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.

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Andrzej Sowula

Andrzej Sowula has been a writer and an analyst for AIM Group since March 2013, focusing on the Polish market. As a journalist, he has worked in Poland for regional newspapers and national Internet-focused magazines for almost a decade. He has also substantial both in-house and in a PR agency experience as a PR specialist. Currently, he owns a small PR consultancy in Poland called PR Solutions. Andrzej has graduated from Journalism, Political Science and Business and Management at Jagiellonian University. He lives and works in Krakow.