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We bring light to the data jungle!
We are at the beginning of a new era: Data and information are multiplying exponentially and influencing entrepreneurial decision-making more all the time.
Business analytics helps us analyze and use huge amounts of existing data. This data is the key to becoming a winner in the digital transformation and optimizing company processes along the entire value chain. But which business analytics solutions are the right ones? Will the use of self-learning technologies and artificial intelligence pay off for you? Which sources of information, which software products can be incorporated and how?
One thing’s for sure: The consistent use of business analytics reduces costs, increases companies’ efficiency and control, improves knowledge management, and, in addition to the development of new business models, offers companies new strategic options.
years’ training experience
successfully completed customer projects
For more than two decades, valantic has been assisting companies in the wholesale, retail, pharma, and manufacturing sectors, plus banks and financial service providers, and many more. IT and business analytics specialists are based in multiple locations in German-speaking Europe to ensure smooth, personal service.
In close cooperation with our Gold Partners IBM, SAP, and Microsoft, as well as our strategic partners Informatica, MicroStrategy and Anaplan, valantic has already implemented many successful customers projects and campaigns.
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Digitalization of a company’s processes requires interdisciplinary expertise.
For a central goal of the digital transformation is the consolidation of information, people, and processes for the digital expansion, reorientation, and optimization of business models.
This is precisely what our experts can do; they provide specialized departments and management with the specific expertise that makes the implementation and operation of digitalization solutions successful.
Our business analytics specialists support all data transformation processes, analysis and simulation to construct company control solutions, for example:
Every day, companies generate and save a lot of varied data. This data is primarily company-internal data – e.g. from customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, from an online shop or accounting software. However, it can also be enriched with third-party data, such as weather data, social media posts, statistics.
But how can this data and information be made useful concretely and profitably for the company or the specific department?
This is only possible with a state-of-the-art, intelligent business analytics environment.
All this with the goal of being able to derive relevant entrepreneurial questions and thus make the business more successful and resilient. For example:
Smart reports and dashboards offer the opportunity to use key performance indicators (KPIs) to make better decisions.
valantic’s business analytics experts have decades of experience from hundreds of successful customers projects; they advise companies about the following best practices:
We help companies plan, set up, and successfully use an optimal reporting and dashboard environment for the long term.
To meet today’s volatile market requirements, companies have to be more agile than ever. Proactive, networked decision-making support is crucial for long-term success.
valantic planning solutions optimize companies’ resilience thanks to flexible planning, continuous forecasting, and simulations, as well as top-class performance management.
The goal of valantic’s planning solutions is to break down silos and create networked, department-spanning company planning in all core areas (strategy, operations, finance, IT, HR & supply chain). Advanced business analytics and planning solutions enable user-friendly analysis and efficient operationalization of strategic decisions.
Our consultants bring process understanding and outstanding expertise with the most innovative, market-leading planning solutions from Anaplan, IBM, and SAP. valantic designs the digital transformation to create collaborative, company-wide planning.
Many companies are currently driving their digitalization forward at full speed. They are digitalizing processes and documents, networking ever more machines and end user devices, and generating more data as a consequence. But even without counting current digitalization and networking initiatives, companies already have an enormous stock of data in their ERP, CRM, and other IT systems. Added to this is the nearly inexhaustible data potential of external sources, such as a data lake.
A DWH is required in order to make this data usable; to process, analyze, and evaluate it; and transform it into a consistent data stock.
The data warehouse serves as a central database system, a single point of truth that is used at the company for analysis. The system extracts, collects, historicizes, and backs up data from a wide variety of different data sources. Downstream systems are fed with data that is critical for making decisions. Among other things, it is used for metadata modeling and business analytics applications.
Single point of truth: Simplification, unification, visualization, prediction
The data warehouse can be used in many ways at the company. As an instrument that can be used company-wide, it should help various departments and decision-makers flexibly and individually. The data warehouse provides the data required for users to analyze company processes and key figures.
Among other things, the data warehouse can be used to perform the following tasks:
Business analytics is complemented by data science, which offers companies/organizations the opportunity – using scientifically based processes – to find patterns and draw valuable insights from their data (even if it is unstructured).
But the added value hidden in this data does not emerge by itself. Data science requires an expansion of business analytics with regard to:
valantic’s data science model guarantees a goal-oriented (what should be achieved in the department/in the company’s domain with data science?), traceable process defined in a project order. This helps identify suitable use cases at the company, make them usable, and integrate them into the business analytics system.
In addition, valantic offers training to become a data science expert in which participants acquire a kind of “driver’s license” for the necessary theoretical and practical equipment.
In the course of visualization, more and more data is accumulating in ever more complex forms and increasing quantities. With the SAP business analytics tools, large quantities of data can be structured and evaluated in order to gain valuable insights.
In particular, valantic can help with the construction of a sound database to enable decision-makers to perform analyses and make data-based decisions. The entire data life cycle, from generation to data integration and modeling, on through to data analysis, is incorporated. Important also, however, are data storage and archiving, deletion, and data backup.
The analytics solutions are only the tool, however. In order to be able to make sound decisions based on data, the data management and analytics solutions have to be attuned very precisely to the user’s circumstances and existing database. Only this way can data evaluation become a significant success factor.
We can help with our expertise in all areas of SAP analytics and data warehouse solutions, including SAP Analytics Cloud, SAP BW/4HANA, SAP BW on HANA, SAP Data Services, and SAO Lumira. We also use the SAP Data Warehouse Cloud, SAP Data Intelligence, and native data warehouses with SAP HANA.
Welcome to the valantic Academy!
Each year, our trainers welcome about 200 participants to our academy in Hamburg or on-site at customers. In addition to a multitude of trainings, workshops, and coaching about IBM, Microsoft, Informatica, MicroStrategy, SAP, and Anaplan topics, the valantic Academy helps people establish knowledge about a technology and move toward certification, with individualized or standardized training. Our motto is “don’t just migrate your systems, migrate your users too!” – the valantic Academy strives to be the perfect complement to your current project, a freshening-up about new highlights and functions of various technologies or an intensification of existing knowledge.
Welcome to valantic’s partner world! valantic Business Analytics is proud of its longstanding partnerships with renowned technology providers from different sectors. In the process, valantic can look back across a multitude of customer projects and joint growth to face new technological and customer-specific challenges and complexities. valantic Business Analytics’ first partnership arose about 25 years ago thanks to a Cognos implementation and training. Today, Cognos belongs to IBM. In the meantime, the gold partnership with IBM includes not just IBM Cognos Analytics, but also additional technologies such as IBM Planning Analytics, IBM Infosphere DataStage, IBM Cloud Pak For Data, Robotic Process Automation with IBM WDG, IBM SPSS Modeler, and IBM SPSS Statistics. After that came a partnership with the Texas technology provider Motio; this partnership will be indispensable with the next IBM Cognos Analytics version update.
In addition to IBM, valantic Business Analytics also has a strong gold partnership with other globally successful providers such as SAP, Microsoft, and Amazon Web Services (AWS). A partner world without these heavy hitters on the market is inconceivable. In addition, our independent approach enables valantic Business Analytics to design customers’ IT infrastructures flexibly and create a provider-independent IT environment as a best-practice approach. The valantic group also distinguishes itself with 360° consulting, implementation, and support services for SAP services.
Aside from the big monolithic market leaders IBM, SAP, Microsoft, and AWS, valantic Business Analytics specializes in the areas ETL processes with Informatica, one of the strongest global ETL players; with data piloting in the seminar management sector; Microsoft Azure Data Lake for reporting from unstructured data sources; in the reporting sector with various market-leading providers such as IBM Cognos Analytics, SAP S/4 HANA, Microsoft Power BI, and MicroStrategy.
Director Service & Repair and Export Control Officer (ECO) Thales e-Transactions
”I was not just a satisfied customer, but an enthusiastic customer.“
Project Manager BI Applications Coloplast
”It was the right decision to work with valantic Business Analytics.“
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Peter Jensen is a wholesaler of sanitary and building technology products. In cooperation with valantic’s BA specialists, Peter Jensen introduced IBM Cognos Business Analytics. Thanks to the introduction of a database solution in addition to the new CRM system, it is now possible to link and evaluate not just information from the CRM system, but also from the materials management system. This way, all required business data is aggregated centrally and it can be called up at any time.
AOK Niedersachsen is the tenth-largest health insurance company in Germany. In Germany, companies that provide statutory health insurance are subject to a high degree of state regulation. For this reason, it is crucial for AOK Niedersachsen to stay agile and continuously boost overall corporate performance. Supported by IBM Business Partner valantic the company implemented a comprehensive database and a flexible BI system that supports planning, reporting, analysis and forecasting.
Mosca GmbH of Waldbrunn, Germany, is an international machinery and equipment. The company had licenses for the IBM Cognos program for several years without exploiting the strengths of the data warehouse system. Mosca turned to valantic to finally get the program “up and running.” valantic worked with Mosca to build a central data warehouse and uniform reporting platform for the areas of sales and service, HR, controlling, warehouse and logistics, purchasing, manufacturing, and production.
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