Eliminate project delays with timely access to information
Hit sales and marketing targets with full access to pricing, promotions and customer engagements
Eliminate workflow bottlenecks before they occur
Reduce risks through rapid analysis of performance trends, variances, and anomalies
Boost precision for corporate messages with unified data access
Improve strategic outcomes with aligned data discovery dashboards
Olga Klimovaprincipal BI consultant
I run Return on Intelligence, a consulting firm that offers value-focused Business Intelligence solutions to enterprise businesses through reporting and analytics.
With an innovative approach that saves money and time, I have helped a dozen organizations streamline their data, access the information they need, and get business results. The robust business intelligence solutions that result from my innovative approach serve businesses for years, and help them get a great return on their investment.
In my early childhood, my father, a university mathematics professor and an early IT adopter, instilled in me a passion for the exact sciences. I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from South-Russian State Technical University in 1991. In 2001 I moved with my family to Canada, and now live in Flamborough, Ontario.
Before starting Return on Intelligence Inc. in 2005, I spent 15 years working as a software developer, data architect and business analyst. For the last 10 years I served as a BI consultant and architect for companies in supply chain, banking, financial, insurance, healthcare and pharmaceutical industries.
How do you make sure business metadata your clients will be using for reports meet their needs? I generate an Excel spreadsheet with lists of measures and dimensions and their properties and present them to my clients for reconciliation. They review the definitions and suggest names that are more intuitive for the business.
Do you find it difficult to work with IT, overcoming the tension that exists between IT team and the rest of the organization? Too often, the IT department overpowers technology decisions within companies – holding exclusive rights to decide what gets done – and their lengthy project lifecycle procedures are way too exces