Business Intelligence technologies provide historical, current, and predictive views of business operations by effectively gathering, analysing and interactively reporting data to facilitate informed, real-time business decisions. It is the ability to collect and analyse internal and external data can dictate how well an organization can generate knowledge and ultimately value.
BI tools provide a wide range of reports ideally without much learning curves for users. Data from multiple sources and formats, is securely imported, transformed using pre-defined templates, and turned into powerful real-time reports for analysis. Such multidimensional data must also be securely archived in accordance with Industry standards and regulations, with such archives designed ready to render reports, securely as needed.
Effective import, manipulation, analysis and reporting of data, plays a crucial role in defining stability, credibility and sustainability of most organisations. Every business is different which is why, it must adhere to Business Intelligence strategies best suited to its needs and aims.
SQIAR brings together a deep understanding of the business and technology dimensions of an organization to harness information to improve decision-making, financial management, regulatory compliance and customer service. Our suite of information strategy, data warehousing, data mining and information analytics services measure, analyze and optimize business performance across the entire enterprise.
As independent Business Intelligence experts, SQIAR helps clients develop BI strategies based on their current and future requirements and best-of-breed technologies. We help clients with: business case and BI road map development; business BI requirements collection and analysis; BI requirements prioritization; data mapping; rationalisation of BI infrastructures and functional BI solution audit.
Out Business Intelligence Services can help organizations transform data into insight and achieve higher levels of performance by:
- Providing insights that can help pinpoint new revenue-generating opportunities and improve operational efficiencies and visibility across the organization
- Optimizing the return on existing business and IT investments such as data management, data mining, customer intelligence, customer relationship management and enterprise resource planning technology.
- Achieving greater compliance with government and regulatory guidelines.
- Enabling faster problem-solving and decision making at the strategic, operational and tactical levels by internal and external users.
Business intelligence projects follow their own path in line with their application domain, personal attitude of the decision makers and the available analytical methodologies. At SQIAR we make it possible to identify an ideal cyclical path based on tried and tested successful BI project methodologies.
BI Strategy followed by our experts are based on the following core methodologies:
Our consultants are well trained to recognize and accurately analyse your business problem. They will help the key decision makers to create a mental representation of the phenomenon being analysed, by identifying the critical factors that are perceived as the most relevant. This initial phase in our BI Strategy cycle will lead decision makers to ask several questions and to obtain quick responses in an interactive way.
We help our customers to better and more deeply understand the problem at hand. Once the problem is well defined and requirements are set, our experienced data analysts will develop several models and algorithms to identify hidden information inside your data. This information may be transformed into interactive dashboards or detailed reports and could be made available to all levels within organization.
Knowledge obtained as a result of the insight phase is converted into decisions and subsequently into actions. Our consolidated BI Strategy allows the analysis and insight phases to be executed more rapidly so that more effective and timely decisions can be made that better suit your strategic priorities. This leads so an overall reduction in the execution time of the analysis–decision–action–revision cycle, and consequently to a decision-making process of better quality.
Our fourth phase of Business Intelligence Strategy involves performance measurement and evaluation. We help you to devise extensive metrics that would help answering business problems both at macro and micro levels.
Integrating best of breed technology from leading software vendors and alliance partners, SQIAR can offer a comprehensive set of services designed to help clients measure, analyze and optimize business performance across the entire enterprise in order to improve decision making, regulatory compliance, financial management and customer service.
Business Intelligence Services
SQIAR offers clients a range of end-to-end Business Intelligence (BI) solutions that support the full life-cycle development and implementation for Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, and Enterprise Performance Management, including:
- Business Intelligence Diagnostic, Data quality and governance
- Custom Data Modelling and Data Warehousing Services
- ERP Data Warehousing Services
- Ad-hoc query, Advanced Data Analysis and Data Mining
- Data integration from various applications such as CRM, SCM, ERP and the Web
- Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) tools
- BI and On-Line Analytical Processing (OLAP) tools (In-memory and Hybrid technologies)
- Report production, dissemination and collaboration
- Event Monitoring
- Dashboards; Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and scorecards
BI Maturity Scan
A SQIAR, BI Maturity Scan helps clarify, in broad terms, where your organisation is currently positioned in relation to BI, where it wants to be and how it can get there. By establishing a clear vision for BI it enables a strategic framework to be put in place, enabling an organisation to ‘think big’ but ‘start small’ on a clear path to developing the winning formula for BI success.
BI Tool Selection
SQIAR brings knowledge and expertise of all leading software vendors’ BI technologies and can help enterprise clients to build a ‘BI Centre of Excellence’. By selecting SQIAR as their BI implementation partner, clients can rely on unparalleled systems integration knowledge and expertise which enable the build, development and maintenance of both large and complex heterogeneous BI platforms and environments, and also smaller, independent deployments.
SQIAR’s predictive modelling skills and experience twinned with a solid practical knowledge of credit risks in different lending areas, makes us the partner of choice for scorecard development, validation and monitoring services. We specialise in balanced and functional scorecard development and strategy-led KPI definition development.
BI Solution Development & Implementation
SQIAR engages with clients to deliver BI solution design, development and implementation including: data warehouse business architecture definition; BI solution design; BI solution implementation road-map development; dimensional modelling; solution development; user acceptance testing; deployment readiness assessment; solution roll-out; user support infrastructure; project and programme management, and quality assurance.
Application Management Outsourcing
At SQIAR, we place high importance on application of industry-based standards and methodologies (CMMI, ITIL, SAS70, ISO9001, etc.). Drawing upon our decision-support expertise and knowledge, SQIAR can standardise our customers’ decision-support legacy applications based on BI best practices.