Ignia named a finalist in the 2014 MAPA Microsoft Business Intelligence Partner of the Year Award

Ignia named a finalist in the 2014 MAPA Microsoft Business Intelligence Partner of the Year Award

A new approach to Business Intelligence continues to gather accolades.

On the 1st of August, 2014, Ignia was selected from a national field of top Microsoft Partners who develop and deliver exceptional customer solutions built on the Microsoft platform, recognised for their innovative approach to a complex Business Intelligence project completed with the WA Department of Housing.

Ignia worked closely with the Department’s ICT Services branch in establishing a continuous improvement program for the department’s BI platform stack and developed a variety of collaborative applications for the corporate intranet on the SharePoint platform.

The project has also been selected for the National iAward finals and has won a Leading Innovation Award at the 2013 AHI Professional Excellence Awards for its Maintenance dashboard solution (the first BI component of the project). This particular solution was delivered in just three months with a number of instant successes, the biggest of which was turning the maintenance budget back to black for the first time in years.

Since then, the WA Department of Housing has continued to see significant benefits from the solution, including an estimated $1.25 million dollar annual cost reduction through its decision support system, which enables the rapid discovery and analysis of opportunities, eliminating the need for staff interaction by automating a time consuming process.

Big data predictive analytics have also provided unprecedented decision support for a number of critical tasks, helping the department manage the world’s largest geographic jurisdiction.

“Working on this project has allowed us to develop our Scalable Agile Framework for Business Intelligence which enables the rapid delivery of value for the business as demonstrated at Department of Housing. It’s great to see this project recognised at a national level and I congratulate the team responsible for driving this innovative approach to BI” said Joshua Boys, Director at Ignia.

Winners of the 2014 MAPA will be announced at the 2014 Microsoft Australian Partner Conference held at the Gold Coast in early September.