Finance Indaba 2017: Canvas Intelligence is disrupting digital transformation

"We are financial specialists who understand the challenges of business administration optimisation. We want to connect with our peers and assist them to take their businesses digital," says Pieter van Zyl, founder of Canvas Intelligence, a silver partner at the Finance Indaba Africa 2017 on 12 and 13 October 2017 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.

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Do you want to learn more about Canvas Intelligence's disruptive approach to digital transformation? Do you want to be informed about the latest and greatest in finance? Then don't miss the Finance Indaba Africa 2017.

In the coming weeks, we will be chatting to all the Indaba partners, asking them why they are joining the event and what their most important message for finance professionals is.

Why will you be present at the Finance Indaba?
"We are financial specialists who understand the challenges of business administration optimisation. We want to connect with our peers and assist them to take their businesses digital."

What will you be talking about or showcasing?
"We have developed a disruptive approach, enabling digital transformation. We will be showcasing our Canvas platform - business intelligence for CFOs by CFOs.

What challenges can you help finance professionals/firms/consumers within 2017?
"Live insight & control into productivity & profitability. Live working capital, Cost effective solution for complex complete IFRS consolidation of multi-continental, multi-currency businesses. Ability to explore hundreds of millions of rows of data to transactional level of detail, immediately.

"The challenge of achieving rapid, cost-effective and low-risk digital transformation to become a smart organisation, as well as attracting and keeping top young talent, y creating a great working environment with the best tools."

What sets the Canvas platform apart from its rivals?
"We do not black box and monetise our solutions, we deploy - it's open. We spent years developing a defined approach to various common challenges in data warehousing & business intelligence. We deploy our IP in an instant. We have been in the forefront of the consulting services industry for more than 10 years. Together with our pre-developed solutions and the fact that we are a core team of management consultants with executive level experience that mastered two sciences, it ensures we deploy solutions 10X faster and cheaper.

What are some of the frustrations the founders of Canvas Intelligence encountered in the financial sector?
"Availability and accessibility of data. Build once, use many reporting platforms. Cost-effective and self-service data exploration and visualisation. Ability to apply business rules to live data to pro-actively manage data and ultimately, reporting.

"Integration of multiple sources of data, and transforming it into information to become insight and analytics."