Critical for forward views of an organization (planning, budgeting and forecast)
IW’s can provide information on the fly on how the business is changing (sales volumes, price comparisons) which can affect the profitability, cash flow or even financial stability.
Give a scenario --- access database front-end being used to interact with the database, no data reviews, table locks
Business Intelligence<br />Leonard Mwangi MCDBA, MCTS<br />eTek Global Inc. <br />We make IT work for You | Microsoft Solutions<br />
Quick survey<br />How many users are using SQL 2008 R2 currently?<br />Microsoft Office <br />2003?<br />2007?<br />2010?<br />How often do you use SharePoint in a daily basis?<br />Often<br />Really <br />Never<br />
Risks evinced by the IW’s<br />Solution governance<br />Data Oversight<br />Who’s using it <br />Where is it coming from <br />Where is it going <br />Data Insight <br />- Compliance <br />- Security <br />- Availability <br />
Being on IW’s team<br />Managed Self-Service BI<br />Access accurate data sources<br />Great user experience<br />Provide reusable solutions <br />Building a BI Solution<br />
Benefits of Microsoft BI Platform<br />Data entry to a centralized data model like SSAS – Supported by RDBMS<br />Data level security<br />SSAS & Excel integration for ad hoc capabilities, data entry<br /> Centralized storage<br />Data aggregation can be time consuming.<br />Reusable data collection.<br />Business rules can be enforced.<br />