Founded in Pesaro, Italy in 1969, Biesse is an international company that designs, manufactures and distributes systems and machinery for processing wood, glass, stone, metal, plastic and composite materials for the furniture, housing & construction, automotive and aerospace sectors. It realizes 85 percent of its consolidated turnover abroad, operating in more than 160 countries thanks to 13 production plants and a direct presence in the main world markets.
Biesse was looking for a partner capable of providing comprehensive support in the process of building a new group “Data Platform“ that could support the company in its transformation towards a data driven company.
Since this is a project with a wide scope, as it addresses all business functions, the required project management mode sees incremental development logics and parallelization of different streams.
The new "Full Cloud" Data Platform, based on Microsoft technology: a compliance solution in terms of privacy, security, efficiency and scalability according to business policies and needs.
The new platform was implemented by defining the configuration and sizing of Azure cloud services best suited to manage end-to-end data flow.
Specifically, the focus was on elements such as:
- Cloud infrastructure supporting the Enterprise Data Platform;
- Data ingestion, storage and modeling;
- Data security, sharing and governance.
In addition to the functional developments for the expansion of the platform to the various business areas, beanTech is also in charge of the ongoing maintenance of the platform (in a proactive mode, with a view to intercepting any anomalies and monitoring/optimizing the costs of the Azure services used) and support, both at the infrastructure and application levels, also acting as a Single Point of Contact to the technology vendors.
The main features of the Data Platform are:
Modular development, according to Biesse’s business priorities and given the verticality of individual business functions.
Definition of security policies and control for data access according to company policies and roles.
Computational capacity can be adapted to different load levels.
Improve performance and enable necessary functionality according to use cases.
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The Data Platform that is innovative, secure, scalable and ready to adapt to Biesse's future challenges. *The document is in italian language*
[…] The modern infrastructure has been an important enabler for the start of a path of renewal and evolution of the entire corporate reporting layer approached with a top-down logic. All business functions coordinated by a core team composed of IT and Finance Business Partners are involved in the project initiative. The final outputs improve decision-making processes through modern data visualization and make business analysis more efficient and effective. In addition, by monitoring strategic KPIs, a data quality process is indirectly activated that increases the reliability of the exposed data. Finally, the datasets made available enable users with analytical skills to self-service analytics and data discovery for the realization of new insights.
Ultimately, the enterprise Data Platform is a key pillar in our digital transformation journey with the major goal of becoming a data driven company.