element61 are firm believers and early adopters of hosted Business Intelligence & Performance Management solutions. We believe that in current BI & CPM initiatives too much effort, time and money is lost in setting up (and maintaining) the environments, while focus of management should be on data definition, data modeling, user requirements, data quality and analysis of information. Software-as-a-Service will also dramatically change the face of the BI & CPM industry.
- Selecting the right hardware
- Investing in the right hardware
- Selecting & investing in the right Operating System
- Selecting & investing in the right Database Management System (RDBMS)
- Installation of OS & RDBMS software
- Installation of the BI or CPM software
- Configuration of the BI or CPM software
- Integration with OS & RDBMS
- Security setup and maintenance
- Performance monitoring & tuning
- Support for keeping the systems "running"
- Patching of software
- Upgrading & migration of software & content
Business Analytics solutions can in this way be offered as subscription based, platform services.
We proactively invest in pioneering in this area, regardless of the BI & CPM technologies you want to use. These can be the leading Business Analytics & Performance Management suites or pure-play hosted BI & CPM solutions ( like Birst , Pivotlink, Adaptive Planning ... ). Also hardware, operating system and RDBMS can be hosted by your organisation and managed by us, hosted by a dedicated hosting company, or based on components "in the cloud".