Peter Ward, Managing DirectorBeing a highly sought after SQL Server consultant and trainer for some of the largest SQL Server sites worldwide, Peter Ward was quick to realise that the biggest hindrance affecting the Hi-tech space was the explosive growth in data storage, management, and analysis requirements. This, he says, inspired him to take the entrepreneurial route to develop his vision to help organisations derive business value from traditional data sources, as well as Big Data, to give birth to WARDY IT Solutions—Australia’s leading SQL Server consultants, trainers and Business Intelligence specialists.
WARDY IT Solutions offers a full range of Microsoft SQL Server solutions from Data Platform to Business Intelligence solutions. From planning, design and implementation, through to reporting, analytics and forecasting. The company’s highly specialised Microsoft certified team has developed a reputation for successfully implementing Business Intelligence solutions that relate business performance to company strategy, resulting in better and faster decision making.
“We can help you make your information more accessible and understandable across the whole business, and unlock the value in your data using dashboards, portals, managed reporting and visualisation,” says Ward.
Consider the example of a renowned tech company that was seeking a solution that would put BI in the hands of business users whilst maintaining the insight and oversight of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The client’s ERP system did not provide ad-hoc reporting capabilities which resulted in duplication of work effort. There was also no process for maintaining historical sales information that could be used to cross check stock orders for accuracy. As a result the process of ordering new products was performed using guess work that resulted in an increase of aged stock in the inventory. The client contacted WARDY IT Solutions in search of an answer. WARDY IT Solutions designed and developed a Microsoft Business Intelligence solution by utilising and expanding on their existing investment in SQL Server as it provided all of the necessary Business Intelligence capabilities. Since implementing the Microsoft BI solution, the client has gained timely access to its data for sales and stock reporting.
We can help you make your information more accessible and understandable across the whole business
They also added a new function at the point-of-sale that enabled staff to recommend and up-sell products based on what the customer is purchasing.
WARDY IT Solutions also specialises in building reporting and analytical solutions to provide a greater holistic view to the clients. For instance consider the example of John Paul College (JPC). JPC’s technology partner, WARDY IT Solutions, showed the school how it could develop an effective and affordable business intelligence solution built on the Microsoft platform, rather than deploying an expensive, heavily customised, BI tool. The WARDY IT delivered bespoke BI solution at JPC leverages the school’s existing Microsoft investments to provide greater insights about student and teacher performance.
In addition to the company’s BI expertise, the SQL Server Database Healthcheck and Virtual DBA are two specialised products offered by WARDY IT. The Database Healthcheck lets the client discover, through a comprehensive examination of their current SQL Server databases, how they can save money through optimisation of existing infrastructure without the need for expensive upgrades. The award winning Virtual DBA product remotely monitors client databases’ operational functions and performance statistics, reporting on any issues along with their potential impact and how they can be addressed. It ensures ongoing system availability, optimum performance, and trouble-free operation.
Moving forward, WARDY IT Solutions aims to leverage this technology to embrace the ability to seamlessly integrate data sources—from one cloud based data source to another. “We strive to continue our path of success by delivering projects to customers,” says Ward. “We will bank on our core Microsoft SQL Server solution implementations and aim to see double digit growth year over year,” he concludes.