A data warehouse is a dynamic solution for Professional Sports organizations utilizing Microsoft Dynamics GP to manage and analyze multiple types of data for robust reports and budgets.
The size and significance of your data sets today can be huge, perhaps particularly for professional sports teams. Because this information relates specifically to performance, advertising, profit, and so on, a data warehouse can help professional sports organizations to stay on track with budgeting – for the sake of owners, players, admin personnel, and the finance department. You might not be that familiar with data warehousing as a solution, so if you have questions, this article will speak to those curiosities and any confusion, so you can best understand how a data warehouse can improve your data management and analyses for professional sports teams using Dynamics GP as well as other data sources.
Let’s start with a definition. Conceptually, a data warehouse (DW) is a multi-dimensional database. Additionally, DWs are a virtual storage place and server-staged database, staged on a shared or standalone server. As a point of comparison, external hard drives offer you a place to store diverse file types and software while today’s commercial DWs provide you with a space to house a variety of transactional and operational data sets. You can also understand DWs by conceptualizing the solution as a three-dimensional Excel spreadsheet where you can organize all of your transactional and operational data in aggregated, streamlined, and logical ways, which is precisely the purpose of the technology, getting rid of error with business user friendly software. Management of a modern commercial DW requires a technical database management system, like Microsoft SQL Server Visual Studio or Solver’s application, the BI360 Data Warehouse Manager, which is part of the easy-to-use BI360 Suite platform.
Installation. Commercial DWs usually come “out of the box,” which means an easy implementation regarding deployment and automation of the software, followed by replicating your professional sports data from Dynamics GP and any additional data sources, like payroll, ticketing, and other systems. A consultant who can extract, transform, and load (ETL) your information will deploy the DW, then automate the ETL process from your data sources. Then, a consultant who can streamline and optimize your financial reporting, planning, and dashboard processes will show you how to deepen your decision-making by maximizing the DW to better understand professional sports organization’s data. The smartest investment would be a DW that comes with a built-in integration directly to GP. Once the DW is set up and your end users know how to work with it, professionals at all levels of the organization can manage the tool without relying on IT.
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