Given today’s business environment, data has become an exponential and vital element for business success with business intelligence continuously growing in importance. Driving and propelling organizational agility, competitiveness, and efficiency. It allows companies to establish analytics system to efficiently analyse data to find helpful information, propose conclusions, and promote decision-making.
Business Intelligence Architects are some of the leading minds in business and information management. Utilising data components and information management systems to organize data and apply technology that presents data as functional information source for executives and leaders. Data components include data sources that business and financial leaders, as well as other end users’ access and analyse to meet organizational objectives. That is why, selecting the right data is just as important as the system developement to manage or present it.
Extract Transform and Load (ETL) is the traditional approach for handling data warehousing and analytic tasks. To complete this process, BI architect may develop in house solutions or employ custom solutions that offer end-to-end data management-as-a-service that can extract, transform and load data for analysis.
Data modeling tackles what the BI Architect needs from data sources, including the format of the data, and how it relates to other data elements. BI Architects leverage data modeling to organize data sources and the actual data to minimize the cost of storage, replication, as well as mitigate the need to build a data warehouse.
For organisations that are new to modern platforms, the Power BI architect can help design and develop end to end business intelligence solution based on Microsoft Power BI platform. His main responsibility is to implement BI for the organizations, including but not limited to determining platforms to building and maintaining data warehouses.
By working closely with clients, he identifies analysis and reporting requirements, providing user-friendly and self-service reports and analysis using front-end application. Organizations who wants to perform analysis necessary to help users and executives make data-driven business decisions need a strong BI strategy and team.
A Power BI architect is on top of the different stages of a business intelligence project. This includes creating a logical design, building physical design, implementation and supporting reporting solutions for enterprise clients, testing, and deployment.
He also collaborates with clients to define user requirements for web systems, design reports and dashboards to develop a self-service reporting functionality. This is on top of analysing user requirements based on findings, design functional specifications for BI front-end applications. He also assists in defining BI framework model, semantic layers and metadata repositories to support reporting and administration. His other responsibilities also involve develop and manage BI end user presentation for training and documentation.
Ultimately his goal is to set up an accessible and robust BI platform to address the challenges and cost-prohibitions for any organisation.
Depending on business requirement, size, and setup, a Business Intelligence Architect may be hired as a regular employee especially for large organisations with multiple BI requirements that may be frequently changing. For medium and small enterprise, it may be more cost-efficient to hire a BI architect on a project and consultancy basis. AI Consulting Group offers Power BI Architect and management consultancy on a fixed price and fixed outcome to mitigate risks effectively reducing risks and maximizing value.