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Make the most of your data with business analytics

We bring light to the data jungle!

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.

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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.

Here you can see the logos of our well-known customers, such as AOK, Grunder and Jahr, medac, OLB Bank, SBB, Signal Iduna etc.

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Our business analytics specialists support all data transformation processes, analysis and simulation to construct company control solutions, for example:

  • Strategy and organization of digitalization projects
  • Design of business analytics and data science projects
  • Consulting on the analysis of data, processes, and applications
  • Support for the selection of technology, solutions, and suppliers
  • Implementation of pilot projects and PoCs
  • Development and implementation of data transformation and business analytics solutions (data lake, DWH, data governance, predictive analytics, connected planning, etc.)
  • Construction of cloud, hybrid cloud, and private cloud systems
  • 24/7 support solutions to assist IT, specialized departments, and end users
  • Extensive training concepts for experts, power users, users, and administrators

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:

  • How many products did I sell last month?
  • How have my quarterly results developed as compared to last year?
  • Did the weather influence my sales results?
  • How can I keep my customers from changing to a competitor?

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:

Reporting and dashboarding
Self-service or IT-assisted business analytics
Direct, native access to data sources or use of a data warehouse
Cloud-based or on-premise

We help companies plan, set up, and successfully use an optimal reporting and dashboard environment for the long term.

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.

The data warehouse in the business analytics environment

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.

A diagram of a data warehouse single point of truth from valantic Business Analytics consisting of data sources, ETL, DWH, cubes and metadata, as well as the individual 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:

  1. Planning and simulation
  2. Cost and resource determination
  3. Analysis of business and production processes
  4. Provision of reports and statistics
  5. Use of a data lake
  6. Determination of company KPIs
  7. Provision of data for deeper analyses and data mining, as well as structuring and harmonization of data stocks for a global company view

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.

Using data successfully as a decision-making basis with SAP Analytics

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.

SAP AnalyticsFront-EndBack-EndAnalytics & ReportingAnalytics Cloud (for BI)Embedded AnalyticsLumiraBusiness ObjectsPlanning & PredictiveAnalytics Cloud (for Planning)BPC Standard & EmbeddedBW Integrated PlanningHANA (PAL)Data WarehouseBW/4HANA BW on HANA HANA Native Data Warehouse Cloud BW on any DBData IntegrationSmart Data Access Smart Data Integration Core Data Services Data Intelligence Data Services

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.

Learn more about SAP analytics solutions

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.

Business analytics expert knowledge

Learn more about our business analytics topics in our blog, our webinars, and whitepapers.

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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.
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Successful use of IBM Cognos Business Analytics at Mosca GmbH

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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5 reasons to entrust your business analytics project to valantic

  1. Excellence

    We are satisfied when our customers are enthusiastic. We watch carefully, listen attentively, and record the customer’s requirements with curiosity, deep understanding, and enthusiasm for what we’re doing.

  2. Personal contact

    A central contact at valantic is always available to the customer, ensuring quick communication. This is regardless of the composition of our agile teams.

  3. Stability and size paired with flexibility and speed

    We unite the advantages of a large consulting company – including a broad portfolio of services and financial security – with the flexibility, management attention, and individual approach that are usually the hallmark of small consulting companies.

  4. Expert knowledge

    valantic consists of IT specialists, entrepreneurs, and managers with a broad spectrum of experiences. In our cooperation, respect, responsibility, and mutual trust are especially important to us.

  5. Fairness

    Our opinion is that with a corporate culture that is characterized by fairness with regard to customers, colleagues, capital investors, and the environment, we will reach our goal faster in the long term.

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Anastasios Christodoulou

Managing Director
valantic Business Analytics