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Business Intelligence (BI)

Business Intelligence (BI)

Unlock your business information with Powerful Business Intelligence provided by getsix®.

Accessing the right information at the right time can be a challenge. Individuals, teams, and organisations rely upon up-to-date information and data to effectively plan, monitor, report, and forecast for the future. With Business Intelligence knowledge is power and time is money.

So how can you have an insight into your business performance, view the areas that are providing real benefit so you can focus on the areas that are underperforming and costing you money?

getsix® BI Solutions

Abraham Maslow was once quoted as saying “If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.” Those words are truer than ever before as an increasingly complex and interconnected world makes selecting the right Business Intelligence (BI) tool crucial. Businesses, in an effort to stay one step ahead, collect large amounts of data ranging from demographics, buyer behavior, and customer loyalty to financial and operational data. Unfortunately the data is useless for decision making, its intended purpose, without a way of organizing and displaying it as meaningful information. To help digest and make sense of their data, companies need to select the proper tools that can collect, process, and present data in a relevant and timely manner.

Microsoft provides a variety of tools that can address a broad range of BI styles, including Microsoft Excel, PowerPivot for Excel, SQL Server Reporting Services (including Report Builder), and PerformancePoint Services in SharePoint. All of these tools can be surfaced through the familiar SharePoint Server interface.

A BI style describes how users want to interact with, present, and share information. These styles are defined in part by a user’s or group of users’ unique information needs, along with the organization’s existing reporting capabilities, infrastructure, and skillsets of both business users and IT. getsix® is able to provide our Customers five different styles of BI reporting:

  • Self-Service Analysis – Self-Service Analysis describes free-form reporting and analysis by users so that they can integrate data from disparate sources and drill-down and understand the root cause for data anomalies. These non-technical users value the ability to perform their own reporting and analysis without relying on IT or others.
  • Business Reporting – This style describes formatted reports that are created by advanced business users or analysts. Reports are typically based upon approved corporate data, and then shared more broadly with managers, teams, or departments. In this style, IT involvement is moderate, usually overseeing the distribution and monitoring of the reporting environment and building of the structured data layer upon which the reports are built.
  • Parameterized & Operational Reporting – Similar to the Business Reporting style, Parameterized & Operational Reporting is also characterized by fixed-format reports. The reports, however, are authored and managed by IT instead of business users and usually follow a pixel perfect format and rendering style. Consistency, scalability, manageability, and automated distribution are some of the key characteristics of this style.
  • Performance Monitoring with Dashoards – This style describes dashboard-style reports that allow users to quickly and easily monitor the performance of their business. This style is catered to executive level or department leadership who require at-a-glance visibility on the health of the business, but it often also permits further investigation via interactivity.
  • Scorecarding – Scorecarding is a style that describes highly summarized views with Key Performance Indicators (or KPIs) measured and scored against predefined targets such as a balanced scorecard. This style is generally a part of a performance management program, though it can also be used to measure operational performance.

What is Business Intelligence?

Business Intelligence is a platform consisting of data infrastructure and collaboration tools of other applications such as Microsoft Dynamics, Microsoft Office, SharePoint Server, and SQL Server. Business Intelligence provides a comprehensive end-to-end solution that assists in driving your business forward, helping to provide an overall view of your organisation.

Benefits of Business Intelligence

Business Intelligence enables you to access the right information at the right time, and effectively analyse the data in order to make better informed business decisions. This business solution enables decision-makers across your organisation to effectively consolidate data from disparate systems into dashboards, making it easy to identify trends, review performance, and understand key areas for business improvement.

Business Intelligence Provides:

  • Self-service access to the information
  • Personalised dashboards and scorecards
  • Collaboration
  • Reporting
  • Analytics
  • Predictive analytics and data mining
  • Data integration and data warehousing

We convert your complex data and standardize disparate systems to yield actionable insights.

Fierce competition is making enterprises think beyond squeezing more efficiencies and productivity gains from operations. This is pushing enterprises to make informed and timely decisions, which requires breaking the information silos and getting a real time view of entire operations.


Last modified: March 16, 2021