Use Case Business Intelligence & Analytics

The challenge

Because they are using multiple sources of data from different systems, business reports can contain inconsistent or inaccurate information. Reliable information, however, is essential for better strategic decision-making.

Gartner states that 70 to 80% of business intelligence initiatives eventually fail. At a time when companies are creating more data than ever before, this failure rate is staggering.

Successful companies are those that are able to perform high-quality analysis from Big Data and are not only accumulating as much data as possible.

The common approach

In order to locate the source of the problem, IT and BI analysts need to manually review the processes to understand how data for the relevant reports are being processed and routed. A time-consuming process subject to mistakes.

How DataSemantics accelerates and simplifies the project

DataSemantics generates automatically an exhaustive and objective map of the metadata and data processed by the various applications. This real-time global perspective enables IT & business teams to understand at a glance how data are processed.

Moreover, the automated semantic analysers identify the relevant data used to create reports. They don’t only show you where certain types of data are located, but also how they are defined.

As a result, DataSemantics speeds up the discovery process, whilst providing reliable data quality analysis and a quick fix for reporting errors.

An actual example

The number of orders reported by the Sales Team is higher than the number of orders reported by the Marketing Team. The automated semantic analysis performed by DataSemantics gives insight in the “order” concept used in the databases linked to the different reporting tools. This analysis reveals that an order is linked to the purchase order in the sales system, whereas it is linked to the invoice in the marketing application. By redefining the concept in the relevant databases and making sure an order is defined and counted in the same way in both the sales and marketing data sources, the problem of inconsistent data across reports is solved.

Liberate and master all of your data

DataSemantics supports you in taking back control of all of your data. The reverse engineering technology at the heart of the tool drastically speeds up a variety of data projects. The software liberates known and unknown data and makes them accessible to information systems. It enables organisations to fully master information assets, limit risks and make better strategic decisions.