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A widely recognized organization in the supply of workplace uniforms and sundries, with over 30 locations nationally, known for their ability to understand, anticipate and meet clients’ needs. The customer was anticipating a need for a Power BI cost management dashboard solution.
Customer was using a manual process of downloading cost (SAP) and revenue (invoicing system) data into excel spreadsheets and calculate gross margins for its sales. The manual process worked for many years but with the rapid growth in business and increase in data volume the Customer kicked off an initiative to create a modern BI solution with automated data integration to calculate gross margins.
After few initial discovery sessions and analysis of the current manual processes VNB PowerBI team proposed a Power BI cost management dashboard solution leveraging Azure Analytics and Power BI. The new solution leveraged Azure Data Factory for data integration, Azure SQL Data Warehouse for data storage, Azure Analysis Services for data modeling and PowerBI for data visualizations. Key dimensions and facts were identified from cost\revenue data and were implemented as a star schema based dimensional mode into Azure SQL Data Warehouse. Large set of SAP cost data and invoicing systems revenue data were incrementally loaded into various cubes within Azure Analysis Services. PowerBI was reports and dashboards were created for key stakeholders to view gross margins by store and locations.
VNB’s BI team conducted a thorough review of the customer’s data landscape and proposed a data gateway architecture to handle the multiple data sources such as SAP data sources, Legacy Oracle DW, and SQL server.VIEW DETAILS
VNB provided a comprehensive solution by creating Opex and Capex reports. These reports enabled the customer to gain real-time financial insights, effectively manage expenses, and optimize resource allocation.VIEW DETAILS