Why Youngblood Business Intelligence?


Youngblood Consultants is dedicated to building and sharing technological excellence through business intelligence applications built on the Microsoft platform. We apply in-depth technical and process know-how to deliver effective systems, and to develop new skills in Microsoft technology. Youngblood provides contract technologists and project staff, and delivers excellent resources within the Business Intelligence domain. Youngblood is a double Microsoft Gold Partner.

Our primary ethos is our focus on the business of our clients, the speed and quality of our delivery and the use of sound architectures. We effectively transfer skills to our clients through our intern and mentorship programs.

Our solutions are enabled through our people’s deep practical skills covering:

  •  Business Intelligence
  • SQL environment administration and architecting

Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing is a big focus for YoungBlood and we have gained experience using tools like Cognos, Business Objects and Roambi across a number of industries. During the recent years we have found that there is a constant struggle between delivering data into an environment where users can access it and the visualisation of the information in a way that it makes sense for users.

We have seen technology evolve over the past 18 months where it allows business and IT to respond quicker to the demand to access and visualise the data at the same time. Key technology components driving this capability are tools like Roambi, Microsoft SQL 2014, PowerPivot and PowerView. Using this drastic technology evolution YoungBlood has been focusing on using the Microsoft Technology tools combined with Roambi to drive our Business Intelligence delivery for a number of our clients.

We have found this to be cost effective platforms to use for the deployment of Business Intelligence as it allows us to deliver reporting and analysis capabilities very quickly to the end users in different user interfaces like:

·       Excel and Power Pivot for analysis

·       Dashboards in Excel

·       Reporting driven by email

·       Dashboards on the Microsoft Platform and offline access to dashboards and KPI’s through Roambi

·       Visualisation of data and interpretation of data using Microsoft Tools and Roambi – specifically aimed at the executive levels using tablet technology like iPad.

Youngblood’s unique delivery model reduces the cost of outsourced skills to manageable levels, while ensuring top-quality design, architecture and deployment by using the best resources possible and a simple and robust management discipline. Our senior consultants are acknowledged to be the leading practitioners in the country, our juniors are solid technologists, and all of our projects are referenceable.

Some of our key clients are:

·       National Treasury

·       FNB Home Loans

·       FNB Card

·       ABSA Card

·       Investec Capital Markets (South Africa and UK)

·       Investec Private Bank

·       Kelly Group

·       Blue Label Telecoms (South Africa, Mexico, Israel, USA)


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