Together with De Watergroep, delaware defined a roadmap based on 3 pillars: analysis of the information needs, a well-organized governance structure, and a selection of technological tools. “Our project team thoroughly analyzed the needs of the business and mapped the processes including our company’s mission, vision and goals before looking at technologies or tools.
In line with the project objectives and budget, we implemented best practices for governance and rolled out the program pragmatically, starting with small but valuable sub-projects,” says Cristina Orodel, Project Manager BI & Portfolio Manager at De Watergroep.
The existing hardware and software platforms were replaced by a new setup based on Microsoft AX ERP and data warehouse, complemented by SAP BO as a reporting tool. Thanks to the addition of SAP BO Universe for the translation of technical data from the data warehouse into clear business terms, business users can now build reports without needing SQL coding skills.
For De Watergroep, this new setup has created a single point of truth, eliminating the existing information silos and allowing the company to make sound decisions based on centrally validated data.