BI Launch Pack
Whether you have a blank slate or a 100-year operating history, it can be hard to know where to start. We can help you take your Business Intelligence to the right place, fast.
Find a solution that works for you.
Building A Launch Pack:
Modern Business Intelligence tools like Power BI and Spotfire hit the sweet spots for modern companies – Better, Cheaper, and Faster. We have experience with lots of implementations on multiple tools, so we can design, implement, and coach your team with the tools that fit you. Whether you’re just getting started with a BI solution, switching from their existing solution, or broadening the audience beyond a few power users, you need three things to really get started:
Selection, setup, and configuration
We work with your team to select the right tools, standup things like Power BI Gateway or a Spotfire Library, and get the permissions set up the right way.
Get the first few reports into your hands
We have a growing template library of typical E&P reports for Accounting, Land, Engineering, and other functions, plus experience building dozens of company-specific tools.
Training and coaching so your team can take over
Whether you need a comprehensive in-house training program or just a few hours of coaching, we can meet your needs. We also act as a Tier 2 help desk to augment your front-line IT help desk.
Pick your tool
Which tool is right for me?
We get asked this question about three times a day, and as usual, the answer is “It depends.” We have deep experience with both Spotfire and Power BI, and love them both for different reasons. Many companies end up using both, and given that the licenses are so cheap, that may be the right solution for you, too.
When we bundle these components, our work gets more efficient and we can cut costs for you. A few example scenarios of how we would price these as fixed-fee projects:
PE-backed team just getting started
- A brand new team onboarding producing assets might need connections to a reserves tool like ARIES or PHDWin, basic reporting out of their ERP like OGsys or Bolo, and training/coaching for them to build out the rest of what they need. We would handle all the setup and governance, implement one of our standard Templates, and provide 5 seats in our public-facing Power BI classes for $30,000 total.
Supplementing Spotfire with Power BI
- Like a lot of mid-size operators, a public shale player has seen Spotfire take off with Engineers and Geologists, but it never made it to Accounting or Land. Power BI feels a lot like Excel, so they decide to go Dual Track with both Spotfire and Power BI. We would design the architecture, map key data sources into Power BI, and stand up three templates such as an LOS, Capital Tracker, and Lease Reporting tool. After two months, 15 people have been trained and key interactive reports are in everyone’s hands for $60,000 total.
Big asset needs all the sources in BI in a hurry
- An operating company with a few thousand wells and hundreds of employees is still stuck in Excel. We would partner with the IT department to stand up workspaces, provision licenses, and ensure the published reports are secure. We’d roll out templates in multiple departments at once while training analysts to own those reports going forward. Within three months, everything is configured, 6 dashboards have gone live, and 30 people have been through both our Intro and Intermediate classes for $100,000 total.