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Who we are

We empower decision makers with information

Far Data Solutions brings together nearly two decades of knowledge.

We work with organisations to fill the information reporting gap.

We work with businesses to align People, Systems and Processes.

We know how to capture and present information to empower leaders across all core business functions including executive reporting, human resourcing, operational and logistics management, quality management, service delivery and communications.

We provide a high quality delivery by combining our Reporting Solutions with our experienced Business Consulting team, to work with you and be part of your team.

We are a proud Australian business combining the talents of our team of business leaders and software engineers. Being agile means we move quickly from concept, to testing, to product delivery. All the while working closely with businesses and organisations to ensure our solutions are meaningful and truly make a difference.

We are more than software engineers. We remove business complexity. We collaborate with businesses and organisations to ensure we base our research and development leads on you and what your company needs from systems and operations.

We are part of your team, when you need us the most.

We make your job easier

What We Do

People

We fuse people and data sources for easy global application

We operate in a world where greater productivity and budget reduction is a reality. To do this we must get better at understanding the value in managing data, people and knowledge across multiple platforms.

Systems

We can help you streamline your business intelligence

We work alongside executives, operational managers, HR departments, IT managers and communications teams to create system unity across all departments. With a common goal: to provide efficient transparent software for business consolidation, growth and transformation.

Processes

We enable your business to improve

We work with the business to ensure all processes are clearly documented, understood and followed.

Executive Team

Farook Razvi

Farook Razvi

Farook Razvi is one of the co-founders and Directors of Far Data Solutions. He has spent more than 30 years working with both large and small organisations in the information technology area with companies in varied industries – Resources, Mining Services, Shipping, Food Manufacturing and Car Manufacturing. He has extensive experience in System Development & Design, Business Reporting, Project Management, Risk Management and Business Analysis. He has worked with most business areas, in particular Production, Processing, Maintenance, Supply and HR.

John Thatcher

John Thatcher

John Thatcher is a co-founder and Director of Far Data Solutions. Initially starting his work career in England in accounting, John moved to Australia and completed a Bachelor of Business degree at Edith Cowan University which is where his career in Information Technology started. Since then, John has extensive IT experience working as a consultant in the areas of Systems Development & Design, Project Management, Business Analysis and Business Reporting. During the past 25 years, he has been fortunate to work with some great organisations which include Argyle Diamonds, Alcoa, Telstra, Alacer Gold and Barrick Gold. John’s exposure to business operations is extensive, working with Finance, Supply, Mining, Maintenance, Processing, HSE and HR.John has been a Director and Principle Consultant for 15 years with Far Data Solutions. In conjunction with Farook, he has been responsible for running the company, managing a team of analyst and developers, managing the development of systems from concept to production.

Case Studies

Our Case Studies give you an insight into how we have helped our clients over many years. Review these case studies and if you are in need of consultants that can deliver high quality reporting solutions and professional business consulting services, please contact us to see how we can assist you.

ORGVIEW – HR OPTIMISATION – ONE PLACE FOR PEOPLE INFORMATION

Most of an organisation’s HR data is generally stored in multiple data sources – ERPs, Payroll Systems, HRMS, standalone Applications, Excel, PDF documents, people’s heads, etc. Being able to present to the business, people data and information, from all the data sources quickly, consistently and in a secure manner, is a common requirement yet most organisations struggle to deliver this capability to the business. Cooling Brothers looked to OrgView to address this challenge.
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OrgView HR Optimisaton for Cooling Brothers

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Documenting process and system flows is one of those tasks that is often overlooked. Far Data Solutions were engaged by Argyle Diamonds to conduct a detailed business systems audit and document the data flows and inter-dependencies between the business systems.
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Business Analysis for Argyle Diamonds

REAL TIME DECISION MAKING

Far Data Solutions worked with executives at FMG to develop simple Short Interval Control (SIC) decision support capability to maximise the utilisation of its mining fleet. This resulted in significant OPEX savings and fleet CAPEX reductions and also winning the Gartner Business Process Excellence Award Asia-Pacific 2014.
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Utilisation of Fleet with Microsoft Reporting for FMG

MANAGING OPERATING COSTS

All organisations need to manage operating costs. Most struggle to provide those in the business with tools to enable cost management. Far Data Solutions were engaged to implement BusinessAnalyser™ to help Morobe Mining JV better understand and report on Operating Costs.
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Managing Cost for Morobe Mining JV

MANAGEMENT & OPERATIONAL DASHBOARD REPORTING

Executives and Operational Managers need to have simple, intuitive and informative dashboards to help achieve their strategic and operational goals. Far Data Solutions worked with Brownes Dairy to develop dashboards to enable the Sales and Marketing and Operations to have a consistent view of the key measures that were driving the operation.
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Sales Dashboards for Brownes Dairy

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

There are a number of reasons why business projects fail, but ultimately, the main reason is due to a lack of Project Management. Far Data Solutions were engaged by Barrick Australia to Project Manage the implementation of a business critical system across all the operations in the Australia Pacific region.
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Project Management for Barrick Gold

OPERATIONAL & MANAGEMENT SUPPLY REPORTING

Supply Departments struggle to get up to date information from their ERPs. Far Data Solutions has developed a suite of reports against the PRONOT ERP to deliver all the information to manage the Supply business stream. The reports can be easily customised at a fraction of the time and cost it would take to develop the complete suite from scratch. MMG Limited – Sepon have seen immediate benefits in using the reports.
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Pronto Supply Reporting for MMG

PART OF YOUR TEAM

“We see Far Data Solutions as part of our team. This is based on the highly professional and extensive experience provided by the Business Analysts from Far Data Solutons. They have worked with our business in a collaborative and engaging manner that has enabled BGC Contracting to realise our short and long term goals and benefits” – IT Manager BGC Contracting.
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Business Reporting for BGC

Blogs

Review our Blogs and if something jumps out at you – please contact us to see how we can assist you.

Compliant Workforce with OrgView

Non-compliant workforce

Are you a business leader who often asks yourself?
• Do the people in my organisation hold the required compliances and competencies?
• As an organisation trying to do more with less, how do I ensure my people are compliant?
• What would the impact be on our organisation if we had gaps in our compliances and/or competencies?
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HR Optimisation with OrgView

HR Optimisation

Do you often get dragged away from the strategic value-creating HR work, to undertake simple ‘people information’ task?
Is your HR team tied up with distracting tasks such as providing basic people information to line-management?
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Talent Management with OrgView

Talent Management

Do you think that your organisation knows what capability the workforce has? If you had to mobilise a new project team quickly or staff a business-unit in a new or emerging market quickly, would you have that information readily available?
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Organisation Chart with OrgView

Changing the Culture – Do you Know Who’s Who in the Zoo?

Is your organisation large or geographically dispersed? Do your leaders know ‘Who is Who in the Zoo?’
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Workforce Optimisation with OrgView

Workforce Optimisation – How would your organisation stack-up?

How and where does your organisation store its workforce information? Are you one of many managers, in many organisations that spend 11% – 15% of their day trawling through databases, electronic documents, excel spreadsheets or sheets of paper in an attempt to find ‘people information’ to enable informed workforce capability decisions?
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