New Zealand IBM
Cognos Business
Intelligence Solutions

Having your information at your fingertips, and presented in an easily understood and meaningful format allows your business to make better decisions based on real facts. At CDP the business intelligence solution we provide starts by getting a real understanding of the business and then designing a tailored solution to best suit the business.

Overview

CDP’s focus is to implement and support technology systems that drive greater efficiency for our customers. These efficiencies are gained through greater financial performance and improved operational agility.

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Rapid Analytics Mart (RAM)

Providing visibility of business performance across a range of organisation-wide metrics using dashboards and scorecards has traditionally been difficult to achieve. Management need a single view of metrics with accurate information to support decision making.

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Campaign analytics

Our campaign analytics solution combines internal organisational data and social media data to analyse key campaign metrics including sentiment analysis. This is based around IBM Big Insights running over Social Media Extractors.

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Business intelligence

Business Intelligence is one of those terms that the cognoscenti think they know the meaning of, but can’t explain. That’s because it means different things to different people.

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Information management

Successful information management is much more than business intelligence, planning and data warehouse technology. Successful organisations, both in the public and private sector, typically take their information seriously. Leveraging information to achieve an advantage, rather than being a consumer of information purely used to run the organisation.

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Dashboards and scorecards

The terms Scorecard and Dashboard are often used interchangeably. In addition, there are arguments about how to measure the health of an organisation. Peter Drucker famously said that “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it”, but Einstein said that “not everything that counts can be counted; and not everything that can be counted, counts.”

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Data warehousing

Data warehouses are used as sources of reporting data for organisations. Much of CDP’s data warehousing work follows the Ralph Kimball concept of conformed dimensions. Kimball’s dimensional design technique makes it possible to build a data warehouse, one data mart at a time and consists of a number of elements.

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Data governance

Data governance is a grandiose name for something that has been done for decades, but with differences. It is essentially the management of an organisation’s data assets. What is new is that increasingly data is being treated as more than just something to manage, but a business component that needs careful, systematic governance.

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Business analysis

CDP undertake a great deal of business intelligence business analysis. It’s like normal BA, but it is informed by our deep understanding of what makes for successful business intelligence projects. All projects benefit from good business analysis and business intelligence project are no exception. But business intelligence projects have some unique features that make the business analysis process distinctive. In particular, their iterative nature means that requirements gathering, analysis and architectural design are consequentially distinctive.

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Performance management

Performance management is a term that gets thrown around with abandon. Some people use it interchangeably with Business Intelligence; others give it more of a financial management angle. It doesn’t really matter which definition you use; as long as your organisation is using its intellectual, management and data assets as well as possible to achieve corporate goals.

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Consulting

CDP has significant experience in the design, development, implementation and support of performance management solutions. We have implemented over 200 business intelligence sites, 60 enterprise planning, with a number incorporating data warehouse systems. CDP has undoubtedly the most experienced team available in New Zealand for the implementation of IBM Cognos software.

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Project management

When undertaking business intelligence and information management projects, the project management methodology employed by CDP will vary depending on the clients approach. Some clients will insist on using their corporate a methodology, others will leave it to CDP to provide. Either way it is necessary to provide formal discipline to the management of such projects; and it is important that the distinctive things about business intelligence & information management projects are incorporated.

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Business strategy software

Business strategy software for strategy management and strategic planning. StrategyBlocks is a software as a service (SaaS) that provides strategic intelligence to organizations. Clear communication is key to an organization and StrategyBlocks creates a unique relationship between people, ideas, and information.

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