Columbus Business Intelligence
Columbus Business Intelligence helps meet the business intelligence needs of executives and employees while minimizing associated IT management issues and cost. It is available as part of the familiar Microsoft Office and Microsoft SharePoint Server products, and built on the powerful Microsoft SQL Server platform.
With the self-service capabilities offered by Microsoft Business Intelligence solutions, employees can continue to use the tools they prefer, while giving the IT department the ability to monitor, manage, and govern the data and solutions that end users work with, so that the integrity of data and the stability of the system can be maintained.
Dashboards and Scorecards
Provide access to information and performance monitoring from virtually any data source across the organization through interactive, content-driven dashboards and scorecards that combine data from multiple systems into a single browser-based experience. Dashboards enable users with advanced filtering, analytics and data exploration from within the browser, allowing them to find answers to question and the root cause behind performance measures.
Through SharePoint Server, employees can more easily connect and collaborate with each other, find peers with subject expertise, and share content to make better informed and more agile business decisions. Employees can share their own business reports and analysis in a centralized, managed, and secure environment. They can effortlessly find information across unstructured sources (blogs, wikis, presentations, documents) as well as structured sources (reports, spreadsheets, analytical systems) all from one environment.
The reporting solution from Microsoft, Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services is the solution of choice for businesses that require enterprise reporting capabilities. Covering the full range of reporting through highly intuitive ad-hoc reporting for business users as well as providing powerful report authoring environments for IT professionals and developers. Microsoft also offers agility and choice by extending reporting into the cloud through Microsoft SQL Azure Reporting, allowing you to take advantage of the accessibility and elasticity of the cloud.
Because Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services ships with SQL Server, you can fully utilize your current investments to pull together analytical models from virtually any data source across your organization with the industry’s leading OLAP solution. Users can access these analytical capabilities through the familiar Microsoft Excel and SharePoint Server environments, extending the reach to more employees throughout the organization.
Predictive Analytics and Data Mining
Microsoft builds powerful data mining capabilities into SQL Server Analysis that enables predictive analytics in your reports, dashboards, and scorecards to provide deeper insights to more employees. Through the Data Mining Add-ins for Excel we make the power of data mining available through the familiar and intuitive Excel experience, making these capabilities accessible to a broader range of users.
Data Integration and Data Warehousing
Store and connect information securely, and make the extraction, transformation, and loading processes easier by using Microsoft data ware-housing solutions. Organizations can reduce long-term storage requirements and generate reports faster because these solutions aggregate, compress, and store data in a dynamic, scalable, integrated system. Mission-critical applications require nonstop access to data.