BI and Reporting Transformation

Client is a global leader in motion and control technologies. The firm has a broad array of products and services that include aerospace, climate control, electromechanical, filtration, fluid and gas handling, hydraulics, pneumatics, process control, and sealing and shielding.
Business Need
  • Client’s existing BI platform was not fully meeting the needs of the business:
    • Ability to monitor the business more closely and get instant insights and answers to business questions – leverage data to boost efficiency and productivity within the organization.
    • Ability to access rich dashboards across all device platforms (desktop/web and mobile)
    • Improve the user experience and offer enhanced visual analytics capabilities
    • Improve the access/integration capabilities of the platform
Our Solution
  • Migrated client’s business intelligence and reporting platform from Cognos to Power BI
  • Client stakeholders can now leverage the superior capabilities of Power BI. Users now find it easy to use because of its similarity with power pivot and Excel.
  • Our implementation entailed:
    • Building on premise PBI servers & gateways
    • Building SSAS servers & schedulers to use multidimensional/tabular models, replacing Cognos cubes
    • Providing security recommendations for different levels of Power BI structures
    • Building replica of Cognos Cubes in VS & deploying them on SSAS servers
    • Integrations Power BI with a wide array of external data sources utilizing client drivers (JDE, Oracle, SQL Analysis etc.)
Business Benefit
  • Stakeholders now have access to a variety of powerful dashboards that offer visualizations relevant to a particular business topic and therefore facilitating easier business analysis
  • The implemented Power Reports show a complete and structured presentation of data that can be sliced-and-diced in different ways to reveal important business insights
  • Users are now able to easily share reports with other users
  • Migrating to the new platform has facilitated self-service BI – simple enough for end users to create their own reports and dashboards
  • The platform’s built-in support for mobile applications allows stakeholders to access the power of BI from anyplace, anytime on multiple device formats