Taking a BI Solution to the Next Step

Date & Time: 

  Thursday 06/15/2017 - 06:00 PM - 08:30 PM


  DFW Marriott South

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Taking a Business Intelligence Solution to the Next Step

In this presentation, we will share what brought the team to the point of changing direction, why a decision was made to do the POC, and how the team pulled this off in such a short time period and with many risks and obstacles. 

Sometimes you have to stop what you have been doing because it just is not working and no longer makes business or financial sense to continue with the existing process.  This is exactly what happened on a Business Intelligence project for a pharmacy software development company.  A decision was made to stop the current data extract and staging process and to quickly evaluate other options to move the team and the company forward in order to provide better data analysis and reporting to their customers.  There’s one catch though….  The team entered into a POC with 5 different vendors just 2 weeks after the decision was made to change direction and this was over the Christmas and New Year holidays.  Just 6 weeks later, the teams presented their findings and recommendations for a cloud based BI database and reporting solution to the company’s leadership. 

We will also discuss the AWS based database and computing solution and the Reporting tool that is now being used to quickly process huge volumes of data and provide analytical data and reporting to multiple customers.  Lastly we will share where things are at now, financial benefits/opportunities for growth of making the change, and some lessons learned and things we might have done differently.


Mr. Foss is the vice president of strategic products for PDS. He has over 30 years of experience in healthcare operations and technology.He has worked in a variety of companies including Walmart, Memorial Health System, Avella Specialty Pharmacy and now PDX. He received his degress in Pharmacy from the University of Florida.


Tossed Salad  
Sliced Roast Beef
Roasted Potatoes
Chef's choice of Vegetables
Rolls with butter
Chef's choice of dessert

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