Business Intelligence Applications


The Potential of Business Intelligence

Your current Applications are capturing key performance data on a real-time basis for your business including:
  •      Sales
  •      Production
  •      Distribution
  •      Finance
  •      Human Resources

Yet, how effective are your current systems in presenting this data in a format that can help you manage your business?

Whether access to this data is known as Business Intelligence (BI), Data Warehousing or Data Mining, the objective is the same:  Putting data in the hands of employees to help them in tracking performance and making well-informed business decisions.

Analyzing Business Intelligence

The Systems Workshop helps organizations analyze their BI requirements from the user's perspective to identify opportunities for improvement.  This includes:
  • What data is needed by users
  • Is this data available in your current systems
  • Gaps in data required by users
  • How is the data presented (e.g. reports, graphical displays, real-time alerts)
  • Is Metrics analysis available (actual versus targets)
  • What data needs to be imported into other applications for analysis (e.g. spreadsheets, statistical software)
  • How effectively is this data used

Our Approach to Business Intelligence

The Systems Workshop approach to BI is very easy to describe - Keep it simple.  Provide users with the data they need in a straight-forward manner that is easy to access.  Keep a lid on "gee-whiz" bells and whistles that do not add to the effectiveness of the application.

We can assist your organization in implementing BI applications in a number of ways:

  • Analyzing current BI applications for effectiveness
  • Identifying what needs to be done to improve current BI functionality
  • Implementing a BI solution

You select the consulting services we provide based on your current resources, budget and needs.

Highlights

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Business Intelligence (BI) applications put required business data in the hands of your staff to track performance and make informed business decisions.
 
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Successful BI applications make it easy to access and analyze data.
 
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An analysis of the data to be included in the BI application includes both data available in today's systems, and data that is needed but not captured in the current systems.
   
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The BI community includes both internal and and external users (e.g. allowing clients to monitor order-related data, or vendors access to purchasing data).
 
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Metrics analysis provides the means to compare actuals versus targets.

    

Case Study - Data Warehouse for Daily Production Statistics

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March 2008

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