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Microsoft SQL Server is a cloud-ready information platform that will help organisations unlock breakthrough insights across the organisation and quickly build solutions to extend data across on-premises and public cloud, backed by mission critical confidence.

MIcrosoft SQL Server includes new functionalities for high availability, disaster recovery, high performance, business intelligence (BI), security, and cloud-readiness. Upgrading to a modern data platform can deliver an anticipated ROI of between 149% – 189% with a projected 12 to 13 month payback period.

Key Features

  • Deliver required uptime and data protection, server to cloud without wasting time and money
  • Empower end users with new insights through rapid data exploration and visualisation
  • Empower users with self-service BI while gaining better monitoring and management capabilities for IT
  • Scale on demand with flexible and hybrid deployment options on your terms and server to cloud
  • Extend the reach of data virtually anywhere across server and/or cloud with developer technologies

What We Do

  • Our SQL Server Consultants help our clients to gain critical business intelligence.
  • Build bespoke business intelligence architectures so large, blue-chip organisations can accurately measure key commercial metrics.
  • Provide a granular view of big data  – we offer genuine business insights to drive smarter decision making.
  • Advise migration options from an SQL server environment design and licensing perspective. This will deliver a cost effective, performance-led platform.
  • Ensure existing SQL server environments perform at their optimal efficiency and capability and offer advice on SQL modernisation.
  • Our SQL server consultants make the very complicated world of SQL server licensing easy for you to understand.

Who are we doing this for?

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ABRSM, the exam board of the Royal Schools of Music, wanted better business intelligence reporting to support their growing organisation. The previous static fact book relied on cumbersome manual processes, lacked the ability to drill in to the data and so was not relied upon.

We helped ABRSM to achieve their objective by constructing an online reporting solution. This provided targeted data insights on a daily basis. The online suite was designed to allow for a more interactive experience for the business by providing content already found in the fact book and new insights via standard reporting and dashboards.

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Northdoor implemented a flexible business intelligence system based on Microsoft SQL Server 2008. The solution was one of the largest-scale SQL Server 2008 replication projects in Europe and consolidates data from all of Medivet’s practices into once central repository. Each Medivet branch is still able to capture and store data on its own server, but the information is replicated on a cluster of central servers.

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NHS Trust. Northdoor worked closely with an NHS Trust who were facing the prospect of substantially increased SQL server licensing costs of over £3m in the next financial year due to changes to the licensing mode, along with the complexities of support multiple SQL Server versions. Northdoor advised on and implemented a platform move to SQL Server 2014 which provided a highly availably solution integrated with the Microsoft Azure cloud.

The benefits to the client were annual license savings of £400k per annum, along with lower ongoing support effort and enhanced availability and disaster recovery capability.


Technology We Use

Northdoor have industry leading skills in both IBM and Microsoft technologies and can advise on the best solution to fit the needs of each client. We are an IBM Platinum Partner specialising in the use of Cognos BI and TM1. Our implementation of IBM Cognos Express for Digital Cinema Media won the European IT & Software Excellence Award in the ‘Big Data, Business Intelligence and Analytics solution of year’, 2015. 

Northdoor has been presented with a 2018 European IT & Software Excellence Award in the Data Management solution of the Year category for our project for Addaction.  We were also honoured to be finalists in the 2018 Microsoft Partner of the Year – Data Estate Modernisation Award. 

We are a top tier Systems Integration partner with Microsoft Gold competencies in Data Platform and Business Intelligence. This is further complemented by our SharePoint capability, enabling us to utilise SharePoint as a portal for reports and dashboards using the Microsoft BI stack.

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