Back to the Future – Next Generation BI at an Enterprise Retailer Blue Square Israel

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The enterprise BI solution at Blue Square was recognized as the 2009 Microsoft (Israel) – Best Innovation solution award winner, granted to Opisoft by Microsoft COO, Kevin Ternerwhich. It was developed using the Microsoft suite and combines the traditional Structured DWH and applications approach with unstructured data, business process management, GIS and Planning and Budgeting systems into one unified business solution. The "Owl" project is practically the next generation of BI solutions, revolutionizing the concept of data-oriented management at Blue Square. The Owl provides a solution for multi-dimensional decision-based managerial information in a decentralized and complex organization that operates in a complex, competitive environment in a time of market recession. The Owl system includes a number of sub solutions: organizational data warehouse and a multi-dimensional analysis environment (SSAS) for managers and analysts (use of Microsoft Excel 2007); mechanization of essential business processes into Work Flow; process control screens; gathering of unstructured information and integrating it into the organizational data warehouse; thematic portals comprising structured and non-structured business-related information (visualization of information from the data warehouse, maps, RSS, unstructured information collected by the organization) etc.; control and review center for the CEO who compiles all types of data according to the business areas covering the organization's types of activities; Microsoft-based budget planning system that integrates into the organizational data warehouse and enables high-resolution, accurate planning and the incorporation of the entire organization into budget planning (from the branch level to the CEO level). Blue Square Inc. (NYSE: symbol "BSI"): Top Enterprise Leader in the Food and Retail industry in the Israeli market, with over 230 stores, 5 supermarket brands and U.S $ 1.8 billion in Annual revenues, competing in a very competitive market. http://www.bsi.co.il/en/index.asp Opisoft LTD: Top BI Integrator in the Israeli market. Founded in 1991, with over 180 professionals including industry and management engineers, business managers, database analysts, and system and programming experts. The company's teamwork is focused on professionalism, integrations and flexibility. http://www.opisoft.com/?CategoryID=273

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