Our solutions always begin with the development of a comprehensive data warehouse. In short, a data warehouse enables our clients to integrate their data from systems across the business. This data can come from many sources, or from a select few. It can be accessed from financial accounting source systems, production applications, or it can be data extracted from spreadsheets. In a data warehouse, all of this disparate information is collected into a centralized, accessible hub.
For some of our clients, Dakota’s work begins and ends with the implementation of a data warehouse. For many more, this integrated data forms the basis for either Microsoft’s Analysis Services or Oracle’s Hyperion Essbase end user Business Intelligence (BI) solutions. These BI tools turn data into actionable information through a variety of end user reporting tools.