloud computing infrastructure. No more waiting months or years and spending millions of dollars before anyone gets to log into your new solution. Your cloud computing technology applications are live in a matter of weeks or months, even with extensive customisation or integration.
AUTOMATIC UPGRADES THAT DON’T IMPACT IT RESOURCES:
Cloud computing infrastructures put an end to a huge IT dilemma: If we upgrade to the latest-and-greatest version of the application, we’ll be forced to spend time and resources (that we don’t have) to rebuild our customisations and integrations. Cloud computing technology doesn’t force you to decide between upgrading and preserving all your hard work, because those customisations and integrations are automatically preserved during an upgrade.
Applications deployed on the cloud like Planixs are typically sold as a SaaS based service (Software as a Service) with no costly upfront charge or maintenance – just a monthly fee all inclusive of software, hosting, upgrades and maintenance.
Optimisation & Science
Planixs is built upon an advanced cloud based technology and science engine that leverages the latest advances in statistics coming out of leading academic institutions, delivering the most accurate results to our clients. The algorithms and the application design means calculations and simulations that would normally take hours can be performed in seconds.
Our platform uses advanced solving technology to run multiple simulations of your business objective (e.g. optimise my annual spend) to provide a range of scenarios that aid your decision making process.
The vast majority of the current technology utilised in decision support is spreadsheet based which rapidly become unwieldy, complex and slow. Multiple versions of the truth on everyone’s laptop and a lack of any optimisation capability provides a very weak set of capabilities in this area. Planixs changes this by having a unified technology with one version of the truth and uses cloud technology to optimise performance.
By using the Planixs technology platform clients can configure their solutions in a matter of a couple of weeks and through the ‘do-learn-do’ agile approach can see value rapidly.