Velaris helps Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) with a Business Intelligence (BI) Health Check Assessment

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The Health Check Assessment has been developed specifically for customers to prepare for Oracle’s latest Business Intelligence (BI) Release

“The Health Check Assessment is a way to gain insight into the current state of any BI system. Velaris’ proven approach to Oracle BI is based on our deep understanding of Oracle’s BI product said Nate Earnest, Director, Managed Services at Velaris.

In the current economic environment where many organizations are reducing staff or shifting responsibilities in an effort to save money, few have time to dedicate to tasks beyond day to day operations and tactical system maintenance. Topics such as understanding Oracle’s latest BI roadmap or planning for strategic BI initiatives are viewed as non-critical and end up poorly understood or largely overlooked. The situation is acerbated by increasing maintenance costs for older systems that are not aligned with organizational business goals.

The Health Check assessment and report provide a perfect starting point for organizations looking to evaluate their existing BI strategy. Velaris has the ability and expertise to support organizations through the entire process by suggesting best practices; providing health checks; upgrade and migration services; training; and ongoing support services for the Oracle BI environment.

“Some organizations tend to take the ‘If it’s not broke, don’t fix it’ approach with regard to their BI systems, while those same systems may not be running properly unbeknownst to the staff. This situation is compounded in most organizations, but especially in higher education, when critical knowledge of the BI system is lost or becomes rare due to organizational restructuring or staff turnover. Our Health Check report helps educate an organization by presenting data about the system’s current state and the BI product’s roadmap for the future. The report also provides a health score based on various areas such as system resources, reporting functionality, and potential points of failure. The results allow Velaris to make recommendations based on best practices that are tailored to each organization’s deployment scenario in order to maximize opportunities for success.” said Doug Scheidig, Senior Systems Engineer at Velaris.

Velaris’ Health Check assessments start at $1000 and are conducted over a one to two day span either onsite or remotely via collaboration tools. The Health Check report is delivered to the client within five business days. After the customer has had time to review the Health Check report, we conduct a conference call with the client to discuss the findings of the Health Check and answer any other questions the customer may have. The Health Check fee is refundable if the customer engages us to perform other services, such as migration or ongoing support, within 60 days of the Health Check.

Velaris provides Business Intelligence consulting services for commercial, government, and higher education clients. Leveraging more than 15 years’ experience as a leading IT consulting organization, Velaris has established partnerships with top BI vendors and led hundreds of engagements with top-tier organizations. Velaris delivers a comprehensive suite of capabilities that help clients migrate to new product releases, effectively maintain and administer their system, create more sophisticated reports, and provide end-user training.

Velaris has implemented over 200 data warehouses, created over 10,000 reports for more than 50,000 users, and has trained over 20,000 users in the last 10 years. Velaris is committed to client satisfaction, with a focus on exceeding client expectations and building long-term relationships. Velaris has delivered an annual repeat business rate of 94% for over 15 years.

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Rensselaer was founded in 1824 in Troy, New York. It is the nation’s oldest technological university, operating an undergraduate and graduate residential campus in Troy and an additional campus for working professionals in Hartford, Connecticut. Rensselaer is an internationally recognized research university of approximately 7,241 undergraduate and graduate students. The university offers degrees from five schools: Engineering; Science; Architecture; Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences; and the Lally School of Management & Technology; as well as an interdisciplinary degree in Information Technology.


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