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Introduction

Business Intelligence solutions have become a critical component of business in ensuring that decision making is based on accurate and timely information. The ability to optimize enterprise performance depends on availability of contextual information at the right time. Enterprise Data has transcended its transactional role and become a key strategic enabler of enterprise performance and success.

Business Intelligence programs require process transformation, new resources and competencies and need to be prioritized through strategic initiatives. Business Intelligence solutions accelerate business growth by enabling.

  • Faster, more accurate decisions
  • Accelerated time-to-market
  • Visibility to improve business performance
  • Creation of new business models
  • A culture of innovation through access to right information at the right time
  • Decision making to leapfrog their competition

The Shree Partners Business Intelligence Practice is focused on working with customers to establish a long-term vision and plan that will position them to proactively fulfill demands for powerful analytics and enterprise reporting.

Our Services

Shree Partners has a skilled team with a vast experience can implement a solution to consolidate your data and configure it to be optimized for business intelligence. We work with a wide variety of platforms and line-of-business applications that are used to manage transactional data and business processes.

Our team has experience with all of the major tools and vendors throughout the BI space. We can help your company select the architecture that is best suited to your needs and budget. We then work with you to define an execution plan that is focused on meeting your most critical and high priority business requirements around information delivery.

DW/BI Portfolio of Offerings

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Shree Partners has consistently helped its customers leverage the power of technology to change the way they do business.

If you like to discuss your Business Intelligence needs, please contact us at connect@shreepartners.com

Data Warehousing

The data warehouse component of an Enterprise Business Intelligence Solution is often referred to as an Operational Data Store or Data Mart. However, the basic idea behind this part of the architecture is to establish an environment that enables the consolidation and optimization of data separately from the applications that are managing the transactional processing part of the business.

Typical examples of these applications are ERP, CRM, and custom line-of-business solutions. These could be managed within any RDMBS or platform such as Oracle, Microsoft, or IBM. Shree Partners replicates this operational data and transforms it into what is known as a dimensional model. The design practices that we utilize for this are based the Ralph Kimball and Bill Inman methodologies.

ETL Services

Extraction \ Transformation \ Loading

The ETL component of a BI architecture is very critical to the success of the overall solution. This area usually requires the most significant amount of resources. Whatever design is mandated by the reporting requirements of the end users will eventually drive the actual design and development of the ETL mappings. ETL is often a complex combination of process and technology that consumes a significant portion of the data warehouse development efforts and requires the skills of business analysts, database designers, and application developers. ETL is an integral, ongoing, and recurring part of a data warehouse.

The tool that is selected and established within any BI architecture is absolutely critical, because as a BI solution evolves, the ETL mappings will need to be continually adjusted and augmented. Our team at Shree Partners has been working various ETL tools for many years and we have a library of canned transformations that can be applied in most environments.

Reporting

Reporting is part of every organization and this is an area of the company that evolves over time and can often become a nightmare to manage. Establishing a platform that will fulfil demands from end users while also contributing to a long term architecture that is manageable and scalable is something that Shree Partners can work with your company to accomplish. Shree Partners has implemented a data warehouse architecture that can then be used by corporate IT to develop in-house reporting. We can also develop a core set of reports along with templates and standards that will make it possible for your internal IT team to carry forward the solution and respond to future requests without having to develop SQL code for each subsequent requirement.

Analytics

Analytics have always played a part in enterprise BI solutions by enabling users to identify trends and issues within their data through powerful drill analysis functionality. Now with the growth in popularity of visualization charts, the ability analyze data at the summary level has become an even more burning and relevant requirement. Shree Partners has experience with multi-dimensional database platforms that make it possible to pre-aggregate and pre-calculate your data from every possible angle. We then make use of these cube analytics through our dashboard and reporting solutions that are rolled-out to end users.

Dashboards

Dashboards have become extremely popular to the point where practically every enterprise has a requirement for visual analytics. Dashboards allows management teams to quickly monitor and measure the progress of core business processes. With the advent of Dashboards, this can be done without the tedious review of lengthy detailed production reports. Our Shree Partners BI team has delivered an extensive portfolio of dashboard solutions. We have used a wide array of tools and technologies throughout our projects and thus have the experience to implement a winning Dashboard solution for your organization.

BI Project Management

The BI Project Management discipline that is employed by our BI team at is based on tried and true practices that are specific to a decision support life cycle. One of the most common misunderstandings in BI is that a standard Software Development process should be employed.

Since each rollout of a data warehouse solution is essentially the latest version of a prototype, the methodology for this is quite different from what most IT organization have become accustomed to for program management.

Our BI Implementation Cycles consist of the following stages and major tasks:

  • Business Requirements and Architecture Design
  • Infrastructure Planning and Product Installation
    • Create Infrastructure Plan
    • Infrastructure Setup
  • Dimensional Model Design and Implementation
    • Dimensional Data Model Design
    • Physical Database Design
    • Physical Database Implementation
  • ETL Design and Development
    • ETL System Design
    • ETL System Development
  • BI Design and Development
    • BI Application Design
    • BI Application Development
  • Deployment
    • Data and Process Testing
    • Performance Tuning