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Successful Business Intelligence for midsize companies

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You can engage BI System Builders to design and build your data warehouse and business intelligence solution. We provide all the business intelligence services listed below.

Migration To Google Cloud Platform

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Cornerstone Solution®

Cornerstone Solution® is our backbone product combining our BI knowledge, know how and methods in a formalised and systematized way. It is a strategic business intelligence solution architecture and delivery framework. It consists of the Cornerstone framework of BI solution architecture and a full practical delivery model (a set of business intelligence services and mechanisms). Comprehensive BI solution architecture and a full set of business intelligence services and mechanisms form a full business intelligence solution known as an end to end BI solution. Cornerstone Solution® is our end to end BI solution that includes full end to end solution architecture.  Cornerstone Solution® is BI vendor and data agnostic so regardless of what has been or will be procured it is worth speaking to us about our methods.

System Integration

System Integration refers to the installation and configuration of your business intelligence platform and its integration into your data warehouse, your business process areas, departments, functions.  The data integration component may include legacy source systems, ODS’s, 3NF Enterprise Data Warehouse, master/reference data, spreadsheets, XML files, third party data, text files and RDBMS platforms such as Oracle or MS SQLServer, Informix or DB2.  System integration works equally well with ‘big data’ tool sets as with the long established classic BI tools.

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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 as published by Lawrence Corr, in collaborative workshops to gather requirements and model data. 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.

Data Analytic Applications

Analytics consuming clean, quality assured, joined up data are highly valuable to the business. The three most common ways to achieve data analytics are to build, buy, or buy and extend. Data analytics may be designed and developed for you from scratch (build), procured from a vendor such as SAP BusinessObjects (buy), or by using and customising templates (build and extend), often referred to as accelerators to jump start a BI initiative.

Business Intelligence Services


Business Intelligence Competency Centres

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 (BICC). BI System Builders have advised several companies on BICC strategy and process. The BICC is the optimum way to role out, maintain, support and scale your business intelligence initiative.

Business Intelligence Training

BI System Builders can provide bespoke business intelligence training geared to meet specific needs. This may include end user BI tool training, BI administration, BI system user adoption, data warehousing, dimensional modeling, and business intelligence competency centre awareness, orientation, and governance.

Business Intelligence Services

The following business intelligence services are provided by BI System Builders.

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

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

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

Ask us about developing with other BI tool sets

 Data Warehousing

Requirements Gathering Workshops (ADWD/ BEAM)

Dimensional Modeling

Logical & Physical Models

Conformed Dimension Bus

Enterterprise Data Warehouse Design

Physical Deployment

Data Federation

ETL System

ETL Strategy

Data Services (Data Integrator) & SSIS ETL Package Design & Development

Metadata Management

Master Data Management

Source to Target Field Mapping & Data Dictionaries

Data Profiling

Data Cleansing & Data Quality

Data Governance


Performance Design

Business Intelligence Platform, RDBMS, & ETL Sizing

Hardware Recommendations

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