BI Architecture and Strategy
Develop a flexible structure that fits your needs.

To us „BI“ or „Business Intelligence“ means the totality of all processes, IT systems and any organizational structures used to transform data into useful, governance-relevant knowledge.

There are many fields of action that must be taken into consideration and coordinated within a company in order to ensure a successful BI initiative and doing so requires a systematic and effective approach. The goals of a BI initiative and the plan for achieving those goals should be determined very early on as part of the overall BI strategy. The strategy itself forms the initial basis for all your future BI-related activities and decisions!

A few aspects are essential, no matter which specifications are defined for the BI strategy: the architecture must be stable, while also being flexible enough to allow model changes, and must also be effective and not unnecessarily complex.

The path to the right BI architecture

One of the core aspects of an effective and meaningful BI strategy is the definition or description of the used BI structure. Key questions in doing so include: 

  • Which departments or fields need to be integrated? Production, finances, controlling, HR, etc.?
  • What are the requirements for reporting – flexible, OLAP-like analysis options and/or simply accessing preconfigured reports?
  • Do mobile scenarios need to be provided, e.g., for Sales Force employees or on-site at your customers’ locations?
  • What should the layered model design look like in order to allow flexible reactions to the growing need for information in the future?
  • Which data flows are relevant? Traditional ETL scenarios, where data from "source systems", often the ERP system, is prepared and then stored in BI? Or collecting data within the BI, e.g., as part of the planning applications or KPI calculations, with data feedback in operative systems for controlling the processes used there?
  • Which data needs to be stored, for how long and with what level of detail? Which "housekeeping" activities are required?
How it benefits you..

We help you create a "BI roadmap", examining every facet of the processes, systems and organizational structures relevant for you and integrate them into a BI-specific maturity model. Based on the experience we have gathered during on long-term collaborations with companies who successfully use BI, we are able to make recommendations for your future BI activities and are more than happy to help you optimize your existing BI landscape.

Are you interested in hearing a few ideas on how to optimally use your BI potential? Then contact us about scheduling your first workshop with us today!

msg as your partner...

We have been involved in many BI projects and have not only seen a wide variety of architecture approaches, but have been able to actively shape those approaches as well. Our focus on SAP software and our in-depth knowledge of the unique features of the SAP BI tools and SAP-based source systems, such as SAP ERP, CRM, APO, etc., help us and you define the best architecture approaches, especially in these kinds of scenarios.

We would be happy to show you a few references from your own industry! Simply go ahead contact us for more information!

Get in touch

Frank Schünke


msg treorbis GmbH
Bei dem Neuen Krahn 2
20457 Hamburg

+49 40 3344150-0
+49 40 3344150-99

The msg group

msg treorbis GmbH is part of msg, an independent international group of companies with autonomous regional companies and subsidiaries and over 9,000 employees.

The msg group is active in over 25 countries in the banking, insurance, automotive, food, life science & healthcare, public sector, telecommunications, travel & logistics and utilities sectors.