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Interswitch   0 reviews
Electronic payment processor grows business by guaranteeing high availability
1-page Solution Brief posted: 04/23/2014

Interswitch, Nigeria’s leading provider of integrated electronic payment and transaction processing solutions, turns to Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise to provide a server cluster that delivers continuous service availability to improve customer satisfaction and develop its business.

  • Publication Date:
  • 04/23/2014
  • Industries:
  • Banking
  • Country/Region:
  • Nigeria
  • Software and Services:
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise
Dun & Bradstreet   2 reviews
Data and Analytics Firm Makes Data Easier to Use and More Accessible with Cloud-Based BI Solution
2 page Case Study posted: 02/06/2014

Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) is a leading provider of commercial information and business intelligence (BI) to organizations worldwide. The company wanted to analyze and deliver data more efficiently internally and to customers. To make that happen, D&B partnered with Microsoft to implement Power BI for Office 365, which gives users the ability to shape and visualize data from within Microsoft Excel. Some D&B employees and customers now have BI capabilities using familiar tools, making data easier to use and accessible to more people.

  • Publication Date:
  • 02/06/2014
  • Industries:
  • IT Services
  • Business Need:
  • Business Intelligence and Reporting
  • Country/Region:
  • United States
  • Software and Services:
  • Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services
  • Microsoft SQL Server Data Quality Services
  • Microsoft Excel 2013
  • Power BI for Office 365
HarperCollins Publishers   5 reviews
Publisher Rapidly Transforming Its Culture and Boosts Efficiency with Cloud-Based BI
4-page Case Study posted: 10/03/2013

HarperCollins Publishers wanted to increase its competitiveness by giving decision makers greater insight into market-research data. Previously, the company had depended on a third-party to collect and analyze the data and then report on it each quarter. With the help of Microsoft partner Adatis, the company deployed a business intelligence (BI) solution on Windows Azure in just two weeks. Employees access the web-based solution from their desks, and can view and customize reports on demand. As a result, HarperCollins has given employees’ control over market-research data, increased business insight, enhanced decision-making, sped efficiency, improved the services it can provide to all of its authors, boosted business and IT agility, and saved US$200,000.

  • Publication Date:
  • 10/03/2013
  • Partner(s):
  • Adatis
  • Industries:
  • Publishing
  • Country/Region:
  • United States
  • Software and Services:
  • Microsoft Visual C#
  • Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4
  • Microsoft Excel 2010
  • Microsoft Office Standard 2010
  • Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services
  • Microsoft SQL Server Data Quality Services
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2012
  • IT Issue:
  • Cloud Services
GroupM   2 reviews
Advertising Company Modernizes Core IT Infrastructure with Microsoft Technologies
4-page Case Study posted: 08/23/2013

Experiencing the rapid changes in the advertising industry first-hand, industry leading media investment management company GroupM decided it needed to take a new approach to data management and analysis to better support its clients. About two years ago, the firm undertook a modern development project to deliver a central data repository that could support current and future business processes. It chose Microsoft .NET and Microsoft Visual Studio to develop the mission-critical solution because Microsoft could deliver on the whole spectrum of technologies needed, including databases, security, identity management, and modern user-interfaces. Now in production in Spain, with a Europe rollout planned, the GMCore solution is helping GroupM agencies better serve their clients with comprehensive data analysis across the traditional advertising channels and new digital technologies.

  • Publication Date:
  • 08/23/2013
  • Partner(s):
  • Sogeti Spain
  • Industries:
  • Advertising
  • Country/Region:
  • United Kingdom
  • Software and Services:
  • Microsoft .NET Framework
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Ultimate 2012
Rackspace Hosting   1 reviews
Cloud Hosting Providers High-Availability Solution Delivers Self-Service BI
2-page Partner Case Study posted: 08/15/2012

Rackspace® Hosting, a hosting and cloud computing company, serves many customers that need business intelligence (BI) tools and database business continuity. Rackspace introduced a Microsoft database solution that customers can deploy in multiple data centers. With this new solution, Rackspace customers gain BI tools to turn their data streams into insights, acquire access to high-availability and disaster-recovery features, and minimize capital expenses thanks to the hosted model.

  • Publication Date:
  • 08/15/2012
  • Partner(s):
  • Microsoft Services
  • Industries:
  • Hosters & ISPs
  • Business Need:
  • Business Intelligence and Reporting
  • Country/Region:
  • United States
  • Software and Services:
  • Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
  • Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services
  • Microsoft SQL Server Master Data Services
  • Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services
  • Microsoft SQL Server Data Quality Services
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools
  • Microsoft Services
  • IT Issue:
  • High Availability
Heraeus Holding   2 reviews
Holding Company Centralizes Data, Speeds Performance, and Improves Decision Making
2 page Case Study posted: 07/24/2012

Heraeus Holding had diversified into so many areas that its business intelligence systems became too complex and slow. To resolve that issue, the company combined its data into a single companywide system based on Microsoft SQL Server data management software. Reports in the new system run 10 times faster, and improvements to data analysis capabilities are leading to better business decisions.

  • Publication Date:
  • 07/24/2012
  • Industries:
  • High Tech & Electronics
  • Business Need:
  • Business Intelligence and Reporting
  • Country/Region:
  • Germany
  • Software and Services:
  • Microsoft Excel 2010
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
  • Microsoft SQL Server Master Data Services
  • Microsoft SQL Server PowerPivot for Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft SQL Server PowerPivot for Microsoft SharePoint
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Integration Services
  • Microsoft SQL Server Data Quality Services
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • IT Issue:
  • Data Warehousing
  • High Availability
Vienna International Airport   4 reviews
Vienna Airport Improves Flight Information Accuracy with Innovative Data Solution
2 page Case Study posted: 07/17/2012

Vienna International Airport needed to collect more-accurate data on flights and aircraft operations, which was challenging because the data is held in several different companies and systems. Improving accuracy was critical, because of new European Union airport efficiency regulations. The airport implemented a new Microsoft knowledge base solution that improves the accuracy and quality of aircraft data and offers better visibility into that data. Using the solution, Vienna Airport also saves time and money, and it can take advantage of innovative new data technologies in the future.

  • Publication Date:
  • 07/17/2012
  • Industries:
  • Transportation
  • Country/Region:
  • Austria
  • Software and Services:
  • Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis Services
  • Microsoft SQL Server Data Quality Services
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise
VIZIO   2 reviews
Electronics Firm Improves Forecasting, Saves $100,000 a Year with Master Data Solution
2 page Case Study posted: 06/25/2012

California-based VIZIO is the number-one seller of LCD televisions in the United States. To keep up with business growth, the company sought new technology to help forecast sales and manage the supply chain. VIZIO implemented a Microsoft master data solution that offers more accurate, timely product data and improves the company’s forecasting ability. The solution also saves VIZIO U.S.$100,000 each year and gives employees familiar Microsoft-based data management tools.

  • Publication Date:
  • 06/25/2012
  • Industries:
  • High Tech & Electronics
  • Country/Region:
  • United States
  • Software and Services:
  • Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services
  • Microsoft SQL Server Master Data Services
  • Microsoft SQL Server Data Quality Services
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise
New Zealand Ministry of Health   4 reviews
Health Agency Delivers Better Data Faster with Innovative Analytical Solution
2 page Case Study posted: 06/21/2012

The New Zealand Ministry of Health oversees funding for most of the country’s publicly funded health services. The agency wanted to have accurate and timely hospital cost data available to assist district health boards and itself with key activities such as pricing and service planning. It implemented a new Microsoft solution that provides in-depth analytical capabilities so customers can make smarter decisions. The innovative solution also delivers data faster through easily accessible analytical cubes.

  • Publication Date:
  • 06/21/2012
  • Partner(s):
  • Dynaface
  • Industries:
  • Public Health & Social Services
  • Business Need:
  • Business Intelligence and Reporting
  • Country/Region:
  • New Zealand
  • Software and Services:
  • Microsoft Internet Information Services 7.0
  • Microsoft Office Excel 2003
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services
Wipro Technologies   12 reviews
Wipro Attracts New Customers with Enhanced Self-Service BI Capabilities
2 page Case Study posted: 05/23/2012

Wipro Technologies, a global provider of IT solutions, wanted to offer new self-service business intelligence (BI) solution that could be easily customized. The company implemented a Microsoft BI solution that includes enhanced self-service reporting and visualization capabilities. Now its sales and go-to-market (GTM) teams can quickly create custom reports with minimal support from IT, and extend the same benefits to customers. The solution is easy to develop and use because it is based on familiar Microsoft interfaces, and the company has the tools it needs to showcase its BI capabilities and gain new business.

  • Publication Date:
  • 05/23/2012
  • Partner(s):
  • Microsoft Services
  • Industries:
  • IT Services
  • Business Need:
  • Business Intelligence and Reporting
  • Country/Region:
  • India
  • Software and Services:
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate
  • Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services
  • Microsoft SQL Server PowerPivot for Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise
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