Business has become more competitive, and organizations of all types are being asked to do more with fewer resources while making more insightful and strategic decisions in all areas. At their core, Business Intelligence (BI) systems are built to help companies make better decisions.
Organizations effectively utilizing BI systems are aligning decisions around strategies, not questioning the validity of their data. Their people are using their information to discover patterns and hidden nuggets of insight, instead of struggling to gather it.
BI is not about gathering more data. Companies are already awash in data. Effective BI systems solve the problem of too much information by delivering the right information, at the right time, to the fingertips of the ones who need to know. The right information at the point of impact leverages the power of information, often dramatically.
There is no “one size fits all’ BI solution, as each implementation is as unique as the company implementing it, and the challenges it faces. Ironside Group knows that successful BI implementations require not just technology, but an understanding of what it takes to drive an organization to the next level of performance and success.
More Than Technology
The success of a BI implementation takes much more than just great software. In fact, studies show that the success of BI projects rarely depends on the underlying technology. Ironside Group brings the experience of over 15 years and hundreds of successful implementations to every engagement. In addition to our technological expertise, we can help you with the other components, critical to a projects success, including:
- Vision and Strategy
- ROI Evaluation
- Implementation and Set-up
- Life-Cycle Management
- Data Visualization
- Data Storage
- Retention and Archiving
The Ironside Difference
BI is our passion. No other consulting partner brings the level of experience, technical skills and dedication to our customer’s success in BI projects as Ironside Group. Because each engagement is different, we provide you with the right set of skills to fully staff all aspects of your BI project.
While we have the most technically skilled consultants available, we also know that technical skills alone won’t guarantee the success of your BI project. The success of your project is measured in the improved performance of the organization, and that requires a holistic approach to BI.
We also keep up on the latest trends in BI, separating real advances from market hype, to ensure that your BI project utilizes all the best-practices in the industry, from storage technology to data visualization and delivery.
The technical expertise of our consulting staff is second to none, and 100% IBM Cognos certified. We work constantly to keep current on the latest versions and newest technologies.
Our consultants are experts in all of the BI related technologies and are skilled in many different areas as well. The following highlight just some of our core competencies:
IBM Cognos Development
- IBM Cognos Installation and Configuration/Administration
- Report, Query and Dashboard Design and Development
- Balanced Scorecarding
- Relational, Multi-Dimensional and Unstructured Data
- Database Design and Development
- Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) Tools
- Data Visualization and Delivery
- Project Management
- Web Applications