Connected Business

Why deploy Connected Business?

Data Insight

Using tools to see business critical data


Enhance the workforce with tools such as Power BI, to see the business from a bird’s eye view. Critical information about the business can be shown at the click of a button, encouraging regular review and growth. This can lend itself to improving customer responsiveness.

A Clear View

Bespoke reports at your disposal


See all the facts and figures around the business in one view. risual’s Connected Business solution places all the important business information in the hands of employees, driving up the productivity of the business in the process.


Ensuring barriers and issues are identified quickly


With the power of useful, accurate and real time data, issues can be resolved quickly and efficiently, limiting any disruption to the business. Increased efficiency can then help to drive increased revenue.

Connected Business Solution

Modern organisations generate, store, and manage huge amounts of data every day. Accessing the right data can sometimes be difficult, so providing the right people with the correct type of access - in terms of security and device - can speed up both decision-making and business processes. This then, in turn, helps to improve the organisations customer service.

By freeing up the barriers to how people can work and access data, you make them more productive, which can increase revenue and drive efficiencies. Once businesses can provide agile ways to exploit data to the right people at the right time, new ways of working can be exploited and new services can be developed.

Our Connected Business solution shows that these issues can be resolved when an overarching strategy is employed to connect systems and make them work together effectively. This has a positive impact on decision making and on the outcomes of the organisation.

Our nimos suite is developed using Connected Business methodologies and can transform public sector organisations. Our akin platform is also built using Connected Business methodologies and is transforming the way retailers interact with customers. By leveraging data and insight, it can transform the experience of customers, users and managers all with one solution.

Case Study

why: Having hit some of the limitations of the desktop-based Power BI tools, a large council are looking to implement a data warehouse that will support their business planning, data management, performance and insight support functions.

how: Using Azure Infrastructure, Azure Database and Azure Data Warehouse alongside PowerBI, risual could provide a scalable solution to automatically extract, transform and load data from both internal and internet sources. Excel based storage of data was replaced with an enterprise scale data warehouse, which will be flexible to adapt to the changing needs of the council.

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    Darren ThorleyHead of IT
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    Karen CharltonCorporate Centre IT Infrastructure Services Team Leader
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    David WildeChief Information Officer, Essex County Council
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    John JacksonAssistant Director ICT, Camden Council

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