CyberKorp BI & DW Consulting Services

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Overview

CyberKorp's Business Intelligence (BI) and Data Warehouse (DW) consulting practice focuses on a holistic business-result oriented approach to meet the complete information management need of enterprises. Our unique and proven BI & DW development methodology offers a scalable and iterative approach that is focused on developing stakeholder consensus in identifying key business outcomes and developing solutions to deliver to these issues. Our BI & DW consulting services covers the full lifecycle of BI/DW developments – from strategy and planning, through architecture and design, to implementation and support.

CyberKorp's methodology is simply result-oriented, focused on the key business customer issues and directed to achieve quick resolutions at well-managed costs. With over a decade of experience working in a wide variety of data warehouse environments, we understand how to help develop a data infrastructure that meets enterprise's immediate information needs right away while also supporting their longer-term path towards achieving business intelligence and analytic capabilities that delivers the most values, over time.

While a lot of companies have made significant investments in data warehousing, there is more and more interest now to reap the business benefits of these technical investments. This is frequently portrayed as "We have a data warehouse but we want to get better business intelligence." Often the problem is that these organizations are focusing on data and technical execution, without the emphasis on a BI Strategy, Roadmap and the changes needed in the business to capture the ROI. With many years of collective experience implementing Data Warehousing projects, you will find us to be an expert delivery organization and a trusted advisor. Our implementation experience includes both large and small projects. Combined together with our BI competencies, our Data Warehouse consulting professionals can help you harness the power of your data warehouse and BI implementations.

Services offering
BI/DW Program Assessment

Engagement Objectives:
• Identify business opportunities
• Assess current state
• Identify gaps, using best practices
• Envision future state
• Identify further assessment needs and Reduce risks

Engagement Methods:
• Opportunity Analysis
• Readiness Assessment
• Gap Analysis

Typical Engagement:
2- to 4-week project staffed by up to four consultants, depending on scope, depth, and timing desired by client. Primary deliverable is a customized report with company-specific recommendations based on best practices.

Client Benefits:
• Clear direction
• Reduced risk
• Lower costs

BI/DW Requirement Analysis & Program Planning
Engagement Objectives:
• Identify business opportunities
• Identify information requirements
• Identify analytical requirements
• Identify KPIs & metrics
• Develop data definitions
• Prioritize projects

Engagement Methods:
• Requirements Definition
• Program Planning
• Facilitated Requirements Sessions

Typical Engagement:
4- to 12-week project staffed by up to four consultants, depending on scope, depth, and timing desired by client.

Deliverables:
• Information Requirements Matrix
• Information Needs Glossary
• Fact/Qualifier Matrix and Data Definitions
• Customized description of projects and a BI Opportunity Map that shows prioritized projects.

Client Benefits:
• BI requirements explicitly aligned with and support business goals
• Prioritized actionable requirements

BI/DW Information Architecture
Engagement Objectives:
• Develop architectural blueprint
• Support usability and information quality
• Ensure ETL and query performance
• Streamline/rationalize and data flows
• Achieve flexibility & scalability
• Define information delivery

Engagement Methods:
• Logical data modeling
• Performance modeling
• Cost benefit analysis

Typical Engagement:
6 to 12-week engagement staffed by one or two consultants, depending on scope, requirements, number of source systems, and depth of modeling.

Deliverables:
• Logical Data Model
• Information Architecture Document

Client Benefits:
• Data architecture optimized to support business needs
• Designed for performance & usability
• Focused approach to data/information quality
• Reduced data architecture costs


BI/DW Technology Selection
Engagement Objectives:
• Ensure optimal price-performance trade-offs
• Ensure technology fit &Reduce product selection risk
• Ensure platform for growth

Engagement Methods:
• Technical Requirements Specification
• Structured Proof-of-Concept (if desired)

Typical Engagement:
2- to 8-week project staffed by one or two consultants depending on how many products are being selected, how complex the proof of concept needs to be, the IT organizational structure, company procurement policies, IT policies and standards, and degree of assistance needed for preparing and conducting the Proof of Concept.

Deliverables:
• Technical Requirements Specification
• Technology Selection Plan
• Proof of Concept Plan (if desired)
• Selection Report

Client Benefits
• Reduced risk
• Optimized investment
• Sound technical fit
• Platform for growth

BI/DW Development / Program Execution
Engagement Objectives:
• Design data warehouse/data mart/BI applications
• Develop ETL/data integration programs
• Populate data stores
• Configure analytic applications
• Perform end-to-end testing
• Migrate to production
• Deploy BI applications to users

Engagement Methods:
• Source Data Analysis
• Data Modeling
• Source-to-Target Data Mapping
• Complete QA & User Acceptance Testing
• Phased or Big-Bang Deployment

Typical Engagement:
12- to 24+-week project staffed by 4+ consultants depending on scope, schedule requirements, IT technical/policy environment, and other situational variables.

Deliverable:
• Optimized & tested BI application and enabling data stores.

Client Benefits:
• Application developed to meet business requirements
• Satisfied users
• Improved business results

Technology Competencies
Microsoft Business Intelligence Expertise

SQL Server 2008 has new and improved Business Intelligence (BI) features which allow businesses to leverage their current Microsoft investment and offer a world class Business Intelligence solution that is robust and affordable. But, Microsoft Business Intelligence is not only for pure Microsoft shops. The Microsoft BI tools can integrate with nearly all major relational database management systems and be used to present and explore data on heterogeneous systems. This fact makes Microsoft BI an affordable option for companies that may have thought they were stuck with high priced BI solutions.

CyberKorp can help you implement any and all parts of your Microsoft BI solution, ranging from report development, to an entire Data Warehousing and Analysis system. CyberKorp is also a certified Microsoft partner.

Our certified consultants with years of expertise in Dashboards, Scorecards and Ad hoc analysis can help you get the most out of your Microsoft Business Intelligence investment. Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and 2008 Business Intelligence Consulting covers full-solution delivery that includes:

• Requirements Analysis
• Solution Architecting
• Data Mart & Data Warehouse
• Reporting Services deployment and development
• ETL with SQL Server Integration Services
• Analysis Services (Cube design & MDX development)
• Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007/2010 BI Integration
• Data Mining with SQL Server
• Performance Point Services 2010
• Migration of SQL Server 2000 cubes and DTS packages to SQL 2005 / SQL 2008
• Migration of SQL Server 2000 databases to SQL 2005 / SQL 2008

BI & DW Tools Expertise

CyberKorp consultants are highly skilled in industry standard technologies catering to BI&DW solutions, to name a few - Informatica®, Business Objects™, Cognos™, Microsoft SSIS™, Oracle Warehouse Builder™ among others.

Using Cognos, Business Objects and other industry leading BI tools, CyberKorp offers a unique mixture of technology and business expertise, leveraging a demonstrated and repeatable methodology to deliver pervasive reporting and analytics solutions to its clients. With effective implementation of these tools and technologies, CyberKorp can help organizations gain better insight into their business, enhance decision making, and optimize enterprise performance.

Using Informatica, CyberKorp offers its customers an end-to-end approach that caters to all aspects of enterprise-scale data integration from analyzing and profiling source and target data, to extracting, transforming and loading it in data warehouses of varying levels of sophistication. We help clients use Informatica to effectively solve the problem of data fragmentation across disparate source systems, and thus leading to larger returns on investment and opening the door to new ways to leverage enterprise information.

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