R.A.P.I.D GoLive™ OBIEE Implementation Methodology 1-2-3
GoLiveSystems’ proven methodology enables the successful implementation of your BI Application(s). Our methodology is continuously being fine-tuned and perfected, as well as keeping up with industry trends and product updates.
For customers who use Oracle EBS, Siebel, or PeopleSoft applications, we have divided the BI Application implementation into three steps. Starting with the end in mind GoLiveSystems implements your BI Application ‘out of the box’ and then working with your team, develops a roadmap for configuring and deploying your BI Application(s). By implementing the Applications right out of the box, this allows you to view your data and more effectively determine your needs and the configuration necessary to enable the application to be an integral part on how you run and analyze your business.
Starts with agreement on success criteria, scope, resources, and costs and a common focus.
Install the BI Applications and perform the initial configuration and data load. GoLiveSystems works as part of your team to ensure your environment is ready, using our BI Applications Readiness Assessment document.
At this point you see your data in pre-built Dashboards and Reports and you can build ad hoc reports using Answers. Continuing to work with your team we review the data loaded and determine the ‘goodness of fit’ of each Subject Area. This leads to a high level assessment of the complexity to configure the Subject Areas for your needs. This information, combined with an understanding of the priority of your business requirements will be used to develop a roadmap for configuring and implementing the BI Applications and their subject areas. Before moving on to Step 2, the scope needs to be refined. GoLiveSystems has found that the most successful projects deploy a subset of subject areas in a number of iterative phases. This ensures business value is delivered quickly increasing your ROI and garnering support from key stakeholders.
This step focuses on the details of your business. GoLiveSystems applies its business and technical knowledge to understand your analytical requirements that drive (a) the reports (b) the dashboards and (c) the ad hoc reporting out of your data warehouse. This includes your business processes and ERP application usage that drive the components that move and store your data. GoLiveSystems then designs and develops the detailed configurations that will make the BI Applications work for your business needs, knowing what configurations needs to be changed whether it is ETL, metadata, reports, etc.
Now it is time to configure, test, and deploy. After the configuration is complete and the unit testing is successful the data is reloaded, it is time for Data Validation and User Acceptance Testing. GoLiveSystems provides a Test Lead to develop and manage test cases. We work with you providing the know-how to help diagnose issues and estimate changes that the UAT users may request now that they are exposed to a new paradigm in analytics and reporting.
Deployment is the final and most crucial step where success can be officially declared. We will continue to work with your team to help develop, maintain and fully train your team.
In conclusion the GoLiveSystems team of consultants and subject matter experts work with you and your team every step of the way insuring a successful and rapid implementation.