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Microsoft BI Services

Information technology units continue to be challenged by the unbridled generation of raw data. But raw data provides no benefit until it is transformed into meaningful information that is purposely designed to facilitate better business decisions. RDX’s BI services help your staff provide accurate, relevant, and timely information to your organization's decision makers, allowing them to analyze operational efficiencies, uncover new revenue opportunities and manage risk.

RDX provides a comprehensive set of services that supports the entire Microsoft Business Intelligence development process. RDX works with each customer to tailor a support solution that ensures the client is fully benefiting from their Microsoft BI investment. Our BI specialists will help you select the most appropriate Microsoft product that meets both your budget and your BI business needs.   Once a product is selected, RDX is with you every step of the way, from initial system design to ongoing support and daily monitoring.  Our dedicated team of analysts works with technicians, business users and managers to create a complete BI solution that allows your organization to turn raw data into actionable insight.

Microsoft Power BI

Power BI is a suite of business analytics tools to analyze data and share insights. Microsoft describes Power BI as an end-to-end solution for building and presenting analytics to end users. Power BI provides a set of tools that covers the entire analytics life-cycle – from connecting to dozens of different data sources, performing data preparation, building robust visualizations and facilitating both traditional and ADHOC analysis from desktops and mobile devices. Power BI connects to a wide range of on-premises and cloud based data stores and is able to access both SSAS tabular and cube data.

 Power BI Design
Power BI Setup

RDX's Power BI system design services include the configuration of the online Power BI service and installing and configuring the Power BI data gateway to allow your organization to connect to on-premises data stores. RDX is also able to integrate Power BI with your SSAS tabular and cube schema objects. Our dedicated Power BI experts also act as advisors, assisting your team to build internal content packs as well as use the external content packs provided by Power BI to connect to your cloud based SSAS platforms.

 Business Intelligence Data Modeling and Design
Power BI Data Modeling and Design

Correctly designing the target data stores that are accessed by Power BI is a process that is often overlooked by many shops. Having a well designed back-end data store lays the foundation for high quality Power BI Analytics. RDX's data architecture subject matter experts work with you to ensure the targets accessed by Power BI provide a well-structured source of data as input. RDX leverages the Power BI desktop to connect, query, model, transform and cleanse your data.

 Power Bi Dashboards and Reports
Power BI Reports and Dashboards

RDX's BI team then visualizes and publishes the analytics to the Power BI service. RDX has extensive experience designing reports and dashboards, scheduling report refreshes and integrating Power BI with SQL Server Reporting Services. RDX is also able to leverage Power BI's mobile report design capabilities to create reports that are optimized for phones and tablets.

Microsoft SSIS, SSAS, SSRS

Microsoft’s SQL Server BI product suite comes with Integration Services (SSIS), Analysis Services (SSAS) and Reporting Services (SSRS) that help turn raw data into meaningful information by minimizing the manual and repetitive work needed to gather, analyze, and report on key business information. SQL Server BI is a complete product stack that includes all components needed to create a full-featured, robust BI environment.

 Microsoft SSIS support services
SQL Server Integration Services

In order to slice, dice and evaluate operational data – you need to capture, cleanse and transform it and then store it for analysis. SQL Server Integration Services is Microsoft’s on-premises platform for building enterprise-level data integration and data transformations solutions. RDX's business intelligence analysts work with you to identify key data sources and design the automated workflows that extract, cleanse, validate and transform the data into information into meaningful information that is purposely designed to facilitate better business decisions. Once transformation is complete, RDX specialists load the data into properly designed and modeled decision making data stores.

 Microsoft SSAS support services
SQL Server Analysis Services

Analysis Services is an analytical data engine used in decision support and business analytics, providing the data for business reports and client applications such as Power BI, Excel, Reporting Services reports, and other data visualization tools. SSAS uses the data captured by SSIS and other ETL products, as well as traditional data input sources and turns it into meaningful information that is purposely designed to facilitate better business decisions. RDX's dedicated BI team has extensive experience designing and implementing advanced data warehouse schemas including Kimball star/snowflake, Inmon’s 3NFschema structures and multi-dimensional cubes. RDX partners with your team to determine the most optimal schema design and build the analysis workflows including slicing, dicing, drill ups/downs and drill throughs.

 Microsoft SSRS support services
SQL Server Reporting Services

SQL Server Reporting Services is an on-premises solution for creating, publishing and scheduling reports and delivering them to end users. SSRS covers all aspects of reporting from design and scheduling to delivery. SSRS allows users to design reports that adjust automatically to different form factors such as tablets and mobile phones and excels at simple and complex visualizations. RDX is able to create robust visualizations including reports and dashboards that help you to realize the true value of your operational data by turning it into strategic, decision-making information.

RDX’s BI team is able to design and implement business intelligence database data stores that range in size from hundreds of gigabytes to terabytes. Our BI experts are able to enhance existing architectures as well as partner with you to design and implement custom-tailored solutions that meet your unique needs. Our customized, scalable SQL Server Power BI and SSIS/SSAS/SSRS solutions help you unlock the power of your data to delight customers, drive differentiation and make better, faster business decisions. From strategic planning to production and beyond, our BI experts are with you every step of the way—managing your solutions, empowering your success and ensuring full maximization of your BI investment.

Power Bi Services:

  • Strategic Planning
  • BI Assessments/Roadmaps
  • Planning and Design
  • Proof of Concept
  • Power BI Service Configuration
  • Power BI Gateway Installation
  • Power BI Dashboard Design
  • Data Source Design
  • Cube Design
  • MDX Development
  • SSIS ETL Integration
  • SSAS/SSRS Interfaces
  • Azure Analytical Services
  • Power Pivot/View/Map/Query
  • Data Access & Transformation
  • Data Modeling/Administration
  • Internal Content Pack Creation
  • SAS Content Pack Config
  • Power BI Report Creation
  • Mobile Optimized Reports
  • Report Publishing/Refreshing
  • Complex DAX Formulas/Queries
  • DAX Performance Optimization
  • Power BI Alerts
  • Security Administration

SSIS, SSAS, SSRS Services:

  • Strategic Planning
  • BI Assessments/Roadmaps
  • Planning and Design
  • Proof of Concept
  • BI Architecture Design
  • Existing Architecture Evaluation
  • Requirements Gathering
  • Data Warehouse/Data Marts
  • Data Modeling (OLTP/OLAP)
  • Kimball/Inmon Methodology
  • Data Modeling/Administration
  • ETL Design and Administration
  • MDX and OLAP Cube Design
  • BI Stack Installation
  • Feature Installation
  • New Project Development
  • TSQL, MDX, DAX Coding
  • SSIS Package Creation
  • SSAS Object Design
  • SSRS Report Creation/Tuning
  • 24/7 BI Environment Support
  • Monitoring/Problem Resolution
  • Restores/Refreshes
  • Change Management
  • Security Administration

BI Platform Monitoring and Administration:

From inception to implementation, RDX is able to provide a full set of administrative services that supports the entire Business Intelligence Life Cycle. RDX’s business intelligence subject matter experts (SMEs) are able to quickly analyze and improve existing architectures, as well as partner with customers to design, build and implement new custom-tailored architectures that meet each customer’s unique needs.

 

Business Intelligence Platform Administration

RDX's SQL Server database and Windows OS support teams partner with their BI counterparts to provide customers with the option of leveraging RDX to support their entire business intelligence architecture.  Customers are able to choose from total environment support that includes back end database and OS support to selecting just the services they need, when they need them.  Each customer can custom tailor a set of monitoring and administration services that meets both their support needs and their budgets.

 

Business Intelligence Platform Monitoring

In order to ensure continuous 24 x 7 availability for all Business Intelligence components, RDX has customized its monitoring product to support the Microsoft BI platform. Our wide offering of monitoring agents allows RDX’s Database Operations Center (DOC) to monitor every component of the Business Intelligence architecture, including databases, middle tier servers and other hardware devices.

DOC's monitoring specialists access a high-level screen that shows the status of key systems and devices, with indicators that highlight database availability, performance, disk/CPU/memory utilization, response time and more. Historical information is transferred to a database repository for historical reporting and trend analysis.

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