The client is a US-based leading provider of real estate services such as brokerage, property management, development, rentals, sales, valuation and advisory, capital markets, insurance, securities, and other services. The client wanted to Migrate from their existing SAP BusinessObjects to Power BI, which was expensive to maintain and came with limited features.

ClientReal EstateServicesPower BI, Big Data, Azure, Business intelligenceYear 2023

Key Challenges

  • Encountered challenges related to the costly licensing, high maintenance, and support expenses associated with SAP BO.
  • The client faced issues with limited data visualization capabilities and self-service abilities.
  • Due to the substantial amount of data processed by our client, the loading time for their existing SAP BO reports was high and experienced significant delays.‚Äč
  • Business operations suffered when the team had to spend too much time waiting for reports to load.

Solution

  • Assessed the existing landscape and gathered information about the existing SAP business objects and data landscape Using surveys, auditing, and consultation.
  • Identified areas where technical enhancements and process efficiencies can be implemented.
  • Analyzed the assets that are not only highly utilized but also in great demand within the business to draw up a migration plan from BusinessObjects to Power BI and prioritized the design and development phases of the migration based on the most valuable outputs during earlier stages of development.
  • Establishing guidelines, policies, and standards for the brand-new business intelligence setting
  • Designed and developed robust Power BI data models, reports, and dashboards that effectively meet the unique business requirements.‚Äč
  • Implemented a tabular model with Azure Analysis Services (AAS) in order to facilitate expedient and effective reporting within Power BI. ‚Äč
  • After deployment, we monitored its usage and addressed any potential performance issues.
  • Employed an eLearning program to train internal employees on the usage of Power BI.

Benefits

  • 45% elevation in user experience with interactive UI, collaborative, and social BI is the solution.
  • 25‚Äď30% savings on licensing costs
  • Enhanced decision-making capabilities through the utilization of self-service analytics.
  • Significant reduction of report run time by 90%