Niche BI/DW Solution Replacing Proprietary ERP Reporting For Manufacturing Company

Technology Used

Microsoft Reporting Services, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle Database, Tableau, SSIS, Power BI, Microsoft Analysis Server (SSAS)

Customer Profile

A North American company serving customers and communities with digital display products. A recognized and trusted brand in major countries around the world, manufacturing electronic scoreboards, LED signs etc.

Customer Situation

  • Had massive amounts of data in their ERP and other custom apps that integrate with ERP (CRM, domain specific apps etc.)
  • Needed a BI/DW solution that can provide timely information to all users throughout the organization, helping them make better decisions
  • Had existing investments in Microsoft technology ecosystem and needed a centralized BI solution, which would consolidate the data from heterogeneous sources

Congruent's Solution

  • Worked with the customer in analyzing the requirement and story pointing; Developed various data marts and a centralized BI solution to provide comprehensive and timely information
  • Extraction, transformation and loading of data from disparate source systems like ERPs, engineering applications, legacy systems and SharePoint sites
  • Integrated data from disparate source systems like ERPs, Engineering applications, Legacy systems and SharePoint sites
  • Dealt with different input sources which are in the form of SharePoint Lists, web services, flat files, spreadsheets, Oracle & SQL data
  • Helped in revamping reports for better usage and performance, bringing most of the available information in a central place to benefit the organization
  • Developed and maintained close to 1000 reports, dashboards, scorecards etc
  • Conducted extensive QA to ensure the data and solution quality
  • Helped customer with their Power BI Implementation


  • Having reports that boost the confidence of end users instead of old excel or non-standard reports
  • Integration of information from various technologies, systems and domain, providing single view of information
  • Information at end-user disposal in the preferred format at almost near real-time
  • Improved efficiency in report generation time using various hardcore BI reporting technology and practices

Congruent's Key Challenges

  • Integrating information from multiple sources and technologies efficiently
  • Consolidating reports for various domain areas or systems and produce reports which boost confidence over the data presented
  • Working with various technical and business teams to help develop reports based on various timing, technologies and dynamic calculation even with the data outside the ODS

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