Business Intelligence Consulting

Learn how to put your data to work

Data can drive you… or drown you. Our business intelligence consulting services are designed to assist our clients with implementing or revamping their BI software making it truly intelligent.

  • Empower your team with expert help
  • Master your BI and build customized experiences
  • Stay ahead of the trends to identify new opportunities

Our approach to BI consulting

Whether you are only starting to embrace business intelligence technology or want to enhance an existing solution, we focus on the needs of each client, helping them find and follow a BI path that fits their unique business processes.

Assessing the current state of your systems and defining objectives

Before creating a plan to make an effective BI system, you should know where you’re starting from. The approach that a company with predominantly manual processes needs is different from what works for a company with a great deal of automation. The goals of a regional medium-sized organization can’t be the same as those of a Fortune 500 multinational corporation.

Depending on where your organization currently stands, will have a huge impact on how to gain your BI-related goals. During a business intelligence consultation, we look under the hood of each business process within your organizational environment not only to reveal potential BI data sources but also to figure probable roadblocks to implementation before it’s too late and costly. For example, if one of your business processes depends on legacy software, then you may have to work through a software modernization project before you can gather inventory data for BI purposes.

A thorough audit of your resources goes hand in hand with identifying the key stakeholders and gathering the requirements for the future.

BI strategy roadmap

You don’t want your project to blunder around pointlessly, neither do we. As a business intelligence consulting firm, we help you understand where you currently are and develop a robust BI strategy that outlines the desired future state of the system and helps reach your business objectives.

To effectively streamline your implementation activities, we create a bridge between strategy and execution using a detailed roadmap that demonstrates deliverables at every stage of the deployment process within the timeline.

To keep your BI implementation on track, we break the overall plan into separate units that can be accomplished during each iterative cycle of the implementation. Starting with the low-hanging fruit — iterative cycles with low-risk, high-value tasks — we meet the needs of those who want to do things fast and enjoy the first results in no time. This way, you’ll get an accurate, timely, usable model for later iterative cycles. Future iterations can be built on the previous ones in a solution that continues to gain functionality and usefulness.

BI architecture blueprinting

Developing a BI solution without a proper architecture framework is like building a house skipping the “blueprint phase” and going straight to the builder with no idea what you’ll get in the end.

Focusing on the implementation of separate BI projects without examining how these projects will fit into the overall architecture leads to data silos and a collection of technology that are loosely connected to each other and need a plethora of resources to operate, upgrade, and maintain.

With *instinctools business intelligence consultancy, you’ll get a set of blueprints ensuring each BI application will complement the others in a cost-effective and cohesive way. We design architecture that aligns with evolving requirements and capabilities despite future challenges. Based on where you want to deploy — on-premise or in the cloud — and your requirements for data security, budget, scalability, data transformation, and visuals, our BI consultants guide you through the tools that match the stages of the business intelligence pipeline and make a perfect fit for your particular project.

  • ETL tools and libraries
  • Data warehousing tools
  • Data visualization tools and processes

To guarantee the solution is going to look exactly like our clients imagined it to, identify potential problems and prevent costly mistakes down the road, we design an MVP (Minimum viable product). It aims to verify tech concepts by proposing numerous simplified features, validating assumptions, testing the product’s functionality, and ensuring the concept is implementable or vice versa.

Ad-hoc business intelligence consulting

No matter how well-thought-out your BI strategy is, it can’t be immune to all the issues that might occur on the way. Since things don’t always go as planned, we offer ad-hoc BI consulting services to help you handle the problems as they happen.

Ad-hoc consulting makes perfect sense if you want to:

  • address specific problems if and when they arise
  • get high-quality modular support
  • escape the burden of a long-term contract
  • fill a gap while your company recruits

Our business intelligence consultants offer truly flexible assistance, tailored to meet your specific needs.

Regardless of where you are on your journey to intelligent business intelligence, we help you solve challenges that may spring up at different stages of your project, including, but not limited to:

  • Data extraction
  • Data warehousing
  • BI testing
  • BI implementation
  • BI maintenance & support
  • BI platforms analysis and comparing

What our clients say

Patrick Reich
Co-Founder & CEO

The expectations for the quality of the initial product were very high. I think *instinctools did a great job ensuring those expectations are met. We met the developers we were going to be working with and it quickly became apparent that they are very qualified and were able to deliver the vision that we had from our side for the product. They clearly told us what they were going to do, and if there were questions or problems along the way, they clarified them really quickly thanks to transparent communication.

Dimitri Popolov
Research Data and Systems Manager

We had a tight delivery deadline and *instinctools has been able to find another developer and assign him to our project from one day to another. And we’ve been able to successfully deliver this project. When the partner is good, things are just getting done. And that was the case with *instinctools.

Matti Vesterinen
Solution Development Manager

The quality has been good. It’s been on the expected level: things come on time, we have a good visibility on the things that *instinctools developers are doing and performing for us, communication is good. Wherever we see that we need some more exra resources, we have found *instinctools to be a good partner in helping us out on those areas.

Tim Rosenberger
Director, Global R&D

I’ve been impressed by the available skillset, tthe flexibility to ramp up resources quickly, and the scalability to extend development teams on short notice. I look forward to continue collaboration with *instinctools and their contribution to our projects.

Richard Lohwasser
Co-Founder & CEO

People at *instinctools are quite tech heads, which I like. They have used very advanced libraries, advanced techniques, advanced coding paradigms. So the advantage is that we get reusable code, that we get well-testable code, we get well-maintained code.

Dr. Jonas Block
Product Owner

The *instinctools team exhibits the flexibility and professionality required for young companies. You can rely on their tested structures and processes that integrate nicely with your internal workflows. Being able to grow your team quickly with experienced professionals that start delivering value immediately and without a long interview process is a huge help. And personally, you will be working with a team of kind and interesting people.

Nadine Walther
Co-Founder & CEO

The team is dependable when it comes to managing time and finances, consistently staying within the designated budget. We’re pleased with *instinctools. Their business analysts are exceptional. They serve as the spokespeople between technology and business, representing both sides effectively.

Jeanine Shepstone
Senior Technical Writer

Instinctools is good at understanding the technical issues – once an issue is outlined, they do not need repeated explanation. They also do not simply accept a proposed solution, but they think about it and propose a better solution. I was really impressed by the custom interface they built for us – we outlined the requirements, and they implemented them in a user-friendly way that makes the interface a pleasure to use.

Give your BI software another chance with BI optimization

The ‘be happy with what you have’ motto doesn’t work for business. If the BI solution implemented in your company does not meet your business needs, it can and should be improved. As a business intelligence consulting company, we assist in:


Our experts help you define the clear purpose of BI enhancement and translate it into concrete objectives, making it easier to explore your data and identify problem areas as we know what we are looking for and why.


Just as the implementation of a new BI solution, the enhancement of the existing one starts with a scrupulous analysis. We analyze your BI software performance, backlogs, data quality issues, value for particular user groups, technology stack, etc.

Making recommendations and implementation (if required)

We introduce recommended improvements through an iterative approach, that may cover changes in KPIs and reporting, data quality enhancements, and solution modifications.

Want to establish a BI solution or maximize the efficiency of the existing one?

React instantly with reactive data analytics

As long as “not knowing” has become a new normal, *instinctools offers a BI first-aid kit for companies that are most vulnerable to economic and social disruptions — reactive analytics. Yes, you read it right. Reactivity is not an indisputable vice just like proactivity is not an absolute virtue. They both serve different purposes, so seeing things in black and white is short-sighted.

While proactive analytics helps forecast for the future, a reactive approach ensures your company will have this future. Proactive analytics is more about expressing initiative and having control over the situation by predicting results based on available data. However, what is efficient in usual circumstances doesn’t work in a crisis — when you have to act “right here, right now” at a breakneck speed.

Whatever your pressing business questions are, we can deploy a reactive analytics framework to answer them in the blink of an eye. *instinctools analysts will reconsider your data strategy in a time of a crisis, set up viable business metrics, and adjust analytics to the changing reality for your company to survive life-and-death situations that might happen.

Leverage BI & Big Data duet

Using in-house data along with Big Data rapidly piling up, businesses can have tons of information at their service. With Big Data, BI can deliver insights that enable businesses to know their customers better, enhance marketing methods, make personalization more advanced, and identify opportunities that arise in real-time.

That’s why we build solutions that combine data from pre-defined sources and external data regardless of its format or structure.

As part of our BI consulting services, *instinctools experts:

  • help you set out your Big Data strategy and pinpoint big data use cases
  • plunge into the big data landscape to find the most suitable technology matrix for your organization
  • develop advanced BI and Big Data architectures that are tailored to your organization’s needs

Integrating Big Data into BI, we deploy solutions that not only answer critical questions that you have but also, provide new information that can prompt questions that you haven’t thought of asking yet.

Cloud-based BI: generate a synergy of business requirements and cloud environment

Cloud computing and business intelligence turn out to be a perfect match made in heaven. Pun intended. Cloud is an ideal platform for BI to bring all its game-changing advantages to the table.

  • Faster deployment and adoption with no additional hardware or software installations and minimal adoption barriers for end-users.
  • Enhanced accessibility and collaboration allow you to use the solution via any device from anywhere in the world and encourage your teams to explore data side by side.
  • High scalability to ensure your cloud BI solutions can expand along with the company’s growth and roll back to pay only for the resources you actually use.

While being placed in the cloud, BI software offers a wide range of capabilities, including built-in data management, advanced analytics, and feature-rich cloud-based reporting and visualization options.

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Awards and recognition

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