Businesses don’t have any shortage of data
but, more often than not, that data is spread across different systems and databases. Those systems and databases often can’t be accessed in a consistent way. Away from structured systems and databases, most businesses have critical data stored in spreadsheets that aren’t visible or accessible to everyone that needs that data.
The result: far too much effort to join the dots in your business and connect data from all of these different sources in order to get maximum value from it.
Instead of all that effort, your processes could be automated so that everything flows seamlessly into powerful datasets and dashboards that give you the answers that you need to succeed.
Mintivo’s BI Consultants and Developers can design and build data solutions for you that will pull together the data you need from across your data architecture, transform it into a clean, simplified state, and make it available to the people that need it to build reports and business intelligence.
Knowing where your data is stored is only half the battle. Connecting to it and accessing it to make use of it can be hugely challenging, especially with more and more systems being hosted in the cloud. This can lead to lots of time being wasted manually extracting data, cleaning data, and doing data preparation.
Our BI Developers can help you get to your data with automated data processing so that you can spend your time understanding your data rather than trying to get to it.
We use a range of tools like Microsoft Power BI, Azure Data Factory, SQL Server Integration Services, and custom API connections to suit wherever your data is coming from and wherever you need it to end up
Getting access to your data is one challenge, but once you have the data at your fingertips, it isn’t always easy to turn that raw data into the quality of reports and business intelligence that you need to answer key business questions.
With data warehousing you get to model your raw data into the right shape to build high-quality, insightful reports. Data warehousing opens up the ability to:
- Capture snapshots of your data over time so you can see what’s happening in your business over the long term rather than just one month at a time
- Add calculations and business logic to your raw data so standard measures that are important in your business are available to everyone to use and re-use without working them out every time
- Make your data easier to understand and use by making sure datapoints are named in a way that makes sense in your business
- Combine data from multiple sources that relates to the same thing – for example, take data from your Dynamics CRM system about sales and join it to invoicing data in your Xero finance system so you can understand the journey of a sale from a lead all the way through to it being invoiced and paid
Let’s talk about how you make your Power BI dashboards truly useful to those people who read them… Unfortunately, it’s quite common that many
“Well, that looks great… but what good is it to me?!” As a Power BI Developer or a Data Analyst, business leaders rely on you