Business Intelligence for ALL is now our “Premier Product” which is ably populated with data by our first product to market, SeETL.
BI4ALL is the breakthrough that EVERYONE has been looking for. Analytical Applications that are cost effectively customisable and maintainable. Many have tried and failed to do this. Where others failed we have succeeded.
As of January 2012 we have data models covering the major functions of mass marketing companies. The four major verticals are Telco, Retail, Web and Media. We propose to focus on these subject areas. However, if you are in a different business we would consider discussing the possibility of developing another set of industry vertical data models with you.
The foundation for BI4ALL are the data models. The data models now contain more than 840 “tables” and 28,000 fields. This set of data models covers the major processing areas of Telco, Retail, Web and Media. Each client licenses the entire data model for use so that we no longer have to maintain the data models as separate products.
The data models are fully dimensional. There are numerous presentations in the downloads section that describe the data models in more detail.
Over the top of the data models we have built a library of more than 60,000 lines of stored procedures. We call this the “Data Access Layer”. SeETL provides tools to document and publish these stored procedures.
Over the top of the “Data Access Layer” we have delivered a suite of more than 70 Microsoft Report Services Reports. These reports are meant as a “starting point” for the development of reports that you might want. We have developed a set of techniques that makes it far easier to customise reports. We can even translated report services reports into many languages and deploy them in many languages over the top of the one data warehouse. This is a very nice feature for European Union countries.
Samples of these reports are in the downloads section. We have also developed video demonstrations of the use of the sample reports.
The design philosophy for Business Intelligence for ALL has been to make the customisation and implementation of the product as simple and cost effective as possible. “Work smarter not harder” has been the order of the day. We now know that we have the MOST COST EFFECTIVE analytical applications stack.
In the current release, as we roll out early customers, we will focus on Microsoft SQL Server customers as the development platform we use is Microsoft. Those companies who already have a commitment to Microsoft as the platform for the data warehouse are the prospective clients we would most like to talk to.
These types of data models have been implemented onto machines like Netezza as well as all other major database. There is nothing in the design techniques of the data models that excludes them from being used on any database and more or any less than any other dimensional data models. Hence they will readily go onto Oracle, DB2, Sybase IQ, MySQL and other mainstream databases. It is just that with limited development and deployment resources we will focus on SQL Server for the early implementations.