Data & Reports

Data Integration

Challenges:

All truths are easy to understand, once they are discovered. The point is, to discover them! ”

The stepping stone of smarter decision making, is to provide the right people in the organization, access to data on their fingertips. For Retailers, besides the POS and the ERP systems which are the major source of data, there are fragments of critical data residing in a multitude of Excel files, which need to be blended with the core data to bring meaning to the reports. The integration of such disparate sources of data is a time – consuming process if done manually.

Oftentimes, in such manual data integration, the reliability of data gets compromised unintentionally. That prevents Retailers from trusting the numbers they see on Reports. With such distrust, people resort to prioritizing their ‘gut feel’ over the reports, thus defeating the entire exercise of a BI Solution.

Data Availability and Data Assurance - the BIRetail way:

BIRetail’s proprietary ETL tool, viz. BIConnect, helps to rapidly configure the mapping of data from all the disparate Data Sources of the Retailer. With this time-tested technique, we can guarantee to the Retailer the following:
0 %
Data Accuracy

ZERO

Delay in Data Refresh

Our completely automated process eliminates human intervention in the Data Refresh process. Data is picked up from all sources at regular refresh intervals, common data elements are merged intelligently through pre-defined rules, and metrics across functional areas like Sales, Stock, Transfers, Purchase, etc. are all presented in a singular manner for cross usage seamlessly.

Data residing in individual silos are thus set into free-form and highly reusable ‘data cubes’. Using these cubes, through easy drag and drop, any number of reports can be created, with as many measures put across, and sliced and diced into any levels of granularity across all permutations of dimensions like Product, Channel & Store, Time, etc.

Self-Service (Ad-hoc) Reporting

“Knowledge is having the right answer. Intelligence is asking the right Question! ”

BIRetail provides “ready and baked data” in the form of Data Cubes. Each Cube is a smartly curated compilation of data elements chosen together to allow Retailers to create literally ANY report scenario that one may envisage.

The easy-to-use and intuitive Report creation interface requires a zero learning curve, and permits non – technical business users to drag and drop data elements from the cubes to create their own reports in no time.