To meet the demands of enterprise-scale IT environments and business users needs, a solid business intelligence platform and well architected solution is a must. Several common characteristics and values of enterprise-scale BI deployments are:
Agile: Change is inevitable -like a new business strategy, or a new enterprise application-the BI solution has to adapt accordingly.
Seamless: To reach the broadest possible audience, a BI solution has to recognize and accommodate different types of users through a common user experience, across all BI capabilities and on the full range of technologies.
Open: Businesses intelligence has to be open-in terms of the data you can access, integration with existing and new applications, portals, security systems, and more.
Scalable: Enterprise BI deployments have to scale to thousands and tens of thousands of users across a global organization, and they must scale in a linear fashion.
Our consultants have tackled the most demanding assignments, from departmental to enterprise-wide solutions. The knowledge gained from applying proven practices for deploying BI systems at Global 1000 organizations – enables us to recommended and implement the technology solutions that address your unique business challenges.
Architecture Design Services: Organizations require an architecture that is agile and can help easily integrate, add or remove additional services. Our consultants work with you to examine the architecture, design and performance of your BI application. We meet with your system architects, application designers and database administrators to understand and build an architecture that provides accurate, timely and consistent delivery of information to the end user community. To help architect your BI solutions we offer the following services to design or optimize an existing BI environment:
An application programming interface (API) lets you integrate business intelligence into other applications and systems, and vice versa without compromising application functionality or time to market. Our consultants have built solutions on Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and open Web 2.0 standards, such as web services, XML, SOAP, WSDL and RSS. We deep expertise in developing applications using .Net and Java environments including .asp, .jsp and rss. We have developed solutions in following areas:
Query and Reporting enhancement: A tailored BI solution leveraging advanced analytic and query capabilities of the BI Platform
Portal Integration with widely used portal environments like IBM WebSphere, Microsoft Sharepoint, SAP Netweaver, and BEA Plumtree using the emerging Web Services for Remote Portlets (WSRP) standard
Security Integration to work with existing security providers-often more than one-to ensure that access to both the BI system and the information in that system is always secured as required.
Cognos Mashup Service is an application programming interface (API) that automatically and securely exposes content from IBM Cognos Business Intelligence — reports, queries, analyses and metrics — as a Web service. Advanced business users and/or application developers can embed all or parts of this content into other business applications, processes or data visualizations. Cognos Mashup Service provides you with an easy and effective way to deliver valuable information to business users in everyday applications and processes while maintaining the integrity and security.
This allows advanced business users and/or application developers to embed all or parts of this content into other business applications, processes or data visualizations. With an easy way to combine this information, IT can quickly provide BI to users in the systems they are most familiar with.
The IBM Cognos Mashup Service provides a way for you to integrate Cognos reports with other applications. You can use either of two interfaces to accomplish this integration: