Airport Improves Business Agility with Near-Real-Time Reports and Self-Service BI Tools
Auckland Airport wanted better Business Intelligence (BI) tools to optimize operations, so it replaced existing Oracle and Cognos products with a BI solution that includes Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. As a result, the airport has improved business agility and profitability with near-real-time access to analytics information. In addition, it has simplified and strengthened regulatory compliance and significantly reduced reporting time. Auckland Airport began evaluating Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise software in 2011. It was initially drawn to SQL Server2012 reporting services, which employees found easier to use than Cognos tools. Next, the airport asked Datacom, a leading regional provider of IT services, to implement a proof of concept.