Business and Data Analysis

Business Intelligence relies upon good data; you know the old adage, "Rubbish in, rubbish out…” Well that's never been truer than in the context of BI.

If you take poor data and combine it with other poor data you're only ever going to get a headache.

At Format14 we understand that data often grows in an organic way rather than designed way, we also understand that data cleansing and re-structuring can be a major task that's not lightly entered into. We help organisations understand the data they have and work with them to develop a pragmatic solution to data cleansing and re-structuring.

It's as important to understand how you capture and derive your data as it is to have an accurate, well-structured database.

We'll help you decide whether or not you need a data warehouse for your reporting data, how many data marts are right for you and what the security structure should be across your data. A data warehouse is not always the answer and we take a pragmatic approach to this question and will give you straightforward, clear advice on what you really need to achieve your reporting and analysis needs.

It's as important to understand how you capture and derive your data as it is to have an accurate, well-structured database.

We'll help you decide whether or not you need a data warehouse for your reporting data, how many data marts are right for you and what the security structure should be across your data.

A data warehouse is not always the answer and we take a pragmatic approach to this question and will give you straightforward, clear advice on what you really need to achieve your reporting and analysis needs.