SQL Server Analysis Services Assessment can test, evaluate, and deliver improvement solutions remotely, incurring no travel expenses. Because an assessment requires us to test different solutions, we will download your data (or a significant part of it) on our servers prior to our assessment. (We sign a nondisclosure agreement to guarantee that your data is safe with us.)
At the beginning of the remote assessment project, we will contact you via conference call to establish the scope of the work and your specific expectations. Each SSAS Assessment is conducted by a professional SSAS Maestro, who will keep you updated via email. Before solution delivery, the entire SSAS team reviews the documentation. We will deliver our final solution in a follow-up conference call. Then, as soon as the project is completed to your satisfaction, all of your data is permanently deleted from our system.
The cost of a remote assessment depends on the size of your solution: the smaller the solution, the lower the cost. We can also provide low-cost pre-packaged solutions for small and medium-sized OLAP cubes.
If necessary, we can also work onsite at your location to provide the same level of consulting we offer remotely. An onsite assessment will involve higher cost due to travel and expenses, but it permits more interactivity. One of your technical staff can sit in on the assessment, so that they can learn on the job and we can discuss your company’s needs.
The assessment is conducted by one of our SSAS Maestros, and the whole team reviews the documentation before delivery and final discussion, which occurs after the onsite meetings.
Standard assessment focuses on the Analysis Services (SSAS) part of a Business Intelligence solution. But we know that a BI solution is much more complex and, sometimes, customers ask us to verify the full ETL pipeline, the Data Warehouse (DWH) architecture, the security settings, and the presence of bottlenecks anywhere in the pipeline. If this is the kind of information you are looking for, you need a Corporate Assessment.
In delivering this consulting service, we follow the complete data flow, starting from the OLTP databases up to the final cube structure, verifying that all the single steps are designed and perform in an optimal way. Each single step is deeply analyzed and double-checked to verify that it follows all of the best practices.
Corporate assessment is a complex project: we indicate a starting price, which is subject to further evaluation, depending on many parameters.
Ask for a quote if you want to perform a complete assessment of your corporate environment.
Because our team is made of the best specialists in the world on Business Intelligence and we have probably already solved problems like yours in the past.