BI System Builders are BI Vendor and Data Agnostic. The exact BI services deployed through a Cornerstone Solution® will depend upon the BI strategy, the BI tools, and the source data but an example is given below.
BI Platform Integration
Integration refers to the installation and configuration of your Business Intelligence platform followed by its integration with your data warehouse or SAP system. Integration may among others be with legacy source systems, ODS’s, 3NF enterprise data warehouse’s, reference tables, spreadsheets, XML files, third party data, text files and RDBMS platforms such as Oracle or MS SQLServer. Organisations using SAP Netweaver can expand their Business Intelligence capability beyond the current BEx Query scope by integrating with SAP BusinessObjects and SAP HANA.
Optimal Data Warehousing Design & Build
Optimal data warehouse design is critical to a successful BI implementation. Data warehouse design should be driven by user requirements. BI System Builders use the Agile Data Warehouse Design methods published by Lawrence Corr to gather requirements and model. A data warehouse that does not meet end user requirements is not fit for purpose. A data warehouse must have excellent performance, hold trusted data, be loaded in a timely manner and join up the business.
ETL Design For Clean & Trusted Data
Clean and trusted data is achieved through the development of the ETL system which will extract, transform and load data into the data warehouse. This involves extracting data from source systems, cleaning it and transforming it before loading. Cleaning and transforming data encompasses numerous tasks such as fixing ‘dirty’ data by removing duplicates, fixing partial records according to business rules, trapping errors and conforming data etc. The benefit of this is that business users have confidence that they are working with data that can be trusted and that is joined up. There are really two big components to the ETL system. These are the development of the system and the management of the system.
Analytics consuming clean, quality assured, joined up data can be highly valuable. There are three ways to achieve Analytics: Build, Buy, or Buy and Extend. Analytics may be custom made for you (Build), procured from the SAP BusinessObjects Analytical Applications suite (Buy), or using and customising templates (Build and Extend) which can be used to jump start a BI initiative.
Business Intelligence Centre of Excellence
Organisations can protect and grow their Business Intelligence investment by establishing a Centre of Excellence (CoE) often referred to as a Business Intelligence Competency Centre or BICC. BI System Builders have advised large companies on BICC strategy, process and day to management. The BICC is the optimum way to role our and maintain your Business Intelligence initiative.
Business Intelligence Training
BI System Builders can provide bespoke Business Intelligence and SAP BusinessObjects training geared to meet specific needs. This may include end user BI tool training, BI administration, BI system user adoption, data warehousing, and Business Intelligence Competency Centre awareness, orientation, and governance.
BISB Business Intelligence Services
There now follows a list of the Business Intelligence services of the BI System Builders. All services provided are subject to the availability of a consultant.
Macro-Business Intelligence Services
Business Intelligence Strategy
BI Solution Architecture Design
End to End BI Programme & Project Planning & Management
Business Intelligence End To End Solution Design
Business Intelligence Competency Centre – Design, Process, Implementation, & Governance
Business Intelligence Change Management & End User Adoption
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform Services
Our services include the Installation and configuration of the SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform in Single or Multi-machine Deployments
Deployment Across Single or Multiple Environments – Production, Pre-Production, System Test, & Development
High Availability & Clustered Environments
SAP BusinessObjects Administration
SAP BusinessObjects Security Model Design & Implementation
Business Analytics & Report Development Services
SAP BusinessObjects Semantic Layer (Universe) Design (OLAP & Relational)
SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence Report Development
SAP BusinessObjects Explorer Development
SAP Crystal Reports Development
SAP BusinessObjects Dashboard Development
SAP BusinessObjects Live Office Development
SAP BusinessObjects Advanced Analysis (OLAP) Development
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Requirements Gathering (ADWD/ BEAM)
Logical & Physical Models
Conformed Dimension Bus
Enterterprise Data Warehouse Design
Data Services (Data Integrator) & SSIS ETL Package Design & Development
Master Data Management
Source to Target Field Mapping & Data Dictionaries
Data Cleansing & Data Quality
Business Intelligence Platform, RDBMS, & ETL Sizing
Database Table Design Optimisation e.g. Aggregate Design & Monster Dimension Management
ETL System Optimisation
OLAP Cube & Query Design Optimisation
Optimization of All Reporting Tools Listed Under Report Development Services
Enterprise Performance Management
KPI’s, Balance Scorecards & Strategy Maps