Plekhanov Russian University of Economics has recently acquired a license for the Contour BI 6.0 Business Intelligence platform and the Contour DW 6.0 Declarative Data Warehouse. The Contour BI platform has become the information analysis system of choice for the Russian Federation's Regional Social and Economic Development Situation Room.
Contour BI is a Business Intelligence platform for interactive, multidimensional data analysis. It includes the Contour Reporter, which is an analytical tool for specialists intended for installation on personal computers, and the BI Portal, which is a web server used for publishing anlytical solutions and organizing the work of a wide group of users. The platform is currently in use in dozens of countries in banks, private enterprises and the public sector, including the Russian Federal State Statistics Service.
University employees have already put Contour BI to work in projects monitering: social unrest in the Russian Federation; fluctuations in levels of poverty amongst the population; and conditions in the labor market, to mention only a few.
The platform has also been employed to create solutions for the City of Moscow Research Center based on the work of Plekhanov University faculty and Russian Federal State Statistics Service specialists. The implementation of the Contour BI platform allows for substantial increases in the speed with which new analytical solutions can be created as well as adding new qualities such as multidimensionality and interactivity.
The Situation Room is in the process of becoming a university-wide centre for the publication of analytical solutions carried out by center employees, university faculty, and students, undergraduate and graduate alike.
Furthermore, Plekhanov University has acquired a special academic license for Contour's Business Intelligence Reporter for 60,000 users, access to which has made it possible for undergraduate and graduate students to begin working with multidimensional data analysis and to create their own analytical solutions. Instructors and research fellows likewise benefit from access to the tool for use in their academic work, empowering them to expand the scope of their research.
Multidimensional data analysis plays a crucial role in any work done with statistical, financial and business data, and for this reason ought to be made accessible to every university student and employee. Contour Reporter can be installed on any laptop or desktop and used to develop personal techniques in data analysis and build interactive tables, graphs and maps for course work or academic publication. This tool makes it possible to participate in Situation Room projects through the BI Portal. Users are able to make use of information in the general data warehouse and be published for wider general access.
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