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A. Schulman Plastics - Business Intelligence 2.0

The "2.0" project at A. Schulman meant a complete overhaul of their existing BI architecture. After an initial audit & pre-study by element61, it was clear that the existing BI solution at Schulman had reached its limits, both functionally and technically. Based on the findings of the audit, Schulman asked element61 to assist them in building a new and futureproof BI solution, including selection of new technology components. It was decided that the combination of a MS SQL Server DWH and Cognos BI as front-end was ideal for Schulman. The project also consisted in doing a thorough review of the business requirements and based on this, build a new DWH, followed by a new Cognos implementation, thus leveraging the features of the latest Cognos releases. The project involved various Sales, Finance and Supply Chain domains.