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Intergen business intelligence datasheet

  1. 1. Business Intelligence Business intelligence enables organisations to convert data into information and subsequently into insights and actions. Research from IDC estimates the amount of data being stored by organisations around the world is more than doubling every two years, and could grow by 50 times by 2020, showing the need for new ways to manage data and derive value from it. In 2011, the analyst firm estimates the amount of information created and replicated will surpass 1.8 zettabytes (1.8 trillion gigabytes) - growing by a factor of 9 in just five years. Organisations of all kinds are generating data at an unparalleled rate – data that has value to the business, if only there were ways of harnessing its value. Regardless of the industry, data is being generated from customer management, ERP systems and through myriad other systems, including websites and intranets. People are only as effective as the data they can access. But how do you know what data is most valuable? How can you use this data most effectively? Business Intelligence solutions help you make sense of the vast volumes of information available within your organisation and extend that value throughout your organisation. Business intelligence solutions are designed to uncover rich insights in ways that make sense to people and encourage collaboration, empowering your people to achieve the best business results. Talk to Intergen about how to use business intelligence to get the most out of your technology investments and improve decision making.
  2. 2. Business Intelligence Services Through years of experience, Intergen has developed a comprehensive BI methodology supporting the assessment and implementation of a strategy, roadmap and governance function that sits alongside the design, delivery and ongoing management of business intelligence solutions. Having worked with organisations across multiple industries, we have the background knowledge and experience to select and apply the most suitable BI solution to your requirements; not to mention the influence and support from the greater Intergen team. Our approach is pragmatic. We start by assessing your BI needs, implementing a BI strategy and roadmap (if you haven’t one already). We work closely with you to ensure robust governance models are in place and these are actively functioning; and then we work with you to select and implement a solution that extends the power of business intelligence to everyone who needs it through your everyday work tools. Everyone in your organisation will get a comprehensive view of the information that means something to them, whether that information relates to customers, suppliers, market trends, financial performance or other key performance data. Departments will get the information they need to make the appropriate decisions. Individuals will be able to collaborate with each other so that they can derive the most value out of information. And you’ll be able to harness information to support business goals. We align the ability to access this information with the business goals you want to achieve, and the principles by which you want to govern and manage these insights – and the underlying data – in the long term. From the initial creation of your BI strategy, through to obtaining accurate data and transforming this into information that can be analysed and reported on, Intergen can work with you to understand what insights you are seeking, and can then implement the tools and platform that help deliver those insights. Our Approach What is the best way of providing business decision makers with the information and insight they need? Intergen takes a pragmatic approach that allows organisations to convert data into information and then, following analysis, into insights and actions. DATA INFORMATION DELIVERY ANALYSE INSIGHT ACTION By ensuring you have a quality set of data, we can work with you to transform this into information that means something. This can be delivered – with the appropriate toolset – to your users, who can analyse the information and realise insights from it, before determining how the insights can be applied through actions. Regardless of the role a person has in an organisation, people can look at current and past performance and, if appropriate, use predictive modelling to estimate what may happen in the future. The tools and processes are available to deliver these capabilities, through a variety of mechanisms.
  3. 3. Business Intelligence Solutions Underpinning any BI implementation are some core technologies. Intergen has a long history working with Microsoft’s database, data management and analysis tools and has delivered many successful solutions to our clients through the delivery of the Microsoft SQL Server stack (RDBMS, SSIS, SSAS, SSRS) and leveraging additional tools such as Microsoft Office, Microsoft SharePoint, PerformancePoint Services, Excel Services and PowerPivot. In addition to these Microsoft solutions, we also have partnerships with vendors that provide a range of best of breed solutions, building on the core capabilities of Microsoft’s offering. As a leading Microsoft partner, we regularly participate in the range of early adopter programmes from Microsoft, getting exposure to the latest Microsoft technologies before most other organisations, ensuring our customers not only know what is possible now, but also ensuring the decisions they make now will work in the long-term. Business Intelligence Capabilities Whether you’re an executive or an information worker, Microsoft provides a range of business intelligence solutions that not only deliver the capabilities these roles need, but also work similarly to the solutions people use every day. Build on the powerful Microsoft SQL Server platform, Microsoft’s solutions – including Microsoft Office and Microsoft SharePoint – can be used to connect people to data and to each other, while easing the burden on IT staff and maintaining appropriate levels of governance. SELF-SERVICE End users expect to be in control of the information they access, and have control over what they do with that information. Familiar Office productivity tools such as Microsoft Excel are often used to pull together and analyse data. Although these tools offer flexibility and speed over relying on the IT department to help pull data together for them, data quality and integrity is often poor. With the self-service capabilities offered by Microsoft Business Intelligence solutions, end users can continue to use the tools they prefer, while still giving the IT department the ability to monitor, manage, and govern the data and solutions that end users work with, so that the integrity of data and the stability of the system can be maintained. DASHBOARDS & SCORECARDS Dashboards and scorecards are often used to provide a high-level, often visual, picture of key metrics in an organisation. By providing access to information and performance monitoring from virtually any data source across the organisation, dashboards can deliver interactive, content-driven experiences that combine data from multiple systems into a single browser-based experience. Dashboards enable users with advanced filtering, analytics and data exploration from within the browser, allowing them to find answers to questions and the root cause behind performance measures. Many such capabilities are delivered as part of Microsoft SharePoint, allowing organisations to utilise current investments to deploy dashboards and scorecards broadly across your organisation. COLLABORATION Communicating and collaborating effectively is a challenge for most organisations. Solutions such as Microsoft SharePoint allow end users to easily connect and collaborate with each other, find peers with subject expertise, and share content to make better informed and faster business decisions. Additionally, these end users can also share their own business reports and analysis in a centralised, managed, and secure environment. They can effortlessly find information across unstructured sources (such as blogs, wikis, presentations, emails and documents) as well as structured sources (including reports, spreadsheets, analytical systems) all from one environment. The result? Increased user productivity and decision making. REPORTING Having centralised reporting allows both end users and executives to receive the information they need, when they need it, whether this is delivered through highly intuitive ad-hoc reporting for business users, or by providing powerful report authoring environments for IT professionals and developers. Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services delivers enterprise reporting capabilities, and because Reporting Services ships with SQL Server, organisations that have already invested in SQL Server can utilise there current investments and can access and combine data from virtually any data source to meet the reporting needs of your organisation. ANALYTICS & DATA MINING Insight is achieved through the analysis of the data and information in your organisation, and analytics can provide the necessary insight to help organisations understand why it is performing the way it is, or why a store in one region is outperforming all the other stores. In some cases you may need to go beyond simple data analysis to identify hidden trends, problems, or relationships in the data. After insights are extracted from patterns, clusters, and trends, people can better identify the root cause of problems and predict future outcomes. Microsoft builds these powerful analytic and data mining capabilities into Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services – which is supplied with SQL Server – allows organisations to pull together analytical models from virtually any data source across your organization with the industry’s leading OLAP solution. Users can access these analytical capabilities through Microsoft Excel and Microsoft SharePoint Server, extending the reach to more employees throughout the organisation.
  4. 4. Our Partners Business intelligence touches all areas of an organisation, and in some cases specialised skills are needed to ensure a successful outcome. In addition to Microsoft, Intergen works with other leading partners in the design and delivery of business intelligence solutions. Microsoft Partner Network Gold Competency in Business Intelligence Intergen has achieved a Gold Competency in Business Intelligence, one of five Competencies we have been awarded that demonstrate we have proven skills and expertise. According to Microsoft: “Earning a gold competency is evidence of the deepest, most consistent commitment to a specific, in-demand, business solution area, along with the distinction of being among only 1 per cent of Microsoft partners worldwide that have attained this outstanding degree of proficiency.” Auckland >> Wellington >> Sydney Christchurch >> Dunedin >> Perth www.intergen.co.nz // www.intergen.com.au

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