Business Analytics and Big Data

  • Proven track record in BI / data warehousing
  • Certified methodology
  • BI platforms from market leaders
  • Professional certificates in BI platforms

IBA Group has strong experience in the implementation of business analytics solutions based on proven platforms from recognized world leaders, including IBM, SAP, and Oracle.

Business analytics helps executives make better decisions. By using actual data from the business and modeling potential outcomes, a business leader can have a clear view of the direction he or she should take.

The trend of business analytics has existed for a long time, but with the creation of vast pools of business data, namely the move towards a Big Data environment has really stimulated the need for improved business analytics.

Big Data is changing the way enterprises organize their IT systems. Organizations are facing pressure to drive value from mining the information they have. IBA Group applies advanced technologies for Big Data, including Hadoop, Oozie and Hbase.

The company provides business analytics solutions in the following areas:

  • Corporate performance management (CPM)
  • Planning and budgeting
  • Business Intelligence (BI)
  • Data mining and predictive analytics
  • Information management and data warehousing.

Business analytics solutions

Industry Expertise

  • Banking
  • Telecommunications
  • Manufacturing
  • Energy
  • Logistics
  • Transportation
  • Retail
  • IT
  • Public.

A typical Business Analytics solution architecture includes the following three layers:

  • Data Integration (ETL, data quality, master data management)
  • Data Warehouse
  • Business Intelligence tools and business applications.

 

Business analytics solution architecture

 

IBA Group has a large team of experts certified in Business Analytics for all major software platforms and they would be delighted to serve you as a client. 

 Partnerships with IBM

On June 10, 2008, IBA Minsk and Cognos, an IBM Company concluded a partner agreement. Currently, IBA is an IBM Gold Business Partner and is appointed as a Reseller, Solution Provider, Software Support Provider, Developer/ISV Independent, Warranty Service Provider, IBM Tivoli Accredited Business Partner, and IBM Authorized Training Center.

As a result, IBA is authorized to provide the following services:

  • Software development based on the IBM Cognos product line
  • Consulting in IBM Cognos solutions
  • IBM Cognos license update and user technical support
  • Training in IBM Cognos products at IBA Institute (former IBA Training Center)
  • Sales of IBM Cognos software in Belarus, IBA being the only Cognos Reseller in Belarus. 

The IBA specialists certified in Business Intelligence are involved in projects with IBM to implement and maintain IBM Cognos–based systems.

See just a few of case studies on Business Analytics projects implemented by IBA Group:

Corporate Data Warehouse for BelVEB Bank
Data Warehouse and Information System for Alfa-Bank
Financial Planning and Budgeting System
Managerial Accounting and Production Performance Analysis System
Predictive Analytics to Avert Customer Churn
 

IBA Group provides business analytics solutions in the following areas:

  • Data mining and predictive analytics
  • Planning and budgeting
  • Business Intelligence (BI)
  • Corporate performance management (CPM)
  • Information management and data warehousing.

DATA MINING

With data mining solutions, you can forecast future trends and discover previously unknown facts or trends. A data mining solution can be useful in any industry and can help solve horizontal business issues, including client or employee churn, marketing campaign optimization, customer segmentation or fraud detection, as well as industry–specific problems, including patient treatment efficiency analysis and credit scoring.

Text mining solutions provide analysis of unstructured data sources, such as customer feedbacks and complaints, forums, and social media.

IBA Group offers powerful predictive analytics and text mining solutions based on the world leading IBM SPSS product line.

PLANNING AND BUDGETING

With a planning and budgeting solution, you can improve speed, efficiency and accuracy of your corporate planning and forecasting process. Your planning solution can cover various levels (strategic, tactical and operational) and support top–down, bottom–up or combined approaches, periodical plans and rolling forecasts, cost allocations and transfer pricing, consolidation, what–if analysis, plan–fact analysis, and other capabilities.

IBA offers planning solutions based on IBM Cognos TM1 and Planning, IBM Cognos Express, SAP BO BPC, Oracle Hyperion Planning, and other leading CPM platforms.

BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE (BI)

Modern BI platforms offer a complete spectrum of BI features.

  • Access to various data sources, including databases, data warehouses, leading ERP systems, and OLAP cubes
  • Powerful data modeling tools that reorganize data into data marts and OLAP cubes tailored to your business needs
  • Interactive multidimensional data analysis with drill–down, roll–up and slice–and–dice capabilities based on OLAP principles
  • Analytical and statutory reporting
  • Building and maintaining of KPI systems
  • Monitoring of and reaction to business events
  • Access to business performance data from mobile devices.

IBA Group offers powerful BI solutions based on IBM Cognos BI, SAP BO BI, Oracle BI, Information Builders WebFocus, Tableau, Pentaho, and other leading BI platforms.

CORPORATE PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

Corporate Performance Management (CPM) also called as Business Performance Management or Enterprise Performance Management is defined by a set of managerial and analytical processes and methodologies, allowing organizations to manage their business performance and align planning and execution, strategy and tactics, and business unit and corporate objectives.

IBA Group implements CPM solutions based on Balanced Scorecards, Activity–Based Costing, Total Quality Management, Lean, Theory of Constraints, and other methodologies.

A CPM solution enables an organization to do the following:

  • Facilitate goal selection and alignment with business strategy
  • Retrieve up–to–date, reliable, and comprehensible information about business efficiency
  • Identify factors hindering business performance and development
  • Forecast business development
  • Estimate results of management decisions and provide what–if analysis
  • Make faster and better management interventions based on proven facts intended to improve future performance.

A CPM system is practically supported by business intelligence and data mining software, as well as information management solutions and data warehouses designed to collect, process and analyze large volumes of complex information.

IBA offers complete solutions that support all components of a corporate performance management system, from planning and budgeting to performance measuring and monitoring, reporting, and analysis, as well as supportive information management and data warehouse solutions. A complete CPM solution can be based on your preferred platforms, such as IBM Cognos, SAP BO or Oracle.

INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND DATA WAREHOUSING

IBA Group has proven experience in the design and implementation of large (up to 50TB) corporate data warehouses on IBM, Oracle, and Teradata platforms, supported by ETL and data quality management solutions using IBM InfoSphere DataStage and IBM QualityStage, Informatica PowerCenter, Oracle Data Integrator, SAP Data Integrator, MS SSIS, and Pentaho Kettle.

In addition, IBA Group provides Master Data Management solutions based on IBM InfoSphere MDM, SAP MDM or Talend MDM.

 

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