Bissantz & Company was founded in 1996 in Nuremberg, Germany. The company initially specialized in solutions for sophisticated data analysis tasks in business environments. Today, it has approximately 100 employees based in three locations in Germany. The company has over 500 customers, primarily in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Bissantz targets mid-sized companies and large corporations across all industries to support them in controlling and planning business performance mainly in the DACH region.
DeltaMaster, Bissantz’s flagship product, offers flexible and integrated functionality for (advanced) data analysis (including statistical and data mining methods) as well as planning, ad hoc reporting and dashboards. The strengths of the solution lie in its analytic capabilities, which include good support for proactive analyses as well as automated and predefined analytic methods with comprehensive visualization functions. Besides its BI functionality, DeltaMaster can be used to create individual planning applications with capabilities for top-down and bottom-up planning. The product supports business departments in building detailed operational budgets. DeltaMaster contains little predefined business content and has the characteristics of a development environment that requires no programming.
As a pure front end, DeltaMaster supports direct connections to popular multidimensional databases. Planning applications are typically based on Microsoft SQL Server or Analysis Services. However, write-back to Infor BI OLAP Server, IBM Cognos TM1 and SAP HANA is also possible.
User & Use Cases
Besides planning, Bissantz customers mainly use the product for ad hoc query, standard/enterprise reporting, basic data analysis and dashboards/scorecards. DeltaMaster is geared to business power users with broad functionality for various BI and planning tasks typically carried out by business users.
Bissantz targets mid-sized companies and large corporations across all industries. Almost two-thirds of our sample of Bissantz customers come from mid-sized companies (100-2,500 employees) with a median of 50 users (with 5 of them using planning functionality), but the mean of 84 users (23 for planning) indicates there are also some larger implementations. 29 percent of Bissantz users are planning users – compared to the survey average of 60 percent – reflecting the fact that Bissantz is more a BI tool than a planning tool. However, it does offer plenty of planning functionality, particularly for operational planning.
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