We made it easy for our client to acquire business intelligence software and begin working on the market analysis required to achieve their business goal, all within a tight deadline.
Our client needed a business intelligence (BI) solution so they could develop a real estate market analysis tool and import data from existing databases to summarize and analyze. They were under a tight deadline and starting at the beginning—with no pre-existing BI capabilities, performance management software or the time to evaluate what solution to buy. The client also recognized the opportunity for the BI solution to provide addition value in the future, to sell to other real estate boards and data-centric organizations.
Our team took a software-plus-services approach, a flexible solution for our client that combined client and server software with managed Internet services—bundling together licensing costs, deployment, development and support. Working closely with the client, we performed a business needs analysis to outline the scope for their new BI solution. After establishing scope, we were able to incorporate and structure the information using the proposed software so the client could perform the analysis within their three month timeline. The team is already planning on the expansion of the BI solution, enabling further analysis for brokers and realtors.
A software-plus-services delivery adds value by providing client and server software along with our expertise. For this client, we met their tight deadline, enabled a less complicated evaluation process and acted as a trusted advisor in the process so the client could forgo the lengthy and complex software selection process. Our approach also allowed them to allocate more budget for development work, and less on buying the software licensing.
The client can now expand on the BI solution to meet the needs of local customers in their provincial market, exceeding the initial project scope.