Microsoft Business Intelligence Rapid Pilot
Service Type:Consulting, Professional Service
Business Need:Data Analytics, Reporting, Business Intelligence (BI), Data Management and Migration, Web Analytics, Usability Testing, Financial Analytics and Reporting, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
Works With:Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Edition
Industry Focus:Financial Services, Manufacturing, Professional Services
Program OverviewProject Leadership Associates (PLA) is proud to offer our customizable Microsoft Business Intelligence (BI) Rapid Pilot Program, providing clients the ability to quickly deploy a BI solution that will show them how the technology will perform using their own information.
- Enterprise Reporting using Reporting Services, or
- Analytical Reporting using Analysis Services
PLA provides the option of implementing the BI environment either at the client facilities using their resources and/or housed internally at PLA within a secure environment. If the client does not own all the required software, trial-based software can be used for the pilot.
The Pilot ApproachThe following approach describes all of the possible steps of a pilot. Because each pilot is unique, every step may not be necessary:
- Define high-level requirements and confirm scope
- Install and configure BI environment (or leverage PLA’s infrastructure)
- Load client data
- Design and implement star schema database
- Design and implement Analysis Services cubes
- Design and implement Reporting Services reports
- Design and implement KPIs, Scorecards and supporting reports
- Design and implement Dashboards
- Present to executive sponsors
- Create project charter for full deployment
Pilot Pricing and TimeframeSince each pilot is customizable depending on the client needs, pricing is dependent on the required tasks. However, the pilot will be time-boxed for two to three week duration.
About PLA's Business Intelligence TeamPLA’s BI team helps clients organize, consolidate and present their information in a logical format that can be consumed by all levels of people in their organization. By combining our repeatable BI methodologies with leading edge, but affordable technologies, we are able to deliver first class results that clearly have a good return on investment.
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