Hollard Namibia, the largest privately-owned insurance group in the country, has contracted SilverBridge Holdings to implement a Microsoft-based business intelligence (BI) solution and enable it to extract meaningful insights from its data to help drive business strategy.
“Previously, Hollard did not have access to dynamic information despite the wealth of data at its disposal,” said Kelly Preston, Data Analytics Manager at SilverBridge.
SilverBridge customised a dashboarding solution by using Microsoft PowerBI as a tool to fit in with the client processes and provide a real-time view of its business position. This meant decision-makers could focus on delivering unbiased insights by having access to trusted data in an efficient manner.
“We wanted to help transition Hollard to be more pro-active in its decision-making process,” added Preston.
“As such, the project started with a strategic consulting session to ensure that the solution was aligned with the objectives of the business.”
Data warehousing and modelling, as well as the design of the business intelligence (BI) solution, were implemented through Visual Studio SSIS packages, Azure SQL and Microsoft PowerBI. Frequent collaboration sessions were held with key members from Hollard to keep the solution aligned to the unique requirements of the organisation.