OLAP & MDX
Does your organization have multiple report authors who struggle to fulfill an overwhelming queue of report requests? Rather than adding to the report backlog, are users more frequently relying on Excel and Access to generate departmental reports, even critical financial reports? Are valuable analysts spending more time compiling data into reports than actually analyzing them?
Organizations are always looking to implement better “self-service” reporting that is secure and centralized. For many companies, the corporate reporting framework is disjointed, users feel more comfortable dumping data into Excel, and reports are shared through email threads and archived in personal Outlook folders.
An effective OLAP strategy will centralize and secure self-service reporting. Users will be able to drill-down and navigate reports to personalize their analysis while remaining connected to the centralized data system. Since good cube design is essential to project success and user adoption, it’s wise to hire experienced specialists to support the project.
SOLUTION AND BENEFITS
OLAP Cube Design can impact performance, usability, scalability and user adoption. You want your staff to quickly develop the skills they need, you want to hire experts. The Architects of CapstoneBI have worked with OLAP technology for many years, even before Microsoft bundled OLAP Services with SQL Server 7 (which shipped in 1998).
CapstoneBI provides programs and services to support all aspects of OLAP implementation, including ETL Process Design, Security Configuration, Data Modeling, Report & Dashboard Design.
Well-designed OLAP Cubes enable management to see business processes and data in ways they never saw before, leading to more data-supported decision making.