Microsoft offers a comprehensive suite of products in its data platform to cover a range of business intelligence functions. These include;
- SQL Server (the relational engine)
- SSIS (the ETL tool)
- SSAS (the analytical engine)
- SSRS (a reporting application)
Most organisations that we work with have an existing investment in the Microsoft data platform - whether it’s the relational engine that is being used to run office systems or an existing reporting or BI solution. Sometimes we are even surprised to find that our clients have the platform without fully understanding its capabilities. The outcome – a solution with no licensing costs!
We also work with exiting installations that are not performing as they should or those which need to be upgraded. Whether it’s a performance issue (slow query performance), the need to get data out of the system, maintenance and improvement (because business requirements have changed), abaX will make your Microsoft platform work as intended.
We have used the Microsoft stack to extend ERP and operational systems by adding Business Intelligence capabilities which data available and intuitive to end users. In fact, it is not uncommon for a new users (and those that were previously denied access to data) to start using the tools we develop and then start to challenge the existing norms in the business which simply have no foundation in data.