Data does not make you smart – especially when it is spread throughout your organization, hidden in e-mails, sunken in automated reports and trapped in antiquated databases.
Or more likely, your business doesn’t suffer from a lack of information. Rather it’s weakened by having its important data far too dispersed and out of context to be useful.
Business Intelligence is about getting the information you need in the right format to the right people at the right time. It’s a set of applications and technologies designed to gather, store, analyze and deliver data. And it empowers every employee – from senior executives, to analysts, to business unit managers, to front-line staff – by supplying them with vital information so they can work better, faster and smarter.
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Everyday, organizations must make decisions around what they know about their markets, customers, products, services, suppliers and the competition. Business Intelligence allows these decisions to be based in fact, not on feel.
From planning your initial strategy and establishing a data infrastructure to implementing visualization and analytic tools, we can help.
You wouldn’t build a house without a blueprint that takes into consideration your current and future needs. The same is true for developing a Business Intelligence strategy. We can help you:
ICF Ironworks has a sound, proven methodology for working with our clients to create a realistic strategy for success throughout the planning cycle.
Keep more of your assets. Everyday, important information about your business and its processes slip through the cracks. Take advantage of what your organization already is producing and you’ll gain a stronger competitive advantage. Data warehouses, data marts and ETL Services can help.
We’ll enable your enterprise to collect, integrate and analyze important information from a variety of systems into one central source.
Perspective is everything. If the information you need is not in the context you need, it simply loses value. Business scorecards allow you to view your company’s vital information in one place, when you need it.
No matter the size of your organization or its business complexity, we can help you access and manage key performance indicators, strategy updates and planning and budgeting activities in real-time by using scorecards, dashboards and financial analytics.
Share your knowledge. A centralized and accessible enterprise reporting solution will not only save you time and money, it can help you share vital information throughout your organization.
Reduce the complexity of creating, managing and delivering production level reports. By implementing an enterprise reporting solution, a single report can be published in multiple delivery channels (i.e. line of business application, e-mail, .pdf, etc.) and custom fit to your organization’s current processes.
On Line Analytical Processing (OLAP)
An analyst’s dream is to have a single pool of data with all of its relationships defined. This allows them to spend their time doing analysis rather than writing queries or matching disparate data sources. On Line Analytical Processing (OLAP) makes this possible. Beyond just reporting, OLAP allows for dimensional analysis of your data and gives the analyst a sandbox for analyzing a series of measures across multiple dimensions.
Data Mining Services
Find the hidden gems within your terabytes of data. Data mining uses advanced algorithms and statistical methods to find information that can’t be seen by the human eye.
Pricing & Margin Management
Do you sell a variety of products to many different customers? Are you feeling the constant pressure of declining margins within your business? We can help you use your existing data to understand where you can raise your margins with the lowest risk to your organization.
ICF Ironworks has a proven methodology that uses technology and analytics to get your margins turned around and instills a culture of pricing confidence within your organization.
ICF Ironworks delivers experience, creativity and know-how each time. Our teams are staffed with industry experts and consultants who focus only on what they know best. Because we don’t try to be everything to everyone, our experts stay experts and our new clients become returning clients.