What is Business Intelligence?

Business intelligence allows businesses to make better decisions by accessing data whilst using cloud computing for data storage. In today’s corporate economy even small businesses with sales less than £100,000 a year can massively benefit from Business Intelligence or a document management system of the like.

Business intelligence offers self-service dashboard building and ad-hoc reporting, and ranges from online portals to static reports, on day-to-day business data as well as on large data warehouses.

What is Power BI?

Power BI Features

Self-service Analytics

Self-service Analytics

Allows users to have an all-integrated analytics team, and cuts the cost of having different platforms and software.

Excel Integration

Excel Integration

Has Excel connectors that allow analytics run through existing Excel files.

Simplify Data Sharing

Simplify Data Sharing

Allows users to easily analyse and reduce the time it takes to share data between business analysts, data engineers and data scientists.

Integrate with the Microsoft Power Platform

Integrate with the Microsoft Power Platform

Turn data into insights and insights into actions using the Power Platform. Power BI could be combined with Power Apps and Power Automate to help the creation of business applications and automate workflows. .

Cross Platform

Cross Platform

Create reports in Power BI Desctop and then use the Power BI mobile app to view and interact with all the resources.

Machine Learning

Machine Learning

Create ML models to predict data without the need of a data scientist.

Our Power BI Portfolio

Macro - Business Intelligence Through SharePoint
Macro - Business Intelligence Through SharePoint
Invesco - Business Intelligence Sustainability Reporting
Invesco - Business Intelligence Sustainability Reporting
Aecom - SharePoint Migration and Upgrade
Aecom - SharePoint Migration and Upgrade

Our Business Intelligence Services

SQL Server and Data Warehousing design and build

SQL Server and Data Warehousing design / build

With many years of experience in designing and building enterprise level data warehouses, we can deliver a company wide data warehouse that will serve the whole business with master data for reporting, auditing and business intelligence.

Power BI development

Power BI development

We have delivered many projects in PowerBI for our clients. With this extremely versatile and flexible development platform we can provide you with security trimmed dashboards and drill down reports that will help you to guide project delivery, manage staff and resources and drive sales targets as well as any level of business intelligence reporting needed in the business.

Data Migrations and platform upgrades

Data Migrations and platform upgrades

There often comes a time when it’s necessary to migrate to a newer version of your hosted database, or migrate your data to the cloud. We can help you with that. Whether it’s a system upgrade or complete re-build our your data model, we can guide you through the project from scoping to go-live.

SQL Server Business Intelligence

SQL Server Business Intelligence

We have a great deal of experience in using the SQL Server suite of BI tools to include, SSIS (Integration Services), SSRS (Reporting Services), SSAS (Analysis Services). There is a huge range of powerful tools and features within your SQL environment to drive data consistency, accurate real time reporting and multi-dimensional data analysis. Give us a call to discuss your options.

Cloud hosted data solutions

Cloud hosted data solutions

More businesses are moving their hosting to the cloud. There are many advantages and reasons for doing this including cost reductions, data sharing, scalability and security / failover / redundancy etc. Dolphin Solutions is a Microsoft Azure Partner and as such we can help you to scope out your cloud migration and hosting options and in a lot of cases get you a better deal on your hosting costs.

Security, backups and disaster recovery

Security, backups and disaster recovery

When you have a BI and data hosting solution in place, then the final step is to make sure it’s secure, recoverable in case of an unforeseen data loss, and has failover built in where needed so the business can keep running in the case of an IT failure. There are many options here but this is a vital step to ensuring the robustness of your solution.