Improving Business Intelligence for DEFRA
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Defra Shared Services Directorate (Defra SSD) provides back office services for Defra, Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and a number of Defra’s arms length bodies. These organisations need to satisfy a large number of back office information requirements, including undertaking consolidated financial accounts, workforce planning, spend analysis, parliamentary questions and Freedom of Information Act requests. Defra SSD therefore require a sophisticated Business Intelligence environment to efficiently achieve this.
Defra SSD commissioned SCISYS to undertake a review of Business Intelligence strategy, looking at requirements, solution technologies, costs and benefits, with a view to recommending a cost effective solution and a roadmap to deliver it. SCISYS successfully delivered the following services:
- Review of the market for Business Intelligence technology that would best suite Defra SSD’s customers’ needs.
- Develop a roadmap for delivery of improved Business Intelligence.
- Evaluation of the benefits, both tangible and intangible, and the return on investment from improved Business Intelligence.
- Proposal of alternative Business Intelligence solutions, with indicative costs, and a recommendation on the best solution.
Kay Margerison, Head of Business Effectiveness and Customer Engagement Group, Deputy Director, Defra SSD said: "SCISYS was selected for this important project via G-Cloud as the company demonstrated a clear understanding of our requirements and had a clear approach as to how they would deliver the assignment. We are very pleased with the engagement, knowledge of their staff and with progress to date. "
The benefits to Defra SSD’s customers include:
- Several alternative solutions identified at a greatly reduced cost (compared to proposals previously received by Defra SSD).
- A clear roadmap, with incremental steps, to achieve better Business Intelligence.
- Business case to support funding for the initiative.
- Recommendation for the most cost effective Business Intelligence solution that can be deployed rapidly and meets all strategic objectives as well as addressing short term tactical issues.
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