Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing

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If you are like most of our clients, you want us to help you create one single consolidated data environment for all of your source data. Without this unified data architecture in place, your business is at risk – and you know it!

Extracting Your Data

Data Extraction

Data is extracted from multiple systems, and architected in a way that it can be used for all types of business intelligence efforts.

The problem with many data warehouses is that when you start pulling data from various sources, if you decide to pull in different data, you have to re-do that work. When you are extracting millions of transactions from multiple systems, this can be an extremely time-consuming, expensive and confusing process.

We have a pre-built data extraction platform that allows you to build a Data Warehouse very quickly, saving costs and time. This solution can easily expand and contracts the pre-built Data Model without discarding any previous investment made. Nothing is lost. The architecture of the solution makes it easy to track the lineage of all data extracted so that it is easy to identify the data source requiring maintenance.

Our models are built at transactional level detail, typically using data from multiple transactional systems, and multiple ERP / MRPII data sources. Examples of typical source systems include SAP, Oracle EBS, Siebel, I2, One Network, Dynamics AX and ADP. We can also accommodate operational data such as data from engineering, billing, labor, shipping or human resources – plus any data stored in a spreadsheet or database.

Building a Flexible Data Warehouse

We build our data warehouses using strict dimensional modeling techniques. The core metrics and analytics are created in the data warehouse only after the business processes and data flows have been analyzed and optimized.

By using easy-to-maintain data warehouse building blocks, the data extraction streams can be easily audited and altered when necessary. To view data effectively, we use multi-dimensional technology.

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Turning Operational Data Into Business Intelligence

Information only turns into business intelligence when it can be easily understood and accessed by non-technical business users on a timely basis. As information flows through data nodes in the transactional process, it’s collected and modeled into leading indicators and benchmarked with sophisticated industry calculations. This information is distributed throughout the organization and can be accessed in real-time with any device.

Data into Business Intelligence

We can help you decide which Business Intelligence solution  is the best fit for you. Learn about our capabilities here!