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ALG Software releases EPO upgrade

28 November 2005  |  2001 views  |  0 Source: ALG Software

Users will now be able to conduct high volume activity-based costing much faster and much easier than ever before with the launch of an updated version of ALG Software's Enterprise Performance Optimisation (EPO) suite.

EPO Version 2.1 includes some significant enhancements for faster manipulation and calculation of large amounts of data.

According to ALG, there is a trend towards analysing costs down to individual transactional level. "In some sectors, such as logistics, where each shipment is unique with a different weight, origin and destination and where many customers have negotiated their own tariff, you have always had to analyse costs down to the individual transactional. Now, other industries have started to adopt activity-based costing to analyse customer profitability and, if they have a data warehouse that holds all the transactional data, this is the level they want to work at," says Mike Sherratt, CEO and founder.

ALG has refined and enhanced several EPO features with new calculation options and the capacity to directly load high volumes of data into an Oracle EPO database. The direct data load into Oracle is significantly more efficient for large volumes of data than alternative solutions and is particularly beneficial for users analysing costs and profitability down to the individual transaction. At the same time the company has released its Unix version of the EPO suite on IBM AIX.

"When it only took twenty minutes to upload over a quarter of a million records to the application on my humble laptop, I knew we had made a significant step forward. In real life, with more powerful production machines, our clients are doing similar uploads in a matter of minutes, so manipulating millions of transactions is now a piece of cake," adds Sherratt.

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