DATA WAREHOUSING

A data warehouse is a central repository that integrates data from one or more sources to present a single version of truth to the management. A well thought-out data warehouse is an expensive and time consuming endeavour that requires complete buy-in from all relevant stakeholders in the firm.

At Yasmesoft, we help you analyse your current and future needs and implement the best data warehousing solution for you.

Some of the common data warehousing architectures are:

Independent
Data Marts

This kind of architecture is generally preferred by small organizations that need to create quick reporting capability across one organ of the enterprise like sales or inventory. There is generally one source involved in this and the reports are directly created out of the data mart.

Linked
Data Marts

In this architecture, multiple data marts are linked together to create a centralized reporting solution. This kind of architecture often arises by creating need based reporting. However, this also forms a stepping stone towards creation of the Centralized Data Warehouse.

Hub and Spoke
Architecture

In this architecture, there is a centralized hub and varying spokes that represent a part of the entirety of the hub. This architecture is used when different users or departments in an organization have different data needs. Even stringent data security can result in this architecture so as to control the flow of data to different users.

The Extract-Transform-Load (ETL) process, gathers data from all the source systems, translates it into a common and compatible format and loads the data into the warehouse. From here the data can be extracted to develop reports and dashboards.

ETL Process Diagram

A data warehouse can provide you with

  • Consolidated view of your business
  • Consistent information and single version of truth
  • Enterprise wide reporting and dashboarding capabilities
  • Storage of your historical data
  • A base for predictive analytics and forecasting

Query, Reporting, and Analysis

Query, reporting and analysis form the core of Business Intelligence platforms. BI tools can answer a whole range of questions ranging from a simple query like "What were my total sales in the month of September" to high-volume, high-resolution queries a user might have on their business functions.

Advanced analysis capabilities help users view data across multiple dimensions (for example: product, customer, location, time period, salesperson, etc.) and slice-and-dice the data to look at various combinations. Eg, a sales director can have a look at the sales in each region for each month or which products sold the highest from a particular category in a particular geography.

BI tools also offer users ability to:

  • Define hierarchies
  • Set filters
  • Sort data
  • Perform year on year comparisons

A combination of all these capabilities provides powerful insights on the data being analyzed.

Most of the tools offer simple reporting capabilities and can generate a report for each query. Today's BI technology also integrates OnLine Analytical Processing (OLAP) with query and analysis tools thus allowing business users to perform interactive analysis. For example, a user can click on a number in a report to drill down to and analyze the underlying details.

BI platforms also offer the ability to control the distribution of these reports. The reports can be viewed through a web browser, mobile phone or through a desktop.

To understand further on how these BI tools can help your particular industry and business, read through our case studies or simply contact us.

Query, Reporting & Analysis

Dashboarding

The final component of a solid Business Information system is an effective dashboarding interface that provides at-a-glance view of all the critical components of your business.

Advanced tools are now available that can provide organizations the ability to view information they need in the format they desire

Dashboards provide management with easy-to-comprehend, data-backed insights that help them take critical decisions. Yasmesoft consultants have developed dashboards and reporting interfaces for several different industries and functions. Let our expertise help you in implementing effective dashboards for your company.

With a good dashboarding interface you can

  • Import data from a wide range of data sources
  • Choose from a range of visualization options such as bar charts, graphs, Scatter charts etc.
  • Customize the data formats to suite your tastes and requirements
  • Add texts, pictures, graphs to enrich your story
  • Establish firm control over who gets to view your data
  • Choose the format and device in which you want to present your story.
Dashboarding

Mobile Business Development

The ever increasing adaptation of smartphones and the rapid transition from a wired to a wireless world has ushered in the era of Mobile Business Intelligence. A large number of companies are rapidly undertaking mobile BI owing to market pressures such as the need for higher efficiency in business processes, improvement in employee productivity (e.g., time spent looking for information), better and faster decision making, better customer service, and delivery of real-time bi-directional data access that can help you take decisions anytime and anywhere.

Develop Mobile Business Intelligence Applications for

  • Apple iPhone and iPad
  • Android phones and pads
  • Blackberry
  • Windows 7 based smart phones

Please contact us and we can demonstrate how we can help you out with your Mobile Business Intelligence requirements.

Application Development

Along with designing and implementing traditional Business Intelligence solutions, we also develop specialized analytical applications for your unique requirements. We develop applications for long range planning, budgeting, financial reporting and consolidation, incentive management, activity-based costing, metrics and scorecards etc.

BI applications also help firms greatly in their day-to-day operations including inventory control, attendance, customer audits, salary etc.

Allow us to explain to you in detail the range and depth of applications that we can develop which will take your worries off the smaller day-to-day activities and allow you to focus on your more critical strategic tasks.