Microsoft Business Intelligence solutions (our process)
Microsoft Business Intelligence can transform your business providing insight into areas like:
- The ability to make decisions based on real facts, not guesswork
- Analyse and Understand changes in your business environment quickly
- Discover and manage customer behaviour
- Improve efficiency
- Understand where your business has been, where it is now and where it is going.
To date a large number of Business Intelligence solutions have failed to deliver on their promise as they have focussed on the technical solution, rather than answering the real question “What does the business need to drive performance?”
Mero’s Unique Methodology
Mero has extensive experience in delivering and supporting performance management (BI) solutions across a diverse range of customers and industries and across the entire life-cycle of your BI system.
Mero has developed a unique methodology based on industry best thinking and our decades of experience delivering successful projects. We can use our methodology to deliver your project or cater it to suit your organisation’s needs.
- Project Analysis
Determine business issues and assets.
- Project Architecture & Design
Design a solution that resolves the business issues identified
Complete several build iterations in an agile method
- Details analysis & Design
Analysis and design the components for this iteration/sprint
Build the components identified in this iteration/sprint
Test the components developed
Deliver the components to the business users for testing/feedback
Analyse the business feedback to improve the next iteration
- Details analysis & Design
Implement the solution into the organisation for the business users to use.
Maintain and evolve the implemented solution to ensure it meets the business needs
Current Data Analytics requires a diverse approach to deliver that focuses on delivering real value to the users as early in the project as possible.
Mero uses an iterative approach to meet this need which includes core pieces of an agile development to provide a methodology that delivers value to the business in the shortest time possible while reducing risk to our customers.
The core components of our methodology include:
- Deliveries are broken into smaller parts and time-boxed to ensure the business gain value early on in the project
- The business users are an integral part of the team throughout the project to provide feedback and testing
- Each delivery adds learning from the prior delivery
- Testing is built in at the beginning of the process.
- Requirements and design are both business focussed and lean.
- The build phase has business input to allow changes to the code to ensure it meets the business requirements as understanding grows
Many organisations see Business Intelligence, and especially Data Warehousing, as being a high cost, long term project with a limited chance of success. Microsoft has a compelling vision of bringing “BI to the masses” by leveraging the Microsoft SQL Server platform and Microsoft Office tools most companies have already made an investment in.
Mero uses these tools to deliver business insight from the data the organisation has, providing a low cost and quick to deliver platform that can provide benefit in weeks, not years.
It no longer needs to be time consuming or costly to provide sales teams with up to date reporting on sales against targets, or customer buying trends. Finance can now explore their data on the fly using Microsoft Excel, a tool that they are already familiar with.
Managers within the business can understand the health of their department at a glance with the use of dashboards that are tailored to their deliverables allowing quicker action to areas that require their attention.
In fact almost all areas of the business can benefit from targeted information, and Microsoft’s Business Intelligence solution offers the ideal platform to deliver this quickly and at a competitive price.
A constantly changing business landscape means that Data Warehouse solutions need to be flexible enough to evolve to meet these demands. Microsoft has provided this ability with a rapid development platform and graphical tools to ensure the Business Intelligence solution can be easily evolved to meet these requirements.
Mero delivers Business Intelligence by leveraging a company’s existing investment in SQL Server to provide a solution that answers the real business questions.
Managers within the business can understand the health of their areas immediately with the use of dashboards that are tailored to their deliverables, allowing them to react quickly to areas that require their attention.
In fact most areas of the business can benefit from targeted information, and Microsoft’s business intelligence solution offers the ideal platform to deliver this quickly and at a competitive price.
A constantly changing business landscape means that data warehouse solutions need to be flexible enough to meet these changing demands. Microsoft have provided this ability with a rapid development platform and graphical tools to ensure the business intelligence solution can be easily evolved to meet these requirements.
The benefits of using Mero for your business intelligence solution
The meaning of Mero is “a combining form meaning part or partial” which aptly describes what we do when we combine pieces of data into information.
Choosing Mero will ensure you get:
- A solution that adds real value to the business
- Years of experience across a range of industries
- A solution scaled to your business needs
- Delivered in weeks not years
- A unique approach built on industry standard methodology