Simpson Associates, leading data analytics consultancy, is delighted to announce they have been selected by YPO, one of the largest public sector buying organisations in the UK, as their strategic partner to implement a dashboard and reporting solution across the business. The KPI reporting platform will support their growth vision – introducing real time dashboards and reports across the organisation.
Commenting on the new strategic partnership, Simon Hill, Managing Director, YPO said:
“We’re really pleased to be partnering with Simpson Associates – their expertise within dashboarding and reporting shone through during the selection process. Like so many organisations, 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic was a challenging time for YPO. With a clear vision of growth for 2021 and beyond, YPO are now working with Simpson Associates to build KPI dashboards and reports that will help with our planning and ensure we’re delivering value back to the public sector.”
Dave Kerby, Data and AI Solution Lead, Simpson Associates said:
“This is an exciting project to be working on with YPO. Knowing how important it is to them to deliver value back to their public sector customers, we’ve been able to work with YPO to identify the right KPI’s to measure and ensure their reporting is accurate and efficient. Having the information at their fingertips will help their decision making be even more effective.”
Having worked with YPO to identify the right KPI’s to be measuring and reporting on, Simpson Associates are now about to embark on the next phase of designing a cloud solution to help visualise those KPI’s through a series of Power BI reports and dashboards. Using tools including Azure SQL & Microsoft Azure Data Factory, this will also involve collecting data from a variety of source systems into a central repository. This will enable faster reporting and in turn will start to build up a historic record for some of the measures that don’t currently exist, ultimately providing them with the tools to assist more effective decision making.
YPO is one of the largest public sector buying organisation in the UK. Fully owned by 13 local government member authorities, YPO has also established formal relationships with further 71 organisations – known as associate member authorities – across local government and the wider public sector.
YPO has an annual turnover in excess of £1.1 billion, with a range including approximately 30,000 products and 80 public sector framework contracts.
Established in 1974 to aggregate the procurement spend of its owning local authorities, YPO has helped drive public sector efficiency savings through its bulk buying power for product supplies and centralised contract services initiatives.
About Simpson Associates
Simpson Associates is a leading UK Data Analytics Consultancy and Managed Service Provider, specialising in data consultancy, data performance and data management. Their solutions empower forward-thinking organisations to understand and resolve some of the most complex and common challenges. In addition, they offer vast experience spanning a rich business pedigree, combined with an extensive partner network. As a Microsoft Gold Partner, they hold four Gold Competencies in Data and BI. They are also an IBM Gold partner, specialising in Cognos Analytics, Planning Analytics (TM1) and Information Governance, and an Informatica Partner. This ecosystem of technology vendor relationships equips Simpson Associates with a deeper expertise, enabling them to deliver market-leading data management and data performance solutions.