Naspers Poland launches new BI system
27 Feb 2017
Naspers created a new cloud-based Business Intelligence (BI) system with analytical tools for a wide range of managers and specialists in the company, using data from all Naspers’ classified sites in Poland.
The new system was built in the Microsoft Azure cloud. It accumulates and processes data from stuff site OLX.pl, auto site Otomoto.pl and real estate site Otodom.pl. Additionally, it is fed with data from external systems, including payment and financial feeds. The data aggregates up to several terabytes.
According to Adam Kwieciński, chief operations officer at OLX Europe, the company needed a comprehensive BI system to provide analytical tools not only to analysts, but most of all, to managers and specialists at the level of the entire organization. Hence the decision on its implementation, he said in a blog post on Microsoft Poland’s website (here).
The project was completed within three months. The work included the technical verification of the project assumptions, embedding the system in the Azure cloud, the construction of dashboards and the introduction of Microsoft Power BI.
The system was developed jointly by the IT department of Naspers Poland, and ITMagination, an external partner that supported the project.