Eagan, MN (PressExposure) August 27, 2009 -- Amway set out on a mission to understand their Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) environment better. Their analysts are frequently required to validate reports, analyze the impact of changes across the whole BI environment, and troubleshoot issues related to OBIEE. These tasks can be time consuming in their current environment, which results in slower projects, slower issue resolution, and higher administrative costs. Rather than try to build this complex functionality themselves, they needed to find an offering which enabled access to all of the rich information stored in various metadata repositories across their BI environment.
After much web searching, research and evaluation, Amway identified the optimal solution to be BICG Impact, a service offering from BI Consulting Group which enables reporting against the OBIEE repository, the OBIEE catalog, the Informatica repository, and the DAC repository. Access to this information enables complete data lineage to the source system, impact analysis across the whole BI environment, dynamic documentation abilities, enhanced usage tracking, and more.
"BICG Impact enables easy analysis of the relationships between presentation elements in OBIEE (dashboard, reports), Business Models, and ETL Mappings," explains Prince Parocaran, BI Supervisor at Amway. "The documentation is presented using OBIEE so that any user with access has full analysis capabilities of the system."
BICG Impact is extremely easy to install and customize. In under a week, Amway was up and running with the core BICG Impact product. Some additional customizations were provided to handle the full extent of their catalog deployments. After seeing the value of BICG Impact, Amway purchased a full Enterprise license so they could run BICG Impact on all of their OBIEE instances throughout the company.
ABOUT AMWAY: Amway is one of the world's largest direct selling companies. Founded in 1959 and headquartered in Ada, Michigan, USA, Amway offers consumer products and business opportunities in more than 80 countries and territories worldwide. Amway's parent company, Alticor Inc., operates Amway Corp., Access Business Group LLC and Alticor Corporate Enterprises. The company also provides product development, manufacturing and logistics services. In its most recent fiscal year, the company reported annual sales of $8.2 billion.