Executive Dash boards / Data Warehouse
Optimistic miners who dropped everything to go west during the gold rush were looking for those sparkling little nuggets that promised to make them rich. In many respects, using a data warehouse is a lot like those journeys west.
Companies that go about data mining the right way discovers technology solutions that help them pick-ax their way through mountains of information. If they successfully implement data warehouses, they may uncover intricate facts such as unexpected buying patterns to aid decision-making, cut costs and improve customer service.
However, like those miners who couldn't resist the allure of immediate wealth, so too can a company fall prey to the hype of the competitive advantages of data warehousing. There might be gold in that collection of company data, but the wrong approach to data warehousing could empty a company's pockets before its miners even reach the foothill.
Every industry strives to improve operational efficiencies; technology is increasingly being used to improve customer service, on-line on-time performance reporting, and executive decision-making.
RiVi believes in transforming data into decisions and decisions into actions. Executives often require stake holders and managers to make decisions based on multiple reports derived from disparate data sources. Most of the projects often depend on hundreds of undocumented spreadsheets that, taken together, contain the information critical to the control and success of the project. Each month, operational personnel transfer data from or to spreadsheets they’ve built themselves. Data is lost. Errors are made, sometimes rippling through linked spreadsheets. Key decisions are often made using erroneous and out of date information.
An enterprise data warehouse (EDW) provides the foundation for data analysis in any industry setting. It collects, standardizes, integrates and organizes data from disparate systems throughout an organization in one place. Decisions can be made quickly and using accurate data, based on a true real time picture of the business. Users get immediate analysis of business performance and opportunities by market, customer, product, sales, demographics and time dimensions spanning corporate and business units. Additionally, historical trends can be preserved for future forecasting and past performance analysis.
The benefits of an EDW are tremendous to a business. Effective and efficient business decisions can be made based on accurate and timely information.
EDW consists of data mart architecture, which captures and stores data from various data sources within the corporation. The data sources can be legacy mainframes, client server systems, Maintenance & Material Management Systems, Asset Management Systems, Human Resource Systems, Financial Systems and other critical operational information systems, access databases, excel spreadsheets or even manual paper forms.
- Real time snapshot of business performance
- Effective, efficient and timely decision making
- Meaningful & flexible reporting
- Agile report delivery mechanisms
- Archival & trend analysis
- Paper less environment
- Business process improvements
- Accurate data retrieval
- Cross functional reporting across business units
- Seam less Integration