Bull is a major player in decision support systems in Europe. The Group assists project owners and contractors covering the whole of their Business Intelligence (BI) projects. Bull stands out with its offering of innovative services, enabling organisations to harmonise their data centers in silos to integrate them into Business Intelligence Information Systems (BBIIS). The Group has also established an industrialised BI Services Center unique in Europe, enabling BI projects to increase productivity while reducing costs and timescales
The performance of a Business Intelligence system relies primarily on the quality of the upstream business analysis. Inappropriateness of KPIs, multiple disparate dashboards and poor quality data are problems frequently found in enterprises’ BI systems. An expert in BI consulting, Bull has developed advanced methodologies that allow project owners to avoid these pitfalls. To this end, the Group makes the "data model" concept central to its projects, and has developed a catalogue of consulting services allowing organisations to map their business data flows and define the most relevant indicators and Business Intelligence processes. These methods enable BI solutions to be built that are optimised according to the business challenges and each organisation’s level of BI maturity.
Once the Business Intelligence strategies have been chosen, Bull helps the engineering teams to design optimal architectures and to select the most appropriate tools and technologies. During this phase, the deployment of a pilot project demonstrates the BI solution and its architecture. Flexible developments also help users visualise the solution and refine their needs. This iterative approach is the basis for the success of BI projects led by Bull. The Group’s integration expertise covers the entire BI value chain and all its components:
In addition, the Bull group stands out with its range of innovative services, enabling organisations to harmonise their data centers in silos to integrate them into Business Intelligence Information Systems (BIIS).
The BI solutions implemented are never frozen. They must keep pace with the constant evolution of organisations and business objectives. Bull’s experts know how to support organisations in all phases of the operation of their BI project: technical assistance, outsourcing, support, AM... Bull has developed strong expertise in Applications Testing and BI Application Maintenance (AM). Bull has also forged close partnerships with major BI vendors, both proprietary and open source, including Ascential, QlikTech, IBM Cognos, Exalead, Informatica, Jaspersoft, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP/BO, SAS and Talend, among many others. These close partnerships not only enable Bull to provide the best solutions for each business problem. They help maintain these solutions with access to the highest levels of support.
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Finally, a BI project will only be worth as much as its effective ownership by users. Bull has developed specific expertise to ensure this ownership. Through Bull Training, the Group is a recognised player of major change management projects. In close coordination with the technical project, this expertise allows the organisational and human aspects of BI deployments to be taken into account. The advantage: promote the adherence of the teams of users , ensure the effective development of good practices and facilitate the achievement of the business objectives. Bull Training is also a recognised player in Business Intelligence technologies (Cognos, DB2, Informatica, Oracle, SQL Server, SAP/BO ...).
To optimise integration projects, Bull has developed a center of expertise, unique in Europe: the BULL BI Center. By combining a local front-office (which guarantees optimal project control) with the efficiency of a real development factory (which includes in a back office a unique set of operational resources specialised in the industrialisation of BI projects), Bull allows BI solutions to be built which are tailored to the requirements of the industrial world. The advantage: high gains in productivity and in service quality, while reducing costs and timescales.