BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE & ANALYTICS
We are on the cusp of a Big Data revolution that is fundamentally changing the face of business. With the world’s data doubling every two years and technology becoming completely mobile, everyone is struggling to catch up. You know your business today, but how will you make the most of what you have, and incorporate today’s and tomorrow’s technology breakthroughs to ensure your business is set up for the long term? To fully benefit from the power of data, organizations need to make it easy for all users to get access to the right data, at the right time, so they can make more informed decisions, while also giving IT the tools to manage data access, quality and compliance.
However, adoption of BA can be frustrating to implement. Its projects can be circuitously complex, polarizing, and difficult to complete. IT departments and business units speak different languages, want more control and have varying capacity. You need to become a more intelligent business, but time and capacity restraints can become a significant road block.
By dividing up the activity between computers, you have more power without buying expensive servers. The smaller desktop computers being deployed are generally cheaper to procure and maintain. SolidQ partners with HortonWorks to offer a Hadoop implementation.
Microsoft Power BI for Office 365 is the next iteration of self-service BI. Power BI is not a replacement for traditional BI solutions, data warehouse solutions or organizational reporting and analytics. Instead, Power BI is geared toward analysts who need ad-hoc reporting and analysis capabilities. It is extremely useful in a limited setting (a few power users) for ad-hoc or team analytics.
Retail & Manufacturing
In the retail and manufacturing space, business challenges involve optimization of processes, pricing and inventory management, procurement and customer retention. We’ve served large international retail establishments down to niche product manufacturers, adding value to their information decisions.
Insurance & Healthcare
Insurance companies want to know risk and trend claims across internal and purchase customer attributes. Healthcare is about patient care, diagnosis and procedure trends, and billing and reimbursed rates. We have experience in the auto and health insurance industries and are involved in the largest SQL Server based healthcare DW implementations.
Banking & Investment
Financial firms continually evaluate investment products and marketing to get an edge over their competition, win over customers, and balance their portfolio offerings. We’ve helped firms in the financial industry manage very large transactional volumes and deal with acquisitions by migrating and/or integrating data together into a large data warehouse, providing macro trends.
Travel & Logistics
The goals of the travel and logistics industry are similar: How can we maximize the transportation of people and payloads? How can we optimize our routing and pricing? We’ve built multi-terabyte EDW solutions for travel businesses and have successfully integrated data from large-scale varying sources – including legacy systems, binary data and flat files.
Cloud & Business Analytics ServiceThe Cloud Business Analytics Service is a full-featured business analytics solution that is 100% cloud based. It is a complete data model that can be used to analyze the most common business scenarios, including: sales, orders, costs, profits, liquidity and discounts; customers, sales force, products and geographic locations.
Strategy & RoadmapWhen you are contemplating investing in a business intelligence (BI) solution, the first thing you need to think about is developing a strategy and roadmap for your databases. You need a plan that addresses the business problem you are facing. Proper database design and a highly flexible architecture are foundational components of an effective BI solution.
Where do you make decisions? Mobility requirements are core requirements and no longer a nicety. As organizations unchain their people from their desks and instill a virtual culture, mobile BI gains importance. Mobile BI is not desktop BI retrofitted to new form-factors. There must be a unique but integrated experience that enables BI escalation from smartphone to slate to desktop, and the appropriate amount and format of information must always be considered.
Analytics & Fractional Data Science
You have business data. You have business requirements. You need a logical layer that helps analyze this data so you get what you need when you need it. Analytics is the work that needs to be done to apply business logic to your data in order to get critical answers and direction for your business.
Adaptive BI Framework
Our mentors have developed a series of tools and standardized procedures, over the years, which allow the automation of the larger part of the recurrent operations thus reducing the resources and investments required to start a Business Intelligence project. In addition these tools are integrated in a methodology which also include a series of best practices and control tests that will guide the entire development process of the project by guaranteeing high quality results to the clients together with significant containment of costs. This unique and innovative approach is known as the Adaptive BI Framework and is a SolidQ global exclusivity.
Visualization and User ExperienceHow do you want to receive your data? How will your users best consume all that you report on? Every database project requires careful consideration of the user experience with the data. Let us help you set up reporting and use our expertise so your data comes out in ways your users will understand.
So now you have the data you were looking for. You know x. What is next? Your business needs definitive direction on what to do as a result of the data. Data reporting is about telling you where to take the business.