Addressing this gap, Nous Infosystems distinguishes itself from traditional BI vendors, with its industry-specific dashboard solutions, and off-the-shelf reports for certain domains. In addition to this, Nous cross-pollinates its expertise from its UI or UX center of competency to provide a highly intuitive user experience which provides multi-dimensional, kaleidoscopic view of the data for greater adoption.
Founded in 1996, Nous Infosystems is a global information technology firm providing software solutions and services across industry verticals such as banking, financial services (BFS), insurance, healthcare, education, retail, hi-tech, and travel & logistics. The company started its BI journey in 2003 while re-developing Claims Spending Analytics product for one of the largest laboratories in the U.S. Over the years, the company has built multiple domain specific data models and ETL frameworks providing a jumpstart to BI implementations for its clients.
Nous Infosystems continuously strives to improve its services’ quality and refines its data models and frameworks with each implementation. Ajith J. Pillai, CEO of the firm says, “Since every client is different, our solutions are customized to meet the specific requirements of the client.
Growing fast conventionality, the company follows an agile way of adapting the best practices and principles of both top-down and the bottom-up approach to design the Data Warehouse that complies with the specific needs of its clients. This approach not only reduces the time-to-decisions effectively but also provides a ready-to-go framework which can be deployed in weeks rather than months. “We practice an implementation strategy of calibrating our solutions to match the current BI maturity levels of the client while designing a solution,” adds Ajith. Moreover, with more than 1000 technology consultants who are spread across various development centers in the U.S. and India, the company has developed many frameworks to address vertical specific needs and critical technology needs of its clients.
The implementation process starts with the assessment of the client’s existing BI maturity level that helps in understanding the core focus areas, objectives, and strategic goals of the client’s organization. It also helps in assessing the data sources to understand the stability, consistency and the key aspect of BI implementation—the data quality.
To improve data accuracy, Nous Infosystems’ ETL methodology is equipped with multiple levels of data cleansing and auto-fixing known issues. The company follows stringent data validation processes at each level including validation of transformation rules for accuracy. The company also focuses highly on establishing centralized data governance structure, which is essential for collaborative ownership of data involving various business units and IT within the organization as well as external users or data providers.
Nous Infosystems holds deep vertical focus and a vast experience in BFSI, Healthcare, and Retail domain, enabling the company to build solutions that cater industry-specific needs with a proven ability to cut development time and time-to-market. “As BI experts we have worked with all the major BI tools in the market such as Microsoft BI, Power BI and QlikView to name a few. We are technology agnostic and when we recommend a tool for BI implementation, we do it based on its applicability to client's business needs and perceiving their existing IT infrastructure,” concludes Ajith.