GIDE International is an advanced business technology company with a focus on agile data crunching, business intelligence, financial modelling and data web access.
The essence of our activities evolves around the development of our proprietary software tools, GIDE. A corporate performance management and financial modelling suite, ranked the most powerful and business friendly on the market today.
GIDE provides a framework for planning, consolidation, reporting, analysis and the deployment of linked key performance indicators throughout your organisation, helping to drive business performance.
Our philosophy is to drive increase in shareholder value through; supplying data to top management that has business value, our corporate finance, restructuring and valuation experience and by utilising our skills to facilitate knowledge transfer.
Service extensions include corporate performance improvement, corporate finance advisory, provision of interim finance personnel, and education in the field of corporate finance.
We were working with a large client - an industrial conglomerate with billions of pounds in turnover. We were mandated to sell one of its business units, a group of companies operating in 12 countries.
Our first spreadsheet valuation ran on data provided by the management - but it produced an outcome the board of directors hadn’t expected. So we suggested measures to improve the business, future cash flows, and move valuation levels in line with the board’s views. The management and IT guys said it would take more than a month to implement, despite the company running cutting-edge BI. Deadline pressures meant management had to induce a manual rewrite of all numbers in their plans. This laborious manual alteration continued for five months.
We soon learned that such a situation – where typical BIs only displayed data in forms and cubes, predefined by programmers and largely created in spreadsheets – was the market standard.
There had to be a better way!
Over two years we developed the GIDE in-memory calculation engine, cracking the common market practice of overnight calculations, enabling calculations of complex mathematical functions on large data volumes in seconds. We designed a user-friendly environment enabling business users to create business models quickly, update reports regularly, and alter business plans instantly. GIDE workgroup environment killed the pain of updating cell reference links when spreadsheets were sent for comments and revisions to our colleagues.
By listening to our clients’ requests and inputs, we continue to develop GIDE towards ever-smarter financial modelling.