Business Intelligence Breakfast – Friday, 17 March 2017 Wellington

With all the hype surrounding Business Intelligence (BI), it is easy to forget that it is an old concept. As early as the 1840s, Florence Nightingale was using data visualisations to change opinions on hygiene in British hospitals.

So, what is Business Intelligence and how does it benefit business today?


The truth is it hasn’t changed. The concept of using factual data to tell a story to influence decisions is an old theme. However, there are many definitions of BI floating around in the marketplace these days which can be confusing. We think it can be best summarised by the journey of four major steps in the infographic above. It is about having access to the right information at the right time. Having this information at hand supports evidence-based decision-making and allows you to focus on the highest priority opportunities and challenges impacting your business. The only part that is really changing is the tools we have access to and the level of sophistication they bring to analysts and consumers of the data.

The Wellington Walkerscott team recently hosted a BI breakfast to dive deeper into the benefits of BI. Leveraging the robust data engine behind Microsoft Power BI and the Azure Cloud Intelligence Suite, the team illustrated how the potential within your data can be realised at a low cost and with minimal infrastructure setup. Data warehousing does not need to be the large, rigid investment it once was.

“Our goal was to provide our guests with information on how to get the best out of their data using Microsoft Business Intelligence to add value to their business…” said Blair Scott, Co-Founder of Walkerscott,

We’ve been working with clients such as Snackbrands, implementing an enterprise data warehouse and reporting solution, with Tuatara, to create a cost-effective real time reporting and data visualisation solution. It is about using Microsoft business intelligence technology in the right way for the business requirement.

If you missed out on this event – don’t worry because we are still happy to share the information and presentation. If you would like to discuss this fantastic opportunity then contact us on [email protected] and we can talk about how we can share this information with your team.