On a mission to turn their existing data capability into a powerhouse for insight and decision making, our client (a global wholesaler) knew they needed a robust and practical strategy before embarking on their transformation.
Having decided to use Power BI, the company engaged One51 to provide a complete technical analysis and consultation – culminating in a detailed roadmap and documentation that provides a clear and cost effective way forward.
Legacy data reporting tools were hindering progress
As a wholesale giant with a presence in multiple countries and several branches across Australia, our client relied heavily on data to conduct their operations.
Although their Australian arm had built out an impressive data capability within on-premise systems, their current method of spreadsheets and disparate reporting tools was hindering the level of insight they could achieve.
The company also wanted to empower business users by enabling self-service to relevant data for leadership, as well as staff in sales, finance, procurement, and warehouse and branch management.
While their internal IT team had begun experimenting with Power BI, they wisely decided not to move forward with a complete transformation until they were equipped with a well-planned strategy.
After developing a long list of goals and requirements, the company reached out to one51 for guidance.
Conducting a thorough technical analysis
One51’s team for this project included a Principal Consultant with extensive experience in Power BI, backed by technical leads and a project manager.
We kicked off by gaining a full understanding of what our client wanted to achieve, which included:
Another key aspect of the project was the ability to integrate Power BI with existing business-critical IT systems.
Our team undertook an in-depth current state and gap analyses of the company’s operating environment, and examined challenges and opportunities in moving to the target state.
Working closely with their stakeholders, this groundwork resulted in 3 key outcomes:
Power BI enterprise strategy
Immediate and unanimous approval at a Group level
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