ERP and Data Warehousing
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems integrate and automate internal and external management of information. They allow for basic financial planning primarily by aggregating departmental budgets. They tend to provide static reporting rather than analysis, which often involves transforming the data to answer the question.
Data warehouses are required because ERP systems don’t store the data in a manner that supports analysis and reporting. They also do not always gather all available data because of system incompatibilities and increasing amounts of information from systems external to the enterprise.
The purpose of data warehouses is to extract data from disparate sources, cleanse it, and align it so that it can be aggregated, compared, and analyzed to enable business decisions. Then, it is stored in a single common platform optimized to support enterprise-wide data analysis.
Types of Business Questions Answered:
- What is revenue and gross profit by customer and product?
- How much did our revenue grow this quarter versus the same quarter last year?
- How is Europe doing versus North America?
- Which expense lines have the largest positive and negative variances?
- How much cash do we have?
- What are our receivables and payables days outstanding?
- How much inventory by product do we have?
Why Choose QueBIT?
QueBIT is dedicated to helping organizations improve their agility to make intelligent decisions that create value. An IBM Premier Partner, QueBIT has conducted hundreds of successful implementations of IBM® Cognos® TM1®, IBM Cognos BI, and IBM SPSS. We are one of few partners that offer such a broad range of analytics solutions.