A Data Warehouse (DW or DWH) is a system used for reporting and data analysis, and is considered a core component of business intelligence. Data warehouses are central repositories of integrated data from one or more disparate sources. Current and historical data is stored in a single database (or “warehouse”) that is used as a data source for creating analytical reports.
Business Intelligence (BI) comprises the strategies and technologies used by companies for data analysis. BI technologies provide historical, current, and predictive views of business operations. Common functions of business intelligence technologies include reporting, online analytical processing, analytics, data mining, process mining, complex event processing, business performance management, benchmarking, text mining, predictive analytics, and prescriptive analytics. BI technologies can handle large amounts of structured and sometimes unstructured data to help identify, develop, and otherwise create new strategic business opportunities. Identifying these opportunities and implementing an effective strategy based on insights can provide businesses with a competitive market advantage and long-term stability.
bcFood’s Data Warehouse allows you to create a dedicated reporting environment that can be used as the basis for your reporting and BI needs.
bcFood’s data warehouse module removes the complexity of traditional report development, allowing users from all departments to easily and accurately access data. Using flattened data structures, you can design and run the reports and Business Intelligence tools you need to get insight into your organization.
Dedicated reporting environment – access live or staged data from a separate database that is periodically refreshed from your production database, allowing you to run complex reports without hurting performance in your live system.
Out-of-the-box structures – use bcFood’s vast library of predefined data structures that represent common reporting activities to quickly build reports and advanced Business Intelligence tools such as dashboards.
A solid data source – your data warehouse data is compatible with reporting tools such as Power BI, Microsoft Query, SQL Server Reporting Services, and Jet Reports.
Pull information from multiple areas of Dynamics to create a single data structure for product sales history, then use this data structure as the basis of a Power BI dashboard.