By Vickie Hardy, Naval Supply Systems Command Business Systems Center Public Affairs
Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Business Systems Center (BSC) demonstrated the capabilities of Navy Business Intelligence Services (NBIS) during a recent visit to the Department of the Navy, Chief Information Officer, Dr. Kelly Fletcher. Tom Wirfel, NAVSUP BSC data strategy lead, shared the business intelligence (BI) capability, centered around IBM PureData for Analytics (Netezza) appliance; and Megan Nichols, information technology project lead, demonstrated the OPNAV dashboard.
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NAVSUP BSC Data Strategy Lead, Tom Wirfel, shared the business intelligence (BI) capability, and Information Technology Project Lead, Megan Nichols (far right), demonstrated the OPNAV Dashboard to Department of the Navy, Chief Information Officer, Dr. Kelly Fletcher (center).
NBIS has met the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) and Chief Information Officer’s (CIO) goal to increase communications and data sharing across the entire Navy through the development of a cross-SYSCOM security model. NBIS eliminates duplication of data across the Navy, freeing up valuable resources to focus on improving logistics for the Navy and, ultimately, supporting the warfighter.
Within NBIS there are multiple business intelligence development teams working on front end visualization tools. These front-end visualization tools (SAP Business Objects & SAS) enable the Navy’s entire chain of command from Executive Leadership down to supply systems analysts to make effective data-driven decisions.
NBIS, through its data visualization tools, is currently providing multiple dashboard platforms for its customers. These dashboards platforms are comprised of over 40 individual dashboards, over 50 detailed reports and analyze over six billion rows of data at a time. In addition, to directly support the Navy audit, the team has also enabled over 100 reports and over a 100 data mappings. These dashboards and reports provide rapid learning about the current state of finances, spare parts, maintenance, performance metrics, audit transparency and many other data points critical to the understanding of an organization on a daily if not hourly basis.
“What an elegant solution you are providing,” said Fletcher.