At Fulcrum, we provide data conversion from Legacy systems in building a complete data warehouse. This can provide your organization with better insight and visibility into the business and thus help you realize the business growth and benefits. By working with the stakeholders, early in the data warehouse-building cycle, we are able to accomplish a phased delivery with short timelines, resulting in good value for the money spent by our clients.
Fulcrum has a proven Business Intelligence track record and we have gained in-depth Business Intelligence expertise that spans domain knowledge, methodologies, technologies and tools.
We have seasoned Business Intelligence implementation experts, experienced in all the major vendor platforms and tools, and equipped with all the trendy skills necessary to make your BI project successful. Our Service Offerings and technology expertise are displayed in the adjoining tables.
Fulcrum’s BI Assessment can help:
- Align Business and IT with a common and prioritized set of capabilities for your BI.
- Assess which BI product, out of the myriad offerings in the marketplace, is the best fit for your organization
- Provide you with a vision for BI implementation
- Provide a high level ROI on your BI Investment using proven cost and benefit analysis techniques.
- Help formulate a Governance Strategy around your BI investment.
- Improve management planning, both strategic and tactical and reduce associated risks.
BI Business Value Assessment:
In a fast-paced, global marketplace, organizations have very limited time to make decisions and get their products and services to market. Without a secure, continuous flow of information and communication among employees and from employees to partners, suppliers and customers, an organization can lose valuable productivity and competitive edge. Identifying the need to implement a workplace solution that embraces principles of your organization’s on-demand Business is one challenge, where and how to start is another. Based on extensive experience working with clients on a variety of BI initiatives around the world, Fulcrum has developed a Business Value Assessment (BVA) to help assess and guide your organization into building or improving your existing workplace solutions. Fulcrum’s BVA offering provides a set of modules that your organization can use to prioritize and analyze the impact of making a BI investment. Through onsite and offsite interviews, workshops and e-meetings, Fulcrum consultants implement a proven methodology and because the BVA is modular, your organization has the flexibility to choose the modules that address their business needs.
The areas where BVA will focus on are broadly divided into:
Figure 1: Assessment Approach
Fulcrum’s road map to conducting the assessment is highlighted in this section:
Define the areas to be assessed:
The first step will be to determine the boundaries of the assessment i.e. identify the scope of the Assessment.
Build an Assessment Steering Committee:
An assessment steering committee comprises of a Fulcrum Enterprise Data Solutions Architect along with a client management team (Key stakeholders to be involved in the decision making for BI/ DWH initiative, Program/ Project managers), domain specialists (subject area experts, BI CoE experts, Lead Data Analyst) and technology consultants (Technical/ Solution Architects, Data modeler). With this consolidated team, Fulcrum provides industry standard assessment of the organization, its business and technology units.
Analyze Supporting Data architecture:
- Identify the analytical techniques being applied
- Identify data structure(s) being employed to support each analytical technique; Analyze ETL process and ETL Management environment
- Identify data update and refresh frequencies, Identify the capture and use of metadata
- Identify End User interfaces being employed per analytical technique
Identify Improvement Areas:
Based on the gaps and the business needs, the improvement areas will be identified.
Recommend Strategies/ Action Plans:
The prioritization of business needs will drive the next action plan or strategy . High priority areas with low performance can be identified as the first item for recommended action.