In a recent global survey of SMEs, 37% of enterprises raised a need for better business analytics as the main driver for adopting new technology, while 34% cite a need for more comprehensive business management software to help them operate more profitably.

Business Intelligence software was once the domain of big business however innovative solutions such as Nectari (SEI), Alchemex (SI), SAP HANA Analytics, Qlik Sense and products from the SAP Crystal range now place advanced business analytics within reach of SME’s. OLAP (Online analytical processing), dashboards, data mining, data warehousing, and KPI reporting are help SME’s develop a clearer understanding of their key challenges and opportunities and provide the information to manage more effectively.

Nectari (SEI) for Sage 300

Nectari Business Intelligence from Tangerine Software, also known as Sage Enterprise Intelligence (SEI) is an innovative self- service data analysis and reporting solution engineered for ease of use and performance. Nectari’s intuitive User Interface and advanced features facilitate real-time access to enterprise-wide information, quickly and securely.

Nectari is a comprehensive Business Intelligence offering with both an Excel user interface license and a more advanced BI user license. Nectari OLAP cubes, the report distribution module and licensing for multiple data sources helps companies of any size become more productive with their reporting. Nectari will help companies reach more informed positions, faster, in turn supporting improved financial performance. The software is fully adaptive for your smartphone, tablet, or any mobile device, with dedicated apps for iOS, Android, and Windows.

SAP Business One BI Choices

The SAP Crystal Business Objects Business Intelligence range includes the advanced Business Objects application (SAPBO), Crystal Server, Designer and SAP Crystal Dashboard Designer, applications to meet the business intelligence and reporting needs of both large enterprises and SME’s. SAP Business One includes Crystal Reports designer in its standard framework as well as offering SAP Business One users the option to incorporate Dashboard Designer, Dashboard Viewer and Crystal Server for more advanced SME Business Intelligence. SAP Business One sites can also turn to SAP Lumina or the more advanced reporting and analysis inside SAP Business One for HANA. Existing SAP Business One sites using SAP Business One with Microsoft SQL can also quickly and easily adopt the SAP Business One analytics powered by SAP HANA.

SAP Lumira for Business One is a data visualization tool that combines data, analyzes business trends, and shares valuable business intelligence in an engaging and effective way. SAP Lumira boasts a point and click interface and engaging visualizations, without scripting, allowing companies to quickly analyze data and to remain agile in a fast moving business environment


Alchemex for SAP Business One is a Business Intelligence application that presents SAP Business One data and data from other open data sources through the familiar and popular Microsoft Excel application views. Alchemex utilizes the power of Excel including the use of pivot tables, Excel’s presentation capabilities and formulas to provide companies with an easy to use BI tool. With simple refresh functionality and distribution options Alchemex can be used across your entire organization to inform staff via live dashboards and via traditional Excel sheets; by creating and delivering comprehensive board packs and by running adhoc reports to highlight anomalies, issues and opportunities.

Sage Intelligence (SI)

Sage Intelligence (SI) for Sage 300 is Alchemex re-branded for Sage offering all of the same benefits on offer to SAP Business One users.

Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense is an easy to use Data Visualization tool that works equally well with all the advanced business software systems supported by CitySoft. There is a FREE Desk top edition or a more advanced Server license edition. The system is really intuitive to use and fast to present different views of your data both graphically and with underlying rows and columns of information.