Business Intelligence Solutions

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What is Business Intelligence?

The term "business intelligence" (BI) includes a wide range of applications, practices and technologies for the extraction, translation, integration, analysis and presentation of data in order to support improved decision making. It is important to note that Business Intelligence goes beyond technology. BI is the process of people, practices and technologies coming together so that organizations can make better decisions on a day-to-day basis.

Features of a BI Solution
  • Improved data integration and integrity
  • Better support for informed decision-making
  • Quicker recognition of critical information
  • Historical analysis to predict future events
Common Uses for BI
  • Marketplace Analysis
  • Sales & Supply Analysis
  • Performance & Productivity Analysis
  • Behavioral Analysis

Business Intelligence: Getting Started

BI tools frequently use data stored in a data warehouse or data mart. XTIVIA has a proven track record of helping our customers build the right data warehouse architecture so that they can deliver mission-critical information to their stakeholders on time. If you are new to BI, our streamlined assessment solutions may be most relevant to you. This process will help you to take stock of your company’s current data situation, then create an easy-to-follow road map to take your enterprise to the next level. If you have already assessed your current situation, XTIVIA can step in at this juncture to ensure that you’re taking the right steps to realize better value from your technology investments. Data governance is also a key practice area that is critical to the success of a BI program. With our data governance solutions, you can ensure the success of your BI program. For detailed information on XTIVIA’s BI-related services, please visit our Requirements, Tool Selection, Solution Development, Enhancements and Training sections.
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BI Technology Overview

Another integral part of the process are the various tools and technologies employed to facilitate BI within an organization. Our Tool Selection section is a good place to start, but we can also help your company implement a tool that you have already selected. Tools include:

Purpose Tools
Data storage, data warehouse, data marts SQL Server, Oracle, DB2, Informix, Sybase, Netezza, Teradata, Greenplum, Vertica
Data extraction, translation and delivery, quality and profiting Informatica, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Talend, custom-built code
Reporting and querying Cognos, Business Objects, SSRS, Hyperion, Qlikview, TIBCO/Jaspersoft, Pentaho, MicroStrategy
Online analytical processing (OLAP) SSAS, Hyperion, SAS
Data mining SAS, SPSS
Business performance management Dashboards, balanced scorecards, key performance indicators, workflows
Data as an asset, application integration XTIVIA’s Liferay Portal-based solutions, Talend, IBM-based MDM solutions

Human Capital

When dealing with any kind of technology, it’s important to remember that it was created BY people, FOR people. This is an aspect of business intelligence that is often ignored—and doing so can lead to the failure of your BI program. XTIVIA can support your company with the following foundational personnel-related aspects of Business Intelligence:

Organizational Change Management: Every BI program forces an organization to weather a certain amount of change. XTIVIA can help you manage the process to ensure minimal disruption and maximum buy-in at all levels.
Training: By empowering your team with the right tools and training, you can set your company’s Business Intelligence program up for ongoing success.
Best Practices Enablement + Knowledge Transfer: XTIVIA will work with your team to ensure that all are enabled through knowledge transfer and best practices.
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