Turn technical jargon into business-friendly information using our Data Modeling Solutions
Your data sources are your digital assets. All such sources are usually stored and managed by Information
Technology (IT) resources and hence, such data sources contain many technical terms that make sense to IT,
but not to business users.
Sharper Services provides an offering whereby such technical jargon is turned into business-friendly information.
IT calls it metadata, Sharper Software calls it the Data Model. We look at it as our data heaven.
Data Modeling Tasks
Simplify Technical Jargon
Rename and re-order columns in such a way that business users are able to pick the field they are looking for
with relative ease. We may use column names that are in your local language to make it even easier to work with.
Hide meaningless columns
If a column does not have a business impact or meaning, we either do not import it into the Data Model, or we hide
these columns. This improves the usability of the Data Model and eliminates ambiguities.
By adding computed columns to your tables, or by importing augmenting data, it is possible to enrich your Data Model
and help you with further insights. For example, if your data includes airport names and codes, we can augment this
data with the GPS location of the airport, which was not part of your original data. This enrichment would allow
your users to visualize your metrics on a map view, where the airport's longitude and latitude appear.
By building hierarchies of your data in the Data Model, we will enable you to view your metrics summarized on each
level of the hierarchy. This also enabled drill-down features in tools like Power BI.
Adding Time Intelligence
Your data may have more than one date column, when in the real world, date and time and unique. Here, we add one
or more hierarchical time intelligence into the Data Model. This enables you to analyze your metrics over a time
span such as year, semester, quarter, month, week and day. If you'd like to analyze your metrics based on both
Gregorian as well as Hijri calendars, we can help you achieve this.
Design Measures and Dimensions
Once all metadata is ready, we can develop measures and dimensions into a multidimensional analytical cube. This
cube can then be sliced and diced to find the information the end user wishes to see.