We are your trusted Partner.
Lodestar provides data warehousing, business intelligence analytics and professional services solutions to financial institutions and other organizations looking for assistance with the complex technology systems needed to bring efficiency, sustainability and profitability to their business.
Lodestar can help leverage existing systems as well as design and implement new solutions. The Lodestar team will work with you to bring your technology project to a successful completion.
Lodestar’s core competency lies in our ability to remove the complexity of IT so clients can focus on meeting their core business mandate. Today’s competitive marketplace demands focus on efficiency and profitability. Placing trust in Lodestar allows our clients to take full advantage of the power of the Lodestar platform and its associated business intelligence applications, while they concentrate on building their business, reducing inefficiencies in their business, and enhancing their bottom line.
No matter the scope of your project, the experienced and dedicated Lodestar team will become your technology business partner for the life of your project and beyond. From the initial planning stages through to ongoing updates and maintenance, Lodestar is your trusted partner in technology.
Frequently Asked Questions
Following are the answers to your most frequently asked questions. If you have a question that’s not answered below, please contact us.
Can reports created within business intelligence be exported out and viewed in a program such as Excel?
Yes, all business intelligence reports can be exported in a variety of popular formats such as Excel, PDF and PowerPoint.
Does the solution perform house-holding?
The data warehouse contains all your customer data from multiple sources, allowing you to group related individuals based on your own rules which can be tweaked and refined over time giving you the ultimate flexibility when segmenting your customer base.
In your demonstration, business intelligence looked like a portal of sorts, is that correct and can it appear in widgets for SharePoint?
Yes one of the key value propositions of business intelligence is that it functions as a one-stop portal for delivering interactive reports by role to everyone in the organization. It can integrate into Active Directory to make user management centralized and convenient. Business intelligence reports can be surfaced in SharePoint as a widget but also you can create custom SharePoint reports that derive their data from the data warehouse.
Tell us about training our staff and what type of employee(s) we would need onsite to support, and build for our organization.
The two main resource types needed are business and technical people. On the business side, Lodestar trains key staff that will administer the system and create most of the reporting content for the organization. The people in this role will need to understand the banking and reporting requirements of the organization but it is not necessary for them to be technically proficient. On the technical side, your existing server support staff will be more than sufficient to monitor and manage the Lodestar server. Lodestar offers a service to take care of any and all Oracle related tasks which removes the need for your staff to have Oracle expertise.
Does this live in the cloud? or on a server in-house?
The Lodestar solution lives on a server in-house to give you maximum flexibility and control of your data and the systems that will feed into the data warehouse.