BI @ Tetrade

ISO232 A2 Photo BIMaximising the return on ERP solutions and projects depends on many different factors like time, budget, quality of the solution, people, organizational change… One of the often overlooked elements in the integrated picture is the understanding and timely preparation of the future reporting. Whether it is in SAP or BI, reporting is the key element that will help the organization to steer optimally with the help of ERP information. A clear awareness and sound knowledge of BI can therefore make a big difference.

Business Intelligence is a tool that helps reorganizing data created in the source system into meaningful and useful information for business analysis and reporting. Business Intelligence helps managers to make interpretation of a big amount of data transformed into information. The transformation of the data is done outside the transactional systems, which has a positive impact on the performance of the systems.

Working with SAP ERP systems leads to implementing SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse as the solution is fully integrated and allows several SAP standard reporting and analytic tools for each SAP module. Standard available objects (Business Content) recover the ETL layer, Data Storage objects, multidimensional structures called InfoCubes that follow the star scheme design, pre-defined reporting layouts and others inspired by the experience of many SAP customers worldwide.

The experience developed through BI @ TETRADE is to implement BI solutions in support of implementations done on the R/3 side. The main focus is on Utilities as this is one of TETRADE Consulting’s specialties. Projects involve the implementation of Data Flows for Smart Metering to follow the service communication logs, the reporting for the BPEM clarification case monitoring and management with specific reporting templates.

BI also provides standard reporting on the utilization and performance of the BI tool itself, and is therefore applicable to a broad range of industries. More traditional solutions involve therefore: deployment of BI reports based on transversal needs, unfolding the potential of already present but underused BI applications, or optimization and enrichment of existing reporting.

At TETRADE Consulting, our collaborators all go through a BI awareness program or are involved in internal reporting related projects. Currently ongoing internal BI projects focus on the specific reporting needs for  the Meter to Cash process. Based on the standard solution delivered by SAP, this project aims to deliver a ready to use solution that can help customers with their business specifications for the M2C process analysis.

BI @ TETRADE is running on SAP BI 7.3 linked to SAP ECC6.0. For reporting, Business Explorer tools are used such as BEx Analyser and Designer.

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