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Business Intelligence implementations

Implementation method tailored to customer needs


Business Intelligence implementations

We know that even the best technology does not guarantee success in BI projects. For this reason, we attach great importance to the quality of our services, the professionalism of our consultants and the selection of the best ways of conducting projects for our clients.

As one of the first in Poland, we started to practically apply elements of lightweight implementation methods, often referred to as “agile”, thanks to which our clients receive solutions better suited to their needs, in a shorter time and using a lower budget.

Thinking about our approach to business intelligence implementations, we want to be consistent with Qlik products – flexible, “easy to use” and for everyone.

We adapt the methodology and style of implementing the business intelligence tool to the preferences and needs of our clients (regardless of their scale or business profile). Using agile methodologies, we reduce design formalities to a minimum. Thanks to this approach, we have so far completed hundreds of successful business intelligence implementations based on Qlik solutions in companies with diverse needs and very different sizes (from companies hiring just several people to international corporations).

Methodology of implementing the Qlik business intelligence tool

Flexibility, simplicity of use and design make Qlik solutions perfect tools both in classic, highly formalized methods of implementation (e.g. in parallel to large ERP implementations) and modern agile methods of project organization.

Most implementations of the Qlik business intelligence software are carried out on the basis of successive short implementation cycles, ending with the integration and testing phase. Lastly, what is very important from the point of view of achieving the results, after each cycle, the organization can already benefit from the provided solution.

Assumptions of the simplified methodology for implementing the Business Intelligence Qlik class system:

  • Many short implementation cycles guaranteeing the development of the system along with the development of the organization
  • Analysis of needs uses the Pareto principle – 80% of needs (the most important ones) can be defined in 20% of the time needed for a complete analysis of all requirements (as in the traditional approach)
  • Short (days or weeks long) design and implementation phases
  • Quicker go-live allowing faster achievement of ROI. Better understanding of the tool’s capabilities by end users. More precise, and better adapted to the current situation, articulation of needs in the needs analysis of the next implementation cycle
  • Subsequent implementation cycles can be carried out with less or no involvement of the supplier

By implementing Qlik and using a light, simplified methodology, it is possible to depart from a complete analysis of all areas, dimensions and measures. Analysis of them by the organization now and in the future is a very time-consuming task, difficult to organize and in practice characterized by low accuracy and effectiveness. The usage of analytical systems in business shows that people’s ability to articulate all needs, before gaining access to at least a prototype of the final application, is small. In addition, the positive effect of using analyzes in business motivates people to deepen and expand the conducted analyzes. It often causes the assumptions and results of many months of analysis to become outdated in a very short time.

Our methodology of implementing the Qlik business intelligence system assumes that the implementation of the necessary analyzes takes place in many short implementation cycles. This is possible thanks to the special features of Qlik solutions – the flexibility of the entire model, no restrictions on the number of measures and dimensions, and the speed of implementation. At the same time, after the first cycle, users receive a working application that is used in production. In addition, subsequent cycles implementing new analyzes can be performed without the cost of the external consultants.

Benefits of using a simplified implementation methodology:

  • Higher project efficiency (benefit/cost ratio)
  • Mitigation of project risks
  • Faster achievement of business benefits
  • Incomparably lower cost of implementation and development of any future analyzes
  • Quick reaction to changes in business needs
  • Reducing the effort and maintaining the commitment of the implementation team
  • Better adaptation to the model (Bottom-Up), in which the analysis is used to a greater extent by the middle and lower level of management or even the operational level.