Business intelligence (BI) can be described as "a set of techniques and tools for the acquisition and transformation of raw data into meaningful and useful information for business analysis purposes".
BI technologies are capable of handling large amounts of unstructured data to help identify, develop and otherwise create new strategic business opportunities. The goal of BI is to allow for the easy interpretation of these large volumes of data. Identifying new opportunities and implementing an effective strategy based on insights can provide businesses with a competitive market advantage and long-term stability.
Quality DaBi provides Microsoft BI platform services (SSRS, SSIS) to architect your SQL Server system in a scalable, extendable and secure fashion. We work with business users, subject matter experts and technical staff to identify and articulate requirements, evaluate your data architecture and technical environment and align the software tools with business-user needs for effective information delivery. Quality DaBi can help your company to get the most out of Microsoft BI solutions including architecture, planning, system design, development, and lifecycle management.
Ad-hoc reporting is a model of business intelligence (BI) in which reports are built and distributed by nontechnical end-users. In other words, with ad-hoc reporting, all the technical user does is set up the BI solution, connect it to the data-sources, establish security parameters and determine which objects end-users can see. From that point on, the actual reports are created by business end-users.
Ad-hoc is Latin for “as the occasion requires.” This means that with this BI model, users can use their reporting and analysis solution to answer their business questions “as the occasion requires,” without having to request queries from the Data Analytics and Business Intelligence team. Naturally, ad-hoc reports can be and look as simple as a one page data table or as complex and rich as interactive tabular or cross-tab reports with drill-down and visualization features–or present themselves in the form of dashboards, heat maps, or other more advanced forms.
This depends in large part on a) the type of ad-hoc solution employed, b) the needs of the end-user and c) the user’s confidence with the solution.
Ad-hoc reporting stands in contrast with managed reporting, in which it is the technical user–the report developer–who creates and distributes the report.
Quality DaBi offers SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) consulting services to help you empower your users to make effective, informed decisions based on trusted data and delivered in formats appropriate for the user. We work with clients to assess and plan a business intelligence (BI) strategy, develop relevant visual representations of processes and performance, deploy dashboards, and create informative, flexible management and operational reports. Each of our engagements is crafted with the objectives of rapid implementation, quick return on investment, reduced risk and knowledge transfer to your staff. Whether you're looking for a complete solution, expert guidance for your team as they implement a system or a review of an existing system, Quality DaBi can help.