Echo relied on element61 to play a key role in the definition and execution of their Performance Management strategy. element61's activities started with jointly defining a Performance Management roadmap, that formed the basis for the implementation of both a BI and CPM solution. In the implementation process, element61 was responsible for the analysis of the requirements, the solution design, and the implementation using a best-of-breed technology mix of MS SQL Server 2008, IBM Cognos BI 8 and IBM Cognos Planning 8. This project was executed in very close collaboration with the Echo team and has received substantial industry recognition with the BI Vision Award and the Best Finance Team Award.
Business Analytics Strategy
The Port of Antwerp relied on element61 as its partner for improving and standardizing the BI architecture and software landscape.
element61 inventorised the complete process for Master Data Management at Spicers Benelux.
Renson selected element61 as their preferred partner for helping them shape the future of the Business Intelligence and Performance Management solutions.
Woonhaven Antwerpen has recently conducted a comprehensive organisation study which has resulted in a number of KPIs that will need to be measured. In order to cope with this requirement, they asked element61 to help them build out a BI vision and architecture.
The ICT department at HighCo Data asked element61 to assist in the definition and design of their new BI landscape, including software selection and recommendations. element61 delivered these expected results in a Business Analytics Roadmap project.
element61 provided some senior BI resources to assist the Telenet BICC (BI Competence Center) in their activities. The role(s) of element61 consisted in Business Analysis and BI project & team management.
With the emergence of digitization and IoT, it becomes crucial for some companies to enable faster decision making through faster data insights. Gone are the days when everyone can wait for hours or days to look at insights and performance dashboards.
In this insight, we have proven that providing these real-time insights means a change in system architecture for many business intelligence teams. In our expert opinion, we concluded that a best-practice real-time architecture consists of two main building blocks: a receiving end-point to receive the data streams and a real-time analytics layer to transform the data.
We conclude that getting started with real-time analytics isn't complex: all leading vendors as well as open-source providers offer a serious of proven solutions and as solutions are offered through the cloud, they start with no investments needed (pay-as-you-go basis).