Be empowered to work with your own data

at Link-it

Be empowered to work with their own data from multiple data sources, to create crucial insights for business management; that is what Link-it was looking for. Link-it specializes in IT services tailored specifically for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). In addition to supporting their customers with utilizing data, they strongly believe in “practice what you preach” and internally work data-driven as well. Through the Data Platform, Link-it is able to create and visualize reliable, complex insights in a fast and efficient way. 

The challenge: Link-it wants to quickly and easily combine data from various sources to use for crucial insights 

Link-it collects data through various systems. As they have a data-driven way of working, they use this data to generate insights. Their challenge is that generating insights with combined data from the different systems was very complex, time-consuming, and sometimes impossible, while this is precisely where the crucial business value lies. For this reason, they enlisted the help of Mountain Platform.

Mountain Platform’s Solution: An Azure Data Platform that centrally stores and transforms data, with a connection to Power BI

Mountain Platform has combined the various data sources from Link-it into a central data storage. They then standardized the data into usable form and transformed it into a structure that aligns with Link-it’s business processes. In the final step, company-specific logic was applied to make the data into valuable information for Link-it’s operations. For the specific case that Link-it wanted to address, they applied a corresponding schema on top of the structured data, which can be directly loaded into Power BI and provide immediate insights.

All of this was done based on the Azure Data Platform, ensuring security, and incorporating both Microsoft’s best practices and Mountain Platform’s experience. With the platform fully automated, Mountain Platform can ensure the continued quality of the platform.

The result

Cloud data platform and multiple data sources 

Automatic extraction of Exact Online data and the on-premises SQL database

A structured and scalable Data Model

The specific setup of a use case, directly connected to a Power BI dashboard

“I was blind: but now I can see! Echt heel gaaf dat we zijn gekomen waar we bedacht hadden! Op naar het volgende level 🚀” 

Marjolein Sleven

Co-owner and Manager