I'm new to multidimensional modeling.
Can you give me a basic orientation to the core concepts?
Certainly. It all starts with the question: What
is a fact?
should I be seeking assistance with my business intelligence project?
A very high number of business
intelligence projects fail. The Gartner
Group famously predicted a 50% failure rate for business intelligence
projects in 2003. According to a recent study conducted by Sybase
and the United Kingdom's National Computing Centre, 5
out of 6 BI projects fail to meet all original objectives.
In our experience, the number one
predictor of project success or failure is the quality of the multidimensional
data model developed for the project. This critical aspect of
the project directly influences the behavior of the business intelligence
tool you have selected. In essence, a poor model results in a "garbage
in, garbage out" scenario that cripples the ability of your
developers to quickly create new reports featuring accurate information.
You may have an insufficient data
model if you are suffering one or more of the following symptoms:
- project has missed major implementation
- project is over budget
- business intelligence tool is acting
unpredictably, producing incorrect results or errors
- developing a new report takes excessive
time and effort
- changes made to accommodate new
reports result in unexpected changes to the output of old reports
- reports take too long to execute
- users cannot develop ad hoc reports
without the assistance of IT
- users from different business areas
have disagreements over the meaning of report metrics
should I choose Fact Technologies™?
See a summary here.
How are Fact Technologies consultants
different from those of a typical consulting firm?
Each member of our consulting pool has been carefully screened
with extensive written and oral examinations designed to verify
a thorough comprehension of both theoretical and practical issues.
Particular emphasis is placed on a deep understanding of multidimensional
modeling, and on the impact of modeling choices on the behavior
of leading business intelligence tools.
Fewer than 25% of candidates are selected for our screening process
based on their experience and achievements. Of those selected, fewer
than one-sixth score at a level high enough to qualify for lead
positions. Simply put, our consultants are among the best the industry
has to offer.
Who are your clients?
See our client list of companies
we've worked with.