Are you wondering why all the hype surrounding data warehousing?

As a manager in corporate America, ask yourself this question: "Are we able to use information to improve company profits to the fullest extent?"

If there is any doubt to your answer then you need to move to the next step. There are five basic questions that are key if one is to understand the relevance behind data warehousing and improving company profits:

Can we use information to increase sales or improve profit margins?
Can we use information to increase market share or enter new markets?
Can we use information to be more competitive?
Can we use information to reduce costs or to be more productive?
Can we use information to better understand our customer's requirements for doing business?

If your answer is "yes" to any these questions, then you understand the reason for all the hype surrounding data warehousing. And the remarkable thing is that most all of this information is already there, locked away in company data coffers. The reason you can't get to it is because it is located in unreachable (translated, old proprietary) repositories or is stored in complex formats designed for your transactional systems, making it extremely difficult, maybe impossible, for meaningful reporting. The purpose of the data warehouse is to consolidate information and place it in a format that business people can understand and use on a daily basis to improve company profitability. Thus, the data warehouse is built specifically around the requirements of the business user, not the transactional requirements of an ERP system.

Now you understand why Relational Solutions, Inc. is in business and why we can be important to your company. We build data warehouses incrementally so our customers can reap the benefits quickly, usually within 3 to 6 months. We start with the most pressing needs like Financial Reporting or Sales and Marketing and incrementally build in areas such as Fulfillment, Forecasting, Inventory Management, etc. Take a look at our Data Warehouse Subject Area Analysis to gain a better understanding of how a data warehouse can benefit your organization.