As part of this ambitious business intelligence project, AOK Niedersachsen created a standardized database of all business
processes for its various departments.
In parallel, AOK Niedersachsen implemented a BI system based on IBM Cognos technology. The new system was designed to support all management processes, including planning, reporting, analysis and forecasting. IBM Business Partner novem supported the company throughout the development and deployment of the new solution.
The new BI database contains over 11,000 data fields, over 500 tables and more than 3.5 billion records. It integrates data supplied by the company’s business applications as well as additional external data sources. Around 750 users, ranging from the CEO to the administrative staff, use the IBM Cognos software to view relevant performance figures, which are displayed in graphical dashboards. For example, the solution allows them to view and compare current and cumulative inputs and outputs, or forecasted and actual earnings.
From the high-level dashboards, employees can drill down to the details. In addition, staff can use predefined reports to generate overviews of the figures that they need to monitor most frequently.
Additional tools help staff perform targeted or spontaneous analyses of specific areas. Some employees are also using IBM Cognos Mobile on their Apple iPads as part of a pilot project.
Data from business applications is continuously collated and processed in real time in a single database, then combined with data from specialist applications.
Around 750 employees based across Niedersachsen access graphical dashboards and comprehensive analysis tools, enabling them to analyze up-to-date, relevant performance data from any location.
Detailed, up-to-the-minute information offers new insights and enables decision-makers to manage the company more effectively Simulations help managers see the likely effects of business decisions before they are made.