IPS specializes in data mining and advanced analytics with an emphasis on budgeting, planning, financial consolidation, balanced scorecard applications and Big Data analysis. “Some people see data as facts and figures. It is the lifeblood of any business and it tells the history of a company,” notes Scott. Being a SAS preferred partner, IPS specializes in delivering value-added analytical solutions. As a leader in business analytics software and services, SAS transforms data into insights that give a fresh perspective for businesses to discover new opportunities. With decades of experience in implementing EPM solutions, IPS is prominent in the consulting industry for being on time and on budget, project after project. “We perform installation and implementation of SAS Software, along with training according to our clients’ needs,” adds Scott.
IPS brings technical know-how to their clients—teaching them how system and platforms correlate to each other. “Most organizations I analyze are facing problems as they are using spreadsheets, access databases, and inappropriate EPM solutions. What we give them is a proper solution within their budget. It may be SAS with some other porting system on top, but we make sure we provide that magic through our custom integrations,” explains Scott.
Data is seen as facts and figures, but it is the lifeblood of a business telling its history
The company has dedicated consultants that are certified in SAS performance management, SAS financial intelligence, SAS data management, and SAS foundation tools. Having implemented various other EPMs, IPS chose SAS as their go-to partner because of its end-user ease-of-use and superior technology. “We are developing industry-focused solutions for SAS along with other start-up consulting packages, which will reduce time to complete budgeting and planning in an organization. For the road ahead, we are expanding beyond SAS so we can bring our talents to small and medium-sized businesses,” concludes Scott.
IPS has expanded into other products such as Infusionsoft. Infusionsoft combines everything a small-business needs such as contact management, CRM, marketing automation and e-commerce—into a single online platform. “The software can keep track of contacts, appointments, tasks, and everything else about a business in one place. Infusionsoft acts as IPS’ small-business EPM solution.”