In a recent blog published by Grzegorz Motriuk, Partner Channel Manager at Jet Reports CEE, he tackled an important yet simple business question “Why you should embrace Data Warehouse Automation?”
In 2014 Data Warehouse Automation (DWA) was a hot topic in the Business Intelligence discussion.
And with the significant investment that organisations have made or continue to make into their Data Warehouse, it’s no wonder.
TimeXtender has been doing it for 8 years (without having a technical term for it) – and thanks to TDWI the thing we do now has its own category; Data Warehouse Automation.
Find out more about Data Warehouse Automation and how it can help you overcome your pains.
Here’s Grzegorz Motriuk’s 5 good reasons from to embrace Data Warehouse Automation. Now
- Focus on real business issues. It should be clear for any organization that Business Intelligence and analytics are means for achieving business goals. Due to the complexity of the solutions it is easy to get distracted, however, and devote too much attention to developing them rather than using them to grow. Automation allows you to refocus as a lot of time and talent-consuming work is being done in the background without much manual work.
- Empower business users. When business users heavily depend on technical staff it discourages them from implementing change. If any alteration in the way the BI system works requires longish meetings, analysis or even just sending an e-mail and waiting for a response, the chances are these changes will never happen. But if the Data Warehouse Automation tool is straightforward enough it will allow business users to modify cubes or warehouse after a relatively a short training.
- Facilitate creativity of IT people. Manual Data Warehouse modifications are time consuming and often a burden for the IT/BI team. By taking their precious time they distract their attention that could otherwise be devoted to more creative efforts to improve the overall system efficiency, security and functionality. With automation comes more freedom to develop the software and hardware infrastructure.
- Make things happen. As life shows, Without Data Warehouse Automation sometimes ad-hoc reporting and analytics just doesn't happen. Here's a summary by one of our partners who saw far too many projects fail: "If a customer wants to implement a one-time modification in his BI back-end he needs to call in a consultant. Due to a busy schedule it takes a week for the consultant to analyze the issue and further three weeks to implement it. So after a month the change is done. Just when it's not needed anymore".
- Save. Data Warehouse Automation saves a lot of time and money, because it takes considerably less time to configure such a solution during implementation and modify it later.