The drive for improved decision making, better insight into all aspects of the business, and improved productivity keeps Business Intelligence a top-ranked investment priority for both business and technology leaders. Yet, the promise of BI has not been realized for many, and we’re seeing a growing level of frustration at being unable to leverage corporate information.
When our Sales, Marketing, Finance and Operations teams demand visibility into transactional execution, consumer behavior, or product performance, they are blocked by an inability to see across information silos. Furthermore, information duplicated across these silos without standard reference data creates multiple versions of the truth. Inconsistent and inaccurate data drive wasteful manual reconciliation efforts and plant doubt in the trustworthiness of corporate analytics. The lost opportunity in this tangle can’t even be calculated.
Business Intelligence services from Ajilitee bring order to this chaos by blending best practices in BI strategy and implementation proven in hundreds of projects across all industries with expert project management skills and agile new approaches and architectures that speed development time and accelerate time to business outcomes.
BI Blueprint and Roadmap
The BI Blueprint and Roadmap evaluates current and desired states and recommends both a long-term approach for meeting requirements as well as short-term tactical initiatives that will build project momentum. We address business process lifecycle mandates, governance plan, supporting organizational and operating model, architecture, data, and technical infrastructure.
A Technical Audit is sometimes performed as part of the BI Blueprint and Roadmap to assess how well the technical infrastructure aligns with the proposed architecture. The Audit includes specific recommendations to improve performance as well as actionable deliverables.
Together, they provide a solid and defensible strategic foundation for your BI initiative.
Information Access and Analytics
Successful BI initiatives require a streamlined, integrated and highly flexible data architecture that is agile enough to provide a dynamic and personalized experience to your users. In our Information Access and Analytics service we look at the design of the data access layer, report design and provisioning, integration with reference data management, data extraction plans, and more. Our incorporation of Agile Analytics allows for BI teams to address business requirements in new and creative ways, with an eye towards more timely delivery while achieving reduced costs.
Our Data Integration service focuses on high-integrity, scalable, and high-performance data acquisition from source systems. It includes data growth planning, ETL and hub architectures, data validation, performance, security, and disaster recovery, among other considerations. The data integration strategy is integrated with the data architecture to achieve scalability, flexibility, and expandability. With our Agile development methodology specifically tuned to BI/IM, data integration is accomplished in a manner that speeds up development and time to delivery, without forsaking the integrity of the delivered system.
Our Data Warehousing services include data architecture design and delivery and metadata architecture design and delivery for all types of repositories. We support full implementation services for data warehouses, data marts, sandboxes/analytical environments, ad hoc environments, and smart hubs with multi-layer functionality. As an organization’s data warehouse evolves and needs change or as the information management maturity level dictates, we assist our clients in leveraging emerging technologies such as high-end performance analytic databases, open source, virtualization and cloud computing.
Ajilitee Business Intelligence services use proven best practices and agile development methods and architectures, including cloud computing where appropriate, to accelerate time to business outcomes and ensure a scalable and flexible solution that will grow with the business.